|Today 23 October 2019|
Hashing: discovering amazing trails around Saigon like no one else
This sundays run 1530:
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All current, past and future Hashers and their guests are welcome to the rooftop bar “In Saigong", 29 Huynh Thuc Khang St, District 1, above the photo camera shop. To make the best of the happy hour at In Saigong, we start at 5 pm, every Wednesday.
Location: Dong Nai
The hare for the run was Rock Bottom, with The Tickler looking after the walkers. The bus was full and there was a sense of excitement and anticipation on the ride out. It had been delayed by the late arrival of Meatcicle and Lucy, don't worry they did get to enjoy the ice. Tastes Great and Broken Seal got an early start with Heineken and Zorok on the way causing the GM's eyes to turn green. Barking Mad retrieved the shoes she had left behind 2 weeks ago, much to the relief of the bus crew. They were all duly charged in the circle. The run site was an easy drive from the city and the entrance was reminiscent of the gates to Jurassic Park.
The trail was well set and easily followed, although the pilot Kai appeared navigationally challenged as he had no autopilot. He had to answer for this in the circle. The trail wound out into the countryside through fields of cows, plantations and up and down steep scree slopes, adding technical difficulty to an otherwise easy and fast trail. There were tree lined tracks to speed down and muddy areas to paddle through, along with fresh flowing streams which the agile Hashers bounded over with ease. There was an abundance of wildlife with beautiful flowers and a variety of animals including a rare opportunity to see the Atlas moth, the world's largest moth which is currently on the red list. They hares were even considerate enough to avoid walking the Hashers over the edge of a cliff, although the option was offered to those who felt up to the challenge of a 10m drop. There were no takers. The roads at the end of the trail provided ample opportunities to practice for the expat Hashers to practice Vietnamese as they attempted to converse with the friendly, confused looking, residents, much to the amusement of the Vietnamese Hashers.
Once all the Hashers had returned and were refreshed, the circle commenced. Kai gave an admirable run report, despite his time spent on the wrong side of the fence, and a score of 7.5. Wanker Banker chimed in that the picturesque nature of the trail allowed her to take many photos for Facebook as part of her quest to get more young men to join the run. African Queen stated that the fantastic walk had justified their decision to delay their departure from Saigon and gave a score of 10 out of 10. The overall score was was 8.75. The virgins Lucy, Hao, Sally and Jay, along with our visitor from Thailand, Khlongh Dump, were all introduced and welcomed. Then the returnees Philip, Tastes Great, Finger Ring, Kai, Jason and Jenny were admonished for deserting us for so long.
The infringements previously mentioned were then dealt with. Additional charges included Shithouse as a stand for the GM, who has only just got around to fixing the bumper that he bumped on a reccie with Runny Yolk a year ago. He also still has her U2 CD stuck on repeat as he can’t work out how to change it. He can now sing all the songs perfectly but has no idea what the album is.
Sexy Eyes was also charged with not gluing herself to a government building on Friday. How can she claim to be an environmentalist if she is not willing to stand up to the man and support the extinction revolution. Her only defense was that it seemed like it would use a lot of glue and she was trying to reduce waste.
Kipchoge’s sub 2 marathon was then discussed. Whilst there were some who disputed the achievement claiming that he had cheated by using other runners to break wind in front of him, the majority of the Hashers felt that this merely added to his achievement. These were generally the Hashers who had experienced their comrades breaking wind in front of them and found it almost impossible to run through the resulting putrid air.
The Tickler was then presented with a Bottle of Makers Mark in recognition of his generosity when organising the On Ons for his runs.
Then it was time to get “On the Bus” ready for a riotous ride back to Saigon, filled with drink and song. The party then continued at the On On at O’Briens were The Tickler once more provided a feast fit for a Hash.
That's all for this week.
Sexy Eyes signing off.
Date: 20/10/2019 Location: Nhon Trach
There will be a pick up in D2. Click on the picture below to see where the bus stops. The bus will be in D2 at about 2:15 pm so its best to be at the stop by 2:00 pm
The bus will leave the Caravelle at prompt, so please make sure you are there by . For directions please click here.
The Hash always needs hares let us know when you want to set your trail.
The Saigon Monday Hash House Harriers run every Monday - surprisingly enough! The start point is always posted on Facebook so please get into the habit of checking it out if you want to run with them (details here).
The Saigon Hash House Harriettes host a city run whenever they feel like it. Runs will be advertised here and on Facebook.
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