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Saturday November 25, 2006

Third Anniversary Run

Stiffy and Mam Wedding

Location: Naung Luang in Tha Sai, 2 kilometers south of the windmill off highway 1020 near the east bank of the Mae Laow River

Hares: G.M. Wirgin Bluce

Hash Cash Hand Cock

The Chiangrai S2ATO hash postponed its third anniversary run one week in order to coordinate with the Stiffy and Mam wedding on that same day. As a result attendance exceeded 50 thanks to Stiffy who mobilized friends in Japan, Bangkok and Chiangmai to spend the weekend in Chiangrai. Eleven came from the local kennel.

The run was an A to B beginning at an abandoned resort and ending at a beautiful pavilion surrounded by a lake. The trail had previously been used for a special charity run on October 31, 2006 for hashers going on a post lube tour of Laos. You can read about that experience on our website at www.kenoji.com/hash. Fortunately none of the local hashers appeared at the charity event and so we used the same site a second time.

The trail never touched tarmac. For the most part it followed shaded footpaths through forests and along freshly-harvested rice fields. There were multiple options leading off from most checks. False trails jumbled up the leadership and kept the walkers and runners tightly packed. The female runners from Japan proved to be a sturdier group than the local breed. Half way through the run, the FRBs began working as a team and they began to pull away from the walkers. Whereas the post lube runners took 1 hour 15 minutes to complete the course, the 3d anniversary group finished up in 45 minutes. First and third in were our own Nam Raun and Paddy Boy but only because a German guy insisted on following the purple paper laid for the post lube. This took him on a detour around the lake which was almost a kilometer long. Walkers arrived a half hour later. Young Keith and spouse, new members of our S2ATO set a new record for the slowest hashers. They appeared an hour and half after the walkers, too late for either beer or snacks. He turned up at the start a few minutes after the sweep had left and found his own way around the course.

The run had begun at noon, in order to dove tail into the wedding scheduled for 5 pm. Anticipating hungry runners, the hares laid on plentiful snacks at the end. There were also traditional lanna jackets (mau haum) for all to take home as souvenirs. Down downs mainly held victims responsible for whatever may have befallen them. Bimboo was targeted repeatedly. He is the guy who introduced Stiffy to Mam whose wedding occasioned this weekend. Also honoured were the newly elected Mismanagement Committee including:

Nam Raun G.M.

Brain Health Religious Advisor

Hand Cock and Shocking Hash Cash

Well Oiled Hash Beer

Wirgin Bluce Hash Sec

The wedding weekend began at 7 pm on Friday night where 27 hashers gathered at the Dusit Island hotel for a run through the town. The trail, laid by Ajarn Ki Mau, led up a dark staircase to a temple high above the town where the gang was serenaded by howling dogs. Thereafter they lost sight of paper but nonetheless found their way through the market to two bars before winding up at the Chai Nam restaurant on the south bank of the Kok River. Although many fell by the wayside, somehow the total number kept growing so that by the time they reached the end point there were no less than 40. The groom and his partners were then roundly denounced in a series of down downs in the parking lot before retreating to a magnificent buffet at the river’s edge.

The wedding itself began early the next morning at the Dusit Island with a Buddhist ceremony. This concluded just in time for the hashers to head out to the anniversary run. The second half resumed with a Christian ceremony in the Dusit’s garden followed by a reception around the swimming pool. Speeches were conveniently short and few. The ladies dressed in their finery but most men hid their attire under the mau haum so recently acquired.

Sunday afternoon began with an A to B run ending at Paddy Boy’s farm behind the university. The groom began as a live hare but somehow transformed into a sweep! Go figure. Over 200 people appeared including local villagers. There was an excellent live band and the party went far into the night. Thanks to Stiffy’s generosity there was no shortage of food and drink. Although transportation was available, eight people missed their onward flights that night. The party went on into the early hours of the morning. Many folks commented that the weekend provided the intimacy which was so totally missing at the recent Interhash.

Notes by Wirgin Bluce

So now you understand why we like HHH!!

:o:D:D

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Hi all

Our next HHH run will be on Saturday Dec. 16 starting at the home of

Well Oiled and Oiled Well. This will be an A to B. We will travel to A and

back to the house from B by an Edan (locally made farm truck) so please all

come to Oiled's by 3:30 pm because we will need time to go out to the

starting point.

To get to the Oiled's drive north along the Asian Highway (towards Mae

Sai) and turn left at the first traffic lights after the bridge. Travel

along that road about 3 km until you reach a t-junction (HHH sign) and then

turn right towards Huai Mae Sai waterfalls. Travel about 7 km until you

reach another t-junction (HHH sign) where you turn right again. Less than

100 meters along that road you will come to a cement paved road called Soi 5

(HHH sign) with a sign saying "Baan Du." Enter that soi and go along about 1

km. The cement paving ends at the entry way to a temple at the top of the

hill. Turn left up the hill (HHH sign) and enter the first (and only)

driveway on your right. It will take about 35 minutes to drive there from

the Big C.

The Oileds are organizing a dinner and Christmas party so to help plan

the food would you please indicate to George (at [email protected] or

telephone 0894332134) whether or not you are coming by Dec 7. Please see

details of the gift exchange below.

On! On!

Wirgin Bluce

Subject: hash run and xmass party saturday,16 december 2006

> dear all:

>

> you all are invited to attend our first annual xmas party and hash run

> on saturday the 16 th of december. it will be held at the house and

> garden of oiled well and well oiled[their hash names] after a hash walk

or run of about 7km the festivities

> will begin.

>

> on this occasion all HHH fees will be waived. instead, we are asking

> everyone who wants to participate to bring a gift of not more than 150 B

in

> value. the gifts will then become part of a grab bag to which numbers

> will be assigned. gifts will be then drawn from the bag on the basis

> of your draw number. this is a true case of "luck of the draw". if you

> do not fancy what you got stuck with you should then horse trade for the

> one you think you want.

>

>

> gifts need your imagination to be useful, funny and even pretty.

> remember, the 150 B is the limit. several gifts can be purchased, but

> the total again, should not exceed the limit.

> we expect and welcome all those with children to bring them. they are

> invites too. so some gifts have to be for children. they may even have

> their own grab gag.

>

> we are planning and preparing a special menu. we will also be

> providing the drinks so please let us know if you accept our

> invitation by the 7th of december, if possible so that waste of money

> and time does not occur.

>

> we will gather at the house at 330 pm. as a newly added feature, we will

provide a EDAN[a

> country tractor with a rice straw bed] to transport us all the the HHH

> trail head and back, the trail head is some some 2.5 km distant from

> our house. so try not to miss the "hay" ride.

>

> see you soon

>

> ON ON

>

> oiled well and well oiled

>

> george and noot daher

> from

> 'the sweet spot of life''

>

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Next Hash is on Saturday 17th 4.00 pm

How to get there:

Beginning at the Little Duck Hotel go north along the Asian Highway and

then turn left at the first road you come to after passing over the Kok

River. Continue along this road until you reach a T-junction and then turn

right (HHH sign).

You are now heading north along the road towards the Huai Mae Sai

waterfall. After about 5 km you will come to another T-junction. Here you

turn right (HHH sign) and continue to follow the main road to the Huai Mae

Sai waterfalls until you reach kilometer stone 12. Turn into the dirt road

on your right (HHH sign) and go about a kilometer towards Ban Suksacen. Park

where the road reaches a Y junction where the right branch leads up a hill

and the left branch becomes a very rough road.

Plan on 40 minutes drive from the Little Duck Hotel to this site

assuming no traffic jam.

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Report of Run #40: Saturday, February 17, 2007

Location: Baan Suksaserm, Mae Yaow off the road to Huai Mae Sai Waterfalls

Hares: Helping Hand assisted by Hand Cock

Twenty-five people showed up for our February run. Demographically it was very different from the usual crowd. This time we had ten women for fifteen men. The women were equally divided between locals and expatriates. There was only one child however. This was Heineken’s Piss’s son, Belgian Waffle who despite his Hash name, ably represented the Thai male gender.

Veteran hashers will remember the Baan Suksa Serm area as the site of the overnight hash #20 on June 20, 2005. On that occasion hashers found the trail too short. The FRB’s ran the trail two times to get sufficient exercise then did a third time in search of a late hasher, Jaylon, who had phoned to say she was lost. They found her back on the trail doing head stands. Thus she acquired the name “Head First.”

This time the hare, Helping Hand determined that she would respond amply to the deficiencies of Hand Cock’s efforts the month before. Whereas some complained about simplicity, this time it would be complex. Others said the trail was too short, she would not make the same mistake. Still others thought it was too flat, so she chose an area which was anything but flat.

In the course of eight visits to the area, Helping Hand thought she had found the perfect route. She then made it more complex by her creative way of laying the trail. Without a word to anyone, she decided that all trail intersections would automatically be checks. Moreover her frugal Canadian nature inclined her to minimize the use of paper. This added a touch of suspense to the day as much of the time no one knew if we were on trail or not. However she did draw powder lines across false trails but in the absence of paper leading up to them, one could be forgiven for thinking that the real trail led somewhere beyond the false trail. Thus Stung ran through two false trail marks and stumbled upon the real trail. This put her far ahead of the usual two FRB’s, GM Nam Raun and Barefoot Bob. However she and the others then ran straight up a steep hill only to discover yet another false trail at the top. That gave the GM an opportunity to demonstrate how to ski down a hill in a toilet-squat stance. Others were more cautious. Meanwhile the rest of the hashers caught up with the FRB’s. The layout was so complex and diverse that the gang regrouped repeatedly and virtually everyone found themselves at the lead however briefly. Most people took about 90 minutes to complete the circuit and no once complained about it being too short. The scenery was spectacular.

With his habitual attention to detail, the Hash Beer forswore the adjacent field and parked his car on the village road. Hence the circle formed around the beer across the village road. That added to the fun as the GM’s dog, Bushwacked drove cattle off their homeward route into the woods. Passing motorcyclists were likewise amused to drive through the circle center. No doubt the village will remember our visit next time we want to use this area again.

There were seven virgins to celebrate on this occasion. One was a visiting friend of the hares. Two were periodic residents of the Chiangrai who claim to have hashed elsewhere. Four were teachers at the local Montessori school. Three of the latter were responsible for dramatically increasing the representation of expatriate females.

Heineken Piss, Belgian Waffle, Jolly Molly, Stung and Bushwacked were honored with hash names on this occasion. We note in passing that Pile’s companion Gem has mysteriously acquired a new hash name, Flower Power. This goes with her new hat which is aptly decorated.

Notes by Hash Scribe Wirgin Bluce

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the hash was enjoyed by all who took part,

a big thank you to the hare,helping hand for the hard work that she put into setting a very senic trail

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directions to the hash on st patricks day march 17th

Go north out of downtown Chiang Rai on the highway to Mae Sai.

About 900 meters north of the airport road, you will see the Bandu market on your left and the pedestrian bridge over the highway. About 200 meters beyond the bridge/market, turn left toward the Pong Pra Baht Waterfall.

You will follow the road to the waterfall almost to its end. Not far past the 7 km marker (somewhat obscured on the right side of the road), the road makes a 90º sweeping turn to the left. Shortly after that turn you will pass Huai Luang Reservoir on your left.

About 200 meters past the reservoir, just as the road starts to make its short ascent to the waterfall parking area at the end of the road, turn left on Soi 6 (there will be an HHH sign).

Soi 6 soon changes from cement to a smooth dirt surface. Follow Soi 6 for about 2.95 km until you see the HHH sign, where you can park along the side of the road.

Take care,

Steve

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directions to this months hash on april 14th

greetings all. I hope you can stay dry through this

water throwing madness.

A quick note - this month's hash will be a week early

as requested by our special hares, Paddy Boy and

Godzilla. So please join us on April 14th at 4 pm at

Paddy Boy's farm behind MFLU. He guarantees you will

get wet!

For those in need of directions, drive north on the

Asia Highway past Rajapat U. At the traffic light N

of Rajapat, take a right towards Golden Pines Resort.

Continue on that road about 10 km. When you see a

monstrosity being built on a hill to your left (ie

Great Wall of China), take a left and go about 2 km.

Paddy Boy's farm is on the left. Look for HHH signs

at all main intersections. If you need a ride, give a

call 089-661-5840.

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To all the HHH Songkran hikers ... thank you for a warm welcome on my first hike yesterday. The hike was in beautiful countryside (even managed a peek at the"Great Wall of China") and not too arduous for those who managed to keep on the trail. What a nice group of people, delicious food and enjoyable conversation.

Special thanks to Soap for posting announcement on CR forum.

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HHH have been around for a couple of years here in Chiang Rai. It is good fun, you meet some nice people and your body has to move a little. And after you have a cold drink (beer, coke, water etc) with your friends.

The May hash is scheduled for Saturday May 20 beginning at 4 p.m.

It will follow shaded trails on and around Doi Khao Kwai, the

hill 4km south of town. Gourmet snacks will await participants. To give us

some idea of how much food to prepare, please call Win (Smoked Wiener) at

01-883-9475. Swimmers may wish to bring optional swimwear. Soap and

shampoo will be provided for post-hash decontamination.

Someone interested?

woss hash ?

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directions to this months hash on april 14th

greetings all. I hope you can stay dry through this

water throwing madness.

A quick note - this month's hash will be a week early

as requested by our special hares, Paddy Boy and

Godzilla. So please join us on April 14th at 4 pm at

Paddy Boy's farm behind MFLU. He guarantees you will

get wet!

For those in need of directions, drive north on the

Asia Highway past Rajapat U. At the traffic light N

of Rajapat, take a right towards Golden Pines Resort.

Continue on that road about 10 km. When you see a

monstrosity being built on a hill to your left (ie

Great Wall of China), take a left and go about 2 km.

Paddy Boy's farm is on the left. Look for HHH signs

at all main intersections. If you need a ride, give a

call 089-661-5840.

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directions to this months hash on april 14th

greetings all. I hope you can stay dry through this

water throwing madness.

A quick note - this month's hash will be a week early

as requested by our special hares, Paddy Boy and

Godzilla. So please join us on April 14th at 4 pm at

Paddy Boy's farm behind MFLU. He guarantees you will

get wet!

For those in need of directions, drive north on the

Asia Highway past Rajapat U. At the traffic light N

of Rajapat, take a right towards Golden Pines Resort.

Continue on that road about 10 km. When you see a

monstrosity being built on a hill to your left (ie

Great Wall of China), take a left and go about 2 km.

Paddy Boy's farm is on the left. Look for HHH signs

at all main intersections. If you need a ride, give a

call 089-661-5840.

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Hi all

Yes! There will be a hash this Saturday, May 26. Begins at 4 pm.

Location south of Huai Sak close to the mountain which sprouts up

behind the

reservoir. Leaving the Big C travel south on the Asia Highway and then

turn

east on the Thoeng Road (Highway 1020). Go through the Huai Sak traffic

lights, over the little bridge, past the 15 km stone and then turn

right at

the first soi past the temple (HHH sign). Then go straight out that

road.

You will come to a T-junction where you will turn left (HHH sign) and

immediately be confronted with a large puddle of water. It is not deep

and

it has a cement base. My 20 year-old Honda Civic can cross it with no

problem. People on motorcycles might like to take the small trail

leading

around the puddle on the left. Follow the road until reach a t-junction

where other cars will be parked. From highway to parking is 7 km. Plan

on 30

minutes drive from the Big C.

On! On!

Wirgin Bluce

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Hi All, My first post here on TV :-) My wife and I will be in Chiang Mai on the 16th of June and then heading on to Chiang Rai. We'd love to come along on a HHH run (been a long time between drinks!) That is if you can accomodate a couple of "Walkers"

Cheers, Wayne and Jan

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Hi All, My first post here on TV :-) My wife and I will be in Chiang Mai on the 16th of June and then heading on to Chiang Rai. We'd love to come along on a HHH run (been a long time between drinks!) That is if you can accomodate a couple of "Walkers"

Cheers, Wayne and Jan

hello 2bb

we only have the chaingrai hash once a month,the next hash is due on the 16th june but our mismanagement commitee have been known to change the dates from time to time,in the meantime if you ask on the chaingmai forum i think they have every week.

on on

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Hi All, My first post here on TV :-) My wife and I will be in Chiang Mai on the 16th of June and then heading on to Chiang Rai. We'd love to come along on a HHH run (been a long time between drinks!) That is if you can accomodate a couple of "Walkers"

Cheers, Wayne and Jan

hello 2bb

we only have the chaingrai hash once a month,the next hash is due on the 16th june but our mismanagement commitee have been known to change the dates from time to time,in the meantime if you ask on the chaingmai forum i think they have every week.

on on

Thanks Soap, We'll give CM a shot and see what happens :-) Still be good to meet a couple of Hashers while we're in Chiang Rai

Cheers, Wayne and Jan

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