16 March 2013
LOCATION: Just West of Webster University
HARES: Floppy Dik and Welsh Dresser
Welcome Welcome Welcome to the 200th Cha-Am Hash House Harriers Run/Walk on the 16th of March 2013.
The Sun is just going down on another fine day in Thailand, 100's ans 100's of Hashers turned out for this
wonderful event. In fact the number count went up considerably,,,,, by 4.10pm the number of Hashers was 69,,,, the final number was 88 Hashers.
The stage is set as we await our Grand-master to get this marvelous Run/Walk started. Into the arena steps the one and only "Sweeney Todd" our Grand-Master of Cha-Am. First off was words of warning about a lone female Hasher being accosted in the Car Park at last week’s Run and a request that the last few to leave should check to make sure there were no female Hashers left behind on their own. A few words were mentioned about whistles and mobile phones to be taken on the run/walk. NO BLOODY GOOD IN THE CAR With those words of wisdom and the tension building he introduced the Hares. Fabulous "Floppy Dik and the Wily Welsh Dresser". The run/walk was described by "Floppy Dik" whereas along the route you will find attached to a tree or bush is a question, this answer decides which route you take. A-B or C, one of them is correct, only there are 3 trails which lead off in different directions. Numerous checks were along the route as per normal, the farmers were good to us Floppy explains, across his land we can wander and roam to our leisure with no hills of mountains to traverse.
With the run/walk digested our esteemed Grand-Master calls the off. Hashers consisting of 20 different
Countries and ages ranging from 9 to 81, quite a diverse bunch we were heading into the wilderness. The first of the questions were came upon after a short distance from the off. If you were Religious you had no problem with the answer. Hashers were taking off in 3 different directions, until you heard the distant cries of ON ON being hailed through the bush and scrub. The route took us through buildings which had been left to the elements of the 1996 crash of the baht, they dotted the landscape over a wide area. Questions and answers followed, Hashers followed other Hashers till the end was nigh. The ON ON came into view passing through a meadow, a big melee was gathered at the famous beer wagon. Drinking was in abundance and talk of questions and answers, good fun. A funny thing happened on the run. a Hasher lost his mobile phone on the run, so he had to backtrack to find his lost possession, he came upon the said item which was handed over to him by another Hasher so ironic is the tale, the other Hashers name was "Spook", you cannot make up tales like that.
The first walker back was "Screwdriver and for the runners it was Chicken Legs". No one was lost, that made a change. The circle was called after a lot of Leo and other drinks was consumed. The G-M called the Hares and Miss Snickers into the circle and asked fellow Hashers if they enjoyed the run/walk and snax, and the consensus was voted a good one. Our choir was ready. This week "Cathusalem" had a difficult task, he was the Beer Meister, choir Master and the Hash Pig or filth. Talking was rife among Hashers and he had a job to deal with it, In steps "Chicken Legs" to offer his assistance which was gladly accepted. With the talking decreased the G-M got onto more pressing matters.
Into the circle he called "69, Scotch Tape, Farmer John, Tom Jones and lastly Quick Micky Mou" the latter was presented with his 100th run mug. In the circle stood a combined age of I'd say of about 450 years. They got a rousing cheer from fellow Hashers of their enduring years on the Hash, their down down was gratefully accepted.
9 virgins were called into the circle, visiting Hashers were called, 2 took up the offer of a down down, one has been Hashing for 31 years and the other even longer, down downs were given. When over, the G-M was told that one fellow Hasher had his hat on whilst in the circle, so with no complaints our G-M was given a down down for his mistake.
A vote of phrase was given to the 2 Hashers who designed the front and back of the new Tee-Shirts, "Pedalphile was one and the other was a young lady who resides in Oz. "Chicken Legs" came into the circle and told yet another anal joke. "Shutterslut" was called into the circle as she explained about the "Easter Egg Hash", which is to take place on the 30th of March at Cha-Am Forest Park. A down down was given for the Easter Bunny. (Shutterslut) On closing "Pedalphile" had a complaint that C L's had smeared his tee-shirt with cow s**t, they both got a down down for their troubles. And finally "Scotch Tape came into the circle to explain where next weeks Hash is going to be. No prizes for guessing up Soi 80, haha.
With a very good run/walk under our belts, nobody lost, everybody in good spirits, it was time to close the circle and head to the On On ON. As the Circle was closing Scotch Tape called for 3 Cheers for the GM but by then most had wandered off talking so only a few heard the call and joined in the Cheers.
55 Hashers turned up at the On On On at the Thai Kitchen and all enjoyed the food, drink and camaraderie.
Yours "Odd-Sox and Screwdriver".
Photos from the 200th Hash can be found HERE