Peter chose the coldest February day in 18 years for his run with 7.3 degrees Celsius recorded Wednesday morning, while temperatures in Sochi ranged from a relatively comfortable 9 to 16 degrees. Still, this didnít prevent a crowd of 20+ hard-bitten Hashers to leave their comfy (or in my case not so comfily heated) offices and gather in Kennedy Town.
Peter being a diligent virgin hare thought marking the trail once might not be enough so he took the whole day off and set it again in the afternoon. Maybe they just donít have heating in his office and he preferred to warm himself instead. Too bad Co-Hare Shiggy Gaga arrived too late to be of any help here ;)
After a simple briefing, the pack followed Sweaty Snailgobblerís LSW 1933 run up the playground but soon took an easterly swing through some Shiggy and up Mount Davis. After a funny loop on top the first Rambo split took us down a steep bit of Shiggy. We have been warned by Peter but Chatroom Paedophile still mistook flower for snow, seems he missed his other LSW3 friends who were over in Japan for skiing. Appropriate for a LSW 1939 (read World War II) run, the last part took us through some abandoned air-raid shelters, nothing for people with claustrophobia.
After crossing Pok Fu Lam Road, it was up again, this time the destination was the abandoned castle on top of Lung Fu Shan. On the way, it seems we lost some people as they followed old trail at an open check halfway up but some clever people finally pointed out the right trail.
Most people felt dizzy after all the up and down and round and round so it was no surprise that I missed the leftturn down to the gas station and carried on along Hatton Road all the way to the pavilion. When I arrived, the serious runners had left already and only a small pack stayed behind to wash down this run with some Thai food at the nearby cooked-food centreÖ
Down downs by Indyanus
The Hares - Peter and Shiggy Ga Ga......great run! Interesting trail with lots of headless chickens running around.....
Peter - setting the run in Mongolian weather conditions ..with good turnout despite....
Peter - keen virgin hare (except for earlier 'co-hare' with W@nchai W) so going out twice to check the markings were holding!
Those who followed all Rambo trail - Theo, Bearded Clam, Sweaty, Gai Tai, Octo
Gary Glitter - injured so made own way back shortcutting....'I know this area!'
W@nchai W - doing run backwards (lost markings from start.....)
Indy - lost trail after QM hospital so beelined for home....
Theo - next week's hare! Thanks for turning up to write run report!!! Brilliant!
Non Runners - Easy Over/Hare - Shiggy Ga Ga.....
Discover Her Bay (in absentia) - could not stay for Bash as has a long way to go home.....er ...from Kennedy Town to Discovery Bay?
Gary Glitter - 'They don't make them like they used to!' Stays for bash and has to go to Yuen Long then Macau at 7am next morning!!! Hard core......
W@nchai W/ Indy - back to Sai kung environs....
Visitor - Bearded Clam from Beijing
Bearded Clam - works for Greenpeace doing his bit to save our world .....
Gai Tai - in HK with his misses, as saw his boring life mapped out in London .....and then at 53 (old age apparently!!) wondering where did it all go?
Indy - says to Shiggy Ga Ga will pay hash cash in restaurant after my fingers have unfrozen!
Sweaty's comeback - 'People think the Scots are tight...but actually just waiting for fingers to unfreeze!!!!' (comment of the year!!)
Bearded Clam - 'Is there any place in HK to buy a cell phone?'...not quite comment of the year!!
Octo - running in long johns to keep her warm.....
Silly beanies.....Sweaty/Easy Over/ BC
Gai Tai - volunteering to set 1945 run.....excited that was still available!
Theo - not putting himself down for that date with his Austrian mate Yvonne P
Theo - Anal Twice not here as injured on last hash run.....
Shiggy GG - organising great food for bash ..in over supply.....
The hares - Great run and bash! Thanks!!