#52 – The Children’s Day Run

Sunday 1st June- 1700 – Run # 52 “The Childrens Day Run” – Hares Yeti and Bangers & Mash – Indian Kitchen Restaurant 61 Nanshan Rd. ?山路61?

Friday 30th May – A Default Friday Night 7@7 – 7pm at Seven Club Shuguang Rd for post work pre-dinner drinks
8.30 Family Liu Restaurant in Baochu Rd. Afterwards – another establishment, usually back to 7 or whatever seems a good idea at the time.

Tuesday 3nd June – 19.30 – The Even If It Rains Running group sets off from Maya Bar at 7.30pm every Tuesday night for lakeside training runs of from 5 to 14km. Refreshments partaken afterwards.

Sunday 8th June – 17.00 – Run #53 – Hare and venue required – Please email your bid and details as soon as possible, and think ahead now for the following week. Experienced hashers can take a virgin along for the experience, (it’s a two way street).

June 20, 21 and 22nd – China Nash Hash 2008 – Tianjin Every country in the world features a Nash Hash in their calendar of important athletic events. It’s basically a weekend of……..well, hashing. Tour leader required. See the program at http://groups.msn.com/greaterchinahashhouseharriershomepage/chinanashhash2008.msnw

#51 The Non-consecutive Run Rehashed

Report on Run #51 – May 25th – Hare S & M – The Non-Consecutive Run
There’s no doubt that the selection of a central and easily found venue run contributes to a decent turnout at a decent time. Now Beishan Lu is a reasonably well known road, being at the centre of the Hangzhou tourism universe, and the Su Di is reasonably well known, being constructed here in Dynasty XYZ and being named after a local politician, which somewhat sullied its credentials. In fact even Marco Polo enjoyed a run on the Su Di, long before the hares chose this intersection as the venue for a run. As it turned out not everybody had a clear idea of the location, including Cartoon Porn, too much mis-spent time on the internet, and Creature Comforts who remained till this Sunday unaware of the Su Di and its fame. So the pack collected until about 5.20, when the hare S & M briefed the assembly on the delights to be encountered, blaming the low lights of the run on her unfortunate co-hare who was really just there to carry the flour; the injustice of it. With the reminder that the trail did not start at the finish, the pack set off for the 4 km plod across the Su Di in Marco Polo’s footsteps wondering at their fate. In fact the trail turned right into the Yangong Di parklands via a variety of FTs and CBs and checks to cross in the Flower Nursery,  a labyrinth of paths and creeks and bridges and stepping stones; a hareing luxury. From there the virgin hare S & M must have become disoriented as the trail inexplicably traversed an abandoned village, still with villagers though, and struck across appropriately virgin forest without either of the hares succumbing to a boar trap false trail. The pack very gingerly crossed the various game trails and equally came out unscathed. Cartoon Porn was keeping the pressure on though, and there was no time for students of botany or vista to absorb the variety of either, it was just on on, along some wooded paths and then a puzzling journey through parks and lakes etc until Yugu Lu was attained, and a brisk canter to the car park near the Maya. The circle was memorable for the lack of everything, including Doggie Style still nursing his dodgy calf around the corner at the Maya, and Acronymph still returning from another suspect 48er. However a mass naming occurred, without board approvals you should know, so complaints will be received, and possibly considered, or maybe not. Nevertheless, Bestiality, Deep Throat, Creature Comforts, Pains, Sheep Shagger, Bangers and Mash, S & M and Kama Sutra and Numb Nuts visiting from Qingdao finally crossed the HZH3 Rubicon. The group were well served by the hot night, the outdoor dining and the Phone Box menu touch. On on.

Sunday 25th May – 1700 – #51 The Non-consecutive Run”

Report on Run #49 – Meijawu – Hares Acronymph and Phone Box

Meijawu and the Four Seas restaurant last saw the hash in December for the first HZH3 snow hash and the first and second snow ball fights for the season. The first ever Meijawu run was set by Acronymph and the now distant Cigar; a controversial run because of the ancient Egyptian symbols used by the hares to mark the trail. Without the Rosetta stone the pack was buggered, forced to return by the tea field route by which they had advanced. Phone Box was obviously concerned about a repeat episode and managed a disappearance when the pack was out. So the pack of Titman, Mencheng, Hary, Skidmarks, Hayley, Joe, Ray, Aiks, Ti and this scribe had no reason to be confident about the outcome. Absent from the pack was GM Doggie Style with the excuse of an untrained Great Wall marathon on the Saturday keeping him with leg up; not good enough really, and Ray fronted too late to start. Well new runners to Meijawu quickly get the idea that the trail can really only ever go up, maybe along for a bit, but finally up, and the hares did not disappoint. A long slow climb to the mini village off the Meiling Rd, a tricky path around the end house brought the pack to the steps and then more steps and then steeper steps, then some narrow steps followed by some wide steps and then some sloping steps to finally some more normal steps which led to a lookout from where the swirling mist was seen to best advantage. This regroup broke up immediately the back markers arrived, much to the chagrin of some to be sure. Anyway, from here there were some more steps, but surprisingly not so many and the trail hit the obvious ridge above the village to the lookout designed by the PLA engineering corps. And then there was rain, and a CB back to the Olympic symbols on the ridge path for a descent to the village. Being an Olympic year the pack could figure this out, and found a flour trail down through the tea. The rain thickened and Titman managed to turn an ankle, being escorted back to the tea house by Ti, without question the last drip home, the point being that the rain was now falling thick and fast. The normal spot for a beer and circle being less convenient in the rain, the pack opted for the easy way out, straight to the dining table and 1.9% formaldehyde free beer; shame really, some formaldehyde may have given it some punch. Acronymph’s ordering hit the spot again for a per person price of 26 or 24, whatever, the change process being the challenge. Then the Y4 back to Maya and a beer with the crippled Doggie for a nightcap. So that was Run 49, next week’s run by the way will be #51, mismanagement not yet disorganized enough for the 50th, and in any case who said numbers have to be consecutive?

Friday 23rd May – A Default Friday Night 7@7 – 7pm at Seven Club Shuguang Rd for post work pre-dinner drinks

8.30 Family Liu Restaurant in Baochu Rd. Afterwards – another establishment, usually back to 7 or whatever seems a good idea at the time.

Sunday 25th May – 1700 – Run # 51 The Non-consecutive Run” – Corner Beishan Lu and the SuDi – For those unfamiliar with the location, it’s the junction of the road that runs along the north west side of the lake and the Su Di, the long causway that crosses the lake in a northerly direction. The run doesn’t start at the finish.

Tuesday 27th May – 19.30 – The Even If It Rains Running group sets off from Maya Bar at 7.30pm every Tuesday night, (stragglers notwithstanding), for lakeside training runs of from 5 to 14km.

Sunday 1st June – 17.00 – Hare and venue required – Please email your bid and details as soon as possible, and think ahead now for the following week. Experienced hashers can take a virgin along for the experience, (it’s a two way street).

June 20, 21 and 22nd – China Nash Hash 2008 – Tianjin Every country in the world features a Nash Hash in their calendar of important athletic events. It’s basically a weekend of……..well, hashing. Tour leader required. See the program at http://groups.msn.com/greaterchinahashhouseharriershomepage/chinanashhash2008.msnw

Run #49 – The Not the Olympic Torch Run

Friday 16th May – A Default Friday Night 7@7 – 7pm at Seven Club Shuguang Rd for post work pre-dinner drinks8.30 Family Liu Restaurant in Baochu Rd. Afterwards – another establishment, usually back to 7 or whatever seems a good idea at the time. 

Sunday 18th May – 1700 – Run # 49 – PhoneNymph proudly present Run #49 – “Not-the-Olympic-Torch Run”  (The olympic torch scheduled to hit the  Hangzhou on Sunday May 18th, but not sure what time or where (presumably around the lake)  Meeting Venue: Meijiawu Four Seas Teahouse 四海茶楼 Time: 5pm Directions: Grab Y4 from outside 7 club or Maya (presumably if you’re there for afternoon drinks – leave there at 4.20) and stop at Meijiawu (梅家?)。 After you get off , walk back approx 150 metres, its up on a little slope and steps on your right.   

Tuesday 20th May – 19.30 – The Even If It Rains Running group sets off from Maya Bar at 7.30pm every Tuesday night, (stragglers notwithstanding), for lakeside training runs of from 5 to 14km. Estimates had the crowd last week at approximately 30 people which, if correct, would be something of a record. 

Sunday 25th May – 17.00 – Hare and venue required – Please email your bid and details as soon as possible, and think ahead now for the following week. Experienced hashers can take a virgin along for the experience, (it’s a two way street). June 20, 21 and 22nd – China Nash Hash 2008 – Tianjin Every country in the world features a Nash Hash in their calendar of important athletic events. It’s basically a weekend of……..well, hashing. Tour leader required. See the program at http://groups.msn.com/greaterchinahashhouseharriershomepage/chinanashhash2008.msnw 

The Circle of Life (closer to some than others)1. At the age of 3, Success means : 
Not wetting your pants. 
2. At the age of 12, Success means : 
Having friends. 
3. At the age of 18, Success means : 
Having a driver’s licence. 
4. At the age of 20, Success means : 
Having sex. 
5. At the age of 35, Success means : 
Having money. 
6. At the age of 50, Success means : 
Having money. 
7. At the age of 60, Success means : 
Having sex. 
8. At the age of 70, Success means : 
Having a driver’s licence. 
9. At the age of 75, Success means : 
Having friends. 
10. At the age of 80, Success means : 
Not wetting your pants.

Run #48 – The Sunlight Run

Friday 9th May – A Default Friday Night 7@7 – 7pm at Seven Club Shuguang Rd for pre-dinner drinks
8.30 Family Liu Restaurant in Baochu Rd. Afterwards – another establishment, usually back to 7 or whatever seems a good idea at the time.

Saturday 10th May – 08.00 – The Dragon Run
, a 5 km run organised by the HZ International School – entry fee RMB50. You can register on the morning of the run. The address is DongXin Lu, Binjiang.(滨江东信大?)

Sunday 11th May – 1700 – The Sunlight Run – Hares Jackie and 7Up – Run will start outside Zhi Wei Guan (Si Chuan food restaurant) at the corner of Zhong Shan Bei Lu and Chao Hui Lu. The On On will be back to Jackie’s gaff. If in trouble ring Jackie (Newspaper) on 13588116224.

Tuesday 13th May – 19.30 – The Even If It Rains Running group sets off from Maya Bar at 7.30pm every Tuesday night, (stragglers notwithstanding), for lakeside training runs of from 5 to 14km. Estimates had the crowd last week at approximately 30 people which, if correct, would be something of a record. Last one before the great wall marathon.

Sunday 18th May – 17.00 – Hare and venue required – Please email your bid and details as soon as possible, and think ahead now for the following week. Experienced hashers can take a virgin along for the experience, (it’s a two way street).

June 20, 21 and 22nd – China Nash Hash 2008 – Tianjin Every country in the world features a Nash Hash in their calendar of important athletic events. It’s basically a weekend of……..well, hashing. Tour leader required. See the program at http://groups.msn.com/greaterchinahashhouseharriershomepage/chinanashhash2008.msnw

Run #47 – The 5 at 11 Run

Friday 2nd May – A Default Friday Night

7@7 – 7pm at Seven Club Shuguang Rd for pre-dinner drinks
8.30 Family Liu Restaurant in Baochu Rd
Afterwards – another establishment, usually back to 7 or whatever seems a good idea at the time.

Sunday 4th May – 1700 – The 5@11 Run – Hare is Hentai (Cartoon Porn) and Skidmarks – The venue is Cartoon Porn’s pub bar near the corner of North Baochu Rd and Wenyi Rd. North Baochu Rd forms a major T intersection with Wenyi Rd, with a small street that continues in the same direction as Baochu Rd. The 11 Bar is 75 metres up this small one way street on the right. Or just hang around on the corner looking lost until someone claims you. If in trouble ring Cartoon Porn on 13656815020.

Tuesday 6th May – 19.30 – The Even If It Rains Running group sets off from Maya Bar at 7.30pm every Tuesday night, (stragglers notwithstanding), for lakeside training runs of from 5 to 14km. A large crowd last week courtesy of Jackie’s article saw Doggie Style celebrate his 30th birthday with 2 circuits of the Yanggongdi Sudi 10.0km course. The maths left everyone nonplussed, but Michael was impressed enough to go with him for the first circuit and then saddle up for a 14km second circuit via Nanshan Rd and the Sudi. The post-run refreshments ended up with a life of their own, much to collective regret the following morning.

 

The idea is that new runners should feel welcome to the group, not feel like intruders; older runners can assist with introductions and ice breaking.

 

Saturday 10th May – 08.00 – The Dragon Run, a 5 km run organised by the HZ International School – entry fee RMB50. You can register on the morning of the run. The address is DongXin Lu, Binjiang.(滨江东信大?)

Sunday 11th May – 17.00 – Hare and venue required – Please email your bid and details as soon as possible, and think ahead now for the following week. Experienced hashers can take a virgin along for the experience, (it’s a two way street).

June 20, 21 and 22nd – China Nash Hash 2008 – Tianjin

Every country in the world features a Nash Hash in their calendar of important athletic events. It’s basically a weekend of……..well, hashing. See the program at http://groups.msn.com/greaterchinahashhouseharriershomepage/chinanashhash2008.msnw

Tour leader required.

Run #46 The Where in Wushan Square Run – Yeti

Run # 46 – The Where in Wushan Square Run – Hare Yeti – Turnout 17 Questions raised by some of the more pedantic hashers, usually, no, always female, related to the actual start of the run in Wushan Square. The old formula often works, just stand around uselessly in some central location and the hashing world will finally come to you. It didn’t happen to scribe who had to locate the trail at the back of the square and follow it backwards to the start which was, surprisingly found at the entrance arch, yes!! As 5.00 pm crept by, the late comers crept in, including Jackie on her bike and Doggie Style on his new Giant. There’s some kind of thing going on here whereby the Giant owners make demands upon the security of the parking location of the bike that takes most of the gloss off the pleasure of cycling. Scribes advice is this; given that if your Giant is stolen, then you’ll be able to buy it back the following week at the market for half what you paid for it. So, this is a form of Chinese National cycle insurance, no premium and a 50% excess. Looks like a good deal, so relax. Anyway Doggie made it back from the Shanghai 1000th run and still was able to cycle to the start of the HZ run, cycle back, and then set himself to do 20km on Tueday night; what’s he on? After Acronymph, Skidmarks, Hary, Hayley, David, Sevenup, Cartoon Porn, Titman, Jackie, Men Ching, Pushup and a couple of new French runners arrived, an on on was called and the path wend it’s way up, of course, around the stone paths till Cartoon Porn found the trail down some stone steps, from where he set up a continuous barrage of on ons. The pack did a voluntary regroup at the top of the steps for the back markers to catch up much to Cartoon Porns dismay, and then descended to a now delighted Cartoon Porn who in fact was standing on a check back (CB). So Yeti worked this one out very well indeed. Then it was on on around limestone features, up down, left and right and on on again to another regroup in the Maoist era lookout featuring imaginative use of concrete that could only have been designed and built by army engineers just back from the front. New runner Men Ching with Acronymph were last to the top, whereupon the pack went straight back down and followed a trail through some less picturesque parts of the park area, some construction workers accommodation (always makes you feel better about your own digs), some excavations, some poor old buggers vegetable garden with the gate flattened and finally down into a village area. Along the way a couple of Cartoon Porns friends caught up with the pack, which is a testament to the well set trail, and also to some additional marks put down by Doggie for latecomers. A CB in the village area saw the trail wend back up the hill whereupon it got back to Wushan square via Hefang Street. Trying to follow a trail along the busiest street in Hangzhou on a beautiful Sunday afternoon was a bit tricky, so the trail was abandoned and the pack went straight back to the start.  The French contingent and Hentai’s friends shot off immediately to avoid a down down, but Men Ching and David (Aussie) were not pre-appraised of the new-shoe rule and so very reluctantly took their down downs, the former choosing to decant her shoe into her cup; what was the benefit of that again? There was a smokers down down, and a last in down down, several wrong name infractions, and a naming, Aaron being christened Titman. Yeti’s run failed to receive a single vote in favour when a ballot was called as to the quality of the run, but this reluctance to vote may have been more to do with the danger of the circle being mis-identified as an unauthorised political gathering, because the run was good, just about right for a mixed and relaxed crowd. The restaurant in Hefang Street is always a good deal with good atmosphere, so it was a contented crowd who went their various ways after.