Archive for April, 2014

HZH3 Hash #138 – “The Euphoria at Eudora Run”

Hello again HZH3 Hashers and those who want to be,

Whether you’re a runner 跑步者, a jogger 慢跑者 or a walker 走步/爬山者, come along and hit the convoluted roads and twisting forest trails while chasing the “hares” through the tea fields and over the hills around Hangzhou with us. 欢迎大家!

1. HZH3 Hash #137 Trails

2. HZH3 Hash #137 Trails

3. HZH3 Hash #136 trails

Here are the details of HZH3 Hash #138 – “The Euphoria at Eudora Run”: 

中文 Chinese 豆瓣 (Douban) link:   http://www.douban.com/event/21459874/  (有可能要等一会儿才可以看到)

Date 活动日期: Saturday, 3 May 2014 – 周六, 2014年5月3日

Time 见面时间: Meet 见面时间 at 14:30 (2.30pm) – Hash run/walk starts 出发时间 at 15:00 (3pm) sharp!

Start Location 出发地点: We will start the #138 HZH3 Hash at Eudora Station Bar/Restaurant  (亿多瑞站 饭馆/酒吧) (click link) 101-7 NanShan Road, ShangCheng District (上城区南山路101-7号) opposite the China Art Academy (中国美术学院对面). Google Map (click link) and Baidu Map 百度地图 (click link)

Hares: Just “Bethany” and Just “Mike”

Cost 费用: 20RMB – Covers: run/walk, beer and snacks. 包括: 跑步/爬山,啤酒,小吃.

Bus 公交: Many buses go to the QianWangCi LuKou Zhan bus stop (钱王祠路口站), which is just 100m south of Eudora Station. Another nearby bus stop is the YongJinMen bus stop (涌金门站) right outside the XiHu TianDi Park area about 400m north of Eudora Station. Yet another nearby bus stop is the XiHu DaDao bus stop (西湖达到站) which is also about 400m away from Eudora Station.

Metro 地铁: The DingAn Metro station (定安路站) is about 800m walk (bike ride) away from Eudora Station.

Public Hire Bikes 共用自行车: Why not beat the traffic jams or get some extra exercise and ride a bike? There is a small public hire bike point right next to (小的站在旁边) Eudora Station and another bigger one right across the road (大一点的在马路对面). If you have any problem with those, then there’s another much bigger public hire bike point with service staff about 500m further south (很大的用南山路往南500米).

After the #138 Hash we’ll have the “Circle” to award down downs (beer provided 免费啤酒) for transgressions of Hash etiquette or protocol, errors of judgement, and various other misdemeanours, and then everyone is invited to join us for the Bash (dinner 晚餐). NOTE: The Bash has a separate cost. 注意:晚餐是另一个费用.

You can expect HZH3 Hash runs roughly (or sometimes VERY roughly… if the hares had a big night out on the night before…) every other Saturday (i.e. fortnightly) and both runners’ and walkers’ trails will usually be set.

See the Receding Hareline page for initial details on future events. 看我们未来的活动.

It’s fun, it’s social, it’s healthy (mostly…), so come along and be a part of it!!!

HZH3 Hash #135 Circle

On! On!

Hangzhou Hash House Harriers (HHHH / HZH3) Mismanagement
HZH3 Email:  mismanagement [AT] hangzhou-hhh.org
HZH3 Website:  http://www.hangzhou-hhh.org/
HZH3 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2463557978/
HZH3 Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HZH3
Get our WeChat group info when you join us on the next Hangzhou Hash!  🙂
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The Hangzhou International School “Dragons” Fun Run – Sat, 17 May, 8am

Hey Everyone,

One of Hangzhou’s favourite (small) road runs is just around the corner.

Last year about 250 people ran the course. I think the 5km race record is somewhere under 18 minutes… (???) I know there are a few runners in the Maya Bar “Even If It Rains” group who could give that a good shake. What about in the Hangzhou Hash group?

After the event the school usually hosts a family fun fair and jumble sale and also a BBQ up to about midday and I think this year is continuing that tradition.

The Hangzhou International School “Dragons” Fun Run – Sat, 17 May, 8am

What:  5 km road race and fun run + Family fair day – All profits donated to charity.

Where:  Start and finish at the Hangzhou International School gates just south of the QianTang river in Binjiang District.

When:  Sat, 17 May, 8am – Note that 8am is the fun run start time!

Register by: Fri, 2 May

Contact:  https://hz.scis-his.net

You can go to the Fun Run in the morning and then go to the Hangzhou Hash #139 in the afternoon.  🙂   I’ll be doing both events for sure (if I’m in Hangzhou…)!!!

Hangzhou Hash (HZH3) info:  http://www.hangzhou-hhh.org/

Here’s the big advertisement on the OBC of the April MORE Hangzhou. It is also the feature event in the listings.

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Cheers!

TimF / Sweet FA

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HZH3 Hash #137 REHASHED – “The Big Tea Fields and Big Trees 大茶田和大树 Run” – Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Hi there Hangzhou Hashers and Friends,

Well, last weekend (Sat, 19 April) we had another great time on Hangzhou Hash #137 out in the forests and tea fields around the MaoJiaBu area west of West Lake.

It was a very cloudy day, so before I started setting and marking the Hash trail I was already really worried that rain would wash away all the Hash marks along the route. Luckily, there was only a little bit of very patchy light rain during the time I way setting the trail. It was also my first time to try to set a trail as a solo hare, since Roomboy was out of town and H.E.I.D.E. had only just gotten back to Hangzhou after some time away. Note to self… ALWAYS get someone along to help carry the flour… 😉 Hence, I was a bit behind schedule setting the trail, so thanks to the Pack for waiting until 3.15pm to start so I could finish the last part of the trail and get back to the ShiWeiXian Restaurant (食为鲜酒家) start/finish venue.

Once again, it was great to see a mix of now familiar faces along with a few new Hashers (Hash Virgins) who all made the effort to come out to the MaoJiaBu area in spite of the threat of some rain.

The first amusement of the #137 Hash happened before we started when our HZH3 GM, H.E.I.D.E., gave a couple of Down Downs to the fastest Hashers from the #136 Hash, just to make sure they didn’t have too much of an advantage on this Hash.   🙂

Just as we were setting off, some light rain began and it started to look like the Hash trail markings might be washed away right from the beginning. In fact, EVERYONE missed the FIRST Check… I forgot to give everyone a Down Down in the Circle though… (Next time that happens I’ll be sure to remember!) Fortunately, even in the open areas where more rain was falling, most of the marks were still able to be seen reasonably well. I hoped the later trail marking would last for the next 90+ minutes too!!!

I designed this Hash so that the walkers separated from the runners very near the start and I also gave the walkers a couple of Checks, just to keep them on their toes! The runners headed up the road and needed just a little bit of help when they gave up on one path too soon and started heading too far along another path (that might have gotten the Hare (me) in trouble since it would have joined on to a later part of the trail…). After that, most of the Checks (for the runners at least) in the MaoJiaBu Forest went pretty smoothly as the Pack started to gain experience and work out how to work out the correct Hash trails faster.

Right when we got out of the forest we stopped for a Beer Check and to let everyone catch up and have a quick rest. See a great photo of this stop at the photo link below. We didn’t stay long as it seemed that the manager of the small restaurant had misunderstood what we planned to do (I had talked to her the day before and also in the morning, so I don’t know why she seemed to think we were going to order a 10 course meal… PS. Next time I’ll carry some paper cups too…).

After that we headed over to the huge tea field (See the photos to see the really beautiful scenery!!!) and zigged and zagged through there before finishing the Hash with another smaller section of forest.

We then enjoyed a great Circle with our GM H.E.I.D.E. and his sister’s boyfriend both trying to drink a beer with a straight arm… Very funny to watch!!! (Look at the photo link below!) You’d better practice (and take an extra shirt) though, because YOU might be next.  😉 We then had our biggest ever HZH3 Bash with almost all the Hashers staying and enjoying a great Hangzhou local cuisine dinner!

It was great to see one of the veteran Hangzhou Hashers from 3 years ago, Sheep Shagger, make his 2nd appearance at another one of our new era Hangzhou Hashes. Great stuff! We hope more of our veterans will join us on future Hashes too.

Thanks to Just “Bethany” for volunteering herself and Just “Mike” to hare the next Hash #138 on Sat, 3 May. It looks like it will start and finish at the Eudora Station Bar/Restaurant (亿多瑞站) on the middle east side of West Lake.

See all 38 (三十八个照片) of the Hangzhou Hash #137 photos here (click link).

1. More than 20 eager Hangzhou Hashers joined us for HZH3 Hash #137 even though there was some rain around. In fact, most people said the Hash was even more interesting and fun because of the rain!  🙂  虽然下小雨有20多人参加. 他们都说很好玩!

2. Natural forest trails

3. Beautiful, ancient tea field trails and scenic views

4. The Post Hash “Circle” for telling funny stories from the Hash and for drinking Down Downs! Then most people stayed at the ShiWeiXian Restaurant for the Bash (dinner).

We hope you’ll join us for more fun on and off the trails on HZH3 Hash #138 “The Euphoria at Eudora Run” on Sat, 3 May. The Hares will be Just “Bethany” and Just “Mike”.

Meet at 2.30pm at the Eudora Station Bar/Restaurant (亿多瑞站). See full location and other details soon.

On! On!

Sweet FA (HZH3 Hash Scribe)

Hangzhou Hash House Harriers (HHHH / HZH3) Mismanagement

Email:  mismanagement [AT] hangzhou-hhh [DOT] org
Website:  http://www.hangzhou-hhh.org/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2463557978/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HZH3

Get our WeChat group info when you join us on the next Hangzhou Hash!  🙂

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2014年 All China 全国 “Nash” Hash – Xiamen 厦门 — 13-15 June

Hey Folks.

The 2014 All China “Nash” Hash (2014年全国”Nash”Hash) (2014acnh) is just around the corner!  FYI, Nash = national.

A Nash Hash is BIGGER than a usual Hash event in many ways, so don’t miss out.

Our RA, Roomboy, will be there and I plan to go too.  Who else?  Register ASAP! – UPDATE – So far at least 4 of us have put our hands up. Come and join us!

Where: Xiamen Island厦门, Fujian Province福建

Map 地图: http://goo.gl/maps/fFKZ7

Dates 时间: Fri, 13 June, 4pm – Sun, 15 June, 4pm

Information 资料: http://2014acnh.yolasite.com/

Registration 报名: https://2014acnh.eventbrite.com/

Contact email 联系: mail [AT] hh3xm [DOT] com

Host Hash / Organisers 组织人: Xiamen Huandaolu Hash House Harriers (HH3XM)

***Xiamen Huandaolu Hash House Harriers have been (re)running since 4 July 2010. We run/drink twice a month on the weekends in and around the beautiful surrounds of Xiamen. Find out more about us at http://hh3xm.com

Be a part of the action and fun at the once a year all-China get together!

On! On!

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HZH3 Hash #137 – “The Big Tea Fields 大茶田 and Big Trees 大树 Run”

Hello again HZH3 Hashers and those who want to be,

Whether you’re a runner 跑步者, a jogger 慢跑者 or a walker 走步/爬山者, come along and hit the convoluted roads and twisting forest trails while chasing the “hares” through the tea fields and over the hills around Hangzhou with us. 都欢迎大家!

HZH3 Hash #137 Location!!!

HZH3 Hash #135 Trails

Shanghai Taiping Hash visit to Hangzhou

Here are the details of HZH3 Hash #137 – “The Big Tea Fields 大茶田 and Big Trees 大树 Run”: 

This course is guaranteed (?) 95% suitable for cross-country baby strollers (click for image)!!!

中文 Chinese 豆瓣 (Douban) link:   http://www.douban.com/event/21348170/

Date 活动日期: Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 – 周六, 2014年4月19日

Time 见面时间: Meet 见面时间 at 14:30 (2.30pm) – Hash run/walk starts 出发时间 at 15:00 (3pm) sharp!

Start Location 出发地点: We will start the #137 HZH3 Hash at Shi Wei Xian Farmhouse Restaurant  (食为鲜酒家) at 205 MaoJiaBu (茅家埠205号) near the S-E corner of the intersection of MeiLing North Road and the JiQing Shan Tunnel entrance (在 梅灵北路 和 吉庆山隧道进口 交界口的东南方向). Google Map (click link – It’s at the “P” in the middle) and Baidu Map 百度地图 (click link 食为鲜)

Hares: Sweet FA & H.E.I.D.E.

Cost 费用: 20RMB – Covers: run/walk, beer and snacks. 包括: 跑步/爬山,啤酒,小吃.

Bus 交通: Bus info will be posted soon! 等一会儿!!! But, why not beat the traffic jams and ride a bike?

After the #137 Hash we’ll have the “Circle” to award down downs (beer provided 免费啤酒) for transgressions of Hash etiquette or protocol, errors of judgement, and various other misdemeanours, and then everyone is invited to join us for the Bash (dinner 晚餐). NOTE: The Bash has a separate cost. 注意:晚餐是另一个费用.

You can expect HZH3 Hash runs roughly (or sometimes VERY roughly… if the hares had a big night out on the night before…) every other Saturday (i.e. fortnightly) and both runners’ and walkers’ trails will usually be set.

See the Receding Hareline page for initial details on future events. 看我们未来的活动.

It’s fun, it’s social, it’s healthy (mostly…), so come along and be a part of it!!!

HZH3 Hash #135 Circle

On! On!

Hangzhou Hash House Harriers (HHHH / HZH3) Mismanagement
HZH3 Email:  mismanagement [AT] hangzhou-hhh.org
HZH3 Website:  http://www.hangzhou-hhh.org/
HZH3 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2463557978/
HZH3 Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HZH3
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Run #136 REHASHED – Mike’s Spring Sprung Run

Hey there Hashers!

Wow! Once again it looks like I missed out on a lot of fun by being out of town for HZH3 Hash #136 which started and finished at Vineyard Cafe.

Over 30 people joined Hangzhou Hash #136! I hear that there were about 25 Hash Virgins too! That’s a lot of introductions!!!  I hope you all enjoyed coming on your first Hangzhou Hash. We hope it’s not the last time you come!  😉

Looking at the photos (See the Gallery on the HZH3 website), there’s no doubt that people were having a great time on the Hash trails and at the Circle. Congratulations to all those first timers especially! Do I see that veteran Hangzhou Hasher, Phone Box, made another trip from Shanghai to join this Hash too? Great stuff!  🙂

Does anyone have photos of the Circle and the Bash (dinner)? Please send them to our HZH3 Mismanagement Email. See below. Cheers!

Congratulations also to the Hares! First timer Just “Mike” and his partner Hare in crime, H.E.I.D.E.. By all reports it was a great Hash trail with something for everyone. However, the Hares were guilty of setting a check point on a tomb! Major faux pas!! Especially on Tomb Sweeping Day!!! Fortunately this was rectified by the awarding of Downs Downs to both Hares.  🙂

Here are some words from the Hares, our HZH3 GM, H.E.I.D.E., and Just “Mike” rehashing about the HZH3 Hash #136:

Just “Mike”: The hares assigned for Run 136 were H.E.I.D.E. and Just “Mike.” Both of them spent weeks seeking out the perfect trails, and sacrificed much blood and tears to make it possible. They actually started setting the course on Friday night at Amigos and G+, and didn’t realize they weren’t actually marking a trail until 4:30 in the morning. Luckily, they realized their errors in time, and decided to regroup and try again. Early Saturday morning, they reconvened at Vineyard, penniless and armed only with flour, chalk, and a rubber chicken. The course was set in about 2 and a half hours, and shortly thereafter, the drinking, eating, running, and reveling commenced. We had the largest showing of Harriers so far, mostly virgins, numbering around 35. At 3 PM, the group started out, split into 2, or 3, or 4? groups. The runners quickly took a lead, followed by the walkers. We’re not sure what happened to the other group, actually (“girl in the hat,” we hope you made it home safe).

The weather was perfect, the scenery was breathtaking, the trails were challenging. Qing Ming Festival was in full swing, and Harriers dodged I.P.’s as they ran/walked/stumbled through the hills of the Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area. After the run, “down downs” were awarded for exceptional contribution to the spirit of event, and the numerous virgins were properly welcomed to the organization. Afterward, the revelry continued at Vineyard late into the night, completing a great day with great people.

H.E.I.D.E.:  Instructions during pre-briefing were very clear (A-to-A run / stay together / etc) . Even mentioned that the reason why we take a group picture is to know who didn’t make it to the finish…. don’t expect any accidents or other sort of things. Unfortunately some people didn’t make it back. 2 Spanish people (rugby people who hashed before). Some Chinese girls wearing hats… Run was set with start and finish from Vineyard. Trail went to the ridge nearby. We climped that ridge twice…. On the way we saw various graves (Tomp Sweeping Day) and paid our respect (or at least tried)…. One check was accidently set on top of grave site. Down Down to hares awarded afterwards. The circle was conducted in harmony whereby all virgins (estimated 25) introduced themselves. A few down downs with the tools used out of our toolbox. Bash followed at Vineyard inide by about 12 people. The new official Hangzhou Hash Patch was introduced and sold for RMB 10 each to most virgins as a memory. 

Mike & Kimberly were AWESOME and helped with all mis-management jobs. The Hangzhou Patch was introduced and sold for RMB 10 each to most virgins as a memory.

We hope you’ll join us for more fun on and off the trails on HZH3 Hash #137 “The Big Tea Fields and Big Trees Run” on Sat, 19 April. Meet at 2.30pm. See location and other full details soon. The location will be a little bit further away from civilisation (about 2 kms south of Amigo Bar), but not far away from beer…  😉

On! On!

Sweet FA

Hangzhou Hash House Harriers (HHHH / HZH3) Mismanagement

Email:  mismanagement [AT] hangzhou-hhh [DOT] org
Website:  http://www.hangzhou-hhh.org/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2463557978/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HZH3

Coming soon – Weibo and WeChat…???

 

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