10am..ish on Sunday the PACK headed off. We had swelled to 95 in numbers as Sunday was open to locals.
It was south past Bai Dai and a recovery run and walk in scenic hinterland directly south-west of the Bai Dai Coastline. Oh the cooling sea-breeze! It accompanied us for the entire event. We needed it!!!!!
Once again there was no drink-stop and everyone was directed to carry liquid.
Other than not many hills…. The HARES were not kind….. The Run was about 10kms and the walk was easily 8km.
The event concluded with a 2km run/walk along the beach to The SHACK at Bai Dai. This establishment is operated by a French Couple and the music is laid back reggae…ish. It’s the start of the surfing season and a Hasher or 2 actually rented surfboards and caught a wave.
It was lunch at THE SHACK and then endless drinks and swimming for the afternoon.
The Circle was held when most people were WELL TANKED. The HASH songs and banter that unfolded were hilariously rude, crude and unfit for sober ears. The SHACK proprietor, Celine, was iced and seemed to enjoy it to the extent that she is planning to have her partner look after the SHACK where possible on Sunday afternoons!!!
All too soon it was 4.30pm and time to bus it back to Patricks Wine Bar. The hard-core amongst us continued unabated at either Patricks or Watering Hole. The more delicate souls licked their wounds and headed off home to recover.
NASH HASH complete with Runs 90 and 91 was relatively small in numbers (lets call it boutique) and it was a resounding success. Your scribe can attest to that by the discussions she secretly listened into today at Mekong Hash Weekend in Chiang Ria, Thailand. Hashers are discussing our event with each other in glowing terms….. it has warmed my heart!!!!
Until next Sunday…. Usual time 3pm departure from Patricks Wine Bar.
Next run: Run # 92:
November 8, 2014
(at some location to be selected by the hares when they get around to it) (although we have no idea who will lead us) Time: The Pack will take off at 3:00...ish. (you are urged to be there at 2:30 PM to get your act (and ours) together) The bus will leave from Patrick Wine Bar: 3/3 Tran Quang Khai Cost: 100,000 VND (60,000 VND for Vietnamese) (includes bus and water and sometimes even booze and snacks)
Generic run information:
Ex-pats: 120,000 (20,000d less when there is no bus needed)
The price includes: the run, bus, drinks during the run, drinks and snacks at the circle after the run.
Date and Time:
We will run every Sunday at 3 PM
All runs start at Patrick Wine Bar: 3/3 Tran Quang Khai
But see link above for a complete listing of our known future runs.
For those inclined toward armchair hashing, you may follow our exploits by reading the high literature called run reports. Read from our extensive collection dating all the way back to 24 February 2013.
For those who cannot read, but like to look at pictures, we offer you a wide selection of run pictures (including after effects)
Why do we Ice?
Because icing can be good for you. Just compare the evidence from our recent run:
Hashing: What’s it all about?
(Borrowed shamelessly from the wankers up in Ha Noi)
If you like a regular social (or anti-social) gathering with a couple of drinks (or more) and a bit of sweat, the Hash might be something for you. The Hash is a very social and international, recreational cross-country running for fun activity. Put simply: we run, socialize and drink a little beer.
The idea of hashing was born around 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, as a club for drinkers with a running problem. They called themselves the Hash House Harriers (HHH), named after the building were they started from. You can find more details about the origins in our (currently non-existent) History section.
Nowadays an estimated 2000 chapters, spanning all 7 continents uphold this tradition on a regular base.
Every Hash chapter has its own interpretation of this idea, but generally, the pack (the runners) try to follow a trail, laid by one or two club members (the Hares or Does). By putting false trails, the Hares make sure that quick runners arrive more or less at the same time at the finish as the crawlers/walkers/joggers. There are no winners and upon completion, everybody is rewarded with a couple of drinks in the 'circle' where the emphasis is on fun and spontaneity.
Why we are so famous!
Before the Nha Trang Hash had even held its first event it was already featured in Harrier magazine!