NASH HASH VIETNAM is in NHA TRANG 24-26 October 2014
You will receive 4 quality free meals, free drinks, a fabric goodies bag with tshirt,cap, patch; trips to islands, beaches, magnificant countryside; amazing runs and walks including ball-buster. Live bands every night.
Can you handle this much fun?????
Register now by visiting www.nhatranghash.com and follow the Nash hash signage.
Run Report for Run Number 88 -- October 12, 2014;
HARES: CUNSTUBBLE PANTLESS and PRICKLY BUSH
2.50pm and about 20 hashers had assembled at Patricks. Very quiet day…. Lets dismiss the 2nd bus!!!! 2.59.59pm and they arrived en masse. Motorbikes and bicycles descended on Patricks as if there was an emergency. Well there was of sorts as the bus was about to depart the scene. Do we teach people the meaning of punctuality or do we make a profit, take their money and wait for them. Okay you win….. we wait for them. We are running on Vn time and unfortunately it doesn’t coincide with our watches.
At 3.10pm we departed with 55 hashers on board one bus. We headed south and it was a very short trip. Maybe we are not being treated to countryside today??? Hell yes!! There it was in front of us. Its almost like you travel 10 minutes out of town, turn off any main road, drive for 5 minutes and you are in rural Vietnam. Nha Trang is a tourism facade which only has to be scratched and BOOM there is the real Vietnam.
At intervals, those who chose the Runners route including SANDY CRACK, DINGO, PRICKLY BUSH,JUST ALAN and others would catch up and run past (very clever Hare). Finally it was one last gorge to jump or negotiate in what ever lifesaving manner came to mind…. and we were on a bitumen pathway leading to a little village.
Oh no the bush-bashing (another term from Oz) wasn’t over ….. a stream lay in wait …. with a long log over it. The Vietnamese were virtually taking selfies as they crossed it. Some of us were a little more wary and concentrated on one foot in front of the other. It is believed that eventually all Hashers safely crossed. We can never be 100% sure of these type of stats.
In the meantime, the Runners had challenges of their own as they traversed streams with bridges made of ferns and hills made for.mountain goats.
Stage 2 of the Run was equally as interesting and quirky with bursts of both off and on road, and traversing amongst grand rural leisure projects that had been commenced countless years ago then abandoned for heaven’s knows what reasons.
And then it was over. The bus was ahead, the front walkers ere approaching it and most of the runners were already there….but not all of them….. Out of nowhere galloped NEXT WEEK who had been front running but got out of control and did his own tour of the countryside before finding the home trail again.
DOWN DOWNS and ICINGS to the usual suspects. This week a beer can replaced ANDY CAPP and he was farewelled in his absence by the traditional song F off, F off, F off, F off.
The CIRCLE ended with a limbo exhibition which once again reminded the foreigners how flexible the Vietnamese are.
Was courtesy of the PICKLE DICK and THE MIRROR. Lovely rolls with tasty fillings.
The ON ON after the ON ON was at the Watering Hole and a healthy contingent of about 15 Hashers gathered to continue the merriment. Oh and then Patrick announced he had some special tasting happening so it was ON to Patricks Wine Bar to keep the party going.
ON ON until Next Weeks adventure
Check out the website www.nhatranghash.com and Community FB page Nha Trang Hash House Harriers… for exciting weekly pictures of our Hashing activities.
Next run: Run # 90:
October 26, 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!