Announcements of Upcoming Events of Interest
Saigon Hash House Harriers 25th Birthday Weekend – 21st – 23rd August 2015
Saigon Hash will be 25 years old this coming August and a full weekend of hashing is being planned.
The weekend will consist of the following:
Friday 21st August - Registration and Welcome Party
Saturday 22nd August - Saturday Afternoon Run and party
Sunday - Recovery Run
To Register: Visit Saigon Hash House Harriers Website
Run Report for Run Number 126 -- June 28, 2015;
Run 126– 28th June, 2015
Anyone who has viewed the activities and rituals involved a hash afternoon and give this document any credence should seek attention and are only fit to be a HASHER!
Hare: DOSAGE and WELL HUNG. Run. Evaluation (-10) Dick Fromage and 6 other HASHERS were missing. Horror stories of quick-sand and alligators were filtering in...... The Hares felt lucky to receive an evaluation this high.
Run numbers are on the rise. Hashers are rediscovering there’s no better way to spend Sunday afternoons. Well there is a better way but you don’t mention it run reports.
Under ANDY CAPP’S watchful eye and major effort, the same workers loaded the bus while MIRROR ensured the hash nosh table was given due care.
Then 55 of us, plus 3 young Viet lads from a Hash assisted orphanage, departed Patrick, turned left at the beach and ‘on oned’ north, crossed Tran Phu Bridge, left at Hòn Chồm (the fastest way from Tran Phu to 2 Thang 4, right), right then left at Chợ Vĩnh Hải (Vĩinh Hai markets.) Such directions are not really relevant in a run report but a bit of local orientation for NTHHH shall not be wasted. We drove along Nguyễn Khuyến St amidst Sunday afternoon traffic and unloaded at a large clear area in front the community/culture centre in the middle of the Vinh Hai Ward. A healthy crop of green veggies being tendered by Vietnamese market gardeners behind our circle received a few hash onlookers before and after the run.
DOSAGE and WELL HUNG gave us run directions (well WH was a little quiet but will get into the swing of it as time progresses). Off we set (is that the same as to set off).
As usual BOOTY CALL, with the other runners in hot pursuit, led us through some lovely Viet countryside and rice paddies many of which had just been harvested and drained. The rice furrows having dried creates ankle breaking territory to be negotiated with some awareness.
BOOTY CALL and TILL FINGERER were iced for sex in public (again) with RENT BOY suggesting that the reason for their repeated offences in this quarter is that Aussies somehow or originated in Britain. No one quite understood the connection... but when is any sort of connection required in a Hash charge. More of it.
GENITALIA EXTREMIS sat WELL HUNG is a chilled- water esky as part of a mating ritual.
The three young lads from Sunflower Orphanage were introduced to the ritual of icing as an introduction to the insanity of Hash. Their looks of wonderment to suddenly be the centre of attention of a collection of crazy Westerners would suggest we’ll see them back.
An attempt to ice ‘Just Jonathon’ for filming hashers, supposedly as part of a movie he is producing, was logically resisted. Who’s going to have an expensive camera subjected to the dangers of mad Hashers pouring any collection of fluids over people? NTHHH better rate a mention in his movie... or the ugly specter of Triad infiltration into NTHHH raises its ugly head.
DICK FROMAGE managed to get a collection of Hashers lost again. His penchant for visiting assorted family members along the way was the reason again. He had to be iced for that alone. However he managed to find one of the few remaining water-filled rice paddies and bring his hapless run mates home with mud up to their knees. One of the twins THE NUDIST or was it SHORT AND CURLY, even tore a hole in her jeans, unless that slightly revealed flesh showing was a fashion statement and not the fault of DF.
ANDY CAPP made a valiant effort to instigate a ball came after the circle with not a lot of success considering the mental state of the potential teams.
The shutter flutters (photographers) of NTHHH need to be congratulated. We’re getting an increasing number of quality, humanity and countryside shots (selected by DOSAGE) every week... some award winning stuff I feel.
JUST TERRY was recognised eternally for his photographic skills with the Hash name FUTTER SHUCK.
Many more beers later..... the Hash Pub ran dry for possibly the first time in history... as we waited and waited for DICK FROMAGE who refused to be brought in by motorbike. The unlucky Hashers who made the almost fatal mistake of following DF had long since arrived on the back of motorbike taxis. As the light was fading, and almost all hope abandoned, a distant figure was sighted, muddied and weary DICK FROMAGE with assistance from FUTTER SHUCK, staggered into the Hash Circle..... After suitable punishment was administered... we bordered the bus.
The day came to a close and the bus full of drunken NTHHH’s headed back to the On On at Watering Hole. RENT BOY took control of musical output again. He’s dragged up a few delightful new bawdy numbers.
As the Sunday night lights and human activity of Nha Trang slid past the bus windows every Hasher had to reflect on the pleasures that life has to offer in this part of the world.
Until next week...
Next run: Run # 128:
July 12, 2015
(at some location to be selected by the hares when they get around to it)
Led by the illustrius Rent Boy
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: 120,000 VND (60,000 VND for Vietnamese) (includes bus and water and sometimes even booze and snacks)
Generic run information:
Ex-pats: 120,000VND (20,000VND less when there is no bus needed)
Vietnamese: 60,000VND (Why do we have a reduced price?)
The price of the hash was established to cover our actual of our primary activities.
The members of the committee feel the Hash is enhansed by the presence of local citizens. At teh same time, we recognize that few Vietnamese have the same level of income as the expats living here. An "across the board" alternate price was set for our Vietnamese participants. Roughly this means that we allow the Vietnamese to come "at cost". Note that we do not "means test" the individuals: all Vietnamese are welcome at this price (any who wish to pay the full cost paid by foreigners are welcome to do so; but no one is expected or required to do that)
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 3:00 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.
Run reports and pictures
Now you can access Run Reports, Pictures and Hasher listings all from the main menu (past runs);
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!