History & GM Records & H3 General History (see Photo Gallery also)

In the beginning, (well according to the 'Genealogy of Hash House Harriers' register anyway) Sek Kong H3 was started in March 1978 as an offshoot from Hong Kong H3, or H4 as we usually call it in Hong Kong.

However we actually have notes of Sek Kong hash runs in 1974 so this record and 'official' link to H4 above is incorrect:

Extract from GM list below: Sek Kong H3 Founded 31 December 1974 by two British Military Intelligence personnel and others unknown. This Sek Kong Hash establishment date is recorded in Harrier International, see 1996 issue (Sunset):

http://www.harrier.org/cgi-bin/Database_search/db_search.cgi

SEK KONG HHH , Hong Kong , China 
http://www.asiaonline.net/users/hasher/#skh3 , 852 , info@aims.com.hk 
Keith "Master Bates" Oates ,             2638-0490      (H) ,             2863-0192      (W) 
Dai "Mrs. Doubtfire" Williams , :            2483-7511      (H) ,             2559-5711      (W) 
Jeremy "Hullo Sweetie "Carroll ,             2857-6682      (H) ,             2559-5711      (W) 
Daffy "Ever Ready" Drake ,             2488-5924      (H) 
Arthur "Grandad" Osbourne ,             2358-1056      (H) 
Summer: Sun 16:00 , Winter: Sun 16:00 , Meet for runs Sek Kong Village at Cheesies, Dai Pai Dong , BEER: Carlsberg, San Miguel , Members 40 Avg pack 20 , The Wanch             2861-1621       TOTAL RUNS: 990 at 31-Dec-96 MOST RUNS: Paul "Ferugee" Mamo

This existing (but officially unregistered hash) running from Sek Kong since the 60s? was set up as SKH3 officially in March 1978, similar to the way in which N2TH3 started. (Attempts to verify when Sek Kong hashing actually commenced have so far proved unsuccessful but it seams improbable that military personnel who had enjoyed hashing elsewhere in the Far East prior to transfer to HK would not wish to continue hashing in their new posting.)

Little Sai Wan H3, which was also officially started in 1978, was also recorded as a descendant from H4 but this was corrected on 15 May 1999 to show descent from Bullsbrook H3 and Australian military links. The Australian forces also had strong links with Sek Kong Barracks of course, as did other Commonwealth forces. Indeed it was an Australian Army Sek Kong hasher called Geordie Pepper who reorganised the midweek SKH3 runs into N2TH3 with their first official run being on 27 June 1983. The links and joint runs continued for many years but like so many things at a distance eventually SKH3 and LSWH3 went their own ways. For SKH3 and N2TH3 the close ties have continued and many SKH3 hashers have been Grand Master of one or the other or even both. A Sek Kong hash newsletter dated August 1974 was previously in the SKH3 records. GM Sir Tailend and GM2 Hughiee saw it in 1997 when preparing the 1000th run magazine. It was destroyed along with most of the SKH3 paper records in 2001 (by an H4 saboteur?) Sek Kong H3 is accordingly the Oldest Hash in Hong Kong! 

We used to always meet at the Sek Kong Borneo Lines Camp NAAFI on Route Twisk on Sunday afternoons at 16:00 hours. Most of the runs were local but could be anywhere in the New Territories and occasionally further. Initially all the hashers were in the forces or their families, the first recorded regular civilian hasher being Steve 'Carthief' Argyles who joined in 1985. Things continued in a mainly military style with more and more civilians joining as the years passed by. The last official military hash was 'The Final Retreat', run 932 on 25 August 1996 but nothing changed and the next weeks run was from the NAAFI just like before. 

Very soon afterwards however the NAAFI was closed so we moved just down the hill and met at Cheesie's dai-pai-dong by the Sek Kong roundabout at the bottom of Route Twisk. We discussed if we should move to Osborne Barracks in Kowloon Tong, and had a hash party at Mrs. Doubtfire's quarters there one day, but that was going to close soon as well so there wasn't much point in doing that. SKH3 attendance kept falling and in late 1996 was usually in single figures so we considered stopping the hash as it was mainly military and they were all leaving because of the handover. 

One Sunday we sat around at Cheesie's (John Chee's) dai-pai-dong after the run discussing if we should end SKH3 when it was pointed out that there were actually more civilians than military at that run. That was the turning point and we decided to keep the hash going in the Sek Kong area. SKH3 had run from the actual Leafy Glade just off the lane behind the Kwan Yick Store dai-pai-dong in Lam Tsuen Valley a few times before. At least it was very near to Sek Kong and we could park there without getting tickets so that is probably the reason why we actually moved to the Leafy Glade dai-pai-dong.

Dram remembers: John Chee's DPD is now a car repair shop. His DPD closed a bit after  1997 and he and his family moved to the UK. However, a few years ago  his daughter moved back to HK to run  a small shop from a shed ( next to the petrol filling station )  about 15 metres in front of the old DPD. I had a chat with her about one or two years ago and she had fond memories of SKH3 ( I'm not sure if her shop is still open ). 

In regard to SKH3 meeting at Leafy Glade, after 1997 we used to meet in a clearing in the wood to the right hand side of the single track road from  the Kwan Yick store, (the DPD). There was no other DPD at Leafy Glade. The clearing was subsequently  occupied by  a  paved  road ( right off the single track road ) into the back of Tong Sheung Tsuen village. There was plenty of parking in the clearing but the area was infested with mosquitos and black flies so aafter a relatively short time  we moved to meet at the Kwan Yick store. Incidentally, I think I'm correct that it was Big Moany who first coined the name Leafy Glade. (Big Moany denies this, says it came from N2TH3...)

The last serving military hasher was Grand Master John 'Flossie' Harper, who turned out the lights behind Hong Kong's last Governor Chris Patten, and left on 30 June 1997. Although the serving military have all gone there still are a few SKH3 hashers who have served in the British and Commonwealth forces, Commandos, Paras, RAOC, RAF, RE, REME, Signals, (and maybe more) previously who by various twists of fate are in Hong Kong and still run with us. We always seem to have at least one of those hashers on the committee to help us maintain our military traditions.

With so many ex-SKH3 hashers now back in the UK it was only a matter of time before they got together and the Sek Kong Reunion H3 was formed on 24 August 1991:

http://www.harrier.org/cgi-bin/Database_search/db_search.cgi

SEK KONG REUNION HHH , ENGLAND , UNITED KINGDOM , Annual gathering of ex-Sek Kong HHH members from Hongkong. FOUNDED: 24-26 August 1991.

Although not yet recorded on the hash genealogy list, another of our hashers, Bob 'Little Bo Peep' Lupton, moved to Seoul Korea in the summer of 1999 and helped set a new hash there in early 2000.

Apart from the runs around Sek Kong and throughout the New Territories we also have runs in our own right or as joint hashes on Lamma Island, Lantau Island, Macau and in Hong Kong's new northern extension the PRC, especially with the hash at Shekou. They are a great bunch and we always enjoy our visits there. There are also various social events such as Christmas, birthday and other parties, BBQs, junk trips and race days at Shatin.

SKH3 has all the usual hash lore plus a few traditions of it's own. These mainly centre on the GM who, being on parade for the business, must be properly dressed with GM's helmet and his baton, the ***Doggie Basher, which the GM is also required to take on the run and use to protect the hashers. Another SKH3 tradition is the 'Summer Rule' that used to be based around the summer and winter interfaces detailed in RAF station routine orders. BST and GMT time changes do the same job now. When the Summer Rule is invoked it is a sin to get changed into clean clothes until after the business has been completed. If you do so you may be invited to drink a free beer, we invite all our visitors for a free beer anyway because, well just because. If a female hasher, there are no ladies or gentlemen on our hash, gets a down-down we usually sing her a little compliment. Why, who knows, again just because. Another tradition is the Hash Raffle where all sorts of prizes are offered. Some are pure rubbish but there is also 'this week's star prize'. We usually have both long and short runs and these are indicated by an R (runners & rambos) or a W (walkers & wimps) respectively.

So that is it to date, we are certainly a drinking club with a running problem although some of our hashers are completely cured and never run anywhere! Any visitors are ALWAYS very welcome.

If you are an ex-SKH3 hasher and know any other details about the early days of SKH3, especially details of GMs and special runs, or if any of the above details need to be corrected please let me know. We really would like to receive your comments or stories about SKH3's early days.

***The Doggie Basher disappeared during Moonie's last GMship and has never been returned by whoever took it :-(

OnOn    Hughiee    hughiee_the_hasher@hotmail.com


And from the 1500 Run Magazine:

(1) 1974 and All That


Hashing began in Sek Kong in 1974 – or did it? Hughiee 

takes a closer look


The first reported hasher in Hong Kong was the protohasher 

“Horse” Thompson, who arrived in Hong Kong in 1940 on an RAF 

posting. Thompson is credited with having started paper-chase 

running groups in Johor Bahru and Malacca in the early 1930s 

before becoming a contemporary of the legendary Gispert at the 

Mother Hash in Kuala Lumpur in 1938.


Whether Thomson “hashed” in Hong Kong is, of course, a matter 

of pure conjecture but, given the turmoil that was to strike Hong 

Kong in late 1940, it is unlikely. However, there are various reports 

of other military personnel who were hashers visiting or being 

based in Hong Kong in the years through to the 1970s, but no clear 

records of any hashes existing in Hong Kong during those years 

have been found, despite the odd tantalizing claim.


British military reservists doing informal keep-fit runs set 

up the mother hash in KL; it is lore within Sek Kong Hash House 

Harriers that it had similar purely military origins and was not a 

child of any organised hash.


In 2002, “Tumbling” Bill Panton of the mother hash and 

compiler of Genealogy of Hash House Harriers advised us that two 

British military intelligence service personnel originally founded 

Sek Kong Hash House Harriers on 31 December 1974. This is three 

and a quarter years before the previously accredited foundation 

date of 1 March 1978. In the Genealogy register SKH3 had been 

shown as being started in 1st March 1978 as an offshoot of Hong 

Kong Hash House Harriers.


However we had seen notes of Sek Kong Hash runs that 

took place in 1974 and at least one report of a military hasher 

attending a run at Sek Kong in the mid 1960s several years before 

SKH3 was formerly established, so we knew that this record 

and possibly the link to H4 was incorrect. During his research 

Bill found that Tim “Magic” Hughes had corrected his recorded 

details for SKH3’s origins in the Harrier International Handbook 

just before he died. Tim recorded that SKH3 was founded on 31 

December 1974 not 1 March 1978 as was previously recorded. 

The later date was shown in the Harrier International Handbook 

until 1996. However, in the 1997 edition it was corrected and 

now states, “Founded in 1974 by two British Military Intelligence 

Oxymorons”. It now appears that there was an unregistered 

military hash running from Borneo Lines Sek Kong from at least 

1974 and that SKH3 notified the hash network of its existence, 

possibly with the assistance of a H4 hasher, and then started to 

number its runs from 1 March 1978. That fits well with SKH3 lore 

and the facts recorded and reported in various hash registers. 


Tumbling Bill has also advised that the Military Intelligence 

“listeners” are a possible clue to our SKH3 parentage as 

our military intelligence “listeners” could well have had an 

association with the early warning and listening station on the 

North Yorkshire Moors near Scarborough, UK. Those multi-

lingual eavesdroppers picked up the hashing virus quite early 

and travelled about a lot on their cloak-and-dagger business. 

Scarborough Hash usually has or had such types running with 

them. Although Scarborough Hash was only born on 20 August 

1983 and therefore couldn’t be a parent hash, its founding father, 

George Whiteman, came from Hong Kong, and subsequently went 

to Cyprus. The last Bill heard of George Whiteman he was with 

the Larnaca Hash. If we can make contact perhaps he may be 

able to help us find out more about the early days of SKH3 and 

the other military hashes in Hong Kong too.


The informal start for SKH3 is not exceptional. Records 

show that SKH3 ran on Bank Holidays and Sunday mornings 

initially, then Sunday afternoons. In addition to the run every 

Sunday SKH3 used to have a midweek run, usually on Monday 

or Wednesday but this could be any day of the week. This was 

settled as a Wednesday evening run, like our other military hasher 

friends at Little Sai Wan Hash. Eventually it was decided to make 

the SKH3 midweek run into a separate hash and N2TH3 was 

founded. The SKH3 GM Debbie Williams ran on the first N2TH3 

official run on 27 June 1983, as did her husband Nick and an 

Australian Army Sek 

Kong hasher called 

Geordie Pepper who was declared the first N2TH3 GM. The links 

and joint runs with Little Sai Wan continued for many years but 

like so many things at a distance eventually SKH3 and LSWH3 

went their own ways. Of course for SKH3 and N2TH3 the close 

ties have continued and many SKH3 hashers have been Grand 

Master of one or the other or both. 


SKH3 used to meet at Sek Kong Borneo Lines Camp NAAFI 

on route TWISK on Sunday afternoons at 1600 hours for a 

1630 hours run start. Most of the runs were local but could be 

anywhere in the New Territories and occasionally further away. 

Initially all the hashers were in the forces or with forces families. 

The first recorded regular civilian hasher was Steve “Carthief” 

Argyles who joined in 1985. Although SKH3 was a military hash, 

even in the early years this did not mean it was a boys’ club. The 

first three known SKH3 GMs were all ladies, Ann Crane, Debbie 

Williams and Pam Spencer. 


The SKH3 logo was originally a running gentleman dressed in 

top hat, tailed jacket and shorts. This logo is still familiar as it 

is used by the Royal South Side Hash, another ex-military hash. 

RS2H3 was founded by ’13 squaddies’ in 1978. Terry Kitson was 

the SKH3 GM in 1987 and told us that it was in his time with 

SKH3 that the dragon logo was adopted. The earlier SKH3 logo 

was shown in the Harrier International Handbook until 1997 when 

the SKH3 dragon was shown for the first time. 


Things continued in a mainly military style with more and more 

civilians joining as the years passed by. The last official military 

hash was “The Final Retreat”, run 932 on 25 August 1996, but 

nothing changed and the next week’s run was from Sek Kong 

NAAFI and had a serving military GM, Lieutenat Colonel John 

“Flossie” Harper, just as before. Soon after, however, the NAAFI 

closed so we moved just down the hill and met at Cheesie’s dai-

pai-dong by the Sek Kong roundabout at the bottom of Route 

TWISK. We discussed if we should move to Osborne Barracks 

in Kowloon Tong, and had a hash party at Dai ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ 

William’s quarters there one day, but Osborne Barracks was also 

going to close so there was no point in moving there. 


SKH3 attendance kept falling and in late 1996 was usually 

in single figures so we considered stopping the hash – it was a 

mainly military hash and they were all leaving because of the 

handover. One Sunday we sat around at Cheesie’s daipaidong after 

the run discussing if we should end SKH3, when it was pointed 

out that there were actually more civvies than military at that 

run. That was the turning point and we decided to keep the hash 

going in the Sek Kong area. 


Parking by Cheesie’s daipaidong incurred the risk of getting 

parking tickets. I clearly remember a very annoyed 51 holding a 

parking ticket after the business finished one Sunday. As he lived 

only 150 yards away but had chosen to drive there the rest of 

the hash were highly amused. SKH3 had run from a place called 

Leafy Glade at Lam Tsuen between Sek Kong and Hong Lok Yuen 

before. At least it was very near to Sek Kong and we could park 

there without getting tickets so that is probably the reason why 

we actually moved to the Leafy Glade daipaidong. Recently Kelly 

“Hatty” Hargreaves, GM in the summer of 1991, contacted us and 

advised that it was she who actually named Leafy Glade. 


The last serving military hasher was Flossie, who turned out 

the lights behind Hong Kong’s last Governor, Chris Patten, and left 

on 30 June 1997. Although the serving military have all gone, there 

still are a few SKH3 hashers who have served in the British and 

Commonwealth forces, Commandos, Paras, RAOC, RAF, RE, REME, 

Signals (and maybe more) previously who by various twists of fate 

are in Hong Kong and still run with us. We always seem to have at 

least one of those hashers on the committee to help us maintain 

our military traditions. With so many ex-SKH3 hashers back in the 

UK it was only a matter of time before they got together and the 

Sek Kong Reunion H3 was formed on 24 August 1991.


(2) Sek Kong H3 GM Records:

We are fortunate to have our own “hashtorian” in the indefatigable Hughiee, who is relentlessly tracking down the history of the Sek Kong Hash House Harriers. For his account of how SKH3’s origins are shrouded in uncertainty, turn back one page to 1974 and all that. For a summary of his researches to date, just check out the table below. 

Note: It was agreed that, effective 28 June 2015, The Mismanagement would be permitted to screw things up for a whole year (instead of six months) before getting the chop!

Erection        GM                       AKA                     Run  Notes

2017 18 June  Geriatric                  Gerry Hibbert         2020 Shatin  

2016 22 Jun    Catch of the Day    Kei Bun Kin            1964 Tai Po Kau

2015 28 Jun    Dram                        Doug Miller            1917 Kau Lung Hang

2014 14 Dec    Moonie                    Michael Jones        1889 Butterfly Farm 

**Because GM Moonie finally did such a good job, he voted himself back in again!

2014 29 Jun     Moonie**                 Michael Jones        1865 Butterfly Farm

*Because GM Moonie was largely in absentia,  GM2 Velcro Lips stood-in for him

and he was voted back-in to do the job properly!

2013 22 Dec     Moonie*                   Michael Jones        1838 Sek Kong

2013 30 Jun     Dingaling                 Tymon Mellor          1813 Tap Mun

2012 16 Dec     Salesman                Carl Pearse             1785 Tai Tong         

2012  3 June    Zimmerframe          Roger Zimmerman   1757 Mui Wo 

2011 18 Dec    Big Moany               Richard Corser        1733  Dragon Fruit Farm, Tit Hang

2011 12 June  Gunpowder Plod     Guy Shirra                1706  Lung's Farm, Sheung Shui

2010 13 Nov    Farty Pants              Jon Ford                  1676  Hok Tau, Sha Tau Kok    

2010  22 May   Sam Miguel             Samantha Tam        1651  Lantau

2009  15 Nov   Luk Sap Gow           Dave Gow                1624  Route TWSK, Tai Mo Shan           

2009  30 May   Go West                   Peter Northam       1600  Wan Tsai, Sai Kung       

2008  16 Nov   Desperate Dan        Bruce Fox               1572  Tap Mun, Sai Kung

2008  18 May   Fuzzy Tubs              Mike Kay                  1546  Ping Chau

2007  Nov 07   G-Spot                      Adrian Brock-Hollinshead

2007  May 20   Victim                       Jason Gleckman 1495 First American GM, Sai Kung 

2006  Nov 12   Eunuch                     Paul Hitchcock    1467 Elections at Leafy Glade

2006  May 14  Rocky Riggs             Craig Ryan            1440 Elections in Macau 

2005  Nov      Velcro Lips                Barbara Hunter    1414 Car Treasure Hunt and Shaffi’s 

2005  May 15 Golden Balls            Steve Reels            1388 Shek Kong Catchment

2004  Nov 14 Stunt Double            Jackie Chan           1362 First Chinese GM, Shaffi’s 

2004  May 16 Destroyer                  Mark Donnelly        1336 Junk Trip

2003  Nov 16 Pieman                      Steve Howarth        1310 First GM known to serve twice

2003  May 18 Homo Hobo              Neil Bawdon            1284 Heliservices, Shek Kong

2002  Nov 03 Twirly Twat              Peter Cawthorne     1256 

2002  Apr 21 Best Bus                  John Simm                1228 (RIP, Died 07 March 2004)

2001  Oct 28 Britarse                     Adrian Petyt              1203 

2001  Jun 03 Bimbo                       Annie Page                1182 

2000  Nov 26 Pieman                     Steve Howarth         1155 

2000  June 11 Soleless                  Don Holland             1131 

1999  Nov 28 DRAM                        Dougie Miller             1103 

1999  May 09 Wingnut                    Robbie Sinnott         1074 (RIP, Died 07 December 1999)

1998  Nov 08 Mr. Floppy                Peter Page                 1048

1998  Apr 26 Loco                           Peter Stratford          1020 

1997  Nov 02 Sir Tailend                Stephen Jones           995 

1997  Apr 27 Siegfried                    Ian Anderson              968 

1996  Oct 24 Master Bates             Keith Oates                 941 First civilian period GM 

1996  Apr 28 Flossie                       John Harper                915 Last serving military GM

1995  Oct 22 Mrs Doubtfire            Dai Williams                 888 

1995  Apr 23 Davina                       David S. Young           862 

1994  Oct 02 Grandad                    Arthur Osborne           833 

1994  Apr 03 Ariston                      Alan Dale                       807 (not confirmed)

1993  Winter The Yid                      Keith Bowes                78? 

1993  Summer Billy the Fish         Bill Bell                          75? GM at Big Moby Dick’s first run. (GM or GM2?) (Sam Griffin Bob Roberts (J Edgar) advised that Sam was the GM after Highlander)

1992  Oct / Nov Highlander           Frank Rush                   73? (probable but not confirmed)

1992  Apr/May                                 Willie Cameron             7?? 

(Howie Warburton Bob Roberts advised by email that Howie Warburton was a GM between Willie Cameron and Al Tucker)

1991  Oct 22 Hatty                           Kelly Hargreaves        680 

1991  May 05 Beastmaster             Mick Maffin                    655 (see RAF GAU LUNG magazine Christmas & New Year Edition 1991, Beastmaster was GM)

1990  Oct 28 Hashfag                     Simon Amos                 627 

(Bob Roberts advised by email that he was GM after ‘Weird Al” but this in conflict with other information received. 

1990  May 13 Weird Al                   Al Tucker                         603 (Hashsplash)

1989  Oct 29 Mad Jack Bastard    Clive Credland               574 (Run 574 dated 29 Oct 1989.) GM’s Helmet first worn on 18 Feb 1990 aka The Great Credlando (RIP, Died 12 September 2001)

1989  Apr/May Figgy Pudding      Steve Figgins                 5?? (GM in Jul - Sep 1989) 

(23 Apr 1989 run 600)

1988  Oct/Nov                                 Pete Tregartha                5?? (this term as GM is not confirmed)

1988  Apr/May 

1987                                                  Ray Finn 

1987                 Big Tel                    Terry Kitson Adopted the dragon as the SKH3 hash logo 

1986                 Steve “Car-thief” Argles joins SKH3. He confirms that he was the only civilian in SKH3 until a local called Richard joined and that the runs were still on Sunday mornings (Juniors) and Sunday afternoons (Adults only)

1985 

1984 

1983  Summer                                Ann Crane 

1982 – 83         Wet Patch              Debbie Williams (confirmed 6-monthly SKH3 elections)

1982  Summer Hash Hat               Pam Spencer 

1982  Jan 10                                   Bruce Spencer             144 (Hash Sheet Run 144 dd 10 Jan 1982)

1981  Oct 31                                   Jack Hawkins                         Hash Junk Trip

1979 

1978 1 March 1978, first recorded run. Interhash in Hong Kong ends at RAF 

Sek Kong. SKH3 had two runs each Sunday: mornings juniors, afternoons 

adults. Jacqui Baldwin awarded SKHHH run plaque.

1977 

1976 

1975 

1974  Dec 31 

SKH3 Founded 31 December 1974 by two British Military Intelligence personnel and others unknown. This Sek Kong Hash establishment date is recorded in Harrier International, see 1996 issue (Sunset). 

1974  Aug 

A Sek Kong hash newsletter dated August 1974 was previously in the SKH3 records. GM Sir Tailend and GM2 Hughiee saw it in 1997 when preparing the 1000th run magazine. It was destroyed along with most of theSKH3 paper records in 2001. 


History of the Hash House Harriers

as Recorded by the Mother Hash

http://harrier.net/primer/history.html


The Original Hash House (Kuala Lumpur) Circa 1938

The Hash House

The 'Hash House' was the mildly derogative nickname given (for its unimaginative, monotonous food) to the Selangor Club Chambers, by the British Civil Servants and businessman who lived and dined there. Originally, the ground floor housed the main Selangor Club dining room, and between the two World Wars it became a social center of the times, used regularly for lunch time meals by the members who worked in the immediate vicinity.

Situated close to and behind the present Selangor Club, it's function changed after independence and it became a key office for the local Water Board, as it was the place where all Kuala Lumpur (K.L.) residents came to pay their water bills. Sadly, it gave way to the relentless march of time around 1964, being bulldozed to the ground under the north-bound lane Jalan Kuching. The buildings housing the original stables and servants quarters are still in existence.

Ancient Harriers

The idea of Harriers chasing paper was not new to Malaya in 1938, as there had been such clubs before in Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru, and there were clubs in existence in Malacca and Ipoh (the Kinta Harriers) at the time. "Horse" Thomson (one of the KLH3 founding fathers) recalled being invited on a run, shortly after his arrival in Johore Bahru in 1932, which chased a paper trail and followed basic Hash rules every week but was so magically organized that it had no name. The club flourished in the early 1930's but is believed to have died out around 1935.

The other branch of our ancestry comes from Malacca, where A. S. ('G') Gispert was posted in 1937 and joined a club called the Springgit Harriers, who also operated weekly under Hash rules and are believed to have been formed in 1935. Some months later, 'Torch' Bennett visited him and came as a guest on a few runs.

Hash House Harriers

By 1938, Thomson, Lee, and Gispert had all moved to K.L. and founded their own club, following the rules they had learnt elsewhere. The principal original members were:

  • A. S. ('G') Gispert
  • Cecil Lee
  • 'Horse' Thomson
  • Torch' Bennett
  • Eric Galvin
  • H.M. Doig

Soon joined by others, including:

  • Frank Woodward
  • Philip Wickens
  • Lew Davidson
  • John Wyatt-Smith
  • M. C. Hay

It is not clear that the club actually had a name at the very beginning, but Gispert is credited with proposing the 'Hash House Harriers' when the Registrar of Societies required the gathering to be legally registered.

'Torch' Bennett technically missed being a founder member, because he was then on leave, but on his return he introduced the first necessary organization - a bank account, a balance sheet and some system. More importantly, he seems, with Philip Wickens who joined later in 1939, to have helped to keep things going immediately after the war.

Sadly, Gispert had only a short time with his extraordinary creation, being killed in the fighting on Singapore Island on February 11th, 1942, whilst serving with the Argylls. But with the exception of Philip Wickens who died in 1981, and Lew Davidson who died very recently, the rest of the hardy band of hashers hare still with us and the KL hash House Harriers keeps in touch with them all. [Editor's note: Torch died soon after this was prepared in 1992]

The founding members were all British, although Gispert was actually Spanish in origin, his parents having migrated to London some time before he was born. Extraordinarily both he and Bennett were accountants, as were Paul Barnard and Jack Bridewell who made a significant contribution to our activities of later years. Some Hash psychiatrist should investigate where this work leads to extreme forms of escapism.

The HHH duly celebrated it 100th run on 15 August 1941, but only 17 runs later was forced into temporary hibernation by the arrival of the Japanese.

Postwar Rebirth

Post World War II, it was nearly 12 months before the survivors reassembled. 'Torch' Bennett put in a claim for the lost hash mugs, a tin bath and two old bags, on the fund set up with the proceeds from confiscated Japanese property and run No. 1 was a trot around the race-course in August, 1946. Subsequent to the 1,000th post war run the celebrations surround it were considered to be such a success that the 117 official pre-war runs were added to the total as we could celebrate the 2,000th run as soon as possible.

With the advent of the Emergency in 1948, the Hash was automatically in bad official odor, as their activities were generally illegal in terms of the curfew imposed on most of the areas surround Kuala Lumpur and in the years 1948-51, they maintained a precarious existence at best. The turn round came with the famous bandit incident at Cheras.

This has been widely misreported, but what actually happened was that below where the Lady Templer Hospital is now, in an area that was then rubber and belukar, the Hares on a darkening and rainy evening came across some men wrapped in ground sheets sleeping on the ground. The following pack found the bandits on their feet but someone, in the general confusion nobody got hurt. One member ran to Cheras Police Station and raised the alarm; the army laid ambushes on tracks leading out of the area and first thing the following morning bagged three bandits trying to break out. One of them was found to have a substantial price on his head and the bounty was shared among the non-government employees on the run (government servants were not allowed to participate in such rewards).

Other colorful incidents related by Cecil Lee, include how 'Torch' Bennett once nearly drowned in quicksand, and how on one memorable occasion the erstwhile unathletic 'G' was actually leading the pack: sadly his moment of glory was short lived as the paper trail turned to be false. Swimming would seem to be an unofficial prerequisite to all Hashmen too, for Cecil remembers having had to swim across a mining pool in order to get home after being lost on one occasion, and on another it is reported that several Hashmen ran in to a stream where bathed some unsuspecting Malay maidens. The girls screamed; their menfolk came hurtling to the rescue with the unsheathed parangs flashing, and the errant Hashmen broke land speed records in the eagerness to clear the scene.

The Hash Spreads Out

The second Hash Chapter was founded in Singapore in 1962, [Editor's note: The Royal Italian Bordighera Hash was begun in the late '40s but died by the late '50s. It was later resurected by members of the Milan H3] followed by Kuching in 1963, Brunei, Kota Kinabalu and Ipoh in 1964, Penang in 1965, and Perth was the first outside Malaysia and Singapore in 1967. Even by the time of K.L. 1,500th run in 1974 the total was only 35, so the subsequent explosion has been spectacular indeed. The 1992 international list will total around 1,100 clubs in over 135 countries and all continents (including Antarctica) where the hash format is often adapted to environments very different from the near rows of Malaysian rubber trees amongst which it was conceived. Kabul HHH understandably foundered, but what can it be like to hash in Sinai, Peking, Addis Ababa or the Falkland Islands?[Editor's note: The aforementioned second hash dating back to 1962 was founded in Singapore by Ian Cumming who is still actively hashing with the New York H3. He is also a primary contributor to every hash songbook].

Interhash

The first attempt at an Interhash get-together was the K.L. 1,000th post-war run in 1966, and the spectacular 1500th run in 1973 when attendance was something over 300. Interhash 1978 in Hong Kong broke new ground with an attendance around 800; Interhashes 1980 and 1982 were credited with 1,200 - 1,300; Interhash 1984 with rather more Interhash 1986 broke the 2,000 barrier with 2,143.

Attendance at Bali for Interhash 1988 was reported to bet between 2,600 and 2,700. Interhash 1990 in Manila was affected by the then current state of emergency in the country, but nevertheless some 1,600 intrepid Hashers were let loose in Manila and survived to tell the tale.

Interhash 1992 in Phuket, Thailand does not seem to be affected by the recent unhappy turmoil in Bangkok and, judging by reported registrations the numbers are set to pass 3,000. [Editor's note: Interhash 1994 in New Zealand drew nearly 4,000, Interhash 1996 in Cyprus drew 6,000 and Interhash 1998 in Kuala Lumpur had over 7,000 participants]


Written in 1992 by Mike Lyons from the copious research material prepared by John Duncan. Transcribed in 1994 by Tom "Self-Executing Officer" Moore, On-Sec, Boston H3, and edited by Chas. "ZiPpY tC" Baumerich, On-Sec, Pikes Peak H4.


History of the Hash Disorganization

The Hash House

The "Hash House" was the mildly derogatory nickname given (for its unimaginative, monotonous food) to the Royal Selangor Club Chambers in Kuala Lumpur by the British civil servants and businessmen who lived and dined there between the two World Wars, when it had become something of a social center of the times. Situated close to and behind the present Selangor Club, its function changed after independence and it became an office for the Water Board. Sadly, the "Hash House" was demolished around 1964 to make way for a new highway, Jalan Kuching, although the buildings housing the original stables and servants quarters are still in existence.

The Ancient Harriers

The idea of harriers chasing paper was not new to Malaya in 1938, as there had been such clubs before in Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru, and there were clubs in existence in Malacca and Ipoh (the Kinta Harriers) at the time. Note: the early harrier groups in Malaya were based on English public school "paper chase" or "hare & hound" runs, which date back as far as the 18th Century (Flying Booger). "Horse" Thomson (one of the Kuala Lumpur Hash House Harriers' founding fathers) recalled being invited on a run shortly after his arrival in Johore Bahru in 1932, which chased a paper trail and followed basic Hash rules every week, but was so magically organized that it had no name. The club flourished in the early 1930s but is believed to have died out around 1935. The other branch of our ancestry comes from Malacca, where A. S. ("G") Gispert was posted in 1937 and joined a club called the Springgit Harriers, who also operated weekly under Hash rules and are believed to have been formed in 1935. Some months later, "Torch" Bennett visited him and came as a guest on a few runs.

The Hash House Harriers

By 1938, "G" Gispert, "Horse" Thompson, and "Torch" Bennett had all moved to Kuala Lumpur and, joined by Cecil Lee, Eric Galvin and H. M. Doig, they founded their own club, following the rules they had learnt elsewhere. Gispert is credited with proposing the name "Hash House Harriers" when the Registrar of Societies required the gathering to be legally registered. Other early members included Frank Woodward, Philip Wickens, Lew Davidson, John Wyatt-Smith and M. C. Hay. After 117 runs, KLHHH was forced into temporary hibernation by the arrival of the Japanese. Sadly, Gispert did not live to see his extraordinary creation revive, being killed in the fighting on Singapore Island on February 11th, 1942.

Postwar Rebirth

It took nearly 12 months after the war for the survivors of the Kuala Lumpur HHH to reassemble. Bennett put in a claim for the lost hash mugs, a tin bath and two old bags from Government funds, and post-war Run No. 1 was a trot around the racecourse in August 1946.

The Hash Spreads Out

Strangely, it took another 16 years for the second HHH chapter to be founded, in Singapore in 1962, followed by Kuching in 1963, Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, and Ipoh in 1964, Penang and Malacca in 1965. Perth, Australia* was the first "overseas" Chapter, formed in 1967. Even in 1974, when KLHHH had Run No. 1500, the HHH had only 35 chapters worldwide. Now the Hash world has over 1200 active chapters, in some 160 countries, and this despite the total absence of any central organization. We are unique!

*According to the World HHH Directory, Sydney HHH was the first Australian hash, founded in 1967 (Perth HHH was founded in 1970) - Flying Booger

  • This article was written in 1992 by Mike Lyons, Kuala Lumpur HHH, from research material prepared by John Duncan.
  • Additional information on hash history can be found at Harrier Net
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Words From a Founder

From the Kuala Lumpur Hash House Harriers 1500th Run Pamphlet, June 23rd 1973

The Hash House Harriers were founded in a moment of post-prandial inspiration at the Selangor Club Chambers, about 1937/38, by the inmates, who included myself; E.J. Galvin, Malay Mail; H.M. Doig (H&C - killed in an air crash just before the Japanese War); and A.S. Gispert of Evatt & Co. Gispert was the real founder - a man of great wit and charm, who was killed only just returned from leave in Australia to rejoin the Volunteers. I am glad of this opportunity to salute his memory. He was a splendid fellow, and would be happy to know the Harriers are still going strong, and are as merry and bright as ever - or more so. Gispert was not an athlete, and stress was laid as much on the subsequent refreshment, etc., as on the pure and austere running. It was non-competitive, and abounded in slow-packs. Life was then conservative rather than competitive.

The name was a mock allusion to the institution that housed and fed us. Later, Torch Bennett returned from leave, and produced order out of chaos - a bank account, balance sheet, and some system. But we prided ourselves on being rather disorganised - or the minimum organisation sufficed. The original joint maters were myself and "Horse" Thompson, still running somewhere - a past-master at short-cuts and the conservation of energy.

Celebrations were held in various places, and the first was in what is now the Legislative Council, then the Volunteer Mess. The oratory, I recall, was much the same as now. Lew Davidson is an old member. Morris Edgar was one, but apart from Lew and John Wyatt-Smith I do not think there are any more ante-diluvians still running. Philip Wickens was also one who kept us going post-war.

We started up again after the War due to Torch Bennett, who discovered a Bank Balance and put in a claim for War Damage on one tin bath, and two dozen mugs, and possibly two old bags (not members). We started by a small run in reduced circumstances round the race-course - then the horses were not much better.

The Emergency cramped our style but did not diminish our activities, and we were even called in for information on various by-ways in Selangor, but our period of usefulness to MI 5 was brief, and our information probably otiose. But the hares ran into two bandits at Cheras, who were later copped.

An Irish Accountant, Kennedy, drew up the Rules when we had to register as a Club, and he seems to have preserved the old traditions just as you do now.

Cecil H. Lee
Selamat Tinggal HHH
Kuala Lumpur
24th October 1958


http://www.shakespublishing.com/letterh.htm#Hong_Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been an extremely influential centre of hashing, the 5th country in the world to adopt the sport and of course home of the first ‘InterHash’ Unconvention in 1978. 

Hashing in Hong Kong started in 1970 with a small ad in the South China Morning Post calling for hash men to meet on l6 February at ‘The Pub’ in D'Aguilar St. There was no run that evening but those gathered agreed to form the Hong Kong H3, or H4 as they are usually known. A week later John Beavon set a trail that attracted 23 or 24 runners, depending on which account you read. H4 actually ran unofficially and illegally for 18 months before registering with the authorities.

 Numbers grew rapidly and in October, a Kowloon Hash H3 was founded. The main aim of the new chapter seems to have been to provide winter runs for people who found it difficult to get across to Hong Kong Island in the days before the harbour tunnel.The Ladies of Hong Kong came into being the following year. Numbers rose on all the hashes and in January 1973 H4 closed their membership at 100.

  Kowloon H3 organised the first InterHash in 1978, the event proving extremely important for carrying the traditions of hashing around the world.

 The same year saw further growth in Hong Kong with the addition of Royal Southside H3 and Free China H3Royal Southside H3 was founded on 17 May 1978 by Ashley Adams and originally known simply as Southside H3. 'Royal' was adopted in 1997 at the time when HK reverted back to China and various organisations were dropping 'Royal' from their title. They also started as a military hash, with the name taken from their location on the Southside of HK island. By the mid-80's they had been joined by a few civilians.  Free China H3 was founded on 11 Feb 1995 by Keith 'Acorn' Noyes, Ian 'Grangpa Masturbator' Roper and JB Rae-Smith who had all moved to HK from Taiwan where they had run with China H3. Finding that the weekly hashes in HK were different to those in Taiwan they decided to start a new hash that would run once a month in the countryside using live hares. Free China H3 soon became notorious for it's long runs, great circles and hard-core bashes. There is no website, but there is a yahoo group.

Perhaps the most influential new comer was Sek Kong H3, with members drawn from the locally based armed forces or their families. (In fact it is likely that there were a few un-named and unofficial Hashes held at Sek Kong before that date.) Little Sai Wan H3, formed on 17 January 1979, also had military origins, with the `Brits' and `Ozzies' (hence the kangaroo and the lion logo) on the localcyberspooks base deciding Hong Kong needed a mixed hash.  In addition to their weekly hash, the SKH3 was also staging some non-hash jogs and in June 1983 Geordie Pepper reorganised these midweek events into the Northern New Territories H3. It took some time for Sek Kong and NNT to actually assume separate identities.

   It was the military hashes that felt the first impact of the changing political times. Little Sai Wan had their base closed in 1982 and moved to Chung Hom Kok, where the departure of the Australian contingent resulted in a sudden drop in numbers. They responded by bringing the start time to 5:30pm in an attempt to attract the first civvies. ‘Old Man Withers’ was the first noted addition but numbers remained small and ‘old Hashers still reminisce over the run when the numbers doubled when a car-load of four Hashers appeared.’ SKH3 was also taking in civilians, Steve 'Car Thief' Argyles being the first and it slowly became more and more of a civilian/military mixed hash.

By the nineties the handover to China was rapidly approaching and the SKH3 staged their 'The Final Retreat Run" (no 932) on 25the August 1996.Their website notes there was no immediate change, the following weeks run was from the NAAFI and when that closed the lads just moved to a bar near by.

      However the great military days were gone forever and in 1996, with attendance down to single figure, there was talk of actually closing SKH3. The last serving military hasher was Grand Master John 'Flossie' Harper, who stayed on to clear up after Governor Chris Patten departed on 30 June 1997. A few of SKH3’s ex-military hashers are still around in civilian positions and, as committee members, have fought to maintain some of the old military traditions. With so many ex-SKH3 Hashers now back in the UK it was only a matter of time before they got together and the Sek Kong Reunion H3 was formed on 24 August 1991.

     Although the military side of hashing was in decline, civilian hashing was booming and in 1988 Wanchai H3 became the most recent of the weekly Hashes. It was formed by Howard ‘Dances with Dogs’ McKay and Bruce ‘Shirley’ Temple and run on Sundays, which is when the Philippine maids have a day off and it is a noted wild time in the discos. It was Wanchai who, in September 1993, founded a new hash which, perhaps thankfully, only runs irregularly. With the colony battened down for the arrival of a particularly nasty typhoon a few of the Wanchai lads ran anyway and T8 Hash was formed. Fathered by Tim Bywater-Lees and Tymon 'Dingaling' Mellor they get together whenever the Typhoon 8 warning signal is given ‘we run for fun when every one else runs for cover.’ The first opportunity to stage an official Typhoon 8 run came in August 1995.

    Recent years have seen hashing booming and even Little Sai Wan numbers have risen, averaging packs of 30, weather and location permitting. H4 continues to run on Monday nights, ‘We don't have Hash names, we don't sing silly songs, we don't form a perfect circle, we have no Religious Advisor - we do however drink loads and loads of blizzard cold piss provided to us courtesy of the Royal Danish Court’.

as of November 2010 Hong Kong  had12 regular  Hashes including several new additionsHong Kong Friday H3was founded on 29 February 2008 by Mark ‘Hopeless’ Hope and John ‘Thermal Dick’ Campbell and runs monthly.  Sai Kung Saturday H3 was founded on 17 February 2007 by Guy ‘Gunpowder Plod’ Shirra. They run monthly and now have over 35 '3rd Saturday of the month' family runs to their credit. The women's only  Hong Kong Hash House Babes (founded March 2009 by Kin ‘Catch of the Day’ Keibun runs bi-monthly.

(with the recent addition of the Sai Kung Staurday H3  SKSH3, the HK Friday 4 monthly or bi-monthly hashes and one group that meets randomly. They all get together once a year. See SANTA Hash

Updated July 2009 with special thanks to Caligula  and again November thanks to Gunpowder Plod

 

Monday

Hong Kong H4    

Kowloon KH3

Tuesday

Ladies LH4

Wednesday

Little Sai Wan H3

Northern NTH3

Thursday

South Side H3

Friday

Hong Kong Friday H3 - monthly

Saturday

Free China H3 - monthly

Sai Kung Saturday H3 -every 3rd Saturday

Hong Kong Hash House Babes  - once every two months

Sunday

Wanchai WH3

Sek Kong SKH3

Randomly

T8(The Dangerous) H3

Annual

Santa Hash


A Special Tribute to a former Sek Kong Hasher
Ken LEUNG Kam-wing MBG

2011 Honours List
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     The 2011 Honours List will be published in the Government Gazette today (July 1).  This is the 14th full Honours List since the reunification.  


Medal for Bravery (Gold) (MBG)

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Mr Ken Leung Kam-wing (deceased)
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     The late Mr Leung is posthumously awarded the MBG in recognition of the utmost bravery he displayed in a hostage incident that happened on August 23, 2010 in Manila, the Philippines.  Mr Leung was one of the hostages of a Hong Kong tour group held by a local gunman on a coach.  When the gunman became increasingly emotionally unstable and started to kill the hostages by firing shots against them, Mr Leung disregarded his own safety and rushed out to stop the gunman despite the life-threatening situation.  He attempted to stop the gunman from shooting and used his own body as a shield.  He was unfortunately killed in the incident.  Mr Leung sacrificed his life selflessly to stop the gunman from shooting and had demonstrated exceptional courage and gallantry of the highest order.

A photo of the Leung family, left to right, siblings Jason, Chung See (Doris) and Song Yi (Jessie) and their parents, Amy and Kam Wing (Ken).

The Leung family, left to right, siblings Jason, Chung See (Doris) and Song Yi (Jessie) and their parents, Amy and Kam Wing (Ken).
(Courtesy of the Toronto Star) {Torn apart by the incompetence of the Philippine authorities GSS GM Nov 11}



Run 1799 Report

posted 1 Apr 2013 23:21 by Guy Shirra   [ updated 2 Apr 2013 08:41 ]

Plod’s 66th Birthday Hash Bash, 24th March, 2013 disguised as Sek Kong H3 Run No 1799

 

It being the Rugby 7’s Final Day it was a small gathering on a rainy Sunday arvo that turned out to run the shiggy trails which circumvent the midlevel regions between Sai Kung town and that well known exemplar of town planning, Sha Kok Mei. 

After a soggy briefing, where the hare proceeded to confuse us with an array of multi-coloured markings for us to decipher, we headed off into the gloom. Y So Syria with Swing Low led the way with Lost at Sea, otherwise known as Sea Sick (that’s a better hash name, not so wimpy) and his dog (Byron), Screwless and Golden Balls close behind. 30 seconds later the first check was encountered running through Plod’s rose garden where we heard Bog Brush @ Roy Orbison whinging about the FRB’s not marking the trail (which he continued to do ad nauseam throughout the run.  Now there’s a bloke who’s afraid of the dark.) After a while it started to piss down giving us a wet, muddy and slippery trail. 

Plod’s Route 66 was a tricky trail which kept the pack of a half dozen or so pretty much together during our 4:75 km trek back to the beer. It was interesting terrain; we scrambled across solitary gravesites desecrated by hash markings and through an angry local’s back yard; he wanted to shoot us for trespassing. At approximately the 1.25 km mark, the pack caught up with the FRB, Y So Syria, who was trying to sort out a 29-way check at the lower end of Nam Shan village. Talk about the blind leading the blind, after 10 minutes the pack was still in a confused state, as countless recces were proving fruitless. 

We knew we were in trouble when Golden Balls caught up looking somewhat distressed, his body telling him that maybe it wasn’t a good idea to consume 2 litres of Plod’s cheap wine before the run. Then we heard the familiar sound of Bog Brush launching into a tirade of profanities about the lack of trail checking. Thank God, someone finally yelled on trail and we were off like rats up a drainpipe.  We ran off the concrete and into some shiggy bits, across a boggy field and through some virgin bush to reach the turn around point some 2.4km from the start. 

Meanwhile somewhere not too far from the starting point, Mark Sex and virgin Cathy where busy getting lost, despite a hotline set up between Swing Low and his harriette, Mark Sex, in a bid to try and direct them out of the woods. As the pack sensed they were now headed back in the direction of home following and sometimes missing the orange ribbons that the hare had so cunningly fixed to places where they were impossible to detect, the troop were now faced with detouring around a rampaging angry Brahman bull, who looked pissed off that his afternoon grazing time was being interrupted by a continuous stream of noisy sweaty bods. Once a lengthy by-pass was forged through the shiggy around Torro, the pack was back on trail. 

Dodging numerous fresh steaming cowpats, across a muddy stream, climbing over a concrete wall the pack entered the mongrel infested confines of Sha Kok Mei. Running through this matrix is always bewildering as hares take full advantage of the confusion they can inflict on the pack. Y So Syria being a local had few problems and he was long gone by the time the bulk of the runners were coming up, too far away for us to hear his calling on trail. As for marking the trail well, ask Bog Brush about that one, if you’ve got an hour or two. 

So once again the pack was checking up and down trying to ward off the threatening teeth gnashing hounds that seem to emerge from every nook in the favela. An on trail call from Screwless put us on the right bearing and we were off again just in time as Bog Brush was about to give us another bollicking for not giving him a map, compass and guide. 

Once the back lanes had been successfully hashed the pack could smell the beer and it wasn’t long before we all spilled out onto Plod’s rooftop ready for the business end of the run. There were of course some tossers who had not moved an inch and were already well ahead in the drinking game.  Zimmerframe, Milky Way, The Widow Wanky with Choco, Cassawanca and his Mrs who arrived later all refrained from running that day. It also was noticed that amongst all the beer swelling blokes guzzling down the ice cold tinnies from Plods cooler that we were missing a few harriettes, who despite Swing Low’s expertise in navigating ships across oceans, couldn’t quite direct them back into port. 

A rescue plan was devised and the lost party was located wondering around the back allies of Sai Kung and returned to the party in a green taxi. A little later, a car drew up out of which popped passenger Victim who removed Plod’s police traffic cone to allow North & South to park. However, he failed to remove Plod’s cunningly concealed lump of granite upon which N&S promptly grounded the car. Loud male wailing and female screeching then ensued, attracting the attention of the roof-top party people who commenced yelling encouragement (other than Plod, clearly more concerned about the fate of his lump of granite.) 

The Circle then ensued, run by Y So Syria as GM2 of SKH3, most of the down downs going to Plod. A glass was then raised to Absent Friend, Paul The Dodgy Car Salesman Gross (who sadly passed away the following day). 

Then the rugby fans watched the 7s finals live online and on widescreen, luckily not interrupted as the TV apparently was. Golden Balls, conveniently forgetting his Irish heritage (discovered when Ireland were a winning team last year) yelled loudly for his newly beloved Wales but to no avail. 

Food was then consumed although it was not enough for Golden Balls who discovered the assortment of fine cheeses concealed in Plod’s fridge by Screwless who had done a bit of pre-run up-market shopping to take home to the wilds of Kam Tin. Sadly, he went home cheese-less whereas the replete Golden Balls was the last to leave clutching  ½ a 4 litre bottle of Plod’s finest plonko rosso 2012 as a roady. 

On On Spank Me @ Whinging £10 Pom (edited by Plod)




GM 18 December 2011

posted 13 Oct 2009 08:34 by Guy Shirra   [ updated 6 Jun 2012 09:28 ]

 

SEK KONG HASH HOUSE HARRIERS

 

AGM Sunday 18 December 2011

 

By Decree of the Grand Master (The Great Plod; Tremble & Obey!), the AGM shall be as follows:

 

Date/Time: Sunday 18 December from 3pm Run Start to whenever

 

Place: 富琴火龍果農莊Fu Kam Dragon Fruit Farm, 5 Tit Hang, Kwu Tung, nr Sheung Shui, N.T.

 

Hares: Gunpowder Plod GM 9307 2041 and Golden Jelly GM2 9056 7960

 

Directions: From Sheung Shui / Fanling (drive)

Go west along Fanling Highway towards Lok Ma Chau and follow the signs for Pak Shek Au.

Take the slip road, then turn right to cross the highway on a flyover.

Then turn left, then drive just a short distance (about 50 meters), look for sign "Chau Tau", turn right, pass rubbish dump (don’t go to Chau Tau), follow direction of red arrow on sign of 富琴火龍果農莊 or direction of red arrow on the road surface.

 

From Yuen Long (drive)

San Tin Highway to Lok Ma Chau interchange.

Exit left at the interchange and cross the large roundabout (don’t turn left for the border) taking the second left off the roundabout, then take the road left immediately after the roundabout signposted for Kwu Tung.

Immediately turn right (if go straight on, will go Lok Ma Chau).

Follow the road until you see sign of "Chau Tau", turn left and pass rubbish dump(don’t go to Chau Tau), follow direct of red arrow on sign of 富琴火龍果農莊 or direction of red arrow on the road surface.

 

Take taxi from Sheung Shui or from the yellow bus stop in Lok Ma Chau, tell driver to go to Chau Tau junction, follow the instruction above.

 

Take No. 17 red mini bus or No. 76K bus, get off at Chau Tau junction, and WALK, it will only take 20 minutes!

 

Call Golden Jelly on 9056 7960, I will tell the taxi driver how to get there.

 

 

Map:

 

http://hk.centamap.com/gc/centamaplocation.aspx?x=827322&y=841439&sx=827322.44384&sy=841439.2944&z=6&lg=en

 

The Farm is located is on the SW of the lake at Tit Hang but the road in is the one to the right under “East Rail Line” NOT the road straight to Tit Hang.

 

Drink: mulled wine, unlimited beer and soft drinks

 

Bring Your Own: wines & spirits, port, cigars, etc

 

Food: Traditional AGM fare comprising:

 

Hot Starter: Homemade Mushroom Soup with rolls and butter

 

Hot Entrees: Roast Suckling Pig with Crackling served with apple sauce and salad, Veggie Fried Rice etc.

 

Desserts: Home Grown Dragon Fruit, Strawberries etc from the farm

 

Election of New Mismanagement: Anyone wishing to stand for election (or to avoid being elected for that matter) (or to drop some other poor sod in it) should write to the GM enclosing a cheque for his favourite charity:

 

(www.the GunpowderPlodRetirementInCorfuFund.oap)

 

Run Fee: FREE RUN!!

 

{Absentees vill be Rogered by Herr Zimmerframe!    Gunpowder Plod 8 December 11}

 

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