OCTOBER 18 2020
Hares: Anagram, Bull Ant, Chippy, Chom Chom, Secs, Raffa
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom, Secs
Report: Faulty Brakes
Sunday 19.00 and the returning Hash bus trundled into Le Ngoc Han and VTH3’s Headquarters Tommy's Bar. The usual scramble for the restrooms ensued by all after another successful Sunday for “the old lady of Vung Tau” (a.k.a VTH3) and Run 955. The eskies and equipment were removed from the bus and drained of ice and placed in our storeroom to rest for one more week.
The day had started ominously with heavy downpours in the morning lending to a number of no shows, our motto in this long running Hash is that we run in all weathers and if you have booked a seat on our bus please inform us if you are not going to show this allows us to adjust the purchases of Banh Mi and keep costs to the minimum for everyone.
This Sunday’s superb run had been laid by our trail finding team the previous Friday, our thanks to Secs, Bull Ant, Chippy, Anagram and Mr Vinh for providing us with a trail that was the nearest to perfection, rated 99 out of 100. The Down Down took place in our forest hideaway with the usual high standard of catering which we have become accustomed to! Chicken Banh Mi, Sushi (Nha Le thank you) Fruit and inevitable softies and the cold Saigon beer, made the previous 2 hours efforts all the more worthwhile.
The trail as we can see in Chom Chom’s (the thinking mans “Martin Scorsese”) excellent video was demanding but was justified with the panoramic views from the large viewpoint on the rocks at the top of the mountain and just for good measure we threw a yoga exercise for those who can still stretch those muscles that are not used as often as before. The video encapsulated everything good that hashing is all about, crossing streams in full torrent and through bamboo thickets on a day when the Rainy Season was at its worst or best?
Today there were no sinners and everyone was a winner, and to all who took part in the organising and participated in the run, give yourself a big clap on the back and take a bow. The light faded quickly on Nui Dinh mountain and it was party time for our return to Vung Tau, further cans were devoured on our disco bus, music blared and songs were sung (well sort of?) and with the occasional pit stop it wasn’t long until we reached the bright lights of Vung Tau. Someone once remarked the most important things in the world are to get something to eat, as all something to drink and get someone to love you,.....well it looks like the VTH 3 has all 3 of these qualities.
RUN 955 GALLERY