JANUARY 9 2022
Hares: Chippy, Have-A-Chat, Secs, Mr.T
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom, Have-A-Chat
Ringmaster: Chom Chom
Report: Faulty Brakes
Having dusted off the old and trusty haversack after what seemed an eternity it was time to procure our bus for Run 990 for a pre-marked trail. The sight of those familiar red ties was welcomed by one and all. The usual suspects meeting in Tommy’s Bar were anxious to get the action under way. Quartermaster Chom Chom had iced the beer and stored the rations for the veritable feast that lay ahead at the Down Down. Registration and Bean counting was undertaken by Mr T and with all provisions on board it was time to head for today’s long awaited trail in Nui Dinh.
Leaving Le Ngoc Han and heading through the busy streets of Vung Tau there was an air of excitement for Run 990, our first away run in 7 months. The journey of 45 minutes reminded us of just how beautiful the Vietnamese countryside is at this time of year and how sadly we missed our away runs.
The previous Friday Secs, Mr T, Chippy and Michael Havachat had done the trailblazing to ensure the success of today’s trail, and everybody was in agreement just how brilliant it was with the over all rating of 10 out of 10 ( Tram Phan Tram) The weekly video by Chom Chom (so good they named him twice) relieves the Run Reporter of trying to describe the action of the trail and what a brilliant video again this week.
Arriving in Nui Dinh the bus spewed it’s passengers and and hashers waited anxiously for today’s instructions, the Mantra for today and every day is follow the Red tapes, if you manage not to come across the tapes go back to the last tape you encountered and start again. Down Down location was at the side of the road similar to previous hashes and this week’s beautiful food was managed by Smiley and the ubiquitous Chom Chom.
Weary legs continue traipsing back to our Down Down and Mr Phi’s excellent Saigon Green along with adequate supplies of Soft Drinks made the occasion memorable. The circle was conducted by, yes you guessed it, none other than Chom Chom and we welcomed a group of virgins including Hue from Hue. The banh mi proved very successful to one and all, delicious Roast Pork in fresh crusty bread we are in debt to Smiley.
Today as we returned homeward we witnessed huge amounts of buses, coaches and cars along the side of the road,apparently devotees had come to listen to a holy monk in the temple (source Chippy). People were reminded of the importance of not littering the mountain and we ask parents to be vigilant of their children when hashing to ensure this source of enjoyment is long term and litter free. We rolled into Tommy’s some 45 minutes later and many hands removed the eskies and equipment for storage until our next excursion.
We will shortly be planning a weekend of celebration for our 1000th run, preferential treatment will be given to regular hashers when it comes to costs etc. The perfect Jive Duo supplied the post match entertainment in Tommy’s Bar and the fun continued into late Sunday night.
Another great Sunday and to everyone involved in the planning and work that made this possible - take a bow and we see you all again next week…on on, on on!
RUN 990 GALLERY
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