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Fiji Interhash 2018 reports that all is going well with the onset of the new year. Registrations are just over 1300 with more expected.

 

They have tracked 3 run sites, all of which are  great hash running territory.

 

By the end of January 2017 they will add a "5 star track" that is expected to be most spectacular in every respect. What this "5 Star Track" actually is still remains a mystery that will be unveiled soon.

 

 

The new IH Fiji 2018 website is http://fijiinterhash2018.com/.

Check it out for news on Interhash 2018 including accommodation options. 

 

With less than 13 weeks until our Vietnam Nash Hash in Nha Trang - we have 104 registrations. As we have to cap the numbers to 135 due to safety on the boats - if you have partners and/or friends who haven't registered yet, give them a nudge. This applies especially to Saigon Hashers as your official run is in Nha Trang for the weekend Friday 24-26 March. We don't want you to miss out.

Here is some information you may find useful:

Weather:

Late March is usually the perfect time to visit Nha Trang.The wet season is over, the ocean is calm and female viagra the scorching heat of May/June/July and August has not arrived. Expect temperatures of 30c every day and there is no way you will need warm clothing.

Accommodation:

If you want to be near the action at our venue = Crazy Kim's, 19 Biet Thu Street, use The Sailing Club as a guide and stay within 1 kilometre north, south or west of it. Lots of hotels on the north side of the river near the university, market themselves as being centrally located. In reality they are about 6km from the tourist centre. Luckily taxis are very cheap but nothing beats walking to your destination.

Nha Trang is going through a Boom and hotels are being built everywhere creating a glut of accommodation. Lots of people are asking me advice on where to stay and we really cannot give you the best answer. Most hotels are offering great online deals to compete with the opposition. Your best bet is to go onto booking.com or agoda.com and see what promotions they have. This way you get your preferred star rating as well. If you like a bit of comfort, don't overlook places like Sheraton, Novotel etc because they often have good specials.

Getting here:

Nha Trang Airport (Cam Ranh) is transforming itself and zithromax prescription austria international flights are arriving. Hk Express from Hong Kong flies direct as does China Airlines and so do a number of flights from Moscow and Siberia. Many flights a day come in from Saigon (Hcmc), Hanoi and Danang. We have tourists from all over the world however our main tourists at this point of time are wealthy Chinese. This seems to change almost annually - as before the Russian currency dropped out of the sky - we were the favourite holiday destination for Ruskys.

Buses and trains run frequently all throughout the country. I strongly suggest you dont do long distance bus travel - even though we do it at times. The new buses are luxurious but the fatality rate is terrifying and receives very little publicity. Train travel is a great way to see the country as long as you book your trip during the day. A few years ago we always travelled by train now we get air tickets for the same price. Domestic carriers coming into Nha Trang include: Vietnam Air, VietJet and Jetstar. There maybe others too but that's my extent of knowledge. Expect delays. Vietnam Air is the most reliable as they get first preference if there is a queue.

Things to do:

Part of your goody bag treasures will be a wristband giving you discounts to restaurants, spas, clubs around town that are part of the "Visit Nha Trang" brand.

There are endless beaches. The City beaches are fine and buy cheap generic cialis for Us$2 you can hire a beach lounger with umbrella for the day. Raise your arm and somebody will appear to get your food or beverage order. The out of town beaches are fabulous with their traditional shacks supplying fresh seafood and cheap beer. Local bus services or taxis take you north and south to beach locations.

Nha Trang is situated on Nha Trang Bay and is backed to the west by rain-forested coastal ranges. Known as the southern highlands, the scenery is magnificent and if you are a motor bike enthusiast, you will have a thrilling time. There are also multi daily buses visiting these parts and private vehicles with drivers for hire. I will give you details of these companies in later posts.

Nha Trang is famous for its day spas. Most are average but people love them anyway - and some are world class. Pure Vietnam Beauty and Spa is a bit more expensive than most (still a fraction of western prices) but the owners are Australians and run the place by Australian standards (giving most of their takings to charity). If you have aches and pains then Steve Brown is the man to fix them.

Restaurants from all over the world abound. If you want a change from eating Vietnamese then take your pick of almost anywhere in the world. Walk about 500 metres inland and the gliz and glitter of Nha Trang City is gone.You are firmly in the real Vietnam and can enjoy street food or eat at any of the little local places with other Vietnamese.

That's all for now folks.

Talk soon.

On On
Dosage and the Nth3 Committee

http://www.nhatranghash.com/

interhash 2018 fijiBula and warm greetings from Fiji.

Interhash 2018 , the 21st Anniversary of Interhash is well and truly taking shape.

We faced teething issues with regos and payments on line which is now fully operational and so far more than a thousand registered.

The committee has been working pretty hard with several important subcommittees to look at the entire 4 days event which includes the Red Dress Run.

Our website is regularly updated and will soon include pages dedicated to “who is coming”

 The new website address is www.fijiinterhash2018.com

Amari Watergate Bangkok will be hold The 19th Annual Amari Watergate Bangkok Charity Midnight Run on Saturday, 21 January 2017. This is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight, offering runners a unique experience of running under the fabulous atmosphere of Bangkok at night.

 

Each year, the race brings together people from across the globe, with last year’s run raising an incredible 4 million THB. This year, the race proceeds will go to three major charities, the Chalerm Prakiat HRH Princess Sirindhorn School in Lampoon province and Baht for a Better Life, an Amari CSR project dedicated to offering educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Bangkok and rural areas.

 

The race gives competitors a choice to choose between two distances:6k anda half marathon length of 12k, taking place on Phetchburi Road in the heart of the city.Runners of all ages and nationalities come together for this special event. Last year, 6,000 runners came tocompete.The starting and finishing points arelocated at Amari Watergate.There will be police and security crew present to guard the entire race route. Entry is 800 THB for both distance.

 

Online application is available at http://www.gotorace.com/events/category/running/from now until20 January 2017, after which all applications should be made directly to the hotel by calling +66 (0)2 653 9000 ext. 69.

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We have less than 4 months to go until our 4th Anniversary weekend.The Vietnam Gms got together and agreed to make it Nash Hash as well - so we have a double-whammy lined up for you.

Saigon Hash is making the weekend their official run and we will be overrun with people from "The South". Pattaya is set to come in large numbers and we have a big contingent of Australians lined up particularly from Brisbane. In addition there are lots of Hashers from all over the world planning to come.

Due to our initial problems with Paypal we switched to other payment options. That is working well except many of you haven't actually made your payments yet - or if you have they are not showing up in the designated places.

Western Union payments have been coming through but only if you send me the code (a series of numbers/letters) which is given to you when you make the payment. We need this code to access the funds. I contact the payer as soon as that happens. Others have paid into Westpac and I have confirmed them on the website. Payments into the Vietnam bank account are usually accompanied by an Sms so if you have paid this way please check your status on the website and contact me if your payment isn't showing up. All the above are easy-fixes!! Remain calm and breath deeple if your payment isn't showing yet.

We will start sending you updates of what to expect in Nha Trang. One thing you can be sure of is that we will go all out to give you a great weekend of Hashing.

 

More info here:  http://www.nhatranghash.com/



On On
Dosage on behalf of the Nth3 Committee

The 19th Amari Watergate Hotel Midnight Run has been Re-scheduled to 21 January 2017

About the Midnight Run

The only race in Bangkok to take place on the capital's streets at midnight, the Midnight Run sees many runners competing in this annual event. With a choice between a 6-km or 12-km route, the run brings a fantastic mix of international and local professional runners, together with families and groups of friends to support a variety of amazing causes.

A mainstay in Thailand's calendar of sporting and charitable events, proceeds from the Midnight Run will be donated to three great charities, including:

Chalerm Prakiat School, Lampoon

Provides education to unfortunate children whose parents have passed away from HIV infection

Baht for a Better Life

A project dedicated to offering educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Bangkok and rural areas of Thailand

 

For more information, visit:

http://www.amari.com/watergate/charity-midnight-run.aspx

 

Head up on the 4th Anniversary - Nha Trang Hash.
 
When: 24-26 March 2017
 
Where: Nha Trang - everything happens from Crazy Kim's Bar, 19 Biet Thu Street
 
What: Countryside runs, walks, beach swimming, ocean cruising, island hopping, 2 lunches, one dinner and party with live band - free flow beer, spirits, softies and water - and goodie bag.    All this in beautiful Nha Trang, Gold Coast of Vietnam.
 
The on-line booking system opened earlier today and numbers will be capped at 135 - we like it compact and intimate - "that's how we roll".   
 
How do I book:   Visit www.nhatranghash.com, click on "Specials" tab and follow prompts.  Cost for a weekend on the coast in exotic Nha Trang is $US130+paypal.
 
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Checkout our Nha Trang Hash House Harriers FB page for on-going news.
 

See you in March.   ON ON ON ON


Published by Lisa Sukita · September 20 at 6:46am · Honolulu, HI, United States ·
The Hash Challenge held this past weekend in Kuala Kubu Baru is a grueling event. Jean Francois Thomas, a hasher from Belgium, got separated from his team and never made it to the finish line. Our condolences to his family and friends.
http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/09/174680/post-mortem-belgian-hasher-died-after-falling-striking-his-head


Do you think that putting on events like this is going beyond the scope of hashing?
 

Halve Maan Brewery lies in the center of Bruges, Belgium, but its bottling plant is on the city’s outskirts. Trucks became expensive and impractical, so the owners built an underground pipeline to carry the beer.

  By TURNER COWLES and RUSSELL GOLDMAN on Publish DateSeptember 16, 2016.

 

Beneath the gilded spires and medieval cobblestone streets of Bruges, the lifeblood of Belgium now flows at more than 1,000 gallons an hour.

The turn of a tap on Friday propelled the Belgian city into the future — and sent its citizens to the bar — as dignitaries and drinkers celebrated a momentous innovation: the world’s first beer pipeline.

The two-mile pipeline, visible in one spot through a transparent manhole cover cut into the cobblestone, carries beer from one of the country’s oldest still-operating breweries in the center of Bruges to a bottling plant on its outskirts.

The project cost about 4 million euros, or $4.5 million. But the brewery discovered an innovative way to raise the funds: promise donors free beer for life.

“As far as we know, this is the first time ever that such a thing has been done,” Xavier Vanneste, the director of De Halve Maan, or The Half Moon, a brewery, said in an interview. “It’s an old product, but an innovative project.”

Bruges, a medieval city and a Unesco World Heritage site, is a warren of narrow streets made congested by the nearly two million tourists who visit annually. Mr. Vanneste said the influx of visitors had made transporting the brew daily on tanker trucks tedious and expensive, and risked forcing the 500-year-old brewery out of its home.

“We wanted to avoid running big expensive tanker trucks back and forth transporting our beer,” Mr. Vanneste said. “So we constructed a direct pipeline from the brewery to the bottle room.”

 

The last truck visited the brewery on Thursday. By Friday, over 1,000 gallons, or 12,000 bottles of beer, began flowing through the pipeline per hour. The brewery plans to operate the pipeline 24 hours a day.

If a beer pipeline sounds like a fraternity boy’s fantasy, or, as the European news media has dubbed it, a “pipe dream,” Mr. Vanneste said the idea was rooted in the city’s existing infrastructure.

“We got the idea from looking at other life provisions that run through pipes,” he said. “Water pipes, electricity pipes, cable distribution, etc. So why wouldn’t that be possible for beer?”

One potential obstacle was that the city had never previously permitted a private company to run its own pipes beneath the streets. Another was cost.

The mayor of Bruges, Renaat Landuyt, though initially skeptical, warmed to the idea and approved the brewery’s plan.

“It was so important to find that solution for our mobility problem, because if we want to work in a modern way, from time to time we need to let trucks enter the historical city,” the mayortold Euronews.

Funding, however, was a different matter.

So Mr. Vanneste turned to another innovation his ancestors, who began operating the brewery in 1856, could never have dreamed of: the internet.

More than 500 people contributed to an online crowdsourcing campaign that helped raise the money needed to lay the pipe.

Backers are to be rewarded “with free beer for life in proportion to their contribution,” Mr. Vanneste said. “For example, someone that only made a small investment will get maybe a pack of beer every year on his birthday. But someone who paid the maximum amount may receive up to one bottle of beer a day for the rest of his or her life.”

THE ANGKOR ULTRA TRAIL….THE TREASURES OF ANGKOR at your fingertips from January 20 to 21, 2017

 

Do not only run the world, but also go off the beaten track and enjoy a dream in the heart of the most beautiful sites in the planet. The Angkor Ultra Trail goes all the way out as it reveals all the jewels of Cambodia at your feet!

 

Escorted by SDPO (Sports Development Performance Organization), the experts in organizing races in Southeast Asia, you will run in the heart of the archaeological site of Siem Reap, the ancient remnants of the Khmer Kingdom and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. More than 300 competitors from across the world participated in this world first class race last year and the second edition offers you, not only a choice to run the Ultra 128 km in solo or in relay, but also the Bayon Trail of 64 km, the Jungle Trail of 32km or the Temple Run of 16km. 

 

A Nordic walking of 16km and for the accompanying joiners, you are welcome to join a humanitarian walk of 5km with the Cambodian children which are also part of the program.

 

In all cases, the ancient temples lost in the jungle, the sandy tracks crossing through the rice fields and villagers cheering will inspire your race. The trail traverses the hillside descending slightly, so it will not be difficult. But the problem that you may face is a weather that you are not accustomed to, as during the end of January, the average temperatures are between 18°C and 24°C. For the rest, you will be inevitably amazed by so much beauty.

 

"By participating in one of our scheduled events, the Angkor Ultra Trail which is a socially responsible race, you will combine solidarity by helping the Cambodian children and by supporting in the protection and preservation of the Angkor archaeological site, the ancient remnants of the Khmer Kingdom”.

 

Be the leading players on our side, the Angkor Ultra Trail and SDPO are waiting for you to join us in this second edition.

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