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Outstation on 18 February 2023 in Udon Thani. Hare: Andy Grob (Mee Grob)

co-hare: Lem Morgan (nogood boyo). 

 

Program :

 

Friday evening : 

Informal pay-your-own-drinks&food get together at Brick House Inn (great Thai and Western food & wide choice of drinks) on Samphan Thamit Alley on Google aka Sumpuntamit Road, Mak Khaeng. (Google Location link above)

 

Saturday afternoon : 

Bus leaves Samphan Thamit Alley at 2pm. Run starts around 3.30pm Runs are A-A, A-B and A-B-C  have mixed terrain but involve no mountain climbing.

Walk : approx. 3.5 km - first half following same route as below runs - slight elevation - no obstacles - around lake.

Medium run : approx 7 km around lake, in light forest, along rice, tapioca and sugarcane-fields, a river and canals.

Long run : approx. 12 km - first 7 km same as medium run with drink stop at km 7 - thereafter mostly flat dirt farms roads beside rice and sugar cane fields - into the sunset to the final ON IN and circle.

 

Runs start approx. 45 km from city center in the country side of Udon Thani province. Transport from city center (Samphan Thamit Alley area) to run site, circle, to On On On dinner and back to city center by chartered bus. On On dinner will have a menu choice of Thai and Greek food. Transport will take Walk and Medium runners to the final ON IN circle then everyone to the dinner and back to town.

 

Sunday run :

10am start from Samphawat Alley (Brick House/Pannerai Hotel location) Approx. 6 km A to A “city” run (compared to Bangkok, Udon Thani does not have tall buildings, traffic jams, etc) almost all on quiet roads with little traffic, lakeside trails and surprisingly good countryside vistas. Completely flat.

Tentative run fees :

 

Saturday :

THB 1000 all in (transport, run, circle, OnOnOn and supplies).

Sunday :

There may be a small run fee.

 

Accommodation :

 

It is suggested that you stay at a hotel or Guest House on or near Samphan Thamit Alley which is Udon's central location.

Please check various hotel platform websites.  Below are indicative prices (prices are constantly changing) per standard double room for 2 persons/ night of Agoda incl. BF and taxes for some suggested hotels in that area :

 

Pannarai THB 1294

The 8 Hotel THB 1270

Banbua Grand THB 1306

Kavinburi Green THB 1137

Centara THB 2306

All above hotels are rated **** except Kavinburi *** 

 

Travel to / from Udon Thani :

 

Apart from using own car or shared bus :

 

Major domestic and regional airlines (Nok Air, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile, Thai AirAsia and Thai Vietjet) are offering various flights from / to Don Muang and / or Suvarnabhumi airport. 

 

By rail there are 3 daily departures in each direction : 

Dep BKK 08.20, arvl Udon 16.55 (return 08.16-17.10)

Dep BKK 20.00, arvl Udon 05.39 (rtn 19.38-05.45)

Dep BKK 20.45, arvl Udon 06.57 (rtn 20.20-06.00)

Sleeper compartments are available.

 

Registration :

Given transport restrictions we will have a cut off point and a final registration date when a maximum number is reached. That point is now imminent. To register please send email to both hares :

Andy Grob (Mee Grob) andreas.grobth@gmail.com and Lem Morgan (NGB) lemuelmorgan@gmail.com

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For future significant BH3 events, go to link 'BH3 HARELINE' on Front Page. Other significant events such as BH3 outstations and runs in the area will be advertised here when details are forthcoming.

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