WHEN sportsman and former Federation International Hockey umpire in the European Cup in Hanover, Germany, Serjeet Singh joined the Royal Klang Club (RKC) Hash House Harriers and Harriets (H4) in 1992, never did he imagine he could achieve his 2,020th hash run.
He wore the umpire’s badge from 1998 to 2001.
One of the longest standing member of the running social club, he was elated to achieve the feat.
Serjeet, 64, who is the RKC H4 Chapter chairman, said he was overjoyed to have had achieved the 2,020th run that included running in other hash groups locally and overseas, for 28 years.
“I just love the adrenaline rush of the runs. It is all about the camaraderie with like-minded fellow runners. For me, each run is an adventure as I enjoy the environment the runners take, be it a domestic or foreign route, ” he said.
H4 is an international group of non-competitive running social clubs.
Serjeet added that it was momentous and truly unforgettable to achieve the 2,020th run at the Zhangjiajie International Pan Asia Hash Run at the Zhangjiajie National Park in China in November, last year.
“Over the 28 years, I have made great friends in runs that celebrate the festive seasons, National Day and the latest was the International Marathon Bahamas with Nassau Hash House Harriers Run which involved four days of island hopping that included the Nassau islands.”
The RKC H4 members held a Chinese New Year celebration where the non-Chinese RKC members feted their Chinese fellow hashers to dinner at a restaurant in Jalan Batu Tiga Lama in Klang.
RKC H4 Grandmaster S. Kula-segaran said he had earlier hosted a dinner for all the 250 hashers who participated in a 6km run at Taman Pertanian, Shah Alam.
“It was a wonderful run where 70 were put on ice, ” he said.
RKC vice-president K. Hothiya-kumar, who is in-charge of sports, said he hoped that more Klangites would participate in the next hash run for Deepavali.
Emcee for the event Erique Sim said the RKC H4 was proud to have Selangor Coast Club president Goh Keng Cheng as the guest of honour.
Other hash clubs, from the Royal Selangor Club, Royal Lake Club and Klang Hash (KH4) joined the event where all enjoyed the merrymaking with dance and music belted out by the D’ Indigo Band led by keyboardist Jimmy Khor, with singers Grace Marie and Andrea Jane.
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