The Pattaya Jungle Monkey Hash was born in October 2005 when it became the third hash in the Jungle stable after the Jungle and Jungle Irregular Lunar, had been formed some years earlier. The initial thought was to name it the “Evil Boys H3” but this was disregarded when the married “boys”, thought their wives might get the wrong interpretation of what we were doing.
Like many “good ideas”, the concept was formulated after a certain degree of over indulgence, following a very liquid birthday party the previous evening, which unabated, had continued on to the Jungle mismanagement meeting in the Thistle Hash Bar the following day when the dregs of PJH3 society had even more bright ideas!
From memory, the over inebriated consisted of Sheik Bin Shaggin, Jellobutt, Lord Lucan, Ball Ringer and G.I.Joe.
Why not organize a little more extreme male only event initially to be held every 3 months.
The run would be a “Ball Breaker” and start in the morning followed by a long circle. We would have a run theme, a shirt would be produced for each run, and afterwards, we would repair to a local hostelry for a meal. Costs would be kept to a minimum by using our own vehicles and by borrowing the Jungle equipment.
October 4th 2005 and the first hash took place. Thirteen hashers and one hare depart from Pattaya using three pick up trucks for the “Lost Virginity Run” hared by Lord Lucan and held in the Jungle near darkest Ban Chang. It was here the hash motto “Can’t do – Don’t do" came into being – It was a hard wet run! Every hasher was required to wear ODD BRIGHTLY COLOURED SOCKS . This tradition is still carried on to this day.
During the event Jellobutt was handed the mantel as first Monkey GM – as he was the incumbent Jungle GM it seemed the sensible thing to do!
We then had to wait until 2nd Feb 2006 for run #2 hared by Dizzy and G.I. Joe to take place, when a pack of 17 signed up. However, gradually the event was proving more and more popular and the runs were organized more frequently, until today 2009 when it has become bi monthly event and we try to limit the numbers to 35.
Our rapid growth means we now have to transport a large number of hashers and bus is hired for the day.
We held our first outstation run in August 2008 with 25 runners. This was held in conjunction with our sister hash The Malacca Orang Utan H3 in Malacca, Malaysia. We will continue to hold an annual outstation from now on. The event in 2009 will be held in conjunction with Korat H3 and will be staged in and around Khao Yai National Park.
Today, (April 2009), The Pattaya Jungle Monkey H3 has become an independent entity, with its own mismanagement and accountability.
We have our own web site full of data and photographs. However, we still maintain STRONG links are to the Jungle stable of hashes for support and equipment.
To date over 130 individual hashers have attended The Monkey and the list continues to grow, with the current GM proclaiming the Monkey, to be the BEST Men Only hash in the known Universe.