Shanghai Hash House Harriers
Run 1496 Sunday September 3rd 2017
这是2017年9月3日，星期日，SH3 Runs #1496 的说明：
Hares: VVV & The Bomb
Meeting point & directions: A-to-A run from Mingxiatang Eatery, 名虾堂小吃(龙柏店)。
Address: 398 Hongsong Rd, Minhang district, Shanghai, China
Subway: Line 10, Longbai Xincun Station, Exit 5 （10号线龙柏新村站5号出口）
Directions: Follow the marks north-west.
The Bluebird Run
When you hear the number 300, what comes to mind?
The need for speed!
On this day 80 years ago September 1935, Sir Malcolm Campbell had achieved a milestone in driving, he set a new record for speed on land, in his 2,500-hp motor car Bluebird. Over two laps on a one-mile course, the car averaged a speed of 301.129 miles per hour, shattering a record set earlier that year.
September 3rd, 1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell took his beloved Blue Bird out to the Bonneville Salt Flats where he drove it straight into the record books. The car that featured the 36.7L supercharged Rolls Royce airplane engine producing 2300+ horsepower managed to reach the elusive 300mph mark. With a land speed record you use two runs, and the combined average of those runs is what becomes the record. Campbell’s two run average was 301.337mph. All thanks to a massive blue car with a catchy name and monster airplane engine under the hood.
In his honor, were going to run like were breaking a running record—but most likely 300 down downs is all we can realistically achieve on such short notice.