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So, as I've probably got your attention with the title of this entry, let me explain what I mean...

The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH or H3, or referred to simply as hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running social clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a hash or hash run, with participants calling themselves hashers or hares and hounds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

Great emphasis is placed on the social aspect, and in particular the après-hash refreshemtns after the run.
The Hash usually meet at a pub chosen by the Hare (the person setting the trail) and the Hounds set off using their clearly defined trail, set using either chalk, sawdust or flour.
The Trail has varies symbols showing options and alternative routes, which allows the slower runners to catch up whilst the faster runners figure out the correct route, shouting "On-On" when the correct route is identified.

Hashing began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a group of British colonial officials and expatriates founded a running club called the Hash House Harriers. They named the group after their meeting place, the Selangor Club, nicknamed the "Hash House." Hash House Harrier runs were patterned after the traditional British paper chase. A "hare" was given a head start to blaze a trail, marking his devious way with shreds of paper, all the while pursued by a shouting pack of "harriers." Only the hare knew where he was going . . . the harriers followed his clues to stay on trail. Apart from the excitement of chasing the hare and solving the clues, reaching the end was its own reward . . . for there, thirsty harriers would find a tub of iced-down beer.

. . . from the 1938 charter of the Kuala Lumpur Hash House Harriers
• To promote physical fitness among our members
• To get rid of weekend hangovers
• To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer
• To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel

And so I joined the Sheffield Hash House Harriers for their annual 'Hash-Camp' - two days in the Peak District.
The First day covered around 10.2miles, and 3 pubs, though the weather made it more interesting:
Gorillas, no, cows, in the mist:

What goes up, must come down... off the edge of the world it would seem...
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Follow a trail in this...

And then, the site every hasher wants to see...Pub in the mist - 'On-In':

Stopping at a local pub over night with good food and plenty of refreshment, we over-came hangovers, and more interesting weather to get out for another 6+mile run on the Sunday:

All in all, a great first experience Hashing. 'On-On'

Posted by charlystyles 03:23 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged running hash peak_district

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