HHH – Hash House Harriers (10 January 2011)

Gerry and I did our very first Hash today with the Palmerston North Hash House Harriers. Some of the blokes have managed over a 1000 hashes! Very impressive indeed.

Those who don’t know what this is, it is often jokingly referred to as “a drinking club with a running problem”. It is a worldwide tradition which, in short, is described as follows: “At a Hash, one or more members (Hares) lay a trail, which is then followed by the remainder of the group (the Pack or Hounds). The trail often includes false trails, short cuts, dead ends, and splits. These features are designed to keep the pack together regardless of fitness level or running speed, as front-runners are forced to slow down to find the “true” trail, allowing stragglers to catch up”. ” Apart from the excitement of chasing the hare and finding the trail, harriers reaching the end of the trail would be rewarded with beer, ginger beer and cigarettes.” – Wikipedia.

Had a lovely BBQ afterwards.