Monday, March 14, 2011


I attended my first Hash House Harriers event on Sunday. This very odd event may be something I could do again mainly because it is bizarre and I am fond of the bizarre. Here is the definition of the HHH:
The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH, H3, or referred to simply as Hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a Hash or Hash Run, with participants calling themselves Hashers

This Hash was in honor of St Patrick's Day. We were to wear green, bring $3.00 and a beer. It's a bit like a scavenger hunt with beer being the prize halfway through. (alas, never saw it) You follow chalk marks and flour along the trail with back tracking and criss-crossing through the creek and the mud. When you come to an intersection it could be any which way so if you are ahead you may run awhile before realizing that this in fact is the wrong way and now of course everyone else has found the right way and now you are behind. In order to get some beer you need four people so there is no sense in running off alone. And it is not about being the fastest anyway,(of course if you read my earlier blog you know that I, like Charlie Sheen am all about WINNING) But this is about the beer and the food and the silly songs. (Originally it was about working off the food and drink from the weekend and to make fat old sods feel younger) Apparently you can travel the world and find these events with the songs and runs basically all along the same idea. That in itself is very cool.

It is good to go with kids, they have good eyes and quick legs!

This flour was the cause of some concern and the police to get involved as someone thought the white powder may be someone trying to poison dogs. It seems it might be better to use chalk in high traffic areas or you might end up in Guantanamo Bay!

It speaks for itself!

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