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Hash House Harriers in Canberra: up-coming runs

By Overheard - 8 January 2009 22

I’ve posted a couple of previous items on the Hash House Harriers, a sociable mob (or mobs) of drinkers with a running problem. Lob the word ‘Hash’ into yon search field at the top of this page for more.

Some details of upcumming runs in the week commencing Monday 12 January appear below. The link at www.hhh.asn.au will reveal more about runs around Canberra, Australia and links to the world.

Monday: Capital Hash, 6pm. Black Mountain Reserve Car Park.
Monday: Belconnen Hash, 6pm. Zierholz Brewery, Fyshwick.
Monday: Canberra Hash, 6.27pm. Playground at corner of Helpmann Street and Lundie Place, Bonython.

Tuesday: Full Moon Hash, 8pm. Zierholz Brewery, Fyshwick.

Wednesday: WACT Hash, 6.10pm. Turkoz Restaurant, Woolley Street, Dickson.

The Harriettes run once a month; next run in Macquarie on 5 February (bring swimmers). They will also be hosting the ever-popular Scottish-Fijian Friendship champers and strawberry stall at the Multicultural Festival on 7 Feb.

Master Batemans Hash runs at the Bay on the first Saturday of the month.

New runners always welcome. The individual web-sites and contacts thereon will tell you more about whether it’s a BYO, pay for beers/other drinks from the ‘bucket’, etc.

If you’re really keen, Nash(ional) Hash is on the weekend of 1 May in Cairns, FNQ. Will be pointing the roo-battered, car-park-dinged, electronically-challenged VX in that direction in mid to late April. Links off the HHH site listed above.

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Hash House Harriers in Canberra: up-coming runs
Granny 6:35 pm 08 Jan 09

I’m going to say, ‘Ah, spit!’ too ….

: )

Granny 6:34 pm 08 Jan 09

Wow, yes, how funny!

The Utah hashers seem to have added quite a few rules to the original version however ….

There is a footnote about the ‘poofter’ thing:

** For purposes of these rules, the term ‘poofter’ refers to a more liberal definition meaning someone who goes out of their way to prevent the Hash from having fun. We do let Licks The Crack’s dog Hash afterall. However, for item (b) above regarding the ovine relationships, poofter may also be interpreted by its older definition.

It is still not very politically correct, but as the front pages warns:

Located within these pages you can get a taste of our humor and our history, but the faint of heart should be warned that Hash humor is occasionally of an adult nature. Explore at your own risk.

I do accept that hash is probably not everybody’s cup of tea ….

Overheard 6:31 pm 08 Jan 09

bigfeet said :

And here it is….

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_p0CgPeyA

Ah memories, haven’t seen that for years. I used to own the vinyl version and knew every word. To this day, I still say, ‘Ah, spit!’

Overheard 6:23 pm 08 Jan 09

R. Slicker said :

I did a google search and it’s still there: http://www.wasatchh3.com/HashGuide.htm

Yeah, and as I said before R. S Licker, there are 17,000+ kennels so their rules are not everyone’s rules.

And not that I agree with its use, but it just a verbatim repeat of the Monty Python sketch, as has been mentioned, so you might want to fire off your strident protests to the Python lads as well as the — where was it, Granny? — Northern Utah chapter of the Hash.

Frankly, I’m surprised they don’t have a rule about multiple wives and this being a pre-requisite.

bigfeet 6:04 pm 08 Jan 09
Granny 6:03 pm 08 Jan 09

That would be fantastic, bigfeet! Poptop’s Rule 37!!

bigfeet 5:59 pm 08 Jan 09

R. Slicker said :

Utah? Well, that explains everything. Can’t understand why they use the word “poofter” instead of the F word Americans usually use.

It is from a Monty Python’s Flying Circus scene entitled (from memory) “The Bruces”

Probably on youtube somewhere…I will have a dig around.

Granny 5:32 pm 08 Jan 09

… and the Hash name ‘No Sheep Too Fast’ is hilarious! I wonder what they call him for short?

Granny 5:05 pm 08 Jan 09

Yes, the reference to New Zealanders and sheep also seemed a bit odd.

R. Slicker 5:02 pm 08 Jan 09

Utah? Well, that explains everything. Can’t understand why they use the word “poofter” instead of the F word Americans usually use.

Granny 4:53 pm 08 Jan 09

Well, um, it is an autonomous group in Northern Utah ….

WACT Hash is certainly not like that.

Perhaps you should take it up with the Utah people.

R. Slicker 4:28 pm 08 Jan 09

I did a google search and it’s still there: http://www.wasatchh3.com/HashGuide.htm

Overheard 2:37 pm 08 Jan 09

R. Slicker said :

Do they still have a list of rules which state: “Rule no 1: NO POOFTERS! Rule no 2: NO POOFTERS! etc, etc. I saw that on one of their websites once and definitely wasn’t impressed.

Certainly not as an organisation. The first set of rules recorded in about 1950 set the Hash’s stated:

“Its objectives are :

to promote physical fitness amongst its members
to get rid of weekend hangovers
to acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it with beer
to persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel”

However, there are over 17,000 autonomous kennels throughout the world, so you get a few rogue ones here and there.

R. Slicker 2:28 pm 08 Jan 09

Do they still have a list of rules which state: “Rule no 1: NO POOFTERS! Rule no 2: NO POOFTERS! etc, etc. I saw that on one of their websites once and definitely wasn’t impressed.

Granny 1:51 pm 08 Jan 09

Yay! It’s at Dickson this week. I love Turkish food.

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