Hashing has been described as a drinking club with a running problem. More specifically, it’s social jogging for the
unfit, slightly fit and nearly fit. Runs are typically between four and six miles, and are laid, in advance, by one or
more HARES, usually following country footpaths or lanes or, if not, with the permission of local landowners.
There are CHECKS, every half mile, or less, where better runners can run further in endeavouring to find the
correct path, and lesser runners can have a rest. HASHING IS NOT A RACE, the aim is that, because of the CHECKS and
various FALSE TRAILS, all the runners, from the fit to the walkers, finish at about the same time. Runs usually start
and end at a pub, and it is customary for HASHERS, after the run, to take full advantage of the facilities offered.
Dress is usually scruffy running gear (trainers, shorts/tracksuit, T-shirt) - don't dress up, it can be muddy.
Bring spare shoes, jeans, etc. for pub afterwards.
If you’d like to try Hashing, just turn up at one of the forthcoming runs or, for confirmation of venue, to arrange a lift or
for any other details, get in touch with one of the contacts contained in this site or via our Facebook group. We welcome women, men, children of about ten
years plus, dogs, mums, dads, grand-parents, of any sexual orientation (or none), from any country, politics, religion, creed, etc.
Basically, we’ll take anybody! On on!