Rain, snow or shine, you’ll find us running every Tuesday night from a pub within London Underground Zones 1 & 2. So join us this Tuesday at 7.00 p.m in the pub and be ready for a run and then on back to the pub for social drinks. Setting a trail soon? Check out our hare guide! Click on “Tips for Hares“. The City Hash House Harriers normally run in Zones 1 and 2, but break out to Hampstead and Greenwich for the Parks.
Never Hashed Before?
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and try hashing but you are not sure what to do when you arrive and what to bring with you. Below are a few notes that might answer some questions that you might have.
What do I do when I arrive?
When you arrive look for a large group of people dressed in running kit wearing bright t-shirts and ask someone to point you in the direction of a committee member. Don’t worry they aren’t eco warriors and like the description of the planet Earth in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy they are all mostly harmless.
What do I do with my bag?
Most of the time all the bags are locked away in the pub cellar or a private room but there is the odd occasion when the bags are all piled up in the corner and someone on the sick and injured list will sit with the bags and keep an eye on them. We do stress please do not bring ANYTHING valuable or easily broken, the hash will not be held responsible for anything that goes missing or damaged.
How much does hashing cost?
Your first hash is free and all you need to bring with you is some drink and food money. After that, it’s just £2.00 a run. You will need to give your run money to the member of the committee called Hash Cash. After the run please find Hash Cash as soon as possible and give them your money, after all they want to sit down with a drink and relax just like you.
Is there somewhere to get changed?
As we meet at a pub the only place to get changed is the Ladies or the Gents loos. Our advice would be to get changed at home or at the office or turn up early as there are always lots of hashers queuing up to get changed in the pub loos.
How far do you run?
Most runs are between 3 to 5 miles long, depending on how far you want to run. Don’t worry about being able to keep up, there are people of all abilities and you can always put your travel pass in your pocket before you leave and get the tube back.
What do I need to bring with me?
Obviously your running kit but please bring warm dry clothes to change into after the run as down downs are held outside all year round. And, the most important thing to bring with you is a sense of humour! We hope to see you at the hash soon and On On.