Jun-2022 - PDF version
Social club with a running problem
Many Melbourne hash house harriers meet in the outer suburbs: Frankston, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, etc. City Hash though allows for a great opportunity to meet people, go for a non-competitive run, and socialise within 10km of the city centre and always mindful of public transport access.
Hash House Harriers are often referred to as “social club with a running problem” or “drinkers with a running problem”. If the shoe fits wear it!
So to promote and embrace this great city our goal is to keep runs within a 10km radius of the Melbourne GPO and consider public transport as available means of attendance. This is especially important for our visitors.
Another guiding principle is let’s keep it simple. We run trail, celebrate, (circle), and then perhaps Let’s not put the food (if any), and menu before the trail – we are harriers after all.
Runs in May
As always, our runs, with trail maps, movies, and pic’s can be accessed on our Facebook Page.
As we grow as a group we have found new friends and runners and fun lovers. In just a few months we have all established #CityHash and are turning it into a really great social running club.
Thank you one & all.
Strength in numbers
We need more harriers team!
We all have the vibe. Let’s commit to getting one person per month to try #CityHarriers!
We all know the drill, we all know the hash runs & events we set… this is a great opportunity for people thinking about running 5km to realise they can hash 10km!
Run no. 9
MyCalfIsSOREus’s jaunt from the Spotswood pub was – great. All #harriers running together helped by many check backs, loops, and false trails!
The trail through the woods and ponds at Newport Lakes was exceptional.
On after at the hash house had many of saw much drinking and eating. The hare failed drink stop, was held after nosh on the footpath outside the pub to the chagrin of the publican. But importantly we got to name Late Cummer (previously Just Nick).
About 8km, with a failed drink stop.
Run no. 10 – welcome Shit off a shovel
Quick Lay served up an approximate 10km great run from the Cheeky Pint, Footscray.
This run was a cracker, it kept harriers together throughout. The judicious use of checks and check backs did the job to keep serious athletes, wanna be athletes, and plain old joggers together.
We also got to say welcome Shit Off A Shovel - a long term hash house harrier in Melbourne & previous Grand Master of Lakeside. It is awesome to see him here and how much he enjoyed our hash – a hash that runs.
Conversely, we farewelled our great mates Cop Teaser and Nasdick. But not before these ultra legends claimed City Hash as their Hash! (see the New Segment section to keep a track of their tour de force).
Anyway, back to the night - a few quick pints at the pub ended the circle. Most brave souls went to a curry house after that, then a few braver troopers chanced their hand at the pub across the road.
All reports are everybody made it home safely and with a smile on their dial.
On your bike
----------------This month we got to say “on your bike” to Nasdick and Cop Teaser (two #harrier legends). They’re heading off on a bit of a sojourn which we will track here in The Tattler.
We will track the travels of the dynamic duo as they literally get on their bike.
Our June runs will be: Terminus Hotel, North Fitzroy (Pog), and Cellarbrations, Middle Park (Shiny Dick).
Check out a movie map of all our runs – MELCTYHHH runs Melbourne.
Our next runs are best found on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MELCTYHHH/events or https://www.melctyhhh.net/next-run.