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Hash House [hash] [hous] noun Slang an inexpensive restaurant, diner, or the like, that serves a limited number of short-order dishes.

Harrier [har-ee-er] noun a cross-country runner.

The Tattler

Annual

The Tattler is to become an annual publication. To see what has happened check out past runs. To see what will happen check out next runs.

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.



The Tattler

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.


June runs

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.



The Tattler

May-2022 - PDF version

Social club with a running problem

Many Melbourne hash house harriers meet in Frankston, Dandenong, and Glen Waverley - but not us!. City Hash though allows for a great opportunity to meet people, go for a non-competitive run, and socialise within 10 km 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 even “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 10 km radius of the Melbourne GPO and consider public transport as a means of attendance. This is especially important for our visitors.

Another guiding principle is let’s keep it simple. Let’s not put the food (if any), and menu before the trail – we are harriers after all.

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Runs in April

As always, our runs, with trail maps, movies, and pic’s can be accessed on our Facebook Page.


Run no. 7

Pog’s multi-suburb jaunt took in Abbotsford, Hawthorn, Kew, Collingwood, and Richmond with streets, lanes, bush tracks, golf course – plenty of variety with all #harriers running together helped by the false trails!

On after found many of us at a Vietnamese restaurant in Victoria Street.

About 10 km, with a drink stop.

Run no. 8 – welcome Nick & Jolene

Skinny Tool served up a shortish 8km, but great run from Flagstaff Gardens, Victoria Market, Carlton, underground at Melbourne Central train station and back to Flagstaff Gardens.

Shiny Dick avoided down-down penalties despite taking the escalator out of station, and showing disrespect for an extra Wild Rider style loop at the end.

Really great to welcome two never-hashed before runners and yet to be named – Just Nick & Just Jolene. We’re assured each enjoyed their first #hash and will be back for more.

On after at a local Thai nosh house with some Singha beer was appreciated by many.

Centurions

We would be remiss not to say big up to Nasdick on another (100 miles in less than 24 hours) – no checks, no false trails, no check backs (yes 2 in 2 months) and Cop Teaser also doing a Centurion. Two #hash legends.


May runs

Our April runs will be in, Spotswood Hotel, Spotswood(MyCalfIsSOREus) and The Cheeky Pint, Footscray (Quick Lay).


The Tattler

Apr-2022 - PDF version

Social club with a running problem

Many Melbourne hash house harriers meet in Frankston, Dandenong, and Glen Waverly. 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 even “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 a means of attendance. This is especially important for our visitors.

Another guiding principle is let’s keep it simple. Let’s not put the food (if any), and menu before the trail – we are harriers after all.

Runs in March

As always, our runs, with trail maps, movies, and pic’s can be accessed on our Facebook Page.

Run no. 5

Jock’s glorious suburb of Yarraville and Beaton reserve hosted our first run in the West, breaking down the East-West divide. A run it was!

The scribe ran 11.4km, but two drink stops kept it casual, followed by a BBQ and drinks hosted by Jock. Again, a small pack but harriers one and all.

Run no. 5 welcomed Nasdick & Cop Teaser to their first #CityHash run… we’re looking forward to many more.

Run no. 6

Wild Rider’s first ever hare!

For those who came in late, Wild Rider in a short time in Melbourne, has demonstrated to all hash house harriers in Melbourne her passion for running hash and running generally.

Wild Rider is an experienced hasher starting hashing in Kampala and having run around the world (and soon to add Trinidad to her impressive hashing destinations.

Set from the Albion Hotel, North Melbourne Wild Rider had the hash meandering through Royal Park and along Moonee Ponds Creek for a 10km trail, with all runners kept together by judicious false trails and back checks.

A drink stop near the end, followed by festivities and a feed for those choosing to end in the pub.

Run no. 6 welcomed Danish Blue, Rambo, and Shadow to the fold of #CityHash – welcome. We are hoping to see much more of you.

Centurion

We would be remiss not to say big up to Nasdick on completing his 18th Centurion (100 miles in less than 24 hours) – no checks, no false trails, no check backs.


The Tattler

Mar-2022 - PDF version

Social club with a running problem

Many Melbourne hash house harriers meet in Frankston, Dandenong, and Glen Waverley. 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 even “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 a means of attendance. This is especially important for visitors.

Another guiding principle is let’s keep it simple. Let’s not put the food (if any), and menu before the trail – we are harriers after all.

Run 4

What a cracking venue 4 Pack has discovered for City Hash’s 4th run, The Little Albion Bar & Beer Garden – with a 58 tram stop directly out the door, is a great find. I suspect this will be a future go-to venue for hashers, allowing us to socialise indoors or out, with neighbouring food outlets to cater for any desire.


Again we had a small pack, but all harriers – with a drink stop.

Suez-Ann setting a new personal record for distance run, and has settled into a role as an FRB.

A very big welcome to our new runner in February – Quick Lay.

The Tattler

Feb-2022 - PDF version

Drinkers with a running problem

We have started a new Hash House Harriers in Melbourne. Our goal is to break down the north-south / east-west divides and make hash house harriers accessible to a whole new group of runners or would-be runners interested in a fun and social running experience.

Hash House Harriers are often referred to as “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 (old school way of saying middle of town) and consider public transport as a means of attendance. This is especially important for visitors.

Another guiding principle is let’s keep it simple. Let’s not put the food (if any), and menu before the trail – we are harriers after all.

Runs 1 to 3

Our inaugural run was from Batman Park in the city… the spiritual home of Melbourne & Melbourne City Hash House Harriers. And it happens there’s a great nosh place 24 *7 with Malaysian Street Food right there – made for hash house harriers, which started in Kuala Lumpur back in 1938.
Founding harriers were
4 Pack, Gerbils, Pog, Shiny Dick, Skinny Tool, Whippet, and Wild Rider.


This was followed by hash runs from Docklands Park and Landcox Park – thanks to Shiny Dick & Skinny Tool.

Shiny Dick’s Docklands extravaganza included a drone light show, some middle eastern nosh after, and washed down with a night cap at the Mail Exchange Hotel.


Skinny Tool, on the edge of our 10km from town boundary had us exploring North Brighton and surrounds, from a really nice park (Landcox Park) – voted best dunnies in a public park by Suez. Great to welcome Dodi to the City Hash.