NSWHHH Upcoming Runs
28-Jan -20 Australia Day Holiday - Joint Run. Larrikins - The Rover Memorial Run - start/bucket: 260 Liverpool Street (cnr Liverpool & Forbes Streets), Darlinghurst ON IN: Lord Roberts Hotel, cnr Stanley & Riley Streets, East Sydney. (NOTE: This is a Tuesday run).
03-Feb -20 RUN 787 Fookarwee's annual summer sausage sizzle. Circle Up - Tunks Park, Brothers Avenue, Cammeray. ON ON - BBQ in the park. $5.00 PLEASE - Bring your own chair.
10-Feb-20 RUN 788 Hash Royal Hussey.
17-Feb -20 RUN 789 Hill of Grace.
24-Feb -20 RUN 790 Short Sheeter .
02-Mar -20 RUN 791 In Quick .
Latest Hash Trash - Run 786 - 20 Jan 2020
Hare: Footrot Flats
Location: North Harbour Reserve, Balgowlah
ON-ON: Phulkari Indian
Thirteen hashers braved the pending hail storms, many driving through heavy downpours to reach the North Harbour Reserve. Was it an apparition or was that Phantom driving up? With a sigh of relief at having escaped the numbers curse, Next Week warmly welcomes the fourteenth member and assembles the group to commence proceedings.
Always willing to give a hand Tart assists Footrot to deliver the brief and sends us on our way!
With the economy in a mess the price of chalk rose dramatically which meant that arrow markers had to be rationed, so much of the walk was in a prayerful state of seeking heavenly directions. The pagan hashers took to scanning the sky for clues of guidance from the stars; but stars were few on this heavily lidded night!
Alas this was all too much for our friend Ozzie who fell into a sleepwalking pace and in such a state fell out of step with the group who had now arrived at the port stop and were feasting on blue vein cheese and finger limes, assortment of chips and lollies with worried looks on their faces. “Where is Ozzie“, they asked each other. Little did they know that he had walked into the pages of the Lorelei legend and was hypnotised by the beautiful mermaids who nearly lured him into the ravaging waters of Fairlight beach.. until the mobile call from Fookarwee broke the spell!
He finally reached the port stop with hand extended for the bottle of port, but who can blame him!
Fast forward to circle up where one self confessed Camino pilgrim arrives waving a phantom umbrella which had descended from the skies as a gift from heaven!
Oh and how could I forget the angelic bagpipe music that was heard coming from the toilet block at the oval in Ivanhoe Park. It seems that inspiration can be found anywhere!
What an eventful evening!
Your honorary scribe for the week : Touchy Feely
Who is NSWHHH and what do we do!
- Sydney's North Shore & surrounding areas
- Mondays at 6:30 pm - rain, hail or shine
- Newcomers and visitors welcome, fit or not
- Walk, jog, run, shortcut or whatever you like
- Approx 5 km walk and 8 km run (aim for 1 hour duration)
- After, stay for a cheap dinner in a local eatery
- If you want to know more - contact
- Social Sex (Secretary): Fookarwee (Contact Carol on 0418 276 808)
- Photos can be found here ... https://www.facebook.com/nswhash.flash
Upcoming Special Event(s)
'Sites of Sydney + Find Points of Interest Hash Trail' Social Sex Run Sunday 29 March 2020 at 11:00am
Meet at the bottom of the Harbour Bridge stairs at Milsons Point
Walk across the bridge & into Botanic Gardens etc...
On On Harbour View Hotel, 18 Lower Fort Street Dawes Point The Rocks.
Order your drinks on arrival to have on the balcony overlooking the bridge.
Then order your meal from the bistro with a table reserved for us inside.
Christmas in July Dinner outing - Saturday Night 25 July 2020
Details to follow- watch this space!
Week-end away - Friday 16, Saturday 17, Sunday 18 October 2020
Details to follow- watch this space!
19th Aussie Nash Hash in 2021
- Old Adelaide Gaol, 19 – 21 March 2021 , 600 hashers have already pledged to go!
The Hare list for 2020 is listed at the very end of this web page
Important – If you can’t be hare on your nominated date, please try and switch with another hare for a more convenient date. Tell the HR/WW about the change! so the website can be updated!!
If you have a special run/date upon which you want to set the run, please contact the Hare Raiser asap
At our AGPU (AGM) on Mon 11th Nov at the Greengate Hotel the new mismanagement Committee was appointed for 2019-2020:
- Grand Master (President): Lost Jewels (Contact Darren on 0437 617 498)
- Religious Adviser (Vice President): Next Week
- Hash Cash (Treasurer): All Fours
- Social Sex (Secretary): Fookarwee & Hash Royal Hussy (Contact Fookarwee (Carol) on 0418 276 808)
- Wine Mistress and Beer Meister: Fookarwee & Tart
- Web Wanker/Hare Raiser: Ozmoses (Contact John on 0409 227 205 or email@example.com)
- Scribe: vacant - looking for volunteers...
- Beer Wench: Parking Pussy
- Haberdashery: Over The Top
- Choir Master: Love Bra
- Hash Flash: Bad Bag Lady
- Trail Master: All Fours
We are Sydney’s newest Hash and are actively looking for people to join us. If you have found out about us from one of our flyers, thank you for following up and welcome! Please read on and see if this is for you. You are more than welcome to just come along to see what we do, no obligation. For locations of our upcoming runs, see above.
The Hash is an international phenomenon started over 80 years ago, with groups found in most places of the globe, all over Australia, and the best of which can be found in Sydney.
We get together every Monday evening to go for a walk/jog/run that lasts about one hour. Our trail is set by the ‘hare’ and is marked with (environmentally friendly) chalk or flour, forming the trail that we Hashers follow. The trail is set in a different part of town each week, depending on the whim of the hare for that week. After the ‘run’, we have a drink or two to quench a well-earned thirst and afterwards, there is an open invitation to a cheap and cheerful dinner close by.
Newcomers are always warmly welcomed and will be matched with a friendly old-timer to show you the ropes. No experience necessary! Please come along and see if you like us. The first time is free and after that the usual cost is $5, which includes drinks at the post-mortem circle and at the dinner.
If you don’t live or work close to the North Shore, then please give one of the other Sydney Hashes a try .
How Did We Come About?
A bunch of us belonged to various Hashes for years but over time and with circumstances changing (such as moving with work or family) we got too far away from them for it to be convenient to attend. As we live and/or work on the North Shore and there is no Hash convenient to us, we decided to start a new one. With the large number of people working around the North Shore and similarly, the large number of people that we see out in the neighbourhood either walking, jogging or running, we decided to give it a go. Thus the North Shore Wanderers were born (over many beers and wines at Trust Me’s on a Saturday evening in late August 2004).
With a lot of work put in by the committee and encouragement from many seasoned Hashers, our first run on 15 November 2004 was spectacular. More people turned up than we ever imagined and we thank them all for getting us off to a great start. However, the serious effort now begins with the objective of introducing as many new people on the North Shore to Hashing (and the Wanderers, of course) as possible. As they say, the more the merrier.
Please let me take this opportunity to thanks the following Hashers for their encouragement and support in the early days:
Dirty Weekend, Lady Di, Right Said, Double Pay, Top Bunk and Mistletoe. I also want to thank the two harriettes who got me into Hashing all those years ago, namely Eveready and WD40.
What Are We?
Many people like to pound the pavement in isolation or to a stopwatch, we like to do it together in a non-competitive way. We’re just a bunch of normal people who like to keep fit and socialize. It is much easier to motivate yourself if you have a regular commitment and a group of friends who participate. We do not charge membership fees and we are not a club. You simply contribute a set amount (currently $5) for the drinks each week.
Our objective is for everyone to join in and be social, we thus ensure that people are not walking the suburbs on their own. The runners/joggers/walkers usually leave in groups and they (sometimes) get a map of the trail so they can decide how much of the trail they can fit in within a reasonable time limit. The Trail Master marks the trail with helpful arrows once the right trail has been identified.
About the Hash
The Hash House Harriers is a world-wide phenomenon. There are many other websites that can tell you the full history of the Hash so I won’t go into it here. We do not (usually) advertise, and mostly people hear about us by word-of-mouth.
Each week, we run in a different but pre-determined part of town and a person is nominated to set the 'run', this person is referred to as the 'Hare'. The run is marked with chalk, flour or paper (whatever degrades quickly) which the rest of us (called the 'pack') follow. The objective is for all people (walkers, joggers and runners) to get back at the same time. This is achieved by laying ‘false trails’ and ‘on-backs’. In essence, we are a non-competitive bunch. After the run we form a 'circle' and have fun as we talk about the run.
The evening finishes off with everybody going to an arranged place for dinner, usually a reasonably priced, down-market restaurant, someone's house or some other special arrangement. Then we go home and do it again the next week in a new location with a new Hare.
To identify ourselves from the other people on the street, (other than the familiar calling of "on-on") most of us wear a Hash shirt of some kind. These are plentiful and all Hashes frequently produce them for special events. Check with the Haberdash for available items such as T-shirts, polos or rugby tops.
Rule 1 – There are no rules!
Rule 2 – See rule 1!
Although there are no rules, the following mis-guided principles have been put together and are generally ignored:
- NSWHHH aim to cater for runners, joggers, walkers.
- Committee members should be given a break and not be in the same position in consecutive years (unless elected in absentia, or it's a really pissy job that no one else wants).
- The Annual General Piss-Up (AGPU) to select a new committee is to be held annually in November.
- Runs are to be set predominately on the North Shore, or wherever the hare of the day decides.
The founding committee has after long and arduous deliberations, amply lubricated by beer and wine, decided on the following in terms of running the Hash:
- We run on Monday nights at 6:30 pm.
- The hare supplies at least two maps of the run, one for the Trail Master and one for the walkers.
- A grog bucket will be available at the circle.
- Run fees $5 for everybody except virgins (have never hashed before). Any claims to virginity will be subject to examination by the committee. This fee covers the run and circle activities. You turn up, you pay.
- A pre-run circle is held with instructions by the Hare on the trail ("clearly marked, no one should get lost"), and to introduce visitors and virgins.
- During the pre-run circle, the RA will pair up any virgins or out-of-town visitors with a local Hasher to help prevent them from getting lost, and introducing ones self.
- During daylight saving, Hares should be mindful that "too much bush is barely enough".
- The Hash Cash will keep track of the number of runs people attend.
Singing is a tradition in Hash and is what sets us apart. Here is our theme song.The North Shore Wanderers’ Song (To: I’m A Wanderer)Oh well, I'm the type of Hasher who will never slow downWhere the beers are drunk, well you know that I'm aroundI swig 'em and I down 'em 'cause to me they're all the sameI’ll run and I’ll call On On as Hashing is it’s nameThe Hash call me the Wanderer, yeah the Wanderer‘Cos I run around-around-around-around-around Oh well, there's a torch in my left and a beer in my rightAnd a Harriette is the girl, that I'll be with tonightAnd when she asks me what I love the bestI’ll show her my dirty hash shirt all sweaty on the chest'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah a WandererI run around-around-around-around-aroundOh well, I run from town to townI go through life, always with a beerAnd I'm happy when I get a down downAnd a fist or two of beer, but I'm going nowhere, aahI'm the type of Hasher that likes to run aroundI'm never in one place, I run from town to townAnd when I find myself a-running at the backA walker takes a short cutAnd makes it to the frontI'm a Wanderer, yeah a WandererI run around-around-around-around-aroundOh yeah, I'm the type of Hasher that likes to run aroundI'm never in one place, I run from town to townAnd when I find myself a-running at the backA walker takes a short-cutAnd makes it to the front'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah a WandererI run around-around-around-around-around 'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah a WandererI run around-around-around-around-around
Notices of upcoming events
2019/2020 Run List Correct as at 27 December 2019
Important – If you can’t be hare on your nominated date, please try and switch with another hare for a more convenient date.
Date Run # Hare
16-Dec-19 RUN 783 & Xmas Party All 4's
23-Dec-19 Christmas New Year Break
30-Dec-19 Christmas New Year Break
06-Jan-20 RUN 784 Bad Bag Lady
13-Jan-20 RUN 785 Bren Gun
20-Jan-20 RUN 786 Flaming Balls
27-Jan-20 No run - Australia day holiday
03-Feb-20 RUN 787 Fookarwee
10-Feb-20 RUN 788 Hash Royal Hussey
17-Feb-20 RUN 789 Hill of Grace
24-Feb-20 RUN 790 Short Sheeter
02 -Mar-20 RUN 791 In Quick
09-Mar-20 RUN 792 Karma Sutra
16-Mar-20 RUN 793 Slippery Crutch
23-Mar-20 RUN 794 Lost Jewels
30-Mar-20 RUN 795 Leyland
06-Apr-20 RUN 796 Chuck and Twin Dicks
13-Apr-20 No run - Easter Monday
20-Apr-20 RUN 797 Candlesticks
27-Apr-20 RUN 798 Love Bra
04-May-20 RUN 799 Margarita
11-May-20 RUN 800 Ozmoses
18-May-20 RUN 801 Over the Top
25-May-20 RUN 802 Next Week
01-Jun-20 RUN 803 Parking Pussy
08-Jun-20 No run - Queens Birthday
15-Jun-20 RUN 804 Rocky
22-Jun-20 RUN 805 Tart
29-Jun-20 RUN 806 Chatterbox
06-Jul-20 RUN 807 Touchy Feely
13-Jul-20 RUN 808 Lone Ranger
20-Jul-20 RUN 809 Doc
27-Jul-20 RUN 810 Vixen
03-Aug-20 RUN 811 Bondi
10-Aug-20 RUN 812 Boomerang
17-Aug-20 RUN 813 Old Boar
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