North Shore Wanderers
Hash House Harriers
- 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 either
- Grand Master (President): Oz Moses (Contact John on 0409 227 225)
- Social Sex (Secretary): Over The Top (Contact Karen on 0488 111 659)
UPDATE !! The Hare list for 2019 is listed at the very end of the 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. Please tell the HR/WW of the details to be changed on website!!
Please note: If you have a special run/date upon which you want to set the run, please contact the Hare Raiser asap
RUN 740, 21 Jan, Fookarwee
- 'Summer Sausage Sizzle' run
- Circle Up: Cnr Kissing Point Road & Vernon Street South Turramurra
- On In: BBQ in the park - only$5 each! (good idea to bring a folding chair).
28-Jan-19 No Run - Australia Day
04-Feb-19 RUN 741 No Way
11-Feb-19 RUN 742 All Fours, Chinese New Year Run
18-Feb-19 RUN 743 Oz Moses
At our AGPU (AGM) on Mon 12th Nov the mismanagement Committee was appointed:
- Grand Master (President): Ozmoses (Contact John on 0409 227 225)
- Religious Adviser (Vice President): All Fours
- Hash Cash (Treasurer): Love Bra
- Social Sex (Secretary): Over The Top (Contact Karen on 0488 111 659) & Ice Pecker
- Wine Mistress and Beer Meister: Fookarwee & Tart
- Web Wanker/Hare Raiser: Lost Jewels
- Scribe: Tart
- Beer Wench: Hash Royal Hussy
- Haberdashery: All Fours
- Choir Master: Next Week
- Hash Flash: anyone with a camera
- Trail Master: Apple Queen
A Brief Introduction
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 (follow the link in the left pane for location details).
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
Full Run List as at 3 Jan 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
07-Jan-19 RUN 738 Vixen
- Vixen's Burgers & Cake . Circle Up: Meet at the park opposite 32 Howson Avenue, Turramurra MAP On In: BBQ Burgers at 32 Howson Avenue Turramurra , swim if you want...
14-Jan-19 RUN 739 Next Week
- Start at grassy patch by overpass at corner of Slade St and Central St, Naremburn; Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/55kFYqKwKuM2; On Inn: Naremburn Pizzeria, pasta and pizza – BYO (no corkage)
21-Jan-19 RUN 740 Fookarwee
28-Jan-19 No Run - Australia Day
04-Feb-19 RUN 741 No Way
11-Feb-19 RUN 742 All Fours, Chinese New Year Run
18-Feb-19 RUN 743 Ozmoses
25-Feb-19 RUN 744 Parking Pussy
04-Mar-19 RUN 745 Rocky
11-Mar-19 RUN 746 Short Sheeter
18-Mar-19 RUN 747 Tart
25-Mar-19 RUN 748 Trust Me
01-Apr-19 RUN 749 Whippet
08-Apr-19 RUN 750 All Bran
15-Apr-19 RUN 751 Over The Top
22-Apr-19 No Run, Easter Monday
29-Apr-19 RUN 752 Apple Queen
06-May-19 RUN 753 Ashmore
13-May-19 RUN 754 Bad Bag Lady
20-May-19 RUN 755 Boomerang
27-May-19 RUN 756 Bren Gun
03-Jun-19 RUN 757 Flaming Balls
10-Jun-19 No Run - Queens Birthday
17-Jun-19 RUN 758 Good Vibrations
24-Jun-19 RUN 759 Hardwood
01-Jul-19 RUN 760 Hill of Grace
08-Jul-19 RUN 761 Ice Man
15-Jul-19 RUN 762 In Quick
22-Jul-19 RUN 763 Karma Sutra
29-Jul-19 RUN 764 Le Doc
05-Aug-19 No Run - Bank Holiday
12-Aug-19 RUN 765 Leyland
19-Aug-19 RUN 766 Lone Ranger
26-Aug-19 RUN 767 Lost Jewels
02-Sep-19 RUN 768 Love Bra
09-Sep-19 RUN 769 Malaysia
16-Sep-19 RUN 770 Margarita
23-Sep-19 RUN 771 Next Week
30-Sep-19 RUN 772 No Way
07-Oct-19 No Run - Labour Day
14-Oct-19 RUN 773 Over The Top
21-Oct-19 RUN 774 Ozmoses
28-Oct-19 RUN 775 Parking Pussy
04-Nov-19 RUN 776 & AGPU Ice Pecker
11-Nov-19 RUN 777 Rocky
18-Nov-19 RUN 778 Hash Royal Hussy
25-Nov-19 RUN 779 Short Sheeter
02-Dec-19 RUN 780 Tart
09-Dec-19 RUN 781 Trust Me
16-Dec-19 RUN 782 & Xmas Party Vixen
23-Dec-19 Christmas New Year Break
30-Dec-19 Christmas New Year Break
06-Jan-20 RUN 783 Whippet
13-Jan-20 RUN 784 All Bran
20-Jan-20 RUN 785 All Fours
27-Jan-20 RUN 786 Apple Queen