WSHHH Melbourne Australia
Welcome to the Western Suburbs Hash House Harriers, Melbourne, Australia!
The Western Suburbs Hash House Harriers are part of a world-wide conspiracy to drink, run, and have fun - regardless of the state of the world !
So come on down, crack a tinny and enjoy Hashing with WSHHH.
WHERE ARE WE DRINKING -- and, er, RUNNING - THIS WEEK???
Click HERE for Schedule of WSH3 Runs.
AND/OR Contact us!: Email WSHHH!
Join our mailing list for e-mailed run reports, news and views! Go to The WSH3 List!
AND WHO ARE WE? Well, here's the Committee, anyway!
Click HERE to see and/or contact the GM, On Sex, Sgt at Arms, Trailmaster, and all the rest!.
See photos of our 2nd Annual "Race the Ferry Hash Dash", (held 24 March 2002)and report, here:
Click HERE to see the 2002 Race the Ferry Hash Dash report, results & photos!
The idea is that the pack stays somewhat together; this can be done via false trails, cunning checks and sneaky loops. The fitter front
runners will often do twice as much running as the "more socially-oriented" (er, slow!) members, but
ideally should finish the run at about the same time as the rest of the pack. The
length and difficulty of the run depends on the hare and the terrain but
will typically be between 4 and 8 km or about 45 minutes to an hour's running,
with checks, false trails, drink stops, and shortcutting.
When the run is over the hashers gather together to drink beer and observe the "hash circle", which consists of drinking more beer, this time ritualistically. Down downs are awarded for various misdemeanours (real, imagined, or blatantly made up) as well as notable achievements - such as showing up. Visitors are always given a Visitors Down-Down, as are "Virgins" (first time Hash runners) and anyone else who comes to the attention of the committee. The ceremonies can last a couple of minutes or half the night depending on the level of fervor of the hash. With the changing times, drinking has lost some of its importance and clubs cater for non drinkers, those who will be driving, and those silly enough to think that Hashing can improve their health.
THE ON ON.
After the circle in some hashes, but usually before it at WSH3, we consume the food that the hare has provided. This varies from five star quality to something you wouldn't feed to your dog. This consumption of nourishing vittles, often resembling pigs feeding at a trough, may occur in the bush, someone's home, a restaurant or in a local pub. Another important part of the On On is the telling of jokes and all members, visitors and virgins should come armed with at least one joke or song, lest they be called upon.
|Oooh Baby! Tommy was a total loser before he met Boner and The Beast!|
We'd love to hear from you........ Email WSHHH!
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