Running wild

With false leads, beer stops, humiliating punishments and a global fraternity, hashing is a unique form of running that's as addictive as it is strange, writes Jasper Winn.

18th August, 2012
Hash Harriers in action. Photo: Jasper Winn

"Hey, do you hash?" I was in Arusha, in the Tanzanian foothills of Kilimanjaro, on New Year's Eve, and a local safari guide was wondering what my plans were for the evening. "We're going to get together tonight. There'll be a good mix of people . . . it's going to be fun, if you want to come along."

The Hash House Harriers is a world-wide 'disorganisation' of well over 1,000 non-competitive hare and hound-style running clubs spread...

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