Thursday, November 05, 2009


The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH, H3, or referred to simply as Hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a Hash or Hash Run, with participants calling themselves Hashers. - Wikipedia. - Read Wikipedia if you are by any chance interested to know more about HASH ;-)

In Sorowako it is held every Monday afternoon, starting at 16:45 sharp. We run in the jungles, through the hills and paddie rice, cliffs, mud, river, even cemetery. Under the hot sun or very hard rain. Even during National holidays or Christmas. They said that nothing can beat the HASH's spirit, even demonstrators in Sorowako haha!

People start to run after someone blows a horn as a sign that it's 16:45 already. We have to find and follow the shreded or rice paper. Sometimes we are lost in a faulsie and have to find the "hidden" paper that bring us to the right trail.

Most hash events end with a group gathering known as the Circle, or less commonly as Religion. Led by kennel leadership, the Circle provides a time to socialize, sing drinking songs, recognize individuals, formally name members, or inform the group of pertinent news or upcoming events. Circles may be led by the Kennel Grandmaster, the group's Religious Adviser, or by a committee. - Wikipedia

At circle people get their HASH name too, since using a real name is discouraged during HASH. My HASH name is "Dua Wobbly Bits", Hiro's is "We don't need another Hiro", and Iki's is "Playboy". People earned their own names - means they get the named after they do something silly or stupid or extraordinary.

This was when I got named :d

After 25 times runs, someone will get a bip as a reward. After 50 times run, he will get a beer mug. After 100 runs, people will get a mug and a HASH T-shirt with HASH name written on it. Believe it or not, there is a guy had completed his 800th run!!

This is me after completing my 25th run (^__^)

Except a HASH Flash, everyone is not allowed to bring camera during HASH. If someone found out guilty bringing a camera during HASH, he/she then has to drink during circle as a punishment. I know...I know....I'm naughty sometimes :p - hopefully no Sorowako hashers reading this post or I'll get drunk next time :))

Most of the photos here were taken, Sorowako's HASH House Harriers website. Thanks to the HASH flash, MP :)

HASH is not only for running and getting some exercise for me, but also for socializing and refreshing. I saw lots of the world's most breathtaking sceneries during my runs :)


The Diva said...

Hihihi looks like a fun activity. but do you actually have to RUN? Looks exhausting hahahaha.
Can I skip it and go to the drinking part immediately?

Btw why aren't you allowed to use your real name? What's wobbly bits and why do you have two of them?

imoet said...

Yes it is FUN!
And no need to run the whole way. I walk most of the time too, the view usually is georgeous.

Aku dapat nama dua wobbly bits soalnya katanya kalo lari aku punya dua "bits" wobbling :p