Some frequently asked questions about our Hash. Well OK, just some questions. Some aren't that frequently asked. Actually, some of these questions have never been asked, but what the hell...
What is hashing?
As a recent newbie put it, hash is "So
much fun, kind of a treasure hunt for adults. You run along following
clues marked out in chalk on the ground. Lots of false dead ends and
twists.", which pretty much sums it up. Wikipedia has a page all about it, and UKH3 also has a good introduction.
When do you run?
We run every Monday evening all year round excluding Bank Holidays.
Where do you run?
Most of our runs are in the Peak District, but we will sometimes have runs in Sheffield.
How far is a typical hash?
I would say that an average hash is probably about 10Km (6 miles), but it can vary quite a bit.
How long do the hashes last?
We normally aim to start running at 7:45pm at the latest, and we will normally be back to the pub for 9:00-9:30pm. If someone has set a long hash, or we've got lost, then we can be back a bit later...
What should I bring with me?
We normally arrive in our running gear, and bring a change of clothes for after the run. If it is an urban run, then normal running shoes should be fine, but if we're out in the Peaks, then trail running shoes are recommended. Also, don't forget your head torch for when it gets dark!
How much will it cost me?
Nothing! We don't have any sort of fees or charges, just bring some money for a drink or two in the pub afterwards.
OK, you've sold it to me! How do I join up?
That's simple! Either just email Mincer or Smittie, and they can give you more information, or just turn up at our next hash! Aim to get there for about 7:30pm, but don't worry if no one else is there then, as we can be a lazy bunch. But if you haven't seen anyone else by 7:45pm, then you might be in the wrong place! You can always post a comment on this blog as well, and someone should get back to you.
Where can I find out more information?
The internet has lots of information about hashing. Here are some good places to start: