IN THIS ISSUE:
Thanks to Fiji for hosting a great Interhash 2018 where 1700 hashers from around the world explored the sights and tastes of this island nation. Plenty of Fiji Gold and Fiji Bitter flowed from start to finish of Interhash week while the aromas of curry and exotic spices filled the air. Some lucky hashers pre-lubed on a Fiji Hash Cruise to ensure they were properly acclimatized for the main event. A hotly contested vote for Interhash 2020 went to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago for what will be the first Interhash in this part of the world. Stay tuned for regular updates on Sweet T&T, which will take place 24-26 April 2020.
Correspondent Quick Drawers journeyed to historic Belfast town in search of a hash rumoured to exist in Northern Ireland. Ancient castles, friendly pubs, and forested parklands create the perfect setting for hashing in the town where the ill-fated Titanic was built. Did QD find his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or was he foiled by leprechauns who left him kissing the Blarney Stone? QD puddle jumped from Europe to Thailand to run with the Bangkok Harriettes, before globe trotting to Fiji for Interhash. This guy definitely gets around as he shares his hashing tales in each edition of Harrier Magazine.
The infamous Angeles City Hash House Harriers will celebrate forty years of hashing this August. From the bars of Balibago to the hills of San Martin hashers are sure to find plenty of San Miguel Beer and fun times galore in the fabulous Philippines. If you can’t make it in August, you could always visit in late February and early March for Philippine Nash Hash in Manila, Wild Wolf’s Hash Bash in Palawan, and Bimbo’s Birthday Bash in Angeles and Subic Bay.
Kuala Lumpur is where the Hash House Harriers began in 1938, and the home of Mother Hash, from which all HHH clubs sprang. Bush Diver ventured from his regular hash haunts in Angeles and Subic Bay to Kuala Lumpur in search of hash history and to meet up with several Malaysian hashes. 1500 hashers from around the world will meet up for the 80th Anniversary of Mother Hash, 16-18 September 2018. KL has a large number of HHH Chapters, many of which have runs scheduled for the week preceding the 80th Anniversary Celebration. There are also pre and post lubes in a number of counties before and after this event. One such post lube is Mekong Hash 2018 in Nha Trang, Vietnam, 21-23 September. See the latest updates on the 20th Mekong Hash direct from Dingo Dave and his pack of howling harriers.
Another birthday celebration, the Original Red Dress Run celebrates 30 years this September in San Diego, California. It is no surprise that San Diego is a major international Hash Hub, with its pleasant year round climate and 160 micro-breweries to suit the tastes of twenty HHH chapters inSane Diego!
Head Mistress takes us to the tip of the Dark Continent for a report on hashing in Cape Town, South Africa. Who would turn down an opportunity to hash through the vineyards of Helderberg Farm in hopes of tasting the fruits of the vine and local beers at a barbecue after the run?
Newsflash: Pan Africa Hash 2019 will be held 31 May-2 June 2019 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Check out the Hash Calendar for HHH events around the world. Plan your hash holidays so you can register early for the events you don’t want to miss. Your friends will be there, so why not you?
Hash humour at its best in the latest Adventures of Hash Boy, and in the Stockholm Absolut Hash Trash. Check out back issues of Harrier Magazine online now for your pleasure.
I look forward to seeing you on trail soon.
Jim Edens, Editor-in-Chief
Harrier Magazine International Edition