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Holy Hellfire Batman,
the Hash is 80 years old!

Even that spry 94-year old Hashman, Darwin Don, was a pre-pubescent teen when the Hash House Harriers was founded in 1938. Will the Hash go the way of the dinosaurs and be extinct in another generation, or will new generations of hashers step into the well worn shoes of their fore-bearers?

At any rate, it is time to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Mother, which is alive and thriving in Kuala Lumpur-the birthplace of the Hash House Harriers. Many of us remember the 60th Anniversary of the Hash at Stadium Merdeka in 1998. Some may recall the 40th Anniversary in 1978, but few active hashmen around today began hashing before 1968.

So let’s raise a glass to our founder, the honourable A.S. Gispert who is credited with starting a sport that spread around the world to every continent and to every country. Frank Zappa reportedly said that “It is not a real country unless it has a beer and an airline”….. I would add that it should not be considered a real country unless it has a Hash House Harriers chapter.

This edition is dedicated to Mother Hash, to “G”, and to the multitudes of hashers who have followed in their footsteps.

I hope to see you in Kuala Lumpur this September, or on another hash trail soon. Keep up the tradition and keep on hashing.

On On,

Jim Edens, Publisher
Harrier Magazine
International Edition
Fun on the run since 2002