The Wikipedia defines “The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH or H3) as an international group of social, non-competitive running and drinking clubs. Hashing has frequently been described as ‘a drinking club with a running problem’, and the social element of hashing is of equal importance to the running.
The organization of the Hash House Harriers is completely decentralized, with chapters (also commonly called kennels) having no formal regional or national offices or leadership structure. There are more than 1700 kennels with at least one Hash in most major cities in the world.”
I have heard so much about this HHH thingy though I have never participated in one. I am not into groupies stuffs especially not when it comes to running in a large group. I would rather prefer to join an army if I want to run with a large group of people. And I don’t drink.
But I do condone the HHH for promoting health through running. Can’t agree with the after-run drinking though.
And the thing that peeved me about HHH is the ‘unenvironmental friendly’ way in which they leave a paper trail. I don’t know about the biodegradability of papers but laying a 1 x 1 inch of paper all over the place isn’t the most civic conscious thing to do. In some countries, laying paper around is called ‘littering’.
Perhaps Hashers could organize around a system whereby the last runner has to pick up all the papers. On one hand, it gives incentive for the group members not to be the last runner and on the other, it promotes HHH as a civic conscious social group that cares for the environment.
As for me, I have a running buddy and we know where we are heading without having to rely on a paper trail to guide us.
That’s all for now. Gotta run.