Never Hashed Before?
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and try hashing but you are not sure what to do? Have a look at what hashing is and how it works.
Never hashed with WH3 before?
Below are a few notes that might answer some questions that you might have about WH3 and how we hash: if the answer isn’t here, please email us and we’ll see if we can help!
How do I join?
You don’t have to; there is no membership as such. Just turn up on any Tuesday a few minutes before 8pm and say hello to people. See This month’s runs for the next location. You can be added to our Mailing List to receive the monthly runsheet and weekly reminders.
How much does hashing cost?
Nothing at all with WH3 – we’re one of the free ones! Although bring along a bit of cash for a drink or two afterwards.
Can anyone come to a hash?
Of course – if you’re vaguely fit (and we do mean vaguely!) and fancy a bit of a run, walk and / or both followed by a drink or two, then you’re more than welcome.
So how vaguely fit do I need to be?
The trail is designed to keep the faster front runners occupied with false trails, whilst the slower runners follow on behind. So you might expect to run for between an hour to ninety minutes, depending on how many false turnings you take. However, it isn’t obligatory to finish the trail – it is common practice to take a short cuts.
Is there somewhere to get changed?
As we meet at a pub the only place to get changed is the Ladies or the Gents toilets. Our advice would be to get changed at home and drive to the start – then you can also leave dry clothes, shoes and drinks money in the car too. Once you get to know who is local to you, try car sharing with them so you can alternately enjoy a couple more drinks.
What do I need to bring with me?
Obviously your running kit – depends on the time of year as to how much / little you’ll want that to be, but prepared for your running shoes to get wet and muddy in inclement weather! Best to bring warm, dry clothes to change into after the run. And don’t forget to bring a sense of humour, normally essential after a wet run or a false trail.
What do I do when I arrive?
When you arrive at the pub, look for a group of people dressed in various types of running kit and day-glo lycra (more suitable on some than others). Introduce yourselves as a newbie – we are all mostly harmless and don’t make first timers do anything too hideous.
Will I have to do down downs or do drinking games?
Not with us! Although most will enjoy a drink or two after the run, we don’t do some of the enforced drinking that other hashes do – after all a large proportion have to drive home afterwards!
We hope to see you at the hash soon!