Addis Hash House Harriers

The Highest Hash in Africa!

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Hash Details!

Welcome to AAHHH, the highest Hash in Africa and one of the highest in the world, at 2400m above sea level. Some call Hash ‘The drinking club with a running problem.’ Perhaps this is true! Come and decide for yourself. We meet every Saturday afternoon, rain or shine, at 2pm / 14h00 (simint sa’at bityopia) in the Hilton Hotel car park, to run (or walk) somewhere nice outside Addis Ababa. Transportation is provided for those without.

We are a Family Hash: we welcome locals and expatriates, young and old, female and male, runners and walkers. We follow a paper trail laid in the morning by 'hares'. The size of the weekly Addis Hash outing ranges from about 60-90 runners and walkers, from a pool of regular Hashers numbering over 400. The run (and a shorter trail for walkers) takes about 60-75 minutes. It is followed by a circle to welcome newcomers and returnees, usually returning to Addis Ababa by 6.30pm (asra-hulet takul). The cost is 30 birr, while newcomers pay a first-time fee of 60 birr. We use this money to subsidise drinks and special events. Further info: +251-911-206908.

Run Number 1396 WEE SCOTS POET RUN PDF Email

Run No 1396 – Wee Scots Poet Run 

January 23rd 


When a nation’s pride is at stake it has to be a good run – and behind that is a monumental exercise in mismanagement and planning compared to which the run pales into insignificance. 

  Having decided to celebrate the Immortal Memory of the Bard himself with the fifth WSP run, planning got underway even before the Haberdasher and family pissed off to Thailand for the birth of their son Fin. Must be a Hash name in there somewhere, possibly even “Fin Dick” after the illustrious GM himself! 

  We dutifully recce’d the site two weeks before hand, did a detailed recce the week before and then set the run and walk on the morning of the great event. Piece of piss really compared to all the other stuff on yours truly plate.

  The T shirt design was begun in November but somehow we found ourselves delayed by the Ethiopian Xmas and a week later something called Epiphany, which left three days to get the shirts printed. It worked after a fashion, ordering 20 XXL, 15 XL, 15 L and 20M only to get 20XXL, 1 XL, 27 L and 19M. Later found out we should have done 100 as a lot of people come out of the wood work when there is freebie in the offing.

  First there was the flag to hang up among the trees, together with a copies of the previous T-shirt designs for the WSP run, which meant bringing the clothes line along with us. Then there were the shirts together with the Jimmy hats for the Hares, the shredded paper plus plastic bags for setting the run and treacherous parts of the walk, water for the hares, warm clothes for the boy, his carrier and nappy bag, GM whistle, notes for the Circle, decisions about the OnON, my stick for supporting the weight of the boy on my back, first aid kit in case some tit falls over, money to buy my place on the run even though I am the hare, not to mention Hash Cash forms and four crates of beer, the cups and the ice box. 

  Actually the walk and the run were OK. The sun was a shining the weather was glorious, the t shirts were handed out only to those who had registered and paid up (cunning that as an awful lot of people were found to suddenly remember that they hadn’t paid, including one of the hares!) we found a stand in RA while the genuine article was acting out hi thespian fantasies on some building site in down town Addis and an entertaining time was had by all. The GM appeared to be brain dead after all the strain and fluffed most of his lines but with half a dozen ex GM’s ready to prompt the poor bugger it seemed to go by as if in a dream. 

  Finally it was off to Che’ for the OnON only to find that they had no water. Place stank of stale piss, Hash Cash did her bit and it was off home in short order to a well earned rest and Irish stew. Brain didn’t get back into gear until Monday!


On ON!