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Addis Hash House Harriers

The Highest Hash in Africa!

 
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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 1401 Lost Ladies Run PDF Email

Run 1401 Lost Ladies Run

This time the GM lent the hares his car in the hope that they might be able to better avoid the cock ups that have afflicted so many runs recently, which they therefore set at the top of a steep roas rising up from the unfinished ring road just south of the Gojam Road. Infact the road was so steep that hashers had to walk up the hill so that cars were light enough to make it to the circle pleasantly located next to a quarry, complete with huge earth moving trucks. What is it with construction sites?

I had the boy on my back so was on the walk as should have been two hares. The sweeper, let’s call her Bimbo Brains, decided to run, after being pointed out to all and sundry as a walking hare. Anyway, blissfully unaware of this monumental cock up we set off down the hill in glorious sunshine straight through a village of kids shouting money instead of ON1ON! Eventually we left them behind and continued the descent.

One thing to remember when setting a walk is that the walkers by definition do not want run because they are generally less fit than the runners. So if you set off down hill you then have the doubtful joy of climbing back up with half knackered, unfit walkers. If you don’t wait for them to catch up you run the danger of losing some.

Which is of course exactly what happened. Blow Hard decided to try and be the sweeper and as the whole walk stretched out the boy and Yours Truly just managed to avoid becoming detached once it became clear that it was also going to piss with rain. The lead waking hare went remorselessly on without a pause at which point three ladies at the back lost touch and direction in the middle of the forest. They were found eventually on the Gojam road having got thoroughly lost, tired out the hares who spent about an hour looking for them after the circle was cancelled on account of the rain

Got a be a record to loose three ladies walking!

Good Grief. On!ON!

TD