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.

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1402 Ladies Day Run

As if to prove a point the Ladies set out to manage their own run and Circle, including sponsoring a t-shirt. And instead of a run and a walk they also set a second run The Ladies Run. Set off the Gojam road but in the Nature Reserve we had the entire area to ourselves and a single curious hyena. Rather a contrast to the last two construction sites.

We all set off, yours truly running for the first time in living memory, to a series of perfect traps for the lead runners leading into a wide meadow in which the only ting that was clear was that the paper was not going to go up. What a glorious site it was a standing in the hill watching the whole pack spread itself over a half a square kilometre of confusion wit the ladies following the same trail and of course quickly becoming FRB. 

The it was along a grassy trail with convenient halts for breathers marked L . Great Idea. In fact the Ladies stayed in touch until about half way when the real runners pulled away and the Ladies Run slowed to a walk through the woods.

Meanwhile the walkers followed their own paper trail so as not to get lost and remarkably they didn’t this time, although a couple of runners were found going back around the run the wrong way. Lucky to meet up with the Ladies and their hares who promptly turned them around.

The circle was run by the Ladies who also learned a new song on the run – Here’s to Sister Hashers. Much confusion and huge turn out of newcomers slowed the pace of things but gave the GM and RA a pleasant day off, copious amounts of beer and chance to reflect of a good day out. Even the RA is reported to have rated it as a good run. 

Well done the Ladies