Tips on Setting A Good Run for Thirsty
For those who are new to Hash, or have forgotten how to set a run, These notes are for you.
Volunteers offer to set runs every few months by advising the Trail Master, the web maintainers and the On Sex on the run location and where the on on will be, at least 2 - 4 weeks in advance.
The run setter needs to write the run report for the previous run or arrange for someone to do it, and send it to the On Sex in time for it to be forwarded to all members and for the web maintainers to post it on the web site.
The Hare needs to select and pre-book a café, restaurant or pub suitable for a Hash Group. It can also be a park or home run for which there will be self catering. Normally between 20 - 30 hashers (unless it is very wet or cold in which case less). It is worth working out where the bucket and circle will be.
The run should be approximately 50 - 60 minutes long and avoid busy streets & too many traffic lights. Walkers prefer less distance and time. There can be runners loops, but basically the pack needs to be kept together.
The Brew Master & Cats Piss should arrange for the bucket to be available to the pack in a reasonable time. Bucket allowance is 2 beers or 2 other drinks (bubbles), after that it is $2 a drink paid to Hash Cash or the Brew master.
Everyone enjoys a well set run, a timely and well stocked bucket and a good ON ON Venue
Please explain - what the Hash lingo means
Are You?: Question shouted by the pack to front runners, meaning "Are you on the trail?"
Bucket: Discreet meeting at end of run to enjoy a drink or two before the Circle
Check: Trail mark indicating the true trail must be sought
Check Back: Call to indicate trail not found
Circle: Assembly of hashers at trail's end, normally for the purpose of conducting down-downs
Checking: Answer shouted by FRB to pack when asked "Are You?", indicating that FRB has not determined where the trail is
Down-Down: The ceremony of quaffing a beverage (an honour)
False trail: A short trail terminating with a bar across the top of the arrows, hashers have to find the real trail
FRB: Front Running Bastard
GM: Grand Master
Grand Mistress (or Mattress): A female Grand Master
Hash Cash: The Treasurer
Hare: Hasher who lays the trail
Hash Trash: Weekly report on previous week's run
Harriette: Female hasher
Interhash: World hash gathering Approximately every 2 years
Hashing: The act of running a hash trail
Hasher / Harrier: Any Hash House Harrier (Drinkers with a running problem)
Hash Name: Nickname, usually bestowed in honour of a notable incident. Also Hash Handle
Mismanagement: Hash officials or committee
Nash Hash: A national hash event
On On: Shouted by the pack to indicate they're on trail
Live Hare: Hare who gets a nominal head start and is pursued by the pack as they lay trail
On Sex / On Sec: Hash Secretary
Pack: Group of hashers on trail
Scribe: Hasher who writes the Hash Trash
RA: Religious Adviser - normally in charge of blessing the hash and sometimes in charge of down-down ceremonies
Receding Hareline: List of up-and-coming hash runs and events
Shiggy: Thick vegetation, muddy or mucky
SCB: Short-Cutting Bastard - habitual short-cutter
Trail Master / Mistress: In charge of lining up hares for future trails