Phnom Penh Hash House Harriers

The Phnom Penh Hash remains closed


While the current local COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Hash will be closed until further notice.

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Fwd: In the Spotlight – Ecuador

In the Spotlight – Ecuador
By Ed "Hazukashii" Howell
1 March 2021

Ecuador is one of just 11 countries that are split by the equator, but the only one that gets its name from it, as Ecuador is Spanish for equator.  Roughly two thirds of the worlds land mass resides in the Northern Hemisphere, but 90 percent of Ecuador is in the Southern Hemisphere, along with the Capital of Quito, and the two major cites of Guayaquil and Cuenca.  Located on the west coast of South America, Ecuador has a population of just over 16 million and is bordered by Colombia to the north, and Peru to the south.  Over 500 years ago, Ecuador was at the northern tip of the Inca Empire, and is represented by the Ingapirca Temple site.  The mystical Galapagos Islands are also part of Ecuador, located about one thousand kilometers off the coast in the Pacific Ocean. 

The joy of hashing was first introduced to Ecuador in the capital city of Quito on 14 December 1986 by Alan Fernie, who had previously hashed in China with the Guangzhou H3.  He was assisted by Phil 'Tonto' Townsend from Aberdeen, and Mark Grove-Smith from Karachi.  I was lucky enough to meet Tony 'Upchuck' Lloyd, who ran with Quito H3 in the mid-1990s.  He explained to me that there were two trials every week, years ago.  The first on Sunday was more family oriented, and would take the pack out into the countryside.  The Monday trail ran more in the city and was predominantly expat men.  He also explained that there were also monthly outstation hash events that would take the adventurous hashers to other locations throughout Ecuador.  Upchuck put me in touch with Mark Thurber who also was an avid hasher, who stated "I remember the Quito H3 as an important social event for expats and some Ecuadorians in the 1990s and 2000s."  He also mentioned that ". . . the Quito H3 hash was a friendly environment for all types, families with children, young single people, and very welcoming to new comers from all walks of life and nationalities."  Paula 'Knotted Crotch' Newton, who was a regular on the Quito Hash between 2008 and 2011, also added that "One of the best hashes that I did [in Quito] was the 'Purple Dress Hash' - we had a lot of fun, and the locals in the city that day were very amused by it.  We also ran events at the Pululahua Crater and out at Papallacta Hot Springs." 

The next hash to form was the Galapagos Boobies H3, founded by Jill 'Front Bun Flasher' Pether on 1 June 2014.  Jill had previously hashed with the Batu Hijau H3 in Sumbawa, Indonesia and the Kiribati H3 before that.  She was assisted by Cindy 'Tuna Helper' Cook.  Jill told me that "GBH3 was set up as a women's group with men accepted.  They had to carry eggs on their first run, symbolic of our eggs.  Our red dress run money went to Darwin Animal Doctors."  She has since moved on to Australia, but has fond memories of her time in the Galapagos.

Unfortunately, the Quito H3 and Galapagos Boobies H3 clubs are not active at the present time, but hashing has recently been revived in Ecuador by Rick 'Circle Jerk' Murray.  Circle Jerk founded the Cuenca Alpaca's H3 on 14 Sep 2019, assisted by Audrey 'Missed Lyrics' Kenyon from Trinidad, in the city of Santa Ana de los Rios of Cuenca.  Circle Jerk is a bit of a hash traveler, and hails from Prince Edward Island in Canada, his home hash in the Ottawa H3.  Traveling back and forth to Ecuador for the past few years, he eventually met Missed Lyrics, and they decided that Cuenca needed a hash club.  The Cuenca Alpaca's H3 runs monthly on a Saturday afternoon, and fortunately for me, I had the good fortune to hash with them on my recent visit to Ecuador.  Being February, the theme for this trail was Mardi Gras, so the pack was adorned in beads, masks, and brightly colored clothing.  We had a solid 25 hashers on hand, and trail started from a Beer Garden that serves and distributes local craft beers.  The Cuenca hash club is still new, and developing their identity, but the hash spirit is alive and well here in Ecuador.  If you are looking for a friendly, warm, and inexpensive place to visit, put Ecuador on your list (and don't forget to include a trip out to the Galapagos Islands, one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites).

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Fwd: History magazine of the hash house harriers

Dear Hashers.

This is a FREE online magazine written by hashers for hashers. All hashes are welcome to use the articles in their own websites/publications. I attach the last issue - the March issue comes out in a few days. If anyone is interested please let me know. You can subscribe (and find back copies) on the Dubai Desert H3 website. Or send me an email.

Always interested in getting news/photos from Canada. 

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Fwd: World Hash Events: April 2021

Hello hashers,

As the vaccine continues to be distributed around the world, there is new hope of future travel opportunities . . . and seeing our hash mates again.  After nearly a year of lockdowns and restrictions, this news is encouraging.  In the meantime, some countries have started to open up to international travel with various restrictions, mostly having a negative COVID test . . . and bringing cash.  😊  While I am getting to be an old man, I am not quite old enough to get my shots yet, so have taken the opportunity (having already recovered from COVID), to visit some new and exciting hash locations in South America.  More to follow on that.  As always, I wish all hashers around the globe health and safety, and happy trails.


If you are on this mail list, you are probably aware that has an extensive listing of worldwide hash house harriers contacts, maintained by regional webmasters.  These lists are maintained by volunteers who take on the often tedious effort to keep each hash club in their region up to date.  For the benefit of future hash travel, please look up your clubs' contact listing and provide updates if required.  On a happy note, a 'New' regional directory for Africa has recently been published -


In one of my previous emails [World Hash Events: November 2020] . . . I published an article "In the Spotlight - Genealogy of the Hash House Harriers" that explained the origin and background of our HHH clubs.  While this is an amazing effort by "Tumbling Bill" Panton, it does have some missing information.  I encourage you, or your club mismanagement to review your historical listing, and if some info is missing or incorrect, send me the updated information.  Please provide some relevant documentation if your update changes specific details like original founding date or the actual founder's details.  This is a historical document that preserves our heritage, accuracy is important.   


UPDATE:  National and International Hash Events recently postponed or cancelled:

* USA Nash Hash has been postponed until 27-30 May 2022
* Philippine Nash Hash has been postponed until 24-26 Feb 2023


IN THE NEWS: Abydos beer factory: Ancient large-scale brewery discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed what could be the world's oldest known beer factory, dating back about 5,000 years.

A joint Egyptian-American team discovered the brewery in Abydos, an ancient burial ground in the desert.  They found a number of units containing about 40 pots used to heat a mixture of grain and water to make beer.  The brewery is likely to date back to the era of King Narmer, according to the Supreme Council of Antiquities.  It says it believes the find to "be the oldest high-production brewery in the world".  King Narmer ruled more than 5,000 years ago. He founded the First Dynasty and is considered to have unified Egypt.

See the whole story at


Last month I asked the question about what various clubs call hashers who have achieved 100 runs with a single club, and there was only one new additions to the ones I listed. 

* Sembach Hash House Harriers in Germany has Hash God at 100, Hash Titan at 200, Hash Icon at 300, Grand Vizier at 400, and at 500 you revert back to a "Just" so you can appreciate what it's like to follow traditions again (you earn your previous status back at an accelerated rate). Currently don't have anyone at 600, we are open to suggestions.

On the other hand, I added . . . How about quadruple digits for those reaching 1000 trails with just one club? . . . and there was much discussion.   

* 1000 runs gets a 'Sir' before your hash name in Vientiane, Laos
* In [Kuala Belait H4] Brunei, we also name them "sir" even for women
* 1000 runners are called " sad old bastards"
* Gold Coast, Bayside and Halfway [Australia] use a Sir after 1000 runs
* At City Hash we lose the stats regularly and ignore significant r*n numbers
* After 500 runs you can take a title of your own choosing, currently we have Emperors, Lords, Dames, Sargeants, Generals etc etc at Pattaya Hash House Harriers
* Old bastards that need a life
* Ankara used to give a pewter mug for 50 or 100 runs and nice embossed copper plates when you reached big numbers like 100, 200, 300, ... Madrid gave fleece jackets and similar items when reaching big numbers. I recall Madrid also added "Sir" or "Lady" to the hash name when reaching 500 runs. We had "Sir James" who became "Sir Sir James", and after he reached 1000 runs, he became "King Sir Sir James". At least that is what I remember; it's been a while.

And then there was this comment:

* Stockholm give you a Knighthood on your 70th birthday . . . Always thought this difficult to enforce, what if you do your first hash when you are 69? Do you still deserve a knighthood?


From the Way Back Machine, hash happenings this month . . .





Upcoming hash events for the month of April 2021 are listed below.  See the website for more details:     

Apr 2-5
Easter Migration
Hosted by the First UK Full Moon H3 in Faro, Portugal.

Apr 16-20
3000th Hash
Hosted by the Episkopi H3 in Episkopi, Greece.

Apr 23-25
Fest Hash
Hosted by the Stuttgart H3 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Apr 23-25
Camp Lebowski
Hosted by the Tallahassee & Area H3 in Quincy, FL, USA.

Apr 24-26
Hosted by the Colombo Harriettes in Ella, Sri Lanka.

Apr 30 - May 2
Texas Interhash
Hosted by the GMs of various Texas Hash Clubs in Rockdale, TX, USA.

See the whole two year calendar of events at         

If you know of an upcoming event not posted to the calendar, please send me the info. 


Hashing is fun!  See you on trail someday . . . :O)

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