Frequently Assed Questions!
"What the #$%@ is hashing?"
Hashing . . . it's a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of harriers and harriettes chase hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails through town, country, jungle, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times. In short, a drinking club for people with a running problem. For more info, check out the What the #$%@ is Hashing? page on the Ottawa HHH site or these internationally-recognized
Hash House Harrier web sites:
Flying Booger's Half-Mind Catalog: www.half-mind.com
Global Trash: www.gthhh.com
"Who is L.A.F.F.T.E.R. H3?"
The L.A.F.F.T.E.R Hash House Harriers (LH3) is a special events Hashing group which meets twice a year! We host a weekend in the woods near Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain, Quebec, every summer and a ski weekend in the winter time in the local area. LH3 is loosely associated with several local hashes (Ottawa HHH, and Montreal HHH), which run regularly on a weekly basis. Or should it be that several other local hashes are associated with LH3?
"What does 'L.A.F.F.T.E.R.' stand for?"
Lac Au Foin Fun Time Enjoyment Rangers, or en Francais, Lac Au Foin Folie Toujours Et Recreation
"How do I join?"
LH3 is open to any current or past Hasher whose a member in good (or bad) standing of a regular Hash club. To join a Hashing club in your local area is Easy. To find out more on joining a hash club in the Ottawa/Montreal area, please visit these sites; (Ottawa HHH, and Montreal HHH). To find the nearest Hash club in Canada or anywhere in the world, check out these Club Links here!
must be athletes, right?"
Nothing could be further from the truth! In hashing, the athletic and
competitive aspect of running take a back seat to the social side of things. We're
not called "a drinking club with a running problem" for nothing! Hashing
caters to all levels of runners, with a bunch of walkers at each hash. Following a
trail with check points, false trails and short cuts ensures that runners and walkers of
all levels finish at roughly the same time.
"What should I bring?"
Bring comfortable running gear. If it's a wet or wintry day, a change of clothes (or
at least socks) is highly recommended. Note that if a trail has been set, the hash
WILL run it, whether it's a scorching +30�C or -20�C with blowing snow! New shoes
are dissuaded. Hash cash is variable which covers the hash run, BEvERages, lodging, and food if the Hare is hosting a BBQ/Dinner/snacks following the run.