This is the unofficial site of the Ham Hill Hash House Harriers, run by Martin "Mixy" Chaffey and will be the new home of various photos and bits and pieces...
Website update – and again it’s been months since last coming on here, during which time there’s been a couple of things happen like a few hashes, Christmas – oh, and the safe arrival of baby William Chaffey on 19th January! The new year resolution is once again to get on this thing and update on a more regular basis so watch this space, but don’t hold your breath!
I write this with just a week to go until H5 100 – the 100th running of the Ham Hill Hash, and I’ll be laying the course with the help of a Secret Hare; I’m trying to remember where the course of the inaugural hash went back in 2003 to see if we can recreate it! The Ham Hill Hash came out of a trip with Martin and Tracey Monaghan, Fred and Sue Fox and Steve Church to the Lundy Island Hash, and a cracking weekend later, we realised that this hashing lark was something that would fit in well with the Yeovil Town way of running – though we agreed that perhaps we would dispense with the “down downs” of the true hashers and simply incorporate a beer stop on each run instead.
The hash names tradition has been upheld – I’m Mixy, due to an unfortunate habit of looking like a rabbit in the headlights, whilst the origins of fellow hash-originator Martin Monaghan’s “Major Clanger” moniker has nothing to do with that funny noise he makes! Many of the names are obvious – Phil “Fossil” MacQuaid, Pete “Hands On” Jakeman – whereas some, like Chris Hurrell’s “CB” or Fred Fox’s “Midflow” take a bit more explaining!
Watch this space for a report of the 100th hash in due course – about June should do it!
PS have done a recce of the Hash 100 course this morning and it's wet & muddy; only fell over the once, and that was on a walking bit!