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Norfolk Hash House Harriers celebrate 30th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 August 2014

Past and present members of the Norfolk Hash House Harriers celebrate the club's 30th anniversary.

Past and present members of the Norfolk Hash House Harriers celebrate the club's 30th anniversary.


Current and former members of Norfolk Hash House Harriers running club have come together to celebrate the club’s 30th anniversary.

An archive photo of the Norfolk Hash House Harriers.An archive photo of the Norfolk Hash House Harriers.

The club held its first run from the Lion Inn in the Broads village of Thurne, near Fleggburgh, on August 20, 1984.

It has celebrated the anniversary with a fun camping weekend attended by nearly 90 ‘Hashers’ from near and far, including one family from Thailand, culminating in an anniversary run from the same pub.

One of the original runners, Porky Betts, also took part in the anniversary run, having notched up over 1,500 runs to date.

The Hash movement started from humble beginnings in the 1930s in the Asian region of Malaya and has spread throughout the world, with a mix of sport and social activity.

John Knights, spokesman for the club, explained: “The idea is that one or two individuals – the Hares – lay a trail, using ordinary kitchen flour, which the pack then have to follow.

“The Hares resort to tactics designed to slow the front runners down and allow the back markers to catch up, so as to keep the group more or less together.

“These tactics include false trails and checks, where the flour trail stops and the front runners are expected to shout ‘checking’ while trying to find where it re-starts. A cry of ‘on on’ tells the rest of the pack that the trail has been found.”

For more information about the club, go to or call 01603 483337.


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