The Hash House Harriers are an international network of running and socializing clubs based around the traditional English sport of Hare and Hounds, also known as a paper chase. The pack of runners pursues a trail that has been laid in advance, using chalk, flour or sawdust by the Hare.
The West London Hash is one of three Hash clubs that run regularly in Greater London. You will see on the right of this page links to the other London Hashes, and some that run in the surrounding countryside.
West London Hash House Harriers (WLH3) meet all year round every Thursday at 7pm, from a pub within walking distance of a tube or mainline station between Central London and its outer Western suburbs.
A trail of chalked Ps will lead from the station to the pub. The run will start from the pub and also finish there. Arrangements will have been made with the pub for the storage of the runners’ bags for the duration of the run.
The runs are four or five miles in length and last about an hour. Hash trails consist of loops, false trails and shortcuts that ensure that runners of all standards can get involved and will stay more or less together as a pack. After the run the pack spends the rest of the evening in the pub in intensive recuperation.
West London Hash is a highly inclusive group with a diverse and cosmopolitan following. All are very welcome to join in, whether they are visiting Hashers from abroad or people who have never Hashed before , there is no need to contact anyone in advance, just turn up in running shoes and make yourself known. You will recognize the Hashers by their bright and distinctive running gear.
A sense of humour and a willingness to mix and socialize is a lot more important than running ability. A nominal membership fee of £2 per run is collected after the run, or regular Hashers can opt to pay £35 per year membership instead.