Hashing every Thursday. Meet at the Pub beforehand – Runs normally start at 7:15pm
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 pursue a trail that has been laid in advance, using chalk or flour, by the Hare.

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. Just turn up on the night in running shoes, or, if you wish, drop us a line in advance and we will look out for you. You will recognize the Hashers by their bright and distinctive running gear. A sense of humour and a willingness to mix and socialize are a lot more important than running ability.

West London Hash House Harriers (WLH3) meet all year round every Thursday. Normally we meet at 7pm in a pub within walking distance of a tube or mainline station, anywhere between Central London and The West London suburbs. Our runs start at 7.15pm.

A trail of chalked Ps will lead from the station to the pub. The run normally start from the pub and also finish there, but during the current Covid crisis there may some variation to these arrangements, check the instructions for each run.

The runs are four or five miles in length and last about an hour. Hash trails consist of short cuts, loops and false trails to ensure that runners of all standards can get involved and will stay together as a pack. After the run the pack spends the rest of the evening back at the pub in intensive recuperation.

recuperating-after-the-run

A nominal membership fee of only £2 per run is collected after the run, or regular Hashers can opt to pay £35 per year membership instead, this can be done on line to our Bank account West London Hash Harriers A\c: 41513215; Sort: 60-07-10. Please include your name, Hash or real, in the payment reference.

If you would like to receive our weekly e-mail keeping you up to date with West London Hash House Harriers’ runs and social events click HERE to contact us. West London Hash also has a Facebook group, this is a closed group which is open to anyone who runs with us, to join click here

If you would like to volunteer to lay a Trail Click Here

Next run

Run 1825 – Thursday 15th April ~ Hounslow Heath

Hare – Rambo

Advance registration is required for all participants in West London H3 runs during the current pandemic, if you plan to come on this run please register ASAP using THIS LINK

This week’s run will start from the entrance to Hounslow Heath on Staines Road, Hounslow, TW4 5AR, opposite Barrack Road and The Hussar Public House, see this Map Link. This is around twenty minutes walk from Hounslow West Tube, but there will not be a P trail from the tube to to the start of the run. Several buses pass the start, and there is a free car park there. Our anti-Covid protocols will apply; staggered start and no bag drop, run with what you bring. Start from 18:30 for walkers and 18:45 to 19:00 for runners, the trail will be about 9.5 km mostly off road. The Hare strongly advises to “run” with at least one other person, and of course less than six others and to bring a torch. Checks should be fairly easy, trail will restart within about 50m of the check. If you start after 18:50 please kick checks through for walkers and latecomers. It will be dark at around 20:30, and it would be a good idea to finish by then (but bring a torch anyway), and of course the drink stop may be exhausted soon after this! There are several places to “squeeze” through on trail, only one is likely to be a real challenge (for some?). If you can’t get through, follow the path beside the fence north east about 200m until you can loop back on the other side. There isn’t a pub, so there will be a drinks stop (with shelter if wet) which will “open” at 20:00, generously funded by WLH3. Its W3W location will be posted then on the WLH3 WhatsApp group at 20:00, if the Hare remembers to do so. After party? The nearby Hussar (“Indian Bar”) may be open, and there are a couple of corner shop type off licences for supplies to drink al fresco. Feel free to suggest a pub on the Whatsapp group, if you can find one open near the end of the run, which the Hare advises, will be near to the start.


Please register Tuesday 13 April, using the above link, as the Hare will be beer shopping on the Wednesday.

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