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Run No 1822 – Thursday 17th December ~ North Ealing

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 Thursday’s run will be from North Ealing tube station (Piccadilly Line) W5 3AF Map Link. Start between 6.30 and 7 P.M. hours, faster runners should leave closer to 7, if you have a group ready to leave just before 7 please wait a few minutes for any latecomers, so they do not need to run on their own. DO NOT start before 6.30 pm as the trail won’t be ready and the drink stops will not be operational. Hashers leaving the start point after 6.50 pm are requested to start marking through the checks, please bring chalk.

The Hare is Pope and he has requested that runners wear Xmas costume with lights. Bring a torch. London moves up to Tier 3 from midnight on Tuesday so the pubs will not be open but there will be a drink stop.

Run No 1821 – Thursday 10th December – Barnes Bridge Station

Hare – Bhopal

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This Thursday’s run will be from Barnes Bridge Station (South Western railway) SW13 0NP, Map Link . WLH3 standard Tier 2 rules and start times will apply:-The start time for the run is 6.30 pm to 7pm, however, faster runners should leave closer to 7pm. If you have a group ready to leave just before 7pm please wait a few minutes for any late comers so they do not need to run on their own. DO NOT start before 6.30pm as the trail won’t be ready and the drink stops will not be operational. Hashers leaving the start point after 6.50pm are requested to start marking through the checks, please bring chalk.

The length of the run will depend on the weather as rain is forecast. Given the mount of off-road territory it might be advisable to bring a torch.There will be no bag drop so run with what you bring and ensure social distancing.

There will be an undercover drink stop.

Nearest pubs are Coach & Horses, The Bulls Head, The Red Lion plus others.

Run No 1820 – Thursday 3rd December – South Kenton station

Hare – Wacker

Registration is required for all participants in our runs during the current Covid emergency if you plan to come on this run please register ASAP by clicking on This Link

With the end of lock down West London H3 resumes running under its standard Tier 2 rules:-The start time for the run is 6.30 pm to 7pm, however, faster runners should leave closer to 7pm. If you have a group ready to leave just before 7pm please wait a few minutes for any late comers so they do not need to run on their own. DO NOT start before 6.30pm as the trail won’t be ready and the drink stops will not be operational. Hashers leaving the start point after 6.50pm are requested to start marking through the checks, please bring chalk.

The run which will start from South Kenton station (London Overground & Bakerloo Line) HA9 8RB Map Link. On leaving the station at the bottom of the stairs turn left (the opposite way to The Windermere pub) and the trail will start immediately outside the station.

At the end of the run there will be a drink stop (DS) within a quarter of the mile of the station, which will open from 7.15pm.
The DS location will be in a park (to allow social distancing) with some cover, as it looks like rain on Thursday.
The long trial is just under 4.5 miles and under four miles with a short cut. A torch will be useful on part of the trail.

Unfortunately the landlord at The Windermere will not be reopening under Tier 2 rules. It is not clear yet whether the nearest alternative pubs;
(1) “The Preston” (which offers meals and has a large garden) Preston web site and map link
(2) “The Junction” in Harrow (outside area and food) will have reopened by Thursday.
Please check their websites on the day and the hare can give directions to both locations. Junction web site and map link

With the uncertain pub situation the hare will bring additional drinks supplies and snacks to the DS.
When registering for the run please indicate if you want beer, cider or red wine.
Please register as soon as you can so the hare can ensure there are drinks for everyone coming.