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EPISKOPI HASH HOUSE HARRIERS CYPRUS

(One Of The Last Gentlemen Only Hashes in The World)

Welcome to Episkopi Hash House Harriers

The Episkopi Hash is one of the last gentlemen only hashes left in the world. Why gentlemen only? Well, initially when founded in 1967 by three military types from Episkopi base that was the norm for hashes. Now most of our members are of retirement age and are driven out of the house each Tuesday to give our Harriets time to themselves. How many marriages we have saved is incalculable !!

We are these days very much an informal group of mates who meet every Tuesday afternoon for a little exercise and socialising afterwards. We are, of course, always eager to meet new mates who fancy a bit of exercise.  We run, jog or walk in the beautiful Cyprus countryside for around 5 km. Following a pre-laid route, known as a trail, and this is designed for most levels of fitness – shortcutting is allowed and indeed encouraged by the hares who control the run. 
The run or walk takes about 45 mins. In the summer and an hour in the winter but is rarely on flat terrain as we avoid like the plague, any tarmac or built up areas.
Hashing as it is known began in the 1930’s amongst ex-pats in the Far East who decided that they needed to take some exercise and so began the phenomenon which grew into 3000 clubs worldwide.  Essentially it is a paper chase and you might have done one at school or seen it like me in "The Railway Children". However to make it non-competitive and ensure that it caters for most levels of fitness hares go out the day before the hash and lay 2 trails one for the runners, joggers and plodders and one for the walkers. Then the participants (hounds) follow one of these trails, with guidance (shortcuts) being given as required by the hares.

The whole emphasis of a Hash is to exercise in an informal way without any competitive pressures and then to relax afterwards with mates over a nice cool beer or soft drink. After a suitable time of taking refreshments at the end of the run/walk we always go to a taverna for a local meal to round off the day. Being such a social club, we throughout the year, have a range of events that include our Better Halves be they on the beach (we know many deserted ones) or up in the hills. These events are either catered or we bring picnics

 ..... and the RUN STATS OF 2017 - HASHERS ON THE ACTIVE LIST!  

  EH3 RUN STATS - 1 JAN TO 31 DEC 2017
               
Hasher Runs % of Total(58) HARES RUN/HARE AVERAGE CAREER RUNS CAREER HARES CAREER AVERAGE
Burke Jim 51 88% 10 5.10 1060 159 6.66
Hogg Peter 51 88% 8 6.38 662 90 7.36
Hillyar Mike 47 81% 5 9.40 892 87 10.25
Norris Dave 47 81% 7 6.71 1115 178 6.26
Foley Mark 46 79% 6 7.67 492 41 12
Bruce Barney 44 76% 5 8.80 595 71 8.38
Jones Mike 44 76% 13 3.38 114 21 5.42
Mitchell Laurie 43 74% 8 5.38 749 90 8.32
Trotter George 43 74% 5 8.60 139 14 9.93
Kemp Trevor 42 72% 5 8.40 440 54 8.15
Turford Ray 40 69% 3 13.30 1180 135 8.74
Adair Jim 39 67% 6 6.50 388 36 10.78
McSherry Tom 39 67% 6 6.50 1386 200 6.93
Smith Roger 39 67% 6 6.50 422 38 11.11
O'Callaghan Aubrey 38 66% 6 6.34 119 15 7.93
Day Giles 36 62% 3 12.00 514 54 9.51
Flower Tony 33 57% 6 5.50 594 73 8.14
Carroll Simon 31 53% 2 15.50 341 31 11
Liddell Brian 29 50% 6 4.80 1341 110 12.2
Smith Nick 28 48% 3 9.33 542 57 9.51
Ball Mike 28 48% 1 28.00 846 83 10.19
Carroll Jimmy 28 48% 3 9.33 1117 127 8.8
Rushton Nev 28 48% 7 4.00 621 91 6.82
Johnson,Keith 27 47% 3 9.00 27 3 9
Marks David 24 41% 4 6.00 197 13 15.15
Moore Peter 24 41% 7 3.42 535 67 7.99
Butt Hal 22 38% 3 7.33 245 26 9.42
Blocki Mike 19 33% 4 4.75 175 27 6.48
Cooper, Ben 19 33% 1 19.00 88 8 11
Duckworth Peter 18 31% 2 9.00 219 19 11.53
McGhee David 18 31% 0 0.00 266 6 44.33
Muir Drew 18 31% 1 18.00 596 46 12.96
Woods Mike 17 29% 4 4.25 183 22 8.32
Findlater, Rob 16 28% 1 16.00 42 3 14
Oldfield Joe 14 24% 2 7.00 291 25 11.64
Blackburn Dennis 11 19% 0 0.00 224 22 10.18
Hughes Marshal 11 19% 0 0.00 178 22 8.09
Kay Brian 10 17% 0 0.00 63 3 21
Law Stewart 10 17% 1 10.00 547 52 10.52
Montgomery Gary 9 16% 0 0.00 211 21 10.05
Smith Dave 9 16% 2 4.50 541 57 9.49
Snaith Chris 7 12% 1 7.00 167 20 8.35
Garland Colin 7 12% 1 7.00 535 43 12.44
Archer, Dan 6 10% 0 0.00 255 23 11.09
Rix, Gary 6 10% 1 6.00 6 1 6
Clayton Clive 5 9% 0 0.00 401 18 22.28
Cook John 4 7% 0 0.00 373 18 20.72
Watson Brian 4 7% 0 0.00 66 2 33
Mccrory, Colin 4 7% 0 0.00 17 0 0
McCrory Simon 2 3% 0 0.00 12 0 0
Tandy Vic 2 3% 0 0.00 311 52 5.98
Bolger Ray 1 2% 0 0.00 76 2 38

ANOGYRA WEATHER (WET)

 

Mike Jones - On Pres' Number 52 - Missive 4

 

 

 

I am delighted to tell you that after several days of intense one on one negotiations  firstly over litres of Atholl Brose on Burns Night and then brandies and whisky way up in the hills of Spitali, Barney Bruce has agreed to become the next On Pres of the Episkopi Hash House Harriers.

I would love to believe that it was my superb selling skills honed over many years propping up bars in numerous watering holes around the world giving deals to travel agents.

But in fact it was only because I managed to completely forget various 600th run anniversaries despite several e-mails with a list of upcoming anniversaries from him bouncing into my email box that convinced him that that really was enough of this blue skies, visionary, don’t bog me down with details, ex airline bloke and that  the Hash needed someone who could actually run it, that brought him on board.

None of you will need reminding that Barney has been a stalwart on this  our Hash for many years and brings a ton of experience to the job. It is also fitting that this means after his year of office  he will have been the On Pres of all three Hashes in our region, quite an accomplishment.

Barney’s inauguration  will take place on Tuesday May 1st  at the Well of the Franks. It will, of course,  be an open run and hashers , harriets and pups are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the traditional virtual drowning of the On Pres elect . 

On On The Hash