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

Hash Notices

Changes to Hash Flour

The Hash have exhausted the supply of 'Blue' dye powder; the manufacturer in the UK has ceased making it, and we have been unable to find another manufacturer or supplier anywhere else.

We do have a plentiful supply of 'Pink' dye powder that will be used to mark the trail for the Runners.

Plain 'White' flour will be used to mark the trail for the 'Slightly Slower' Runners.

This change will take effect from Run 3043 on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

Marking the trail for the Hash

Here is a simple guide with photos.

Firstly the check:  Instead of five balls of trash stuck in a gorse bush (as long as you could find one) you now paint a circle and show the angles. If (and in summer it is often quite preferable) you want to make it an holding check put an H in the circle.
The Dot or Blob: just as before at the check you lay both falsies and the On On with three blobs of flour now instead of a blob of trash in the olden days. 

False Trail or Check Back :Three blobs or dots just as before.

On On and Trail Marker : The fourth blob or pickup indicating the On On is now a dash. This is also the way you mark the trail for the pack to follow. It is much faster to lay by the way, as you will find . If you are routing a field with mown hay or running the pack through vegetation it is advisable to just scuff the ground with your trainer to remove some of the veg  before laying the marker.
Change of direction : This is the only real difference . When you are laying a trail along an obvious track or goat trail it is not necessary to put too many markers down. When you want the pack to change direction to another trail or off piste as it were you place a change of direction arrow down.

So that is it in a nutshell . Each Tuesday The Blazing Tails Flour Company will provide the Hares with 12 bottles of Pink flour to lay the running trail and 6 bottles of white flour for the walk, along with bottle tops with holes in. You carry the flour bottles with full tops on and one in hand with the holed top and amazingly thanks to young Mr. Newton when you tip the in hand bottle upside down the flour falls out ! And that is about it. 

And as a final FYI whilst " Traditionalists" might fret over the use of flour instead of Trash, despite the environmental benefits and the ease of laying, it is worth remembering that on the fateful day in November 1967 the first ever Episkopi Hash ran thought the gates of Episkopi and followed a flour trail and did so for many years.

On! On!