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Get in “OnOn” the fun and join the Hash

by Guy Shirra, founder of the Sai Kung Hash House Harriers

The Sai Kung Saturday Hash House Harriers, SKSH3 is a family and dog friendly cross-country, hare-and-hounds-type running club, which meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month. We often gather at “Plod’s Pagoda” in Wan King Path, Sai Kung between the Standard Chartered Bank and the Basketball Court.

The group’s first run on 17 February 2007 started at the original Steamers Pub (where Starbucks now resides) and attracted 18 runners and the founder’s dog. Run No 129 is on Saturday, 15 July at 4.00 pm. Note: changed to 22 August at 4.00 pm, now joint with South Lantau Hash. Meet at Tung Chung MTR

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With a solid core of runners of all abilities, we are always on the lookout for new members who love running and healthy outdoor fun, particularly in the wonderful countryside in and around Sai Kung.

Hashing has been an integral part of Hong Kong life for many decades and is a great way to meet new people and see parts of the countryside you might otherwise never experience. It is also an excellent way to get fit, with some of the more serious HK hashers participating in Hong Kong’s many endurance events, including the Oxfam Trailwalker and all the many Trail Running events.

Trails are designed to suit all comers, with runs typically 6 to 8 Km and 1 hour long for serious runners and shorter options for joggers, walkers and children. We only run in the local region and try to keep off roads as much as possible.

After each run we hold a short Circle, in which we reflect on the day’s run and have a few laughs. This is usually followed by an optional “OnOn” meal at one of Sai Kung’s many wonderful eateries.

Runs normally start at 4.00 pm in Winter and 5.00 pm in Summer. The current Run Fee is $20, which covers the cost of chalk and flour for marking the trail, and ice, snacks and beer for the Circle. Post-run drinks are $10/beer, $5/soft drink.  The cost of the “OnOn” meal is pro rata for those attending, and this may be subsidised by any excess Hash Cash.

One of the best things about the Sai Kung Hash is that we are the cheapest in Hong Kong!

More details, including past Run Reports, can be found on our Website and Facebook Page:

So, if you’re looking for a fun activity which caters for all cultures, sexes, ages, abilities and canines, SKSH3 offers all this and more. If you live in the area and enjoy exercising in the great outdoors, please give us a try and bring your friends and family. We look forward to having you 🙂

“OnOn!!!”

Contact the Founder – Guy Shirra:

GunpowderPlod@gmail.com or (852) 9307 2041

 

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