What we do
Every second Thursday night at 7 pm in summer and every second Saturday in winter at 11 am, a group of runners and walkers set off to follow a trail of flour across the countryside. We don't know where we are going but expect it to be wet & muddy and only hope that we will find our way back to the start after an hour or so.
Where we do it
Runs start and finish from different locations somewhere in the Mearns (unless it is an A -> B). Places we have run are Stonehaven, Inverbervie, Montrose, Auchenblae, Drumlithie, Aberdeen, Strachan, Fettercairn, Banchory, Johnshaven, Portlethen, Braemar, Edzell, Drumtochty Glen, Glen Dye, Glen Clova, Glen Prosen, Cairn 'o' Mount and many more besides. Routes are nearly always off-road, follow footpaths, across fields, through woods, into streams and over distant hills.
Who does it
Young, old, fit, unfit, men, women, girls, boys, fat, thin, tall or short. They have all hashed with us.
Can I do it too?
Yes! Just turn up 15 minutes before the advertised time at any of our runs, which are always listed here. Wear off-road shoes or old trainers. The runs cost £2.50 each, however this includes a visit(s) to the refreshments wagon.
More information about hashing can be found here.
Hashing activities are “Assumed Risk” physically demanding outdoor pursuits that may carry attendant risks. Participants in Mearns Hash House Harriers & Harriettes (MH4) events should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
Children are permitted to attend events, if accompanied by a responsible “Adult”. The “Adult” should be aware of and accept that they remain responsible for their children, including assessing the children’s ability to handle the attendant risks, during the entire MH4 event. MH4 has no facilities to cater for & manage children. Also Protect your eyes while running among trees. Should anyone take a dog to the run/ event, it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure their dog is kept under control. (Remember, we run in the country & there may be farm animals in the vicinity. Participants should also be aware of the risk of tick bites & good information regarding precautions can be obtained on the internet.)