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OUR BAY ISLANDS HAS AN ACTIVE GROUP OF HASH HOUSE HARRIERS! Surprise, surprise, the Bay Islands has an active group of Hash House Harriers, and they have been around since 2018! They have gone about their business rather secretively until now, and we are told that the group has about 17 active members with approximately 14 walking every week. Ages range from 30 something to 82! The Harriers meet each Thursday at 6pm at a different location, mostly on Macleay Island but they do walk/run on the other Islands or the mainland in the summer. There are no rules in Hash so there isno obligation to attend every week. The island group currently are walkers, however, traditionally Hash House Harriers is a running group’ so if you feel like running - go for it! The 'Run' is set by the assigned host each week for a maximum of an hour then there is the famous 'Hash Nosh' (dinner) at the nominated venue. The walk is not ‘Olympic’ pace, with longer and shorter walks. Hash House Harriers are distinctive for a number of reasons, not least of which is the famous ‘bugle’ call . Recently the island Harriers raised $1100 to help Monica and her team run the annual ‘Share our Christmas Joy’ Lunch, by having one of their walking group 'Shaved for a Cause' The ‘Shearee’ Noel, was brave enough to volunteer to be shorn but only if $500 was raised. That amount was delivered and more thanks to a very successful cocktail evening fund raiser hosted by BIHHH member Marian Rigney along with donations from within the BIHHH group and collected on the night at the Bay Islands Golf Club. Many thanks to the Bay Islands Golf Club for allowing the 'Shearing' to take place on their premises. If you are interested in joining the Bay Islands Hash House Harriers, they meet every Thursday at 6pm, starting again mid January 2023. Please send an email to if you would like to be placed on their weekly mailing list and they will provide further information.

• Noel with Monica after the ’shearing’



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