December 31, 2016
A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO SET A GREAT RUN
a) The objective of the hash is to provide all members and guests with approximately 75-90 minutes of interesting running over varied terrain, with the entire pack finishing within 30 minutes of each other. No one should become lost if they follow the trail
b) Select a site which has ample parking and give clear, understandable directions. Avoid parking on main roads and obtain land-owners permission where necessary. Do not choose a site within 500m of a kampong - respect local sensitivities to dogs; alcohol consumption; and showering in public.
c) Always use a 'Co-Hare', both for security and in order that the co-hare can take over if you are otherwise indisposed on the day. If you are unfamiliar with setting runs, choose an experienced co-hare. If you don't know any, ask the trail-master. There are plenty of willing members who will be only too happy to help.
d) The run should be approximately 8-10km, but can be shorter in difficult terrain. If you need to 'stretch' the front-runners, then do so by setting clever checks; by using false trails; and perhaps by inserting a penultimate / final circular check; but never by attempting to set a marathon. The hash is strictly non-competitive and should focus equally on both exercise and socialising. Choose the restaurant and the menu for the on-on carefully!
We'll provide a more complete guide when your turn comes round to set a run.
Next committee meeting: TBC