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8th - 10th February 2019:  The Other Swanage Weekend




Tower Lodge Hotel

7 Ulwell Road


BH19 1LF








Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th June 2018:  The Swanage Weekend




Tower Lodge Hotel

7 Ulwell Road


BH19 1LF

Pam will be picking up the keys about 5pm on Friday.  All bed linen is provided but you will need to bring towels. If you have room please bring garden chairs too - hopefully the weather will allow us to sit in the garden!  

A key will be issued for each bedroom together with a front door key, but please leave the bedroom keys in the bowl in the hall before leaving the hotel - apparently lots of people have locked themselves out of their rooms in the past and so there could be a charge if they have to come to let us in!

Please park carefully in front and to the side of the hotel. There should be enough room however there is further parking in the road opposite -  'Burlington Road', if necessary

There will be the usual beer and wine available and also bread, cereal, tea, coffee and juice for breakfast. If you want to have the full English then there is a cafe just down the road on the beach.


Friday evening

Do your own thing - meet at the Red Lion later:

Tel: 01929 423533

Saturday morning (provisionally)

Meet at the railway station at 11.00 to catch the 11.20 train to Corfe Castle - if you are not travelling by train please let Andy Ralph know otherwise he'll buy a ticket for you! On Inn will be the Castle Inn, as usual, for lunch.


Saturday evening

Down downs will be in the B&B garden at 6pm. I have booked dinner for all at The Crows Nest 7.30pm for 8.00pm (still awaiting confirmation on menus) - later for those who are still awake - hit the town.


Pub next to the B&B is:

The Crows Nest

Tel: 01929 422651


Brook Team Rooms (only open until 8pm)

15 The Parade

01929 422061


Sunday morning

Bucks Fizz in the garden at 10.00 followed by the run starting at 11.00 from Tower Lodge. The On Inn will be The Red Lion (in town). 


Sunday night

As we did last year - takeaway Curry at the B&B.


Monday morning

We need to be out of the B&B by 10am (leaving it clean and tidy!!).


Room allocation:

John & Anna Room 10
Pam & Tim Room 11
Evie Room 1
Sarah & Steve Room 2
Kim, James, Toby and Kim's Mum Room 4
Adrian & Mum Room 5
Ian and Derrick Room 6
Mike & Jo Room 7
Judith & Hobble Room 8
Roland & Sanyu Room 9

Looking forward to a great weekend!

On On 
Petal Xx





Saturday 15th December 2018 Christmas Party



Masonic Hall in Farnborough. Details to follow.






































Hash Links: for the Hampshire Area

R2D2 Hash House Harriers

Surrey Hash House Harriers

Worthy Winchester Hash House Harriers

Guildford Hash House Harriers

Deepcut Hash House Harriers

Royal Berkshire Hash House Harriers (this is an excellent site with good Hash provenance).













































Mike 'Shrinky Dink' Johnson










































Swing Low:  The worldwide Hash Hymn


In most hashes around the world, this song is sung after the circle is concluded. The format varies. Usually, the chorus is sung to vigorous arm actions. This is repeated but humming only. The only shouted word is "coming". This is repeated a third time in silence but with the actions and the word "coming". The song is concluded by repeating the chorus aloud, vigorously and fast!

Of the five verses, only verses one and four are in common use. If you can learn the whole song, with the actions, you'll be the star at any Interhash.



Chorus (in bold):

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home


I looked over Jordan and what did I see
Coming for to carry me home
A band of angels coming after me
Coming for to carry me home



Sometimes I'm up and sometimes I'm down
Coming for to carry me home
But still my soul feels heavenly bound
Coming for to carry me home



The brightest day that I can say
Coming for to carry me home
When Jesus washed my sins away,
Coming for to carry me home.



If I get there before you do
Coming for to carry me home
I'll cut a hole and pull you through
Coming for to carry me home



If you get there before I do
Coming for to carry me home
Tell all my friends I'm coming too
Coming for to carry me home


The History of the Hash


By far the best history of the Hash comes from the Mother Hash itself.



The Hash Hymn (left) is all part and parcel of hash lore of which there is plenty.


Did you know the origin of the 'red dress run'?

It started in San Diego when an elegant female, new to the concept of hashing, turned up dressed to kill in a little red number. True to the chivalry of the hash she was humiliated beyond all reason and thus was born the 'Red Dress Run' now celebrated by hashes world-wide. People run wearing anything red, preferably a dress - men included!


When was the Hash formed and who formed it?

The first formal hash was organised in Kuala Lumpur in 1938. Tony 'Fruit 'n Nut' Case has started many hashes in his life, but not this one!


How does the hash song go?


Me - me - me - me - me


Here's to -----, (s)he's true blue (a blue)

(S)He's a hasher through and through

(S)He's a bastard (pisspot, w*nker) so they say

And (s)he'll never get to heaven

                          (and (s)he tried to get to heaven)

in a long, long way.

                          (but (s)he went the other way.)


Drink it down, down, down (repeated ad nauseam)

The version in brackets is more common in the new world.

There's any number of hash web-sites that will provide huge volumes of detail about the Hash. There's even an entry in Wikipedia. Beware, some hash songs are not for the faint-hearted!!

Never ever wear new shoes on a hash run. The penalty is to drink your down-down from the shoe. Not only does this spoil the taste of good beer (although it actually improves Boddingtons), you really don't want to catch Athletes' Throat.


How to set a Hash

The easy way is to join Richard 'Mountain Rescue' McAllister and gaze in awe at the master.

Seriously, if you are new to hashing, join an experienced hare for your first few attempts. Plan the route, walk the route, dream the route. In Hampshire terrain, ground is covered at about 4 miles per hour and it takes you twice as long to lay the hash with two hares.

Let's say you want a hash of 60 minutes duration. Plan a four mile route. Start laying it at 8am and lard it with checks. Expect to finish at 10 am, ready for an 11am start.



















































































Q: Doctor,  I've heard that  cardiovascular exercise can prolong life..  Is this true?  
A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it...don't waste on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.  Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster.  Want to live longer?  Take nap.  

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?  

A: You must grasp logistical efficiency.  What does cow eat?   Hay and corn.  And what are these?   Vegetables.  So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system.  Need grain?  Eat chicken.  Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).  And pork chop can give you 100% of recommended daily allowance of vegetable product. 

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? 
A:  No, not at all.  Wine made from fruit.  Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way.  Beer also made of grain.  Bottom up! 

Q: How  can I calculate my body/fat ratio?  

A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one.  If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc. 

Q: What  are some of  the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?  

A: Can't think of single one, sorry.  My philosophy is: No pain...good! 
Q:  Aren't fried foods bad for you?   
A:  YOU NOT LISTENING!  Food are fried these day in vegetable oil.  In fact, they permeated by it.  How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?   

:  Will  sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?  
A: Definitely not!  When you exercise muscle, it get bigger.  You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.  

Q:  Is chocolate bad for me?   

A:  Are you crazy?!?  HEL-LO-O!!  Cocoa bean!  Another vegetable!  It best feel-good food around! 

Q:  Is swimming good for your figure? 

A:  If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me.. 

Q:  Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?   

A:  Hey!  'Round' a shape!