L2H3 hashing in CornwallLooe & Liskeard Hash House Harriers
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'Show respect!'

To be able to enjoy the privilege of running in our fantastic countryside there are some things we all need to know about hashing.There is great variation in runs each week which is due to different hares gaining permission from farmers and landowners, which we all appreciate.

So to be able to continue this practice we do have
hashersimportant HASH ETIQUETTE.....

 

 

Off-Road

We regularly enjoy off-road running, through fields and even farmyards. When we are running on a footpath/public right of way we are still crossing someone's land, so we bear in mind the following points:

Gates

At the end of a run gates should be left as they were before we arrived. Unless you have had specific instructions from the hare, when you arrive at a shut gate, open it if at all possible. Only climb over if it is too difficult to open. Once you have opened a gate make sure you close it again or call 'shut the gate' to the person immediately behind you. They must shut it or call back in the same way. If no-one is behind you it is up to you to make sure the gate is properly secured.

Crops and stock

Avoid damaging crops; always run around the edge or in the tram-horselines; the hare will often tell you about this. Use common sense when in a field with livestock; don't shout 'on-on' when close to animals, go round the flock or herd not straight through the middle.

Dogs

It's not often that hashers bring dogs. Farmers and hares may request no dogs. If dogs are permitted they must be on leads.

Hedges and fences

We avoid climbing hedges or fences, unless the trail clearly takes us that way. Climbing over walls, hedges and fences can damage them and increase the risk of farm animals escaping.

Safety

The hare will have given consideration to safety along the trail, and in the briefing before the run starts we will be advised about any difficult hasherterrain - usually there's a short option to avoid a 'rambo' section!
Some landowners ask for a Risk Assessment. We have designed our own forms for this purpose, which can be downloaded from our home page.
The Hash has public liability insurance, but individuals hash at our own risk and are responsible for our own safety. Of course, out on the trail we always help each other when needed and the hare brings up the rear to assist any stragglers.

 

 

L2H3 hashers appreciate the privilege of running in this wonderful countryside and respect the Countryside Code.

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