The Hash House
described as "a
drinking club with a running problem" and "the world's largest disorganization",
is a concatenation of more than slightly warped individuals who meet regularly
with the intention of getting a bit of exercise, seeing the country at a VERY
intimate level, and having a roaring good time while doing it.
The Run follows in the
of the "paper chase" or "hare and hounds" where one or more persons, known as hares, mark a
trail to be followed by the "hounds". The first Hash is reported to have
been laid in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. British colonials and army members
were running through the jungle for exercise, usually followed by getting
pissed. Since those inauspicious beginnings the Hash has expanded worldwide, and
you will find a Hash pack in almost every
major, and many not so major cities, around
the globe. Follow the Hash Links to find other HHH
Jamaica Hash House
February 13, 1998 -
Whoever wrote the World Hash
History obviously did not remember Columbus and his journey to the West Indies.
Christopher Columbus, the original
Hasher, stumbled on Jamaica in 1494 while on his way to India. "FALSE
TRAIL !" yelled the Arawaks, who reminded him that he should have waited
until AFTER the run before getting pissed. In this spirit of exploration JAH3 Hashers
lay trails all over the island.
Some 504 years after Columbus Goran
"Nutcase" Engdahl and Bill "Bags" Hetherington co-founded the
Jamaica Hash House Harriers - our lucky day: Friday, February 13, 1998.
JAH3, based in Kingston, is a
family Hash representing a wide spectrum of nationalities, ranging from
one year old to those with more Hash runs behind them than in front of
them. Some of our Hashers are lean and wiry marathon runners, others
well rounded marathon drinkers. Children love it, and we love them
too. Just be aware that strong language is sometimes used.