FITNESS AND FRIENDSHIP
The Singapore Sunday Hash Harriers is a running group whose activities involve crosscountry running and socialising. Meeting on alternate Sundays at 5.30pm, the group takes on different terrains each week, following the trails laid out by the “hares”. You don’t have to be a seasoned runner to participate. The group, which has around 45 members from age 18 and up, is made up of people with different running abilities and is open to walkers. After the approximately onehour run (or walk), the group gathers to mingle over food and drinks.
British expat David Hug (51) has been running with the Hash House Harriers for 20 years; he started in 1998 in Switzerland and then joined the Singapore group in 2003. (“It’s something you can do for life!” he says.) What makes it different than other groups, David explains, is the extensive social aspect, and the large and well-established global hash community.
“Running with the hash is far more fun than running on your own. It is really a big family and it forms an important part of my social life. I am a fast runner and highly competitive (commonly known in hash terms as an ‘FRB – Front Running B*stard’). There is a wide range of ability on the hash, and everyone finds their own running or walking partners.”
This month’s Sunday hash runs will take place on 14 October and 28 October, with a special Red Dress Run on Saturday, 27 October. For a full list of upcoming events, visit sundayhash.org.sg.