November 26, 2008


Just a short report from the most reluctant new OnSec in a long list of reluctant OnSecs of DH3.

The AGM at Cheese’s place was up to his usual high standard with plenty of food and drink. The weather was kind to us although there were a couple of fleeting isolated showers. Tasmania’s weather at its unpredictable best. Flasher can’t believe that hashers standing right next to him didn’t even feel the rain.

As Poxie had done such a hashing good job as GM during the last year he was re-elected unopposed and proceeded to take nominations for the rest of the much sought after positions. Voting was fast and furious and the results are as follows :

Trailmaster : Maggie

Proxy Trailmaster : Cheese

Hash Lip :  Who

Lower Lip :  Foghorn

On Sec : Bald Eagle

Hash Cash :  Bastard

Hash Flash  :  Gone Again

Hash Hops : Flasher

Hash Gash :  Speed Hump

Hash Marriage Guidance Counsellor :  Mabel

Hash Monk : Ringo

Hash Thief  :  Killer

Beer Bitch :  Hand Job

Snail Trailmaster :  Pioneer

Proxy Snail Trailmaster  : Feels on Wheels

Outgoing Joint Masters Cheese and Dint deliberated for at least ten seconds before announcing that Black Tracka and Foghorn would takeover the most demanding roles for 2008/09. Congratulations to new JMs Tracka and Foghorn, I bet you make sure you are at the next AGM.


Next week’s run (01/12/08) is to be set by Skid at 2 Madeline Rd Eugenana. Lets hope he knows.

Keep an eye on the Blog for any changes.


On On




November 25, 2008

AGP at Cheese's

Ulverstone West sure has a great beach to run on.

After watching a train roll past we mounted the tracks and followed the flour trail home with keenly tuned ears.

The Grandmaster was well equipped for the AG Pissup, complete with a Mickey Mouse raincoat which kept him dry throughout the many beer assaults. Detailed results of the election as soon as the new OnSec (Eagle) emails them to trash at! Somehow we managed to attract a healthy contingent of Burnie Hashers who got fobbed off with some of the more challenging positions - like Ringo who managed to get the Hash Monk position.

The new beer bitch, HandJob, on the job as the new lip, Who, who tries his best to intimidate the pack of rebellious hasher to no avail. Who is the new lip. I don't know. Who is.
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November 23, 2008

Prickles Satellite Update

Pricles got her messages of support!

The weather has been constantly wet as predicted, all gear soaked, today some respite and campsite looks like Chinese laundry. Terrain & views limited to a metre or so since Sth Darwin due to dense scrub (Banksias etc), been doing a lot of rock climbing, scrambling, vertical ascents & descents etc. Views improving now they are on Engineers Range. 

Individual feedback: Paul - hard, testing; Simon - now nothing else can frighten me; Sue - must review the Morris holiday brochure; Maureen - the boys are brilliant navigators, thank God for gloves and anti-inflammatory drugs; Cynthia - I'm still here; Jason - I am still dragging SPOT around. The equipment holding up well, GPS often a problem due to canopy, scrub etc. The day they tackled Sth Darwin was very dangerous and absolutely horrendous. 

Next sat. telephone update 26 November. Updates usually <here> and progress map (SPOT); <here>.

On ya Prickles!

Check out these distances travelled per day! We thought 1km/hour was slow on Flasher's HOFT!
17/11/08 - 5.23kms
18/11/08 - 4.85kms
19/11/08 - 2.53kms
20/11/08 - 4.04kms
21/11/08 - 4.57kms
22/11/08 - 5.57kms
23/11/08 - 1.93kms


  • November 24th, Monday 6.30 pm—Devonport HHH AGPU @ Cheese’s, 33 Amherst Street Ulverstone. Ensure you attend to avoid being given a job on the Cummittee.
  • December 22nd, Monday 6.30 pm—Devonport HHH Christmas R*n, details TBA.
  • January 10th, 2009, Saturday 12.00 midday—Grizzly and Ringo do High Noon for Full Moon @ Ross. Grab a bed now for this infamous weekend event. Phil at the Ross Motel has rooms available, $125 double including breakfast, also caravan park units from $50 double, plus plenty of powered sites and tent space.
    Web Tel: 6381 5224, Email:
    Man o Ross Hotel: doubles from $85; Web: .au Tel:6381 5445,
  • January 31st, 2009, Saturday — H4 2000th R*n @ The Lea Scout Camp. Further details and online registrations at
  • February 6—8, 2009 — NZ Nash Hash, Rotorua
  • February 7th, 2009 Saturday—Red Dress Run, Hobart.
  • February 20th-22nd, 2009—Swine 09 Pig Pen Run @ Nugent.
  • May 1-3, 2009, Fri-Sun — Aussie Nash Hash @ Cairns
    Registrations now $350 until March 31st 2009.
  • June 6-8th—The Highland Fling
  • June 21st—Burnie Hash House Harriers 1000th R*n—it’s bound to be a long night...
  • July 1-4, 2010—Sarawak Rainforest Interhash @ Kuching, Borneo.
Dini's Trash for Burnie is <here>.


Looking for hashers who want to experience life , go out into the wild and do the next hoft with me  – planned for February sometime .
Let me know who is interested – Police and SES have asked if they will be needed . Further updates coming to a Blog near you .


ed. Maybe Prickles will come back with some suggestions...

November 22, 2008

Prickles on Track

By the looks of it Prickles and the van Demons found their first bit of track today and covered about 7 kms without having to fight their way through the bush - although who knows the state of the track/road.
They followed the Kelly Basin Road (see on map, along Purgatory Creek marked in blue) for a few miles to the Franklin River Road. They went down that 'road' for a kilometre or so and hit the Darwin Crater Track (roughly alongside the yellow line) which they walked along for 4 kilometres into the (suspected) crater, and back into the un-chartered scrub.

Their rough progress so far today is marked with red and the yellow yard stick is 3.7 kms. The little white square is the middle of the crater.... They might camp on the Andrew River tonight, but can probably smell the Franklin River as well, where they will likely get to tomorrow!

November 21, 2008


Next run is our AGM, where some serious issues will be discussed!
24/11/08 AGM - 33 Amherst St, Ulverstone (Cheese's place)

Prickles Satellite phone

I reckon we should consider a Sat phone and an ePirb on our next HOFT too. 

First scheduled sat phone update went ahead without a hitch. The team has been experiencing fine weather so far and have camped overnight beside the Clark River. The terrain has been extremely steep and good navigation proving to be an essential and critical component. They have had limited visibility in thick scrub but when they get the views, they are spectacular all around. Group spirit was summed up as tired, sore but cheerful. Two members (I don't know who) have the flu! Prickles says it's hard but rewarding, Everyone's boots are holding up well but the stove(s) are failing apparently. Next update scheduled for Saturday night.

November 20, 2008

Prickles Update 2

Looks like Prickles and Co. made it to the Clark River by 3pm yesterday and called it a day. Today they climbed another couple of hundred meters up, crossed some remote loggging tracks and now seem to be heading for Purgatory Creek where they ought to get in time for an early dinner. To get to Purgatory Creek they need to cross one more small ridge this afternoon and cross the Kelly Basin Road which runs down from Lake Burbuy, about 50 kilometers south from Queenstown. They are probaly dreaming to find some ranger in a Hilux with a case of Cascade, VB, hell, even XXXX or anything cold really. They would have covered about 20kilometers of untrodden wilderness by today.
Update: Looks like they did not make it. They got to within 1 kilometre from Kelly Basin Road and called it a day when they got to the last ridge at 6pm. Imagine battling through thick scrub and horizontal woods for 10 hours and only cover 6 lousy kilometers. Last Sunday's HOFT team can begin to imagine, and they are still stiff from it even though they did not carry backpacks! Here is their altitude profile for today, their fourth day.
Track them <here>.

November 19, 2008

Devonport Hash Logo

It appears we have this logo as well. Has anyone got a larger image than this?? Do we value this one? Is this our identitiy? Xuse my ignorance!
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November 18, 2008

Prickles Update 1

So we think we had it tough... Just noticing how Prickles and her team climbed 600 meters in thick terrain. Overnighting tonight is pretty much on top of an 800m ridge, or just below it. Tomorrow they will descend the same amount and cross the Clark River, where I suspect they will camp and refresh! They must be buggered! I have this sneaking suspicion they are making slower progress then intended as they may not have covered 20 kilometers yet in the last two days. Can you imagine lugging a full pack through horizontal woods? Maybe some shackles would have been easier! They are probably camping in snow tonight.
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Follow their progress <here>.

November 17, 2008

Dyke's Run on Kelcey Tier

No data... My N95 phone has no GPS when it has no internet access. I am being charged extra now for internet access, and I refuse to budge, already paying too much. Why is Tasmania so disadvantaged for internet and mobile phone choices? Stuff'um! No map of our runs for now...


All's well that ends well

Our first mistake...

Our second mistake...

An obstacle course till dark!

All the photos are <here>.
For a reminder of what we 'attempted', the trail is very well described <here>. Knockers came along as she was the representative of the 'wardens of the trail' (NWWC). We all asked 'what trail?'
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November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Burnie and Dini

Burnie is celebrating 30 years of Hashing and Dini gets a cake. Dini always takes the cake! And of course it was Giggles who made it. Honestly, she is the best cook I have ever known. Kudos from us in Devonport!

BitaThis set a special run at the Valhella Moose Farm on West Mooreville Road on Wednesday night, which marked the exact birthday of Burnie Hash and Ringo and Dini put on a feast. Their sunday run will be our HOFT: Leven Canyon to Gunns Plains, leaving the Ulverstone McDonalds carpark at 8.00am on Sunday 16th.

Also, another reminder, do not forget BBQ at Ratchet and Knickers: Saturday 15 November, 1.00 pm till late, we are invited to 1054 Isandula Road, Gawler (google link <here >!) Special home-grown beef kebabs provided! BYO grog and extra bbq meat if required. Any further information or directions phone 6429 3291 or 0419 180 182.
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November 12, 2008

STOP PRESS Burnie Hash Birthday Run

This special mid-week trash is to wish Burnie Hash 'happy birthday', for it was 30 years ago today that a pack of thirteen unsuspecting men (and two suspect visitors) followed a trail of flour set by a couple of demented hares around the rural setting of West Ridgley.

In those 30 years since, we have seen a chainsaw massacre at Mooreville Road Hall, Viking longboats, near drownings, Effie the Emu, topless waitresses, hot tubs, two-tonne barbecues, waterfalls, Hash Hotline (315 665), snow, gunge, runs with no pack, runs with no hare, nasally-expelled tea, Cheveaux Road (8km to go), frogs legs, exploding concrete, Slice 'n' Fry, bogged cars, bogged mobile postcodes, mirror balls, chariots, weddings, dogs, buses, trains, floating doors, four Hashits, shiggy, beer-dispensing urinals, the Dial Range in complete darkness (twice) and so much more.

We have welcomed new members and farewelled old members. We have consumed a lake of beer and ginger beer and cooked kilometres of sausages. Many thousands of words have been put to print - some intelligent, some unintelligible.
And so it continues tonight with a special pearl anniversary run set by our esteemed Grand Master from the Moose Farm at 448 West Mooreville Road, Burnie. Trail starts at 6.30 pm for a short r*n, long on on, and a trawl through the old trashes (why buy toilet rolls?) and Burnie Hash Relics. See our collection of sepia pictures featuring strangely familiar thin-looking hashers wearing tight shorts, body-hugging bonds tees and KT26 joggers. And if that’s not enough to get you along on a Wednesday night, there’s free beer and food!

Bring a hat, mug, joke, friend, piece of wood for the Herr Flick memorial fire pot and wear pearl jewellery of your choice.

On! on! To the next 30 years!

Prickle's HOFT

As some of you know, our very own Prickles will be disappearing into the wilderness again this year, but this time it's a bit more in the public eye..(hope she survives!). Prickles is a member of the van Demons and shortly they will start their CANNIBAL RUN
The expedition has been sponsored by Paddy Pallin and the Australian Geographic Society, as well as a few private sponsors.

Click on the above links to see everything including the maps! Also, we should be able to track her progress <here>.

Prickle hopes to be back in time for the Christmas run! We all wish you a good trip!



17/11/08  Dyke -                 2/64 Tugrah Road, Devonport
24/11/08  AGM -                 33 Amherst St, Ulverstone

On On

November 11, 2008

CF Run Report

This run was sponsored by Contours, the women’s gym in Devonport. Dressed up as doctors and nurses we made our way to the Ulverstone ambulance station where ComeAgain measured our vitals. This was not all, we were made to drink hospital strength sustagen before being released. Next stop was at the amphitheatre for a TUC/TUB examination by a dandy looking Highbeam dressed up as nurse. For those not in the know, a TUC Examination is a Totally Unnecessary Chest examination, guess the B for TUB. Before being molested we had to run around the amphitheatre whilst breathing through a straw.

Crow provided the meal free of charge and all monies paid and raised in the raffle went to CF Tasmania! More then $400 was raised!

Dyke was the first to win a scratchy lottery ticket he won in the raffle. He is still looking for Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy required to claim!

GoneAgain and Thrust showed the Coughing the Distance documentary in which they starred. To donate money to CF Tasmania go to or call 1800 232 823. Photos are being processed at the pharmacy...

November 8, 2008


The HOFT walk will now be from Leven Canyon to Gunns Plains – It will be a solid walk of approx 8 – 9 hours – and we will be leaving the Ulverstone McDonalds carpark at 8.00am on Sunday 16th. If anyone is interested in joining the walk please contact Flasher .

Details of the walk <here>.

November 7, 2008

Disaster Strikes at the Valhella Moose Farm

OMG, the boat fell down. Good thing it was made indestructable by Dini and Co, just a shame the suspending ropes were not as tough. Fortunately there was no iceberg nigh and no injuries were sustained. Note a bed in the Valhella dining room! Looks like we might have a visitor! There is a rumour going that a Lark Whiskey tasting might coincide with a run in January, and this bed might come in handy for a dozen of us...
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November 4, 2008

CF Run at Oz Rock Inn

That's right, we are being subjected to doctors and nurses for a Cystic Fibrosis Run at Crow and 1080's renowned OzRock Inn Restaurant in Ulverstone (Beach Road).

Monday 10 November 630pm. till late.

Wear clean undies and socks, bring your medicare card, proof of private medical insurance, a note from your mum and a signed disclaimer - no need to fast. The Coughing the Distance Documentary will be screened after dinner complete with a quick RAFFLE!

All monies raised will go to CF Tasmania!
All corro to GoneAgain AT dhash DOT com.


Maggies Ordeal

7.3 Kilometers in 58 minutes made for a nice sized flat (20m max) run. Complete with thistles and cow turds, swans and new hashers the run was followed by a sparse amount of beers and resulting poofta sized down downs. We must be having a drought. Nice Barbie thanks to Maggie and HandJob. A warm welcome to our new NW Coast residents (Port Sorrel) from Queensland, Boner and LoveMuscle. No pictures today.
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