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Happy Valley Hash House Harriers

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A Warm Welcome To The Happy Valley Hash House Harriers

altWe are an informal group of friends who meet every Thursday afternoon for a little exercise and socialising afterwards.  We run, jog or walk in the beautiful Cyprus countryside for around 5 km following a pre-laid route, known as a trail, and this is designed for most levels of fitness – shortcutting is allowed! 

If you are a jogger (no matter your ability) and want to participate with fellow joggers why not give us a try - our ages range from 8 to 80 and we have all ability levels! 

Our hashes, depending on the temperature, last between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Hashing as it is known began in the 1930’s amongst ex-pats in the Far East who decided that they needed to take some exercise (see History section) and so began the phenomenon which grew into 3000 clubs worldwide.  Essentially it is based on the old 19th century idea of hare and hounds.  The hares go out the day before the hash and lay 2 trails designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and then the participants (hounds) follow one of these trails, with guidance being given as required by the hares.

The whole emphasis of a Hash is to exercise in an informal way without any competitive pressures and then to relax afterwards with friends over a nice cool beer or soft drink. On the first Thursday of the month we go to a taverna after the run in the Winter or have a BYO picnic under the trees in the Summer.  We also have the occasional weekend away and socials at Christmas and other times of the year.

Happy Valley is an open Hash and welcomes everybody including families, children and dogs. All you need is a pair of trainers and some old clothes that will cope with the local terrain – we normally hash along tracks or cross country and try to avoid all tarmac. So why not give us a try – just go to our contacts page and email or ring anyone’s   on the Committee - we will be pleased to help you. Keep smiling, this is HAPPY Valley Hash!! 

ON ON (as we say on the hash when we find the trail)

Barney Bruce 

On President 

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Hash 892

Run977 -  23 Jun 22 - 4pm.

Thursdays Run 977 is a Mike & Chrissie special. Take Junction 31A off the highway and follow the brown signs for Kouris Dam . HV signs will be from this road with turn off  just by blue cycle path sign .

 

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If you wish to become a member of the Happy Valley Hash House Harriers, or   you are a visitor calling in at any time  you will be most welcome.

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