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Happy Valley Hash House Harriers

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A Warm Welcome To The Happy Valley Hash House Harriers

Amathus 2024 Akamus Hash Away Weekend - 4th, 5th and 6th October, 2024

Please keep these dates in your diaries. The format will be similar to last year with a visit to two wineries followed by a dinner on Friday night, a run or hike on Saturday followed by BBQ and dancing, and a run/hike on the Sunday. There will be a new commemorative T-shirt and both runs will be in different locations to last year in the beautiful Akamas Peninsula. Please announce to your own Hashes no later than 28th February if you wish to attend. Payment will be due by end of March.

HVH Sungarden Weekend Ayia Napa - 15th-17th November 2024

Rates the same as last year. Full details to be published in due course. The very popular boules competition will take place again this year, conducted by Elaine & Jeanette. Sculpture Park option if enough interest. Put it in your diaries and warn off all your family & friends. Names to Clive if you will be coming; no firm booking required just yet.

WELCOME

We 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)

Richard Flower 

On President 

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Hash Weather

Run 1078 Thursday 16th May 2024 at 1600 hrs - Clive - Zanadja

Directions:- from Erimi bridge travel north through Kantou. Turn sharp left just past Pharmacy uphill and bypass school and offices. Stay right to pick up signs to RV.  Coming from Paphos end take Sotira turn off post tunnel go through first cross roads then next left up to Zanadja approx 4 km. Pass through small village square to pick up sign to RV. Approx 300m to RV.

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