Standard Marks /Symbols found on a hash run.
|CHECK||A JUNCTION WHERE THE TRAIL MAY GO IN SEVERAL DIRECTIONS|
|ON ON AFTER CHECK||ARROWS INDICATING THE CORRECT DIRECTION TO FOLLOW FROM THE CHECK|
|ON ON continue on trail||ARROWS INDICATING THAT YOU ARE STILL ON THE CORRECT TRAIL|
|RE-GROUP||YOU MUST WAIT HERE UNTIL THE WHOLE PACK HAS RE-GROUPED|
|FALSE TRAIL||INDICATES THAT IT IS A FALSE TRAIL AND YOU MUST RETURN TO THE LAST CHECK|
|FISH HOOK + A NUMBER||THE NUMBER OF RUNNERS REACHING A FISH HOOK MUST GO BACK TO THE PACK AND REJOIN AFTER THE LAST RUNNER.|
|SHORT CUT||A SHORT CUT ALONG THE TRAIL USUALLY FOR WALKERS|
|VIEW STOP||A PLACE TO VIEW A SCENIC SPOT ALONG THE TRAIL|
|BEER STOP||ANOTHER STOP, USUALLY ANOTHER PLACE OF NATURAL BEAUTY|
|ON IN||ON IN TO THE END OF THE RUN|
Once all the Hashers have returned, someone will shout ‘Circle Up’.
This is the ceremonial part of the proceedings, nothing formal, just pure fun.
The Hare is congratulated ( or maybe not) on his trail and given a complimentary ‘down-down’.
A down-down is simply the act of downing a bottle of lager whilst being encouraged with a hash song by the rest of the pack.
Visitors and Virgins ( first time hashers) are again welcomed, followed by down-downers for actions or misdemeanours that have occurred. during the run.
Examples of such misdemeanours include falling ‘arse-over-tit’, answering a mobile phone, or wearing a pair of new shoes.
Useful Vocabulary used by Hashers
|Are you ?||Question shouted by the pack to the front runners - normally at a check meaning : Are you on the trail?|
|Check||Circular trail mark indicating the true trail must be sought from here|
|Checking||Answer shouted by the front runners to the pack when asked "Are you" indicating that front runner has not located the trail|
|Back Check||Trail mark indicating that back tracking is necessary in order to find the true trail. Often seen after a false trail|
|Front Running Bastards (FRB's)||Nickname given to front runners|
|Hare||Person who set the trail|
|On Call||Shouted in response to "Are you" by hashers to indicate that while they do not see any trail, they are following someone else's "on on" calls|
|On On||Shouted by hashers indicating that they are on the true trail. Only shouted when someone has spotted the markings|
|On In||Trail nearing end, indicates proximity to the end - and a drink|
|Virgin||Someone who has never HASHED before|