Trinity Hash House Harriers
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Welcome to the Trinity HHH Website. Trinity Hash House Harriers shares the beautiful city of Cairns, North Queensland, with Cairns HHH.
Trinity HHH runs every Tuesday evening at 5.45pm. The club takes its name from Trinity Bay on which Cairns is situated. It is a mixed club with a very social atmosphere, and visitors are welcome. You will find a Hash house Harrier club in most major cities and the emphasis is on exercise and fun - with a reward at the end! You can find out more about Hash House Harriers here. The Trinity HHH club is open to people 18yrs and up. No animals permitted.
You are welcome to just turn up at the run venue at 5.45pm and introduce yourself - but be prepared for a walk or a run of 4-7 km around the beautiful Cairns region. The walk/runs usually take about an hour and the hares (runsetters) usually make an effort to make it interesting. After the walk/run there is some social drinks and a meal.
Run information is available from the Receding Hareline page or by phoning the Trail Master, (Phone Numbers Here). The bargain basement cost is $12 which includes Nosh (a meal) and several drinks. The weather in Cairns is warm to hot most of the year which adds to the enjoyment of a few social drinks after the runs. The wet season from Christmas to Easter provides some great shiggy (off-pavement running) as there is extra light!
As well as our weekly runs on Tuesday Evenings, once a year we usually have a celebration run where hashers from far and wide come to the region to try some Hashing "Trinity style". Our 1000th Run was held on September 18-20 1998, and many early runners turned up to celebrate the event. Our EXTRAVAGANZA 2000th Run is scheduled for August 25-27, 2017 up at Lake Tinaroo.
Check out photos and write-ups from our latest runs on the Past Run Archives page.
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History of Trinity Hash House HarriersThe Trinity HHH club had its origins on January 14, 1980 with Peter "Mazdabator" Coxen and Graham Idstein - the "Wizard of Idstein" - setting the initial run. After six (minus) runs the Inaugural Run was held on February 23, 1980 and this was the day when the Trinity HHH club was formed. The founder of the Trinity HHH was Reyn 'Silver Fox' Robinson with great assistance from 'Mazdabator' and David 'Desert Head' Murray. No Inaugural runners are still running but our longest running hasher is Jughead who is a Trinty Hash legend and served for many years as our Hash Keg Master. For examples of his wisdom (?) please check our Juggyisms page.
Trinity has also been known as 'Flash Hash' thought to be a way to distinguish itself from the very fine ancestor club Cairns HHH (established 1977) - a HHH club that shares the wonderful city of Cairns in the world of hashing.
The Trinity HHH has also spawned a descendant club (Brisbane Southside H3) in 2007 - where Trinity member Robert 'Lost & Found' Johnson was part of the Southside club foundation.
The extract for Trinity HHH from the worldwide HHH Geneology page
First Run:23 Feb 1980
Father:Reyn 'Silver Fox' Robinson
Midwives:Peter 'Mazdabator' Coxen, David 'Desert Head' Murray
Ancestors:Cairns H3 [AU 1977];Kuala Lumpur H3 [MY 1938];
Descendants:Brisbane Southside H3 [AU 2007];
Rules/Traditions of Trinity Hash House Harriers
These objectives are met through a hash run, pursuing a trail of chalk (or flour, or paper) set by the nominated hare(s), followed by a circle (run by the GM), some nosh (a meal) and social drinking.
Thus end the current Rules of the Trinity Hash House Harriers (with occasional latitude for new hashers!!)
History of the Hash House Harriers
|This letter was addressed to the Kuala Lumpur HHH in 1958 by Cecil Lee, one of the co-founders of the Hash House Harriers. He was a regular harrier 1938-41, and after the war, 1946-51, then in Borneo for three years before returning to KL to finish his hashing 1954-57.|
Hash House Harriers were founded in a moment of post-prandial
inspiration at the Selangor Club Chambers in late 1938, by the inmates,
who included myself, "Horse" Thompson, EJ Galvin, HM Doig and AS
Gispert was the real founder – a man of great wit and charm, who was killed on Singapore Island in February 1942 whilst serving with the Argylls having only just returned from leave in Australia to rejoin the volunteers.
I am glad of this opportunity to salute his memory. He was a splendid fellow and would be happy to know the Harriers are still going strong, and are as merry and bright as ever - or more so.
Gispert was not an athlete, and stress was laid as much on the subsequent refreshment etc. as on the pure and austere running. It was non-competitive, and abounded in slow packs. Life was then conservative rather than competitive.
The name was a mock allusion to the institution that housed and fed us. Later "Torch" Bennet returned from leave, and produced order out of chaos - a bank account, balance sheet and some system. But we pride ourselves on being rather disorganised - or the minimum organization sufficed.
The original joint masters were myself and Horse Thompson, still running somewhere – a past master at short cuts and the conservation of energy.
We started up again after the war due to Torch Bennet who discovered a Bank Balance and put in a claim for War Damage on one tin bath, and two dozen mugs and two carrying bags. We started by a small run in reduced circumstances around the race course - then the horses were not much better. The Emergency cramped our style but did not diminish our activities, and we were called in for information on various by-ways in Selangor , but our usefulness to MI5 was brief, and our information probably otiose. But the hares ran into two Bandits at Cheras, who were later copped.
An Irish accountant Kennedy, drew up the Rules we had to register as a club, and he seems to have preserved the old traditions just as you do now.
Selemat Tinggal HHH (Cecil Lee, KL, 24 October 1958)"
|From these solid roots of the “Mother” Hash, Kuala Lumpur Hash House Harriers, the hashing fraternity later spread. Singapore Hash House Harriers was founded by ex-KL members in 1962, and thereafter spread rapidly, some 18 Hashes being formed in West and East Malaysia as well as Australia in the next few years. The first in Australia was Perth HHH in 1965, then Hobart HHH in 1967, followed by Sydney HHH a week later. The first European Hash was in England, Longmoor HHH in 1970, followed the first Hash in Africa, Durban in late 1971 and the first in the Americas was in Washington six months later. There are now over 1000 Hashes around the world in 100+ different countries, and Interhash , held every two years, attracts over 5000 hashers. The last Interhash was held in Bali 2016 and the next one is being held in Fiji in 2018|
Hash House Harriers
PO Box 2271 Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 4870