Years Hashing on Bali
In May 1977 Victor "Nightjar" Mason and several accomplices decided
to get together once each Friday afternoon at The Beggars Bush in Ubud.
There they would sit drinking beer while the Beggars Bush minions would
trek out into the jungle with a bag of shredded paper and proceed to litter
the countryside, laying a trail which our founding heroes would later follow,
on foot and eventually hands and knees, becoming wet and muddy; then returning
to the comfort of the pub, where Nightjar, acting as some self styled religious
advisor would shrive everyone in turn for such offences as getting lost
in the jungle, or daring to speak out of turn, by forced drinking of huge
mugs of Bintang Beer (punishment indeed for these heinous crimes).
This tradition thrived and continues to this day. Excellent procreation skills meant the original accomplices multiplied and became so numerous that some went on to spawn other groups. These days there are as many as seven hash groups in Bali.
Bali Hash House Harriers 2 was formed 19 years ago on the 26th January 1992 by Terry "Two Dogs" Firmstone. We meet on Saturday each week, at various locations, often in remote areas, of this beautiful island. We run at 4:30 in the afternoon with a group of around 400 active and occasional members runs usually attract between 80 and 100 runners each week.
One of the benefits of running with the Bali Hash is the
opportunity to appreciate the fabulous scenery and spectacular landscapes
for which Bali is famous. This is the reason so many members continue to
hash religiously week after week, year in year out, and why visiting hashers come from all over the world to run with the Bali Hash