Toulouse hash house harriers
The Hash House Harriers are a world wide misorganisation with Hash's in just about every major city. Go to the search page to find a hash near you. The Toulouse Hash House Harriers were founded in October 2002. We are a family oriented hash and welcome runners and walkers of all ages and abilitys. Runs will normally last around 1 to 1 1/2 hours with a shorter route for walkers. The Hash normally takes place within a 60 minute radius of Toulouse.
Virgin Hashers are always welcome - joining could not be easier just turn up at a run and bring 5 Euros.
We will run on the second Sunday of each month, please verify with the calendar precise time and location because the date can change!. Bring 5 Euros cash per person children free! to cover refreshments, which will include beer, soft drinks, water, munchies and of course beer.
Run departs at 15:00 sharp, please arrive at 14:30
December Hash #228 - Rebigue
December 15 2019 - Hare: Swinging Down Under.
The last THHH hash of the year will be organized on Sunday 15 December in Rebigue, in the côteaux to the south of Toulouse. Expect pleasant hills, old country lanes, modern mansions with Pyrénées views, mulled wine, mince pies, restrained songmaking and seasonal goodwill.
The kickoff point will be just to the south of Rebigue Mairie, near the tennis courts (this being a very tennis court kind of neighbourhood, please make sure you arrive in your electric SUV with a little fake mud on the tires).
Address: 16 Chemin de Fournier Bas, Rebigue, GPS: 43°29'20.0"N 1°28'21.4"E, information from a global advertising agency at https://goo.gl/maps/d4jDpvZK3jEueZ3f8
If lost on the day, call +33 663 82 75 26.
Swinging Down Under
October Hash #226 - Saint - Martin
Hare: Short Shift
You are kindly invited to the October Hash on Sunday 20th October at 251 Route de Bayonne, 31300 Toulouse, which is on the Saint-Martin side of the roundabout for Airbus, France.
We will start at 15:00 sharp so please arrive a few minutes before to surrender your 5 Euro contribution to the Hash Cash.
It is a still great weather for a hash so please join us.
Please remember to bring your own water and drinking cup/beaker to avoid plastic waste and shared “bacteria”.
The lonesome hare is Short Shift.
GPS co-ordinates of the start are;
43.608609 E 1.372518
On the day, in case of need, call +33(0)762913375
July Hash - Hash Weekend July 20 - 21
This month we have a special weekend planned jointly with the Paris Sans Clue Hash. Starting with a "Red Dress - Down Town Run" on the evening of Saturday 20th July. Meet at 17:30 at Place de la Daurade, Toulouse for run and pub crawl around the streets of Toulouse.
Hares will be Locust and Happy Endings.
GPS 43.60158, 1.43923
Sunday July 21 we will have our Sunday Hash again jointly with the Paris Sans Clue hash. Hared by Wandering Tulips and followed by hash BBQ and party at Wandering Tulips house.
We will meet at Wandering Two Lips House 12 Rue de la Séoune, 31240 L’Union, France starts at 3pm as usual.
GPS 43.66678, 1.4845
Please bring a dish to share - Swimming pool will be open and so come prepared!
June Hash - Saturday June 15th 2019
Starts at 15:00
The June Hash will start and finish at Lapdancer's house in Cornebarrieu. After the run we will have a BBQ and so please bring a dish to share - hash to supply meat, drinks...
Pool will be open and so come prepared.
Address: 151 Route de Seilh, Cornebarrieu
GPS: 43.66505, 1.34065
Next Hash - Sunday May 19th 2019
Hare: Swinging Down Under
Our May hash will be on next Sunday May 19th, in Pin-Balma, a little to the east of Toulouse. The kickoff point will be Place de la Mairie in Pin-Balma (just next to the church), leaving at 15:00.
GPS: 43.6285 1.53352
If lost: +33 663 82 75 26
What to expect? Old oak trees, forgotten country lanes, scenic views, landscaped gardens. There should be some liquid refreshments at the end too! A part of the trail will be suitable for strollers etc.
HASH TRASH # 219 – March Hares Hash,
Plaisance du Touch, Sunday 24th March 2019
Short Shift and Rocket Pants were the March Hares for this sunny event in the countryside along the banks of the Touch and around the Plaisance Lake.
Twenty hashers participated in this event, which was blessed by lovely sunny weather, with an air temperature perfect for a ramble or run. The hashers included the four stalwart Comminges Hashers and two Virgins, Janet & Chris who are caving friends of Grotty Totty.
Thanks to the persistence of Short Shift, who supplied beer from his own stock, there were two beer stops en route. The second stop being necessary as the runners passed by the first beer stop before the beer arrived!
The route was given an enthusiastic thumbs up when judged in the circle. I suspect any route would have been so judged on such a wonderful sunny day, so thanks are due to Its Complicated, our RA for arranging that.
We welcomed the two Virgin Visitors, who introduced themselves as Janet and Chris. Then Chris supported by Janet and Grotty Totty, gave us a jolly hearty rendition of “The Explorers”, a caving club drinking song that they had all shared in their past as fellow speleologists.
There were plenty of misdemeanours to punish in the circle; Snitch Bitch and Orally shortcut within the first 100 metres of the trail, we had two undressed hashers, ET & Nice Dish were “rewarded” for being perfect (how else could they be drawn into the circle?). We had returners too.
Snitch Bitch was invited in for a down-down to increase her Snitching creativity and the effect was almost immediate and infectious as ET sowed the idea that almost everyone breaks the passing rule. Mingling was no excuse for the walkers! After some creative debate (no rules etc) everyone except Swinging Down Under and Locust were punished for breaking the passing rule. (Locust went his own way and thus never passes anyone but still appeared back at the beer! SDU escaped but why?)
Two important requests were agreed in the circle; these are personal responsibilities of each Hasher attending future THHH events. Please try to remember to comply with the following.
- Bring your own drinking cup for a down- down.
- Bring your own water.
Meanwhile the mismanagement will try to purchase plastic beakers with THHH logo if they are sensibly priced.
HASH # 219- The March Hare Hash in Plaisance du Touch on SUNDAY 24th March 2019
Please join us for the ‘March Hares Hash’ on Sunday 24th March 2019 by the lake in Plaisance du Touch. Start is from the car park at the junction of Rue des Pecheurs and Rue du Touch. This hash starts promptly at the usual time 15:00 so please try to arrive 15 minutes before.
The Hares are Rocket Lips & Rocket Pants
GPS co-ordinates of the start are;
N 43.566168 deg E 1.303934 deg
On the day, in case of need, call 06 51 84 24 29
On-On, Rocket Pants
Next Hash - Saturday 16th February 2019 #218
The next Toulouse Hash event is a joint event organised by the Comminges Hash on SATURDAY 16th February starting earlier than normal at 14:30.
Starting from the gorgeously appointed Le Fournil Gite and Holiday Home in Loudet
Please note it is in the Comminges area so plan to arrive by 14:15 to enable on time departure.
Hares will be Whore in Bed and MP; their first time setting a trail but they are regular walkers in the area so we could be in for a treat (not to mention WIB is a devious b’stard!).
GPS co-ordinates of the start are;
HASH TRASH # 217 – “He should have gone to Specsavers”
The BURNS HASH Fontenilles, Sunday 20 January 2019
Short Shift and Rocket Pants were the trail masters and Hairy Shoes was the genial host of our annual BURNS HASH, which was enjoyed by all who braved the wet conditions for a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging event.
Short Shift explained the route holding a First Aid Kit to emphasis the rough terrain and deep river crossing that the runners would encounter. He demonstrated the markings, which were all laid with flour and 3 runners and 13 walkers strode out to follow the trail despite the rain.
Locust, a hardy Hasher, dressed in his kilt and luminous pink T shirt insisted upon following the running trail and set off on his lonely way. Inevitably he ended up being left behind by the other runners…more of him later.
The walkers had a relatively simple route through the Fontenilles village and arrived to enjoy the Beer stop and return to the start in comfort.
Meanwhile the runners, were given the true Hash experience as they crossed fields riven with mud and cows footprints, hopped over two fences to arrive at a 4 meter deep ditch enclosing a rocky stream bordered by vicious brambles. Anally, one of the more eager runners, was straight across the stream having detected a blob of flour on the far bank. Lapdancer was far more sensible and cautiously edged his way over. All arrived safely on the other side. We were sure Locust would not find this part of the trail and so did not wait to see our fellow hasher across the ditch.
Anally was consistently the FRB, however, his mistaken identification of a painted white arrow as a trail mark, led him on a kilometre detour. He realised his mistake and when he joined his fellow runners was pleased to accept their advice that he “should have gone to Specsavers” as we only used flour…
5 minutes later we got to the Beer Stop, Short Shift, who was supplying the beer, informed us that the walkers had passed through 25 minutes before. We happily consumed the liquid and even took Locusts Beer as we were confident he would never have followed the trail – the rain had surely washed away its traces….how wrong we were.
Once all the group (sans Locust) arrived at the finish it was a short drive to Short Shift & Hairy Shoes’ house for the “Après hash circle” and party. Feeling concerned for our lonely walking runner, Short Shift went in search of Locust, who, it seemed, had just arrived at the Beer Stop. Locust insisted he would finish the trail. He was left to complete the route while everyone else enjoyed being in the warm and having their Apero. Locust, sometime later, was met at the finish and eventually was able to join the circle. And yes, he did find the cow path and the deep river crossing – thereby demonstrating a true Hashing spirit.
The Burns circle was fun with the regular route judging, naming violations and rewards for kilt wearers, those sporting ginger hair and similar zany compliments and accusations.
As usual our visitors from the Comminges Hash joined in with gusto and we were pleased to see some returners and some “usual suspects.
Thanks go to Hairy Shoes and Short Shift in allowing us to come to their home again for a very comfortable Burns Hash Supper. And special thanks go to Hairy Shoes for providing us, once again, with her splendid Haggis dishes and especially for her keen demonstrations of Scottish Dancing. Hairy Shoes encouraged us all to have a go but only a few brave ones took part.
Thank you also goes to all Hashers who provided delicious dishes to share.
Hash Trash #216 Dec 09 2018
Lapdancer was the lone, heroic Hare for this picturesque Hash beside the majestic Garonne. The trail had been laid but due to a quick downpour of rain just before the start some flour markings had been partially washed away, making the route a little more challenging; hence the random right turns.
The trail, short for walkers and long for the runners, wound its way beside the Garonne and circled some pretty lakes. The Hashers traversed the big river twice providing lots of varied scenery and brushes with the local Hunters on this grey December day. Rain eliminated some flour making trail blazing an interesting exercise in “join up the dots”; thankfully Lapdancer kept us from deviating wildly by courageously running the trail again with us.
Twelve Hashers braved the weather, a little rain, a bit of wind and a lot of cloud. There was a slight December chill in the air but for the runners it was just perfect weather!
In the circle we:
- Rewarded Lapdancer for providing lots of shiggy and making it a fun, interesting route.
- Punished short cutters including Locust, who started with the runners, was never seen again and mysteriously appeared from behind a bus stop just after we all arrived home!
- Rewarded ET for providing, once again, the traditional delicious mulled wine. VC kindly volunteered to accompany ET for a rewarding Mulled Wine Down Down!
- Rewarded those that forgot (or did not know about) to say “passing” when overtaking the walkers or other runners.
- And punished those that wore hats in the circle or made a naming violation. With that in mind be aware that Nic and Sara Breese have been named by the Comminges Hash (CH3) and hereafter should be referred to as Anally & Orally.
No Carols were sung at this event, but Mince Pies, Stollen, tasty Mulled Wine and Christmas Hats brought Christmas Cheer to the circle.
Future dates for your diary.
Sunday 20th January 2019 – Hash # 217 The Burns Hash in Fontenilles 31470; Hares are Short Shift & Hairy Shoes
February etc – Waiting for volunteers….
To all Hashers old & new we are looking forward to sharing time with you on the trail at a THHH soon.
Meanwhile I wish all hashers a Merry Christmas, Joyeuses Fêtes, Frohe Feiertage, Nadolig Llawen, Prettige Festdagen
ON ON Rocket Pants
Next Hash #216
This month's hash will be Sunday, December 9, in Gagnac Sur Garonne. Hare will be lapdancer.
Take the D2 to Seilh and at the lights turn right on D63. Go over the river and at the first roundabout turn left. We meet at the car park on the left. See map below
We will have Mince Pies and Mulled Wine courtesy of ET's special recipe.
GPS: 43.70346, 1.36811
If lost call +33 6 73 76 86 26.
HASH TRASH # 212
Sweet Pea & IP’s ,Cambounet sur le Sor - Saturday 25th August 2018
Many thanks to Sweet Pea & IP, who Hared a ‘tricky trail ‘and hosted an extended Hash at their Home in Cambounet sur le Sor. This destination has become something of a THHH fixture, and this year was no exception with laughter and joviality all round.
19 hashers made the journey and some accepted their host’s thoughtful invitation to stay the night to avoid drinking and driving. A smart move because it was continued well into the dark hours; time flies when you are having fun - ET got 7 of us back home circa 23:00! Thank you for driving ET.
The trail was cleverly laid with circles at strategic points that were not easy to guess. In addition some crucial marks had been erased by animals (we suspect) so that occasionally we needed the kind assistance of Sweet Pea and IP to put us on the right track. So despite these challenges, all the runners found the beer stop. The walk went a different route which didn’t include the beer stop – c’est la vie- but did include a river crossing- mon dieu, formidable!
We were all comfortably seated for the après – trail beer and moved to the host’s front yard to perform the circle, where we;
- Rewarded Sweet Pea & IP for their tricky, fun trail
- Named Sharon Love, hereafter to be respectfully addressed as Snitch Bitch; this by a unanimous vote for her natural snitching talent (Beware at future hashes the snitch is about)
- Welcomed Coffee Bean back as a returner and to demonstrate the art of the Down-Down (And yes I was beaten by a girl)
- Some songs were performed
- Welcomed Barbara and John again, two caving friends of Grotty Totty, who can sing and are natural hashers at heart.
- Punished Locust with a shot of water for wearing a Father Christmas hat in the circle. IP and Sweet Pea happened to have Xmas Hats too so the afternoon chant was “One Father Christmas drinks ALL Father Christmases drink”.
- Rewarded four THHH founders; Lapdancer, Coffee Bean, ET and Wandering Two Lips for their long service.
- Rewarded Hashers for forgetting items from the July Hash/BBQ which were kindly returned by Wandering Two Lips to their respective owners.
- Nic Beese then took an aerial photo of the circle using a drone
- Its Complicated our Religious Advisor (RA) got a Down - Down for the weather;
By this time it was getting a bit confusing - at least in my mind! so
- Sweet Pea & IP then wrapped it up with their great rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot including silent & double quick verses
We dined on Pizza, generously provide by our hosts, and tasty snacks and desserts provided by the other Hashers.
Thanks again to Sweet Pea and IP who, as always, manage to make the August Hash one to remember.
HASH TRASH # 211
Chez Wandering & Whistling Two Lips’, L’Union - Sunday 22nd July
Wandering Two Lips & Microscopic were the hares for this surprising and somewhat challenging trail through the countryside around l’Union.
This was a hash shared with the Sans Clue Hash, the new home hash of Wandering Two Lips (WTL), who moved to Paris for his work.
32 hashers, including 10 from the Sans Clue hash made this our biggest hash for as long as I have been counting.
Why was this hash surprising?
Well the first signs for those hashers, who don’t know WTL already, could see it would be no ordinary hash when the trail markings were explained. There were 6 new markings including Fish-Hooks, sending the leading X people to the rear of the pack and Check Backs sending all hashers back Y marks to continue in another direction. IP, an experienced hasher commented “this embodies all the marking he had ever seen at all the hashes he has run”.
Then there was the trail – a typical WTL trail for me will always include a few scratches and scrapes- we were not disappointed- one section through a field of nettles and brambles followed by a forest track where walking was difficult and impossible to run due to the narrow track and the acacia tree thorns.
Some hashers got lost and Microscopic kindly herded them along in the right direction; perhaps motivated to get them to the Beer Stop!
Altogether it was a great trail thanks to both hares - Microscopic, who laid the trail with WTL
We started and ended at WTL & Whistling Two Lips’ garden in L’Union, where we were comfortably seated for the après – trail beer and circle in the shade of their trees.
Mabouche, the Sans Clue hash RA & I jointly conducted the circle antics which included;
- Rewarding Microscopic & WTL for their challenging and inventive trail
- Welcoming 5 Virgins; Sara, Liz, JC, Tanyette and Gregoire – we hope to see you again
- A spot of singing by Up My Ass (UMA), who came with a file of songs….and the intention to sing them all
- Random rewards for Locust and his wife Sharon and Sara Breese
- A hash love song by IP to Sweet Pea & Mabouche
- A down- down for everyone not yet in centre circle
- Naming with a heavy dusting of flour and liquids of
Euan Mackle hereafter to be addressed as Eleven strokes
Thelma hereafter to be addressed as Nice Dish
- Sweet Pea & IP then sang a fine rendition of “I was Dogging”
- UMA , Mabouche & the Sans Clue hash then sang “The sexual life of a camel”
- More Down-Downs for misdemeanours; real & imagined
- Sweet Pea & IP then wrapped it up with Swing Low Sweet Chariot including silent verses
The BBQ was fired up and we settled down for a BBQ and tasty side dishes provided by Whistling Two Lips and the Hashers who had read their invitation and came prepared.
Many thanks to WTL and Whistling Two Lips for their wonderful hospitality, to all the Sans Clue hashers, who travelled and made the hash special, and everybody who contributed to a memorable and relaxed extended afternoon hash.
Virgin’s and visitors beware – the hash is generally more basic and certainly less well provisioned.
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Future Hares & Dates for your diary.
SUNDAY August 25th - Sweet Pea nd IP Hash
OCTOBER – Its Complicated