The Melbourne Howlers Full Moon Hash House Harriers are a group of cross-country runners who enjoy getting out of the suburban area into the Australian bush to explore bushland and enjoy a great run within a drive of about one hour from the Melbourne CBD. We follow the running traditions of the original Malaysian Hash House Harriers with some modifications.
Runs are set on the Sunday nearest the full moon and commence at 3.00 p.m. in winter and at 4.00 p.m. during daylight saving time. Two runs are set from the starting point. The main run is of duration about one to one and a half hours, and we have a shorter and easier trail for those who choose to walk. The Hare sets the runs and provides bread and salad. The hare is also responsible for the write up of the run on the following month.
What You Need to Bring
We welcome all and there are no fees. However you will need to bring your own meat to cook on the BBQ facilities provided by the hare and suitable drinks for yourself and also to contibute to the Grogmaster for any charges that may be brought against miscreants.
By attending our monthly outings, you undertake not to hold the organisers, any affiliated individuals or the managers and owners of properties you traverse, responsible for any injuries, or mishaps whatsoever, and accept full responsibility for all your own actions.
If you choose to run with us, you must agree and accept that the MHFMHHH Committee, the hare(s) duly appointed by the Committee, and the owners of the land and property where the run will take place will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and well being of the participants, but accept no liability for any injury, damage or loss, however these may occur. You will also not hold the committee, its members or any affiliated person(s) responsible for any accident, loss, damages or injury sustained by yourself before, during or after the run.
Grand Master GM - John "Kokup" Leckie - Home 03 9743 7248 Mobile 0438 905 354 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sec - Simon "Lubang Oz" Wreford - 03 9853 6366 - email@example.com
Joint Grogmasters - Larry "Motamouth" Andreatta- 0400 940 120 - firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Dementia: email@example.com
Sergeant - Mike "Pol Pot" Hodgson: 03 9885 6438 firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster - Alan "Canny" McCann - 0417 330076 - email@example.com
Run No 186 AGPU 2015
Date: Sunday 31 May 2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Bullengarook Recreation Reserve, Bacchus Marsh- Gisborne Road.
How to Get There: Directions below. There is no public transport.
Charge: NIL. That’s right $0 (but you buy your own drinks and dinner after the run)
Run Details: The run will be set in bushland with a little surprise. The run will be about 6km, but as always it will have some challenges. There will be a walk of about 3km.
Included: There will be a drink stop for those who stay on trail. For those who don’t, the police helicopter may be required to fish you out. Hashers will also be greeted on return with snacks and some hot homemade soup. A circle will be held after the run and the Committee will provide all drinks for the charges. BYO drinks if you wish to have a drink or two before the circle. The new Committee for 2015/16 will be introduced.
Dinner: Following circle and confirmation of the new Committee by about 5:30, we will adjourn to Stone Bar and Grill, 240 High St (Cnr Smith St) Melton for pay as you go drinks and dinner. Meals range from about $25 to $40 and are good quality and quantity.
Other: The AGPU will be the end of the Kokup years as GM. Be among the first to welcome the new Full Moon GM and Committee. From past experience, Full Moon Hashers who don’t attend the AGPU risk becoming GM.
The Full Moon Committee hopes to see you for a great afternoon of hashing in the bush followed by a memorable evening with fellow hashers to see out the Full Moon hash year.
Directions to Bullengarook Recreation Reserve: Melways Map X909 11 (Older versions were Map 609) & also Page 7 D1.
From the city take the Calder Highway and exit at Gisborne.
Take the Gisborne – Bacchus Marsh Road west for approximately 8km to Bullengarook. The recreation reserve is on the left just before the CFA and has shelter and toilets.
There will be a MFM Howlers H3 direction arrow to the reserve.
Directions to Stone Bar & Grill: From Bullengarook Reserve, turn right onto the Bacchus Marsh- Gisborne Road towards Gisborne and follow for approximately 2km. Turn right onto Hobbs Road and follow 6km to Gisborne - Melton Road. Turn right onto Gisborne - Melton Road and drive to Melton. After the 70km/hr signs at Melton, continue through the first roundabout and after 1.8km, turn right at the second (large) roundabout into Centenary Ave and then immediately left into Yuille St (to Town Centre) for 1km. Fork right into Unitt St for 200m and then first left into Smith St for 50m. Stone is on the RHS. There is plenty of parking in Smith St or the Civic Centre car park on the left.
Directions to Melbourne: From the restaurant -:
Turn left from Smith St into High St and follow for 2km to the Western Highway. If anyone is camping overnight in vans, Hannah Watts Park is located on the right about 300m from the restaurant, off High St.
Run No 187
Date 2 July (Actual Full Moon 2 July)
Start Time 3:00PM
Hares Mike (Pol Pot) Hodgson & Jack (Phantom) Walker