On December 9th, 18–something this poem — “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Lord Tennyson Alfred — was written about the battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. Thus as most of us have no idea what this war was even about, we will instead gather this week to celebrate another great week of hashing and drinking beer led by Stoned Age, Virgin hare Just Patrick, and Shanghai Man. Below is a hash rendition of the poem:


Half a km, half a km,

Half a km onward,

All in the rings of Beijing

Ran the 32 hashers.

“Forward, to the beer stops!

Charge for the beers!” Stoned Age said.

Into the Hutongs of Beijing

   Ran the 32 Hashers.


Flashed all their mugs,

Flooded as they hung in air

Filled by the world’s best hares,

Charging through the smog, while

All the world wondered.

Shanghai Man in the battery-smoke

Right through Dongzhimen they frolicked;

Pickles and Crashie

Panting as they tried to keep Dry Hole’s stroke

Shattered and sundered.

Then they ran back,

 Losing no one to Paddies.


When can their glory fade?

O the wild charge they made!

All the world wondered.

Honour the charge Just Patrick has led!

Honour the Hashers,

Noble 32!


Stoned Age, Just Patrick, Shanghai Man


Saturday, December 9th


Meet at 1:30 p.m. Run starts at 2 p.m.

Hash Cash:

30 RMB run/walk and circle
80 RMB run/walk, circle, and dinner

Meet up:


Tong Xin Lou Kao Ya Dian


From Line 13 Liu Fang Subway Station, walk east on 柳芳北街 (Liufang North Street) for 400 meters across the bridge until you reach 左家庄西街 (ZuoJiaZhuang East Street). Turn right and continue down until you see the restaurant 同心搂烤鸭店(Tongxin lou kao ya dian) on your right.