There’s a lot going on right now, what with holidays, no work yet, compensation days to look forward to, reunification anniversary in Germany – tag, freunde – and a slew of other distractions. There’s just too much to do. So, your only recourse is to ignore all that and get on with what’s important. That’s right, hashing. This weekend sees the cyclical occurrence of the sight of a moon in its full, buxom, voluptuous, magnificent beauty on Sunday, so it’s clearly time for a howl.

And, there’s just too much to do so in an effort to work smarter not harder, whatever that means, why not have a multidisciplinary Hash!

That’s right; this Friday evening there will be a crossfertilisation; we’ll be able to enjoy a full city mooning hash, jointly satisfying the weekly Saturday afternoon and monthly Friday evening urges – not that sort of urges, although, thinking about it, you never know – by running together our two events taking place inside the city. Unity is great. That’s because this weekend does see that China thing, two compensation workdays, so we can’t all be available in the afternoons, which means that there won’t be a Saturday afternoon hash this weekend. Boo. Why do they do that, though? Better to do our hashing while we can.

Therefore, respecting availability and need to be slightly responsible on Saturday and Sunday morning, come on down on the final evening of the holiday and celebrate the new beginnings. It’ll be fun; you’ll like it.

Your hares have arranged a distraction running through Beijing’s inner suburbs; this time we’ll start at Jintai Lu ditie, central-ish so convenient for many.

Who: your hare team and principal perpetrators of this unusual event;

  • Walking hares are Red Snatcher and Just Lily
  • Running hare team; we’ll victimise someone, as usual, on the night

What: it’s an A-to-B hash, and is dog-friendly but not kid-friendly

Where: Jintai Lu ditie, exit ‘A’

When: Friday, Oct 7th, 2022, gather at 7:00pm and the pack’s away by 7:30pm

Hash cash: run, circle, etc; 30rmb alone

Restaurant: there isn’t one. On Paddy’s!

As usual, this is an adult activity in which we behave like children so expect to see nonsense, licentiousness, a modest level of drunkenness and considerable rude behaviour going on. And partial nudity. Don’t be offended; it’s jocular, we’re always like that and if you’re here you’re doing it too. For all of those reasons this isn’t a kid-friendly activity so – unless you’re table 1 – best stay home. More regular members of society are of course very welcome and can of course take part, but be polite, be tolerant, don’t be purposefully rude and remember that if you’re running there’s no winner. Oh, and you’ll need to bring a green jiankangbao with a sufficiently-recent hesuan or we’ll be all huffy. And a mask.