Summer Hash This is a family orientated event where you can walk or run or do a combination of the two! The Hash will cover around 10km through Westridge Woods, starting and returning to the Chipping car park. There will be a social get together 'down-down' or 'hash bash' at The Star afterwards. So, what actually is a Hash? Hashing originated in December 1938 in Selayang Quarry when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates began meeting on Monday evenings to run, in a fashion patterned after the traditional British paper chase or "hare and hounds", to rid themselves of the excesses of the previous weekend At a hash, one or more members ("hares") lay a trail, which is then followed by the remainder of the group (the "pack" or "hounds"). Sawdust, flour or chalk are usually used to mark the trail. The trail periodically ends at a "check" and the pack must find where it begins again; often the trail includes false trails, short cuts, dead ends, back checks, and splits. These features are designed to keep the pack together despite differences in fitness level or running speed, as front-runners are forced to slow down to find the "true" trail, allowing stragglers to catch up. There’s no “Winning A Hash”, no times are kept, no one records if you cut the corner in a field! Prices to enter are payable at the start. Adult £4.00 Child £2.00 (16 and under) Family £10.00 (2 adults & 2 children) More about the history of Hashing can be found here. Andy Cleave from Wickwar Wunners is an experienced Hasher who has kindly offered to lay the trail for this fun Hash. Many thanks too, to members of both Wotton Trotters and Wotton Runners who are supporting this event.