Armidale runs every Monday, regardless
of the weather, at 6:00pm. At this time, the GM calls the rabble to order
and asks the hare to give the pack a brief description of the run before
sending them on their way.
The run follows a trail which has been marked by the hare using chalk
arrows or flour. Most hares have trouble with this concept and the trail
is hard to find. Everybody should call "On-on" as loudly as they can
whenever they see trail markings. This makes things easier for those
At various points on the run, you will find checks which are marked with a
A check is a break in the trail, the
run can continue in any direction from a check. The first hashers to
arrive at a check search for the trail giving the slower runners a chance
to catch up and have a bit of a breather.
False trails or on-backs are marked in various ways depending on the hare.
They are usually a cross. If you get to one of these, you've come too far
and need to turn around and find trail again.
If all goes well, after about an hour everybody arrives back at the start,
more or less together.
After the run is out of the way, the
serious stuff starts. Hash Cash brings out the beers.