People on a hash in the woods
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Hashing: Runners follow woodland trail by torchlight

If you go down to the woods today you might well bump into hares and hounds involved in a hash.

It is not a strange form of hunting or a woodland ritual. In fact, it is the world's biggest non-competitive, social running sport.

The pack of runners or hounds follow a trail set by a lead runner - the hare - setting false leads, short cuts and dead ends.

Mike Bushell reports.

  • 20 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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