Following Marathon Bahamas with a Nassau Hash House Harriers Run
The 26.2 miles offered last Sunday by Marathon Bahamas was not enough for local running club the Nassau Hash House Harriers (NH3). After taking third place in the co-ed relay and other runners completing the half marathon, the group of 20 departed Arawak Cay for a four mile dash around the Fort Charlotte area. Sunday is the set day for the club’s weekly run so the event had to go on despite sore legs from miles undertaken earlier that day. The NH3 has been supporting Marathon Bahamas since its inception. They can be found beachside near the finish line relaxing under a tent with breakfast on the grill while they wait for their runners to come in. Each runner is decked out in their sponsor’s gear, Sands Beer, and is handed a “hydration can” to carry across the finish line.
The Hash House Harriers is an international group of non-competitive running social clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a hash or hash run, with participants calling themselves hashers or hares and hounds. After the run members gather at a local restaurant for dinner, drinks, and fellowship. The objectives of the Hash House Harriers include promoting physical fitness, to get rid of weekend hangovers, to acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer, to persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel! Visit www.NassauH3.com for the run schedule.
Left: Nassau Hash House Harriers before their run
Center: Third place co-ed relay team “Powered by Sands.” James Wiberg, David Wilkins, Marco Montanari, Martina Lohum
Right: Anchor runner Martina Lohrum with her hydration can of Sands beer sprinting to the finish