Rusty Man Trihashlon
The Rusty Man Challenge is the brain child of members of the Distinguished Overseas Gentlemen of Shanghai (DOGS) Hash and Royal South Side Hash, Hong Kong. It was first run at the All China Nash Hash in Shanghai in 2013.
The Rusty Man is a Trihashlon of 3 events. It begins with a sit down full English breakfast with a double Bloody Mary. This is immediately followed by a 5km Hash with a full 500ml bottle beer DownDown at the start, at a beer stop each kilometre and at the finish. The last event is an egg & spoon race where the egg is carried in the mouth across an obstacle such as a fence, staircase, stream crossing, etc.
It is not for the feint hearted and is a true Hashers’ event where the drinking club has at last found a way to handle the running problem! Typically the Rusty Man is an early morning hangover run on the last day of the Nash Hash. The Hares, traditionally decked out in Hash kilts, brief the runners, reminding them that, although it is not a race, the Rusty Man is a Challenge. Hence, and in the words of Sean Connery from the Highlander movie, “There can be only one” winner. All other participants are by definition …… Losers!
As with all sporting events cheating is forbidden but it is highly encouraged. Such trickery might involve topping up fellow hasher’s beer or adding extra vodka to their Bloody Mary, misdirection on trail and especially tripping Hashers on the egg & spoon event, not to mention egg volley fire from the kilted Hares as Hashers approach the finish.
All China Nash Hash