A game in which a group of people (the “hounds”) chases across the countryside another person or group (the “hares”), who leave pieces of paper (the “scent”) behind them.
- Cross-country running began in England in the early 19th century through a school game called ‘hare and hounds’ or ‘the paper chase.’
- For the uninitiated, the Hash House Harriers were first established in Malaysia in 1938, when a group of British ex-pats had been meeting for regular ‘hare and hounds’ runs based on English public school paper chases.
- Landlord James Butler is hosting a 60-strong group of runners from the Hash House Harriers running club who plan a one hour ‘hare and hounds’ event beginning at midday.
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