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Invitation to human fox hunt.

A RELATIVELY unknown but well established form of cross-country running is coming to Birmingham.

Hashing, described as fox hunting but with humans, was first developed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938 and has become a universally recognised sport with Hash clubs formed in many of the world's major cities.

Hash runners start from the same location and have to follow trails of flour set by "hares" over a course roughly five miles long.

Some of the trails are red herrings designed purposefully to send participants on the wrong track.

As a result the event requires a lot of team working among the "hounds" who follow the trails with the fittest runners expected to check out false routes while the slower ones catch up.

The Birmingham Hash House Harriers are staging a performance from The Drawbridge pub, in Drawbridge Road, Shirley, from noon on Saturday, September 13, pounds 2 to enter.
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Date:Aug 19, 2008
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