Unique running club visits Shetland

Around 700 members of a unique running club descended on the isles on Friday.

The large group of hash runners, described as a ‘drinking group with a running problem’, arrived into Lerwick Harbour aboard the Marco Polo cruise ship.

Hash runners set off from Quendale Mill.

Once here, the hashers and harriettes set off on buses to different parts of the isles for various length runs and other activities — the group is open to people of all abilities.

After being treated to a spread in community halls across the isles, and a dip in the sea for those brave enough, the runners headed back to Lerwick to enjoy what the town has to offer in the way of drinking establishments, with music also put on for the runners.

The Eurohash 2019 event, which took place between Wednesday 14th and 18th August, kicked off with a Red Dress Run around Edinburgh before heading up to Shetland from the Port of Rosyth.

The runners on the event each have their own local hash run, whether that’s in Shetland, Aberdeen or Australia.

There were participants from across the world at this year’s event, including the US, Sweden, China and Canada.

Back aboard the Marco Polo, there was even a Viking invasion as the Jarl’s Squad boarded the cruise ship and treated the passengers to a rendition of the Up-Helly-AA’ song.

After Shetland, the hasher only cruise sailed back down to Orkney, with its final stop off in Glasgow.


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  • Elizabeth Woolhouse

    • August 21st, 2019 7:39

    This was hands down my favorite place to run even if the weather didn’t cooperate and I might have been a person of interest to a bonksie (or brown seagull???). I want to thank the people of Shetland for not only putting up with us but also being so kind and welcoming. What a charming people and place!!


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