Next Runs
Heavenly Harriettes
Cairns Royal Bike Hash

At the RSL  - run 206
Muddys on the Esplanade
Wiggles's cruise run 
A great time was had by all and we even got to see a cruise boat departing the cruise terminal.

Legless - run 201

Spreadem - run 200

Nomi's run - run 198

Around Town - run 197

Mole at the pirate ship - run 196

Time for Harriette's lunch again, this one was at Dundee's on the Waterfront.

Harriettes' March lunch at the Ochre restaurant on Marlin Parade
overlooking the lovely Trinity Inlet

Twisted Sista's Edge Hill Run - run 194

A brave pack of Harriettes turned up to weather the weather. 

There were big grey clouds threatening to send it down but Swampy and Tuitti Fruitti must have been looking after us from that Hash Heaven as they kept the rain away. 

We wandered through parks and streets and did a lot of sightseeing at the different homes, those renovated and those still in original condition, some old, some new.

Back at the circle there were many charges, champagne and jokes. Nosh was amazing and everyone enjoyed the night. 

On On till next month

Wiggles in the rain - run 193

Only a precious few harriettes  were brave enough to weather the night on Wednesday for the Australia Day run of the year.

What a wonderful way to see the city lights ...... In the bucketing rain. 

We started off under stars (well not too many of them) and then the almighty decided to send it down. Washed out trail, but that didn't matter as we just made our own way. 

We did do a bit of window shopping on the way as a good Harriette should. 

And back at the wiggles abode we had traditional aussie day bbq of sausages and salad and of course some champagne to top it off.

On on and thanks Wiggles.

Legless - run 192
No notes or photos, very wet night!

16th Birthday Run - run 191

Ankles - run 190

Mole - run 189

A lively pack made the trek out to the beaches. Stand in run setter TP had a cracking trail with parklands, raging river crossings, suburbia and ending up at the beach for a drink stop. High tide and waves at the beach and then on home to the new Mole' abode. Harriettes had an inspection and, luckily, the new house passed muster. Some were heard to mutter 'I want a new house too'.

Run scored somewhere between 5 and 10. Not sure. 

Special occasion as New harriette Trish  was named 'Itchy'. You will have to ask her why!!!

Charges and raffles persued and shirt was unanimously awarded to wiggles. 

Twisted Sister - run 188

Betty Boop at Home - run 187

The Hare, BettyBoop, informed us "this is the last Harriettes Run from this address so we have tried to make it a little bit special by putting up the bunting and balloons".  The Run is a loop de loop one so I hope you all take the right in and out loops!

Kotex run report said it was a very scenic run, in and out .....4/10

Returnees:  Gold Digger :   Handbrake :   Bobcat

Charges:  Wiggle for being on the phone:    Bobcat for now being officially retired :  Mole for 'family breeding'     Mole for her 'nostalgia - she brought some copies of her notes from yesteryears - one even had a photo of Swampy.

Raffle won by Handbrake

Spreadem mentioned that it was time to choose a new GM as she had been 'doing it' for about 3 years!!!   Thankfully Kotex has stepped up to take on the job   good on you Koty!

Big news of the night was that the Smith's (Mole, Weed, Handbrake and Phuket) have purchased the Caravan Park at Herberton but we are assured that Mole will still be spending a lot of her week in Cairns so will still have her input into HHH.

There was aome discussion regarding the combined Harriettes weekend - possibly at Kurramine Beach around the end of February, 2022.

On, on to August's Harriettes at Twisted Sista's.


Harriette's Earlville Run - run 186

It was a cold and windy night but the resilient Hariettes set off to follow trail that had been laid by our "harriette for the night" Not Yet who had offered to share the work with Tutti.  Thank you very much Brooky, your assistance was most welcome.

It was lucky that the rain actually eased up for a while but most of the Harriettes carried ummbrellas so managed to enjoy a moderately long trail.   Mole's run report said "It was the best run and well marked, so 10/10,  however, because it rained awarded only 7/10.

Returnees.....Prickle Magnet, Spread'em, NoKnickers

Must mention here that NoKnickers had a nasty fall at Ravenshoe last weekend and is nursing a scraped and badly bruised leg so it was good to see that she made the effort to come along and join us tonight.  Hope you heal very soon.

Charges:  Nom-de-Plume for trying to visit a fish and chip shop:    Betty Boop stood in for Tutti as RA for allowing it to rain:    Prickle Magnet and Betty Boop for talking so much that they lost trail:   Nommy found a large puddle to paddle in:   The Orange (Harikrishna or Northern Irish) gang (Mole, Nommy and Tutti) for all wearing HHH longsleeved orange shirts obtained from an excellent run at Malanda some time ago.     Spreadem for stealing Wiggles' firm plate  - note to Spreadem, might be a good idea to find a firm  plate to bring along so that you are not obliged to use a floppy cardboard one supplied by the Hare,  especially as this one is soooo cherished by Wiggles, or so she said!

Next combined Harriettes weekend away - possibly in February, 2022.

On, on to Spread'ems for Run 187, 28th July,2021.

Cheers, Tutti 

Our Run from the Posh End of Town (According to the Hare) - run 185

We were welcomed by the Hare, Wiggles, and given the instruction that the arrows would be found clearly marked on the kerb side of the pavement and it was on, on across the road from Clarendon on Spence.

Walkers report:  Spreadem was ‘stunned and amazed at the wonderful walk’ ….9/10

Charges:  Betty Boop for being outstanding and amazing because she managed to be flat out on the front and the back, so Wiggles said.     Spreadem chg for still not bringing the Harriettes shirts along.    Tutti for not making it to the drink stop.      Betty Boop for falling flat on the ground but still managing to catch up.   Koty for showing off her new tooth, evidently she had the longest, biggest screw to have it installed.  (Interpret that any way you wish!)   Lo Profile chg to Nom-de-Plume,  Handbrake and Bobcat.    Spreadem chg for talking forever about dick (wot the!)       Mole chg for having a birthday.

Raffle won by the birthday girl – well done!

Much laughter and chatter prevailed and tasty nosh consumed, mainly prepared by Gangbang, the pseudo Harriette for the night.    Thanks Gangbang and Wiggles.

On, on to Tutti’s Run on 31st June at 11 Granadilla Drive,  Earlville



Harriette's 184th run

It was lovely to welcome back DNA,  Handbrake, Nom-de-Plume and Witch Angel to our run in West Cairns where we enjoyed seeing the sports grounds and other areas near the West Cairns Bowls Club on our walk.    As usual, much chatter prevailed and the weather was kind, eventually displaying the beautiful Super Moon coming up over Cairns. After great nosh and some bubbles, it is On, On to Wiggles Run next month at Clarendon on Spence, 79 Spence Street,  Cairns.



End of March Run by Kotex

Cool evening arrived with black clouds threatening all around and we were very fortunate no rain fell on the Harriettes however numbers were down so I guess some decided they were not waterproof, or just busy getting ready to go away for Easter.  We surely missed seeing one of regulars, Wiggles, and we hope she is getting over her nasty traffic tangle and will soon be with us again.

Run report from Prickle Magnet quoted a distance of 5.6 walked and around IN some places she had never been before......thoroughly enjoyed the experience and awarded 8/10.

Charges:   All the Harriettes not here:  (More bubbles for those present):  DQ for being waylaid by a young man, may have been a relative?

Raffle won by Prickle Magnet

Much discussion was had because we do not seem to have a Hare for next month's run so please consult the website in a week or so to find the address.

Happy Easter everyone!

I'll be hopping off now.........Tutti

Mole's Best Run Ever This Year - run 180

Of course it is, it is the first Harriettes Run this year!   Wiggles’ run report said it was a good run with lots of twist and turns and seeing lots of old Queenslander houses not viewed before, however got them all guessing when the arrows took them inside Barlow Park.   Hope any athletes attending training there didn’t think the Harriettes had come to compete!   Then on to the Bungalow Hotel for a shandy drink stop before ‘on home’ to the car park at Value Homes.  8/10.

Returnees:  Nichole, Toni and Nicki

Charges:  Nicki for trying so hard to get to the start of the run but couldn’t get away from work with Mole saying, ‘No you can’t go yet’.(They work together in seems).  Wiggles for not finding trail before Spread’em chose the right trail and so she had a little tanti.

Kotex, Nicki and Tutti for somethingorother sin.

Award:   On behalf of Nom-de-plume The Shirt was awarded to Wiggles for having a tanti

Raffle:   Tutti.  

The GM called for volunteers to Hare a run this year - they are on the website

Please advise the GM if you could Hare a run in April or December

On, on,


Betty Boop's Blue Bunting Run - run 179

There were many oohs and ahas on arrival at Boopies house because of the pretty lights, blue bows around on the pool fence and the wonderful strings of blue bunting all around    We were told that McTaff laboured many hours making the little blue flags and they certainly looked lovely......thanks McTaff.       

We all sat around chatting and decided to wait a little while to allow time for Mole to arrive from way up North (Kewarra actually)    The Hare advised we would be using the 'swing the arrow' to indicate the trail to follow and then she handed it to Nom-de-Plume who promptly swung it to face uphill......but no, the Hare advised that there must be something wrong with the inner vibes of the arrow as it really meant to indicate to go down the hill.   At the end of the Close, Gold Digger tried to swing the arrow but it seemed very reluctant to co-operate so we all crossed over the road into the Pathway, then it was all 'downhill' from then on!    

The standin GM, Wiggles called on Tutti for a run report but she could only give a short one and she only did a short walk 2/10 Nommy said it was a quite interesting walk with no choice of direction  8/10.

Returnee:  Dancing Queen

Charges: Kotex for inventing a new word - Mechamism - while trying to describe the working, or non-working of the arrow gadget.   Gold Digger for breaking the trail finder.   Mole for being late - well she did have the longest distance to travel:   Prickle took the 'lookalike' charge:  Ankles got the low profile,  however Betty Boop charged Ankles for having grubby pants.

Raffle:   Mole

Great nosh with plenty of champers was then enjoyed.   Thanks Betty for an almost New Year's Eve party.      Some of the hashers are gathering at Fishery Falls this afternoon for a bit of a circle and revelrie, when it really will be NYE so may I wish everyone a healthy and wonderful New Year in 2021................cheers!



15th Birthday Run - run 178

Thank you to all who turned up to celebrate our 15th Birthday and even bigger thanks to all who contributed in some way to making it an enjoyable occasion.  Many of our original Harriettes attended along with some Harriers, and even a 'virgin' Harriette, so it was a good 'mixture' of conversations and laughing.

The Circle was held away from the Jacks, in a quiet cul-de-sac, and the nibbles and cold drinks were most welcome by the sweaty walkers/runners.  The GM called on Twisted Sista to give a report and she reckoned the run was too long for such a humid evening but Betty Boop thought it was lovely because it allowed plenty of time for a chat on the way........10/10 was awarded, well it was a Harriettes Run!

Charges:   TP tried to charge everyone not wearing a halo but that was modified to the only person wearing a hat, Retard.  Tutti charged Mole for spending 'long time' chatting up the Hotel manager leaving the 'workers' trying to prepare the circle nibbles standing on the hot pavement.  Weed charged Toni (the virgin) for using her phone.  Bullseye tried to charge the GM for not wearing a halo - that didn't work.  Wait-a-While and Useless-eze took out the low profile award.

Raffles were won by Weed, Toni and Gold Digger.  Hashers were reminded to gather at the Barrier Reef bar on this Saturday night for a buy-your-own pre dinner drink or go straight over to the Hilton Hotel, turn left on entering to a special room provided for us by Mondos, for our Christmas dinner. 

Cheers and on, on to Saturday - Tutti

Kotex at Home - run 177

The Hare, Kotex, said, “You have a live hare tonight because I just haven’t had the time to set a run, however there won’t be any hills and we’ll see some interesting spots.  So, On, On, out the gate and UP the road opposite.”

Prickle Magnet’s run report was that it was nice to be on some familiar ground even though is included some hills!!!! -  6/10.

Returnees:  Cupcake,  TeePee,  Prickle Magnet, Twisted Sista, Wiggles.

Before charges were laid, glasses were filled with champagne and Wiggles proposed a toast to Swampy (Alias, Paula Morrison), one of our original Harriettes, who died in the early hours of 28th October, after suffering a terrible illness.   She will be very sadly missed by all but we are sure she will be somewhere “talking in the circle”, and patting every lonely little dog she comes across.  Vale Swampy.

Charges:  Tutti Frutti for telling TP the wrong address for tonight’s run :  Twisty for asking “where are the arrows” on the live hare run : Mole for not explaining ‘why’: Nommy for wearing Japanese riding boots (sandals) : Low Profile charge to Prickle Magnet ?, Bobcat, Cupcake and Nom-de-Plume ?

Awards:  Prickle Magnet has now achieved 25 runs.

Raffle was won by Mole

General discussion was held re our birthday run next month and Mole will enquire about a suitable base for a meal and a few drinks, with a run along part of the Esplanade to be included.  Check the website nearer the date.

On, on to all those attending the Kurramine Beach run this weekend.



Stringin' Along on Pearl Necklace's Run - run 176

Our standin-stunt-double Grand Matress, Forty-niner, called on Maid Marion to give a run report, which went something like this……..”We all went down the hill, and turned towards my house and then on to the house that Not Yet owns that Mole should’ve built, and then around about that area before heading on home.  It was well marked.  7/10.”

Returnees:  Nom-de-Plume,  Pisspot,  Bouncer,  49’er,  Xtractit.

The Hare was charged for putting on an easy run:  Ankles for being competitive:  Maid Marion for being a front-runner:  Pisspot for coming home sweaty;  Ankles, 49’er, Nommy and Maid Marion for short-cutting:  Betty Boop and Gold Digger for showing off because they had already ‘run’ the Yellow trail earlier in the day;  Xtractit for being late and nearly running Tutti over:  Low profile award to Koty and Bobcat.

The “Shirt” to Tutti Frutti for something that I can’t remember!

A discussion was held regarding an increase the monies paid to the Hare and it was decided to raise it by $5 for a group of 10 or over, but we do not have to raise the cost to the runners at this time to compensate, so that is good!

When we all had a lovely glass of champers in hand, the GM proposed a toast toward  Swampy who is terminally ill.  We all send her our love and kind thoughts at this sad time.

Next months Harriettes run will be at Kotex’s home in Monsoon Terrace, Forest Gardens. 28th October.

On, on,


Mole's Broken Toe Run - run 175

Yes, that is correct, Mole broke her little toe, not sure how but I’m sure it was spectactually (this word is not in the dictionary!), anyway although she very bravely provided the food and brought along the esky as well, she was unable to actually set the run.   However Wiggles stepped up and took the Harriettes off around the Esplanade and in and out the streets of Cairns and even managed to bring the virgins back home safely.

As it was such a windy, cool evening it was decided we should eat first and then have the circle – yummy it was too!

We finally got to the circle and the GM asked for Betty Boop’s run report, which was at first mumbled (due to the fact that she was still eating) but then she managed to award a 10/10.   W O W!

Returnees and virgins:  Ankles, Bobcat, Gold Digger, Spread’em, Witch Angel, Marcie, Nicole and Nickie.

Only a few minimal charges as we were all getting a little cool.  Several Harriettes purchased shirts and then Tutti finally remembered to tell her ‘joke’.

It’s On, on to Pearl Necklace’s run on the 30th September – address is Corner Tanganell and Robson Streets (turn into Robson Street opposite the Vico Oval In Irene Street) Manunda. 


Tutti Fruitti

Twisty's Twisty Turny Trot - run 174

It was lovely to see a couple of our ‘original’ harriettes come along to join in the run tonight and we all listened eagerly to the Hare’s run advice before setting off.  Twisty said, “You will find that this is a good run, well marked, and interesting.  It took me about two hours to set it, which included having a coffee and reading a couple of newspapers at a little coffee shop on the way.” 

The standinstuntdouble GM, Wiggles, asked for a run report from Xtractit who said that we all set off down the road, around the corner and through the little park, but it was soon that three harriettes were out in front, which became two when BT dropped off the pace when trail became hard to follow.   Yes, it was very faint in places and Xtractit said that perhaps the trick would have been for Twisty to have bent over further to mark trail. Mole commented that the trick would have been to put in more arrows to make it easier to follow.   Betty Boop then demonstrated how far to bend over when applying the arrows.   Xtractit awarded 4/10.

Returnees:   Handbrake, Betty Boop, Oops, Bouncer and Xtractit.

Charges:  BT was charged for not keeping up the pace on the run because of cracked ribs that she got when she tripped over her own long trousers.  Well that is what she said!  I think that was when Betty Boop demonstrated how that could happen.

Tutti was charged for leaving her only joke at home!

The ‘Shirt’ was awarded by Peal Necklace to Xtractic because she commented that only a dummy would accept the shirt from 49’er to bring to the next harriettes run and she had refused to bring it.   Well that’s what I think she said!

Can’t remember who won the raffles but it wasn’t me, so didn’t record it!   Next month’s run will be from near the Cruise Liner wharf on the 26th August, with Mole as Hare.

On, on,

Tutti Fruitti

Harriettes Hollways Hangout - run 173

Great roll up for our first gathering after the ‘lock down’ and there was much chatter and laughter as we prepared for the walk/run.  The instructions from the Hare were ‘You should enjoy the trail, set on large arrows and with two regroups – it took three hours to set so…… you go!’

The main group set off eagerly on trail, while those who are a little debilitated set off along the path in a different direction for a shorter walk.  Our GM called for a walker’s report from Legless who said, ‘We went along the path and then through the bush a bit, walking at a good pace and enjoying the company.. 8/10.’

The Hare was given a down-down of course and then some Harriette returnees were welcomed….Tee Pee, Gold Digger, Tutti Frutti, Cupcake and Legless.  Of course everyone else was virtual returnees also so gave themselves a down-down.    Pearl Necklace was a welcome Virgin.

Some charges followed:-   49er for trying to lead the pack astray.    TP, 49er and Legless for not following trail.   Should have charged TP and Swampy for bringing their dogs, Raj and Snoop along to Harriettes, because they are males!!!

Raffles were won by Nom de Plume and Pearl Necklace.

The GM managed to get pledges from some of the Harriettes to set runs in the coming months.   We give out a big thank-you to Mole for again bringing the drinks along, including a couple of bottles of champers to share…..and we all enjoyed the chicken and a tasty potato salad nosh.

On, on,


49er - run 172


Rudie Nudie and Tutti Fruitti went for a 5 pm walk around Mt Peter's sub-division, just to keep a little bit active

CAIRNS HARRIETTES  -  Small Get-together during Covid-19 restrictions

Although we cannot gather in groups of more than two for our Harriettes Run these two Edmonton girls got together, in view of Walsh's Pyramid, to have a stroll around the Mt Peter new Estate.

Returnees:   NudyRudy, Tutti Fruitti

Charges:    NR was charged pushing her head in the way of view of the Pyramid in the photos.

TF was charged for standing an making comment of all the garage doors along the road.

Yes I know, silly, trivial charges but we still had a down, down each and some nibbles and drinks,  so On, On until next Harriettes run when I hope we can all get together again.

Meanwhile right the other side of town the GM, Twistie and BT got together for drinks.

Let’s have fun! Girls just wanna have fun!

BT`s Run - run 171

From Greenslopes Street,     OR
As Mrs Bucket would say,
From Jen’s house with a pool to swim in,
Super new installed kitchen, and room for a large dog to roam

A happy group set off after receiving instructions from BT who had warned it was lovely walk and well marked…….well, Wiggles in her report said it was a mixed run and they all had problems finding actual trail but that it is a nice suburb to walk about in so she did an extra lap around……too short 3/10

Returnees;  Ankles,  Pisspot, Tutti Fruitti, Nom de Plume

Charges:  Kotex and Wiggles for talking incessantly (as usual):      Wiggles for sending everyone the wrong way on the run:     Nom de Plume because she put her elbow up as if to charge but was only stretching:   Twisty for wardrobe cleansing:    Mole for working soooo hard for all of us:    Spreadem for low profile.

Spreadem presented the shirt to Twisty because she reckons she has never received it.

BT, who, you may remember, was cooking the nosh, asked the gang if anyone knew how to work an oven   however we eventually tucked in to a yummy spagghetti bol and garlic bread meal

On, on,


Spreadem's Birthday - run 170

Harriettes Orphan Christmas Lunch - run 169

At the GMs abode 

Xtractit, Noknickers, WitchBitch(angel) ,Spreadem & Kotex 

Arrived for the Harriettes Christmas Run.  Out the gate down to the beach cross the creek well set run. Very warm time then back to the pool. 

Charges-Kotex no hash attire so was awarded the hash shirt.. 

Spreadem for being dressed back to front in her top. 

Down downs a plenty. A pissy affair. 

On On to 2020

14th Birthday - run 168

For all the photos click on the image above

Fortyniners Halloweeen Harriettes - run 167

A few Harriettes started gathering in the park near the Pirate Ship on the Esplanade as previously instructed however soon realized that the Hare was waiting for us at the flat across the road.  We received instructions of the run and were told there may be a few surprises en route so Be Aware on Halloween!       As usual the Harriettes were walking and cheerily chatting until we came upon a Regroup where the Hare asked one Harriette to choose a Trick or Treat instruction from a bag, luckily the first was a Treat and she received a gooey, chewy jelly baby sweet.  At the next regroup a Harriette chose Trick and sang a song for us all, and so on it went!    Good idea 49er as it kept the group together and laughing.   Handbrake’s walk report was that is was a scary one, especially at the second graveyard, however she awarded an 8/10.

Virgin:  Diane

Returnees:  Handbrake, RudieNudie, Going Down

Charges:  Xtractic for complaining about the length of the walk:   Pisspot for trying to flirt with a young doctor:    49er for not gathering over at the park:   Xtractit for pretending to be an acrobat by overacting a fall off the kerb:   RudieNudie for laughing at her antics:  Maid Marion for appearing to have cobwebs and spiders all over herself: Pisspot and Xtractic for talking in the circle:     Spread’em and Xtractic for talking in the circle.      (What got into Xtractic tonight !!!!)   Going Down for not wearing Halloween costume:  Bouncer and Tutti for a low profile award.

Awards:   Mole gave the Shirt to Xtractit for not being able to stay on her feet.

Naming:   Diane was called out and Mole preceded to go through a list of possible names that had been discussed about naming her – such as maybe Once in a While,  I’m Easy, Go Easy – however because it is Halloween and we are the Angels from Heavenly Hash, she was named Witch Angel.         Welcome to our group Witch Angel.

Hope you have recovered OK from the fall Xtractit and thanks for an interesting Halloween Run 49’er.   Don’t forget it is our Birthday Run next month, at a venue to be advised, so you can invite your ‘other half’ to come along to enjoy the fun at that function.

On, on,


Wiggles Pleasant Run - run 166

The Hare stated that although we would see many run marks about the town they would not be for any run that she had set for us so it was decided that we would all just take ourselves off and enjoy the chatter, scenery and exercise as we went toward the Esplanade.    Some went out on the ‘finger/groin’ to view the boats while others wandered toward the pool area.    We were joined briefly by a Chinese lady who said she had been on holiday in Cairns last week, went back to Canberra and decided it was too cold down there so came back to Cairns……think quite a few tourist are doing the same!

Wandered passed the Ferris Wheel and over into the town where we seemed to lose 49er and Maid Marion, but the rest of us walked through the Night Markets and then up into the town and on home.

Returnees:  Wiggles, Piss Pot, Bouncer and 49er.

Raffle:  Mole won the white and Nom-de-Plume the red

Run report from Piss Pot was that it was pleasant wandering until we clustered around outside the toilets and the Esplanade. 0/10 for crazy non marking, 10/10 for company. 

Maid Marion for not wearing a Harriettes shirt.
Wiggles for having the audacity of inviting another GM (GangBang) along
Bouncer for still not getting Spock to have a hair cut.
Many other charges but didn’t write them all down !!?

Mole reminded all that our 14th birthday run would be in November, and Cairns HHH Christmas run would be 9th December (details to be advised).   Gangbang said Trinity HHH were celebrating their 2100 Run on 19th October starting at the Pool area of 79 Spence Street and wandering around to the upstairs of the Woolshed .

On, on to 49er’s run 30th October at 269 Esplanade – Halloween theme.



Mole's Evening Seaside Stroll - run 165

It was a balmy evening as we gathered for a walk from the wharf area.   Little difficulty in finding a park because of all the activities on the Esplanade for the Cairns Festival but it was lovely seeing all the lights and people celebrating, including the Ferris Wheel.     Indeed, we were all kept on the ‘straight and narrow’ as there was a friendly religious group sharing the tables nearby, goodness knows what they thought of our hash songs but maybe they didn’t hear them as they had a radio playing their own music.  Phew!

Kotex’s run report was – good run but not many arrows!  

Charges :  Kotex for bringing a phone on the run.   Mole for trying to ‘tell off’ some people and was told to mind her own business (She claims she was only trying to help them).   Maid Marion for arriving late and then wandering off – however, she arrived back safely for the circle and nosh.   Kotex for letting her money fly away!!!!

Very tasty nosh, with strawberries and cream to top it off – thanks Mole.

On, on to Wiggles run next month – venue to be advised on website as soon as she gets back from Alice Springs.




Kotex's Forest Gardens Run - run 164

Cairns Harriettes Run 165 was from Kotex’s house on Monsoon Terrace and of course it went up the hill, and around and around – Toe Sucker’s report said she enjoyed the company of the Cairns Harriettes  and the well marked trail and awarded a 10/10 – now that is definitely a first!

Visitors and Returnees:  Toe Sucker from Canberra:  Wiggles, Mole, Bobcat,  Betty Boop.

Charges:  Wiggles for being lost on trail:  Spread’em for not bringing the cups along:  Bobcat for taking a detour:   Tutti for shortcutting:  Wiggles and Spreadem for being media tarts.  The “Shirt” was awarded to Mole for reading out all the Value Homes advertising on the run.  Raffle prizes won by Tutti and Toe Sucker.

Nosh was Three Course !!!  Yummy, hot vegie soup and bread, pasta with tasty mince and then desert of marshmallow chocs, thanks Koty.

Next month’s run will be on the walk-way between Mondo’s and the Cruise Liner terminal (Hemmingways Brewery), see you there on 27th August.



Tutti Fruitti - run 163

Betty Boop's Bewildering Run - run 162

Instructions came thick’n fast from the Hare trying to explain we should only follow a particular shaped arrow as Runs had been marked over the previous two nights with some other arrows and signals.  Evidently even these careful instructions were to little avail as two harriettes gave up early, some others followed the wrong way and a couple of Harriettes decided to do one section twice, however they all enjoyed the champagne laden drink stop.  Mole’s Run Report said that some did the trail three times, but as there were no slippery paths, awarded a 6/10.

Visitors:   Tip’m, from Perth Harriettes who was still hanging around after Nash Hash – and lovely it was to welcome her to our Run.

Returnees:  Bobcat (our occasional returnee) and Maid Marion (nice to see you again).

Many charges – none very serious -  Tip’M because she cleverly chose to wear a blue shirt to ‘fit in’ with our favourite colour.   Fiddler for getting lost and prevented BT from doing the run.  Mole for usually being very organized but forgot her running shoes.  BT for new shoes.  Mole for being cruel to toads – or was that Kotex for being absolutely terrified of toads. Nom-de-Plume for a sexual assault!!!!  Tip’m for turning, up and Tutti for a low profile.

All agreed that we had a great time at Nash Hash and Mole handed out a few left-over items for those that wanted them.  She also thanked all the Harriettes that helped out in making our Friday afternoon at Nash Hash a great success.

It’s Tutti Fruitti’s Harriettes run on Wednesday 26th June, at 76 Supply Road, Bently Park.  Please bring torches, a chair and drinking/eating equipment for yourself, and probably a warm jacket as it is outdoors.       Travel instructions:  Head south from Cairns along the Bruce Highway, keeping to the right to enable a right turn at the lights on the intersection of Robert’s Road, then turn right again almost immediately at the Puma petrol station and then left into Supply Road, and 76 is on the left side of this road.  See you there or be square!

On, on,  Tutti

Fiddler's Frolic - run 161

Lots of cheerful Harriettes gathered at Fiddler’s home, including a few from ‘overseas’ who have cum here to attend Nash Hash next week………yes, it has almost arrived and everyone is getting rather excited!    Fiddler sent the mob off in a general direction of the run held recently – out the back gate, along the road and into the trees along the lovely beachfront, etc.

We had quite a few returnees:   Mistress, Cupcake, Swampy, TP, Wiggles, DNA

Visitors from faraway:  Black Tulip, Bonetar, Tongue Lasher, and Seaman Feeder.

Charges were a mixed bunch, with many being given to BT and BT and TL and TF and SF and….., well you get the picture.      Betty Boop for losing her halo on the run.  Seaman Feeder for trying to pick up an innocent young man.      TP  chg. 49er for being soooo tall.    Bonetar for arriving late, just because her plane wasn’t on time!   BT for wasting hash booze by breaking a bottle! (sacrilege)   Wiggles for confusing Kotex and Tutti – wot, after all these years.   Seaman for not listening to the circle confusion.  Wiggles again, for bringing a little girl (her grand-daughter) to hash, even if it was only for a short time.

Clever Black Tulip selected her own raffle ticket and won the bottle of wine.       Mole brought along our new Heavenly shirts and many purchased them to be worn at Nash Hash   The GM advised the Harriettes to go to the rego desk at Chilles Bar/Restaurant on Friday morning of Nash Hash to check in and collect their goodies before the walk and lunch.

Next Monday’s Cairns HHH run will be from Bungalow Hotel, 200 Aumuller Street in Cairns,   however, this scribe is not sure if the cost will be $20 or $25 for your run, circle, meal and drinks.   

Most of the Harriettes then left but the group doing the Hash Act stayed behind for a little practice (or should I say, shambles) with Swampy trying desperately to bring the rabble under control.    Hopefully we will all get a laugh from the final performance

On, on


Spreadem's Rainy Run - run 160

Harriettes gathered at Spreadem’s new abode and some thought we should just sit and chat but the majority won out to actually we all decided to go for the walk in the rain.    Twisty’s run report was that it was well marked – and it probably was before the rain! It was quite pleasant walking along the new pathway above the beach.

Returnees:   Swampy,  Fiddler, Cupcake and Spreadem

Charges:  Cupcake, Tutti Fruitti, Twisty and Betty Boop for umbrellas.  Wiggles for NOT having an umbrella again!   Cupcake for cleverly dodging a shoulder massage from one of the Yorkey’s residents.    Wiggles for being a media-tart appearing in the Cairns Post, and Betty Boop for an appearance on TV.   Low Profile award to Fiddler.

Hashy Birthday was sung for BT who celebrates her birthday on 29th Feb – oops, no 29th this year so it will be 1st March.   

There was quite a bit of conversation regarding the Nash Hash, and our GM noted names for Hares this coming year – have 5 or 6 so need some more dedication please girls.

Yummy Spaghetti Bol and salad (with plates) was served, and then there was some talk regarding hashers bringing their own plates along.

On, on next month to Betty Boop’s Run in Capricornia Close,  Bentley Park.

Cheers,  Tutti


Boopie's Swimmingly Run - run 159

To say this was a WET run would be underselling it………a small group of stoic Harriettes took off to follow McTaff’s wonderous trail in the rain.  Even with umbrellas we all got wet but enjoyed the challenge.  Kotex reckoned it wasn’t well marked but it was the general opinion that it was amazing we found any marks at all, however she enjoyed the look-out and awarded a 5/10, so all is good!

 Returnee:  Tutti Fruitti

 Charges:  Wiggles – no umbrella, poncho or raincoat!!!
                 Kotex for self-draining shoes (thongs)
                 TTF for shortcutting
                 Mole for being low-profile.

 Rigtheraffle: Won by Betty Boop

 Kotex and McTaff must be congratulated for making up some decorations for the Nash Hash Harriettes while the rest of us were busy discussing things that need to be done for Nash Hash.   However, Kotex did mention that she will be ordering the ‘travel shirts’ proposed for Cairns/Trinity hashers by mid March, so get your requirements to her asap please.  Betty Boop served a yummy nosh and we all swam out to our cars to head homeward.

On, on,    Tutti     

Boxing Day 2018 - run 158

Well it was more of a drenching but a good walk in the rain then back at 49'ers for a fun circle and Christmas cake and champagne!!

13th Birthday Run - run 157

Wiggles' Halloween Walk - run 156

We met on the footpath and waited until the Hare came to lead us on the Walk around the city and then out onto the long wharf finger – lovely breeze there after the hot day!  Fiddler turned up in full Halloween costume and was very disappointed with the rest of us not making an effort, but she looked just great.    Wiggles escorted us up to the Penthouse and after removing our sweaty shoes we all collapsed onto the chairs out on the terrace for a sitdown circle.

Returnees:  PissPot, Fiddler, Bobcat and Xtractit.

Many frivolous charges were laid with Fiddler trying to charge all the rest of us for not wearing appropriate Halloween gear.  We had to charge Gang Bang and his brother Russell – just for being there, after all they are not Harriettes!

Mole, as acting GM, reminded us to register for the Harriettes luncheon at Nash Hash next year.   Some discussion was made regarding our Birthday run for next month and we will probably be at the Balaclava Hotel – watch this page for details.

Yummy nosh, with gooey Halloween lollies and tiny pumpkin chocs, so thanks Wiggles.

On, on,  Tutti

Fortyniner's Live Hare Run - run 155

We gathered across the road from the Royal Palace as 49er was trying to decide which way to take the run : Northwards or Southwards.   A lovely cruise liner was highlighted in the sunset, setting off from Cairns, as we all headed Northwards through the sandfly infested swamp area where we were welcomed by the local people heading towards town for the evening, and then onwards toward the airport drive.

BT’s run report was “Well, I thought it was a luverly walk and well signposted.” Awarded it with a 5/10,      Silly girl seem to have forgotten it was a live hare!!!!

Returnees:   Cupcake was welcomed back.

Charges:  Mole charged the Hare for supplying sandflies but no anti-spray!

BT for a non hash shirt, and Tutti for shortcutting.

Kotex, 49er and Spreadem were all charged…..because.

Tutti gave the ‘shirt’ to Spreadem for talking endlessly on the phone – well OK I guess it was important.

Kotex won the raffle, and it is On, on, to Wiggles’ Halloween Run 31st October!

Cheers,  Tutti


“This is going to be a live-hare walk” said the hare, and the first bit is to move all the cars up to the tennis courts where the lights are better and the ‘night creatures’ are not about… we did.   Then off we went, over the cane train line and left into DeJarlais Street, and on and on around the streets of South Balaklava Road/North Bayview and ‘on home.   Wiggles gave it a 5/10 and the circle welcomed our usual returnee, Bobcat, back into the fold.  

Charges:   Kotex for damaging the lovely flowers:   Bobcat for having won two prizes on the cruise that she and Kotex enjoyed (with many other locals):   Wiggles for wandering into the ‘MENs” to change her clothes before the run!!!   Each Harriette had a little giggle at the Dear Dr Ruth joke, well except Mole who couldn’t find her glasses – oh then she found them as we were packing things up and had a giggle.

The GM had to call the circle to order many times when we all wandered into the realms of what to give as gifts for the Nash Hash Harriettes luncheon, and the price we would have to charge to cover the cost……Registration site will appear on the NH site very soon.

Good nosh of chicken and salad, followed by yummy strawberries and chocolate, and it is On On to the 26th September and 49er’s run, address ‘to be advised’.

Cheers, Tutti

Nomi at Holloways- run 153

With such a cold on-shore wind blowing we were all anxious to get cracking on the walk.  The Hare’s instructions were very clear “along the beach front until you get to the building (the education place or some such) when you have to turn left, then follow the arrows.”   We did, and then over to the slipway and around the streets of Holloways’s and back home.    Luckily the wind had dropped and it wasn’t so cold for us tropical living harriettes.      Run Reports were by 49er, and BT who awarded a 15/10!!!! Where did she learn maths?

Virgin: Jo (Xtractit’s sister) was welcomed in the usual manner.

Charges:  BT for actually running ahead of the pack along the beach!!  Kotex for being scared of spiders – methinks the spider was just as scared!   DNA for being a returnee and low profile award.   It was difficult for us all to recall just who was awarded the “Shirt” at Tutti’s Run last month, until photographic evidence nailed Tutti Fruitti…argh.  My apologies for causing such a kuffuffle and it is already in my hash bag ready for next month’s run.

Jokes were told by Tutti, Xtractit, Spreadem and then BT’s Irish joke…amazing that so many of us remembered to bring a joke along.

Tasty rissoles with potato salad, green salad and breadrolls for nosh and Mole had brought along a huge bag of lollies which were consumed by many.

On, on,


Tuttie Fruittie - run 152


The Hare told us “the run is well marked with white arrows (how unusual) with lots of checks and a RG, and if you find 3 arrows, you are on trail”.  Off we went into the streets of Cairns and at the first intersection, Wiggles ran off to the left, while BT disappeared into the dark up Severin Street.  The pack finally got it all together and we continued around this way and that to Mulgrave Road where most of the girls went further along while a couple of the walkers, turned back along Severin St.    Bit of consternation at the sight of ambulances and fire trucks at the end of the street however it was not at Spread’em’s so all was well.   Young Rhiannon arrived back with the runners, looking a little flushed, but she reckons its all good in helping her slim down a little.

Much chatter continued and Nom-de-Plume was welcomed back into the fold.   BT was presented with The Shirt because she raced off into the dark, or any other silly reason.   Big news though as Kotex was presented with her engraved champagne glass to mark 100 runs completed….congrats Koty.

Yummy supper was enjoyed and then it was, On On to Tutti’s run in June.


As we approached out usual possie to start the Harriettes Wednesday Run,  met a ‘senior’ couple waiting to reboard the “Sea Princess”, who said they were previous hashers from California.    They seemed harmeless so, for their amusement, we told them all our special hash names – gave them a giggle.   Finally we all assembled and were told look for the checks – we did and set off along the back of the wharf and into the bowels of the City.   Pleasant walking and chatter was heard around the streets where there were still plenty of people around from celebrating ANZAC day.   Arrived at the Cenotaph and admired all the beautiful wreaths and bunches of flowers put there in tribute to fallen loved ones, and I was told that the morning ceremonies had also been very moving.

We seemed to have lost Piss Pot and BT somewhere along the way but found them safely back at the wharf “wondering where we all had got to”.   Our Hare, Mole, set out the food so we all tucked into tasty veg/egg slice and salad, with chocolate cup cakes and Iced VoVo biscuits to celebrate ANZAC day – no there were no Anzac biscuits available!  There were some naughty jokes told by Xtractic, who stated that she could say much worse (or better) if we liked!  Think everyone got to have a drink for some reason or another.

Semi virgin:  Rhiannon (Tutti’s grand-daughter) bravely came on the run to ‘try and lose some after baby fat,’ so she said.    She had visited Hash with me a couple of times before, as a child, so we reckon she was a semi-virgin.

Returnees:   BT,  Piss Pot,  Spreadem and Xtractit.

Tutti tried to give away the shirt but as she hadn’t worn it on the run was told to try again next month!!!

Thanks to Mole for timing our trip to the wharf to enjoy seeing the Sea Princess, all lit up and sailing away down the harbour……it was getting cool then so we all went home!


Tutti Fruitti

Next Saturday a popular Harriettes Birthday, dress up Bash, Happy Big "0" Birthday  at Fishery Falls.

Wet Wiggles - run 149
It was a wet night all round for this month's Harriette's run

TWISTY’S  LAST  EFFORT (for a few months anyway) - run 148

As Twisted Sista only found out on Monday that she had to line up for a colonoscopy on Wednesday, we were all amazed that she managed to prepare food and make copies of a run for the group……..all in good nature.   What a Harriette!

Heavy rain had almost stopped when most of us set off to make a token effort for a run – well two of us did a short trail, while the fitter amongst us actually did a little more than ‘map’ showed.  Of course, Twisty did not venture out, Dancing Queen was commissioned to look after her well being, and 49er had had a ‘procedure’ done on her heart the day before so was a little under the weather.   However, we all rallied around for a few drinks, lots of chatting and good nosh.  Dancing Queen was awarded the ‘shirt’ (just because) and Mole, PissPot and 49er were welcomed back.  Wiggles acted as GM because Spread’em hasn’t surfaced from her trip to NZ as yet.

Mole reminded us of the Annual General Meeting for the Croc Nash Hash being held on Wednesday (venue to be advised) and also that the AGPU for Cairns Hash is at Kneetrembler’s abode on Monday night.   There was a discussion about changing the venue for our Harriette’s Luncheon but decided that we’ll leave it a Cazaly’s this month (on the 14th) and decide then where else to go.   So put on your thinking caps and come up with a suggestion for a suitable venue, keeping in mind that some Harriettes’s only pop in on their working days so it has to be somewhere central.

On, on,  Tutti


The Hare, Spread’em, advised that the run was marked well but at any time, and from many places, walkers could choose to turn for Home if required.   So off we went to the Cemetary once again and many comments regarding the inmates were fluttering back and forth around the walkers.   Of course, Xtractit cleared off into the far distance and took herself up the red arrow run, while the rest of the pack wandered about taking different paths to on home.   Chairs were a welcome sight on such a sticky, hot evening and the cool beer was just the answer.   Time went on and still no Xtractit and a few of us were getting a little anxious thinking she may have had a fall or something worse, when in she wandered saying, “Sorry to be so late but I wandered into a group of people at the top of the red arrow, realized I knew one of them and accepted the glass of red offered.  I did send a message to three of the phones present, saying where I was.  What, did you not get them!”

Returnees:    Cupcake and Fiddler.    Raffle was won by Xtractit  (WHITE wine).

The usual frivolous charges were laid and then we settled in to enjoy the excellent Chilli Concarne, rice and salad .    It was then on to our homes to watch the Blue Moon eclipse at around 11 pm….just saw it before the clouds took over!

Next run is by Twisted Sista, and we assume from her house.

 On, on,  Tutti

DQ at Edge Hill - run 146
A very small group of Harriettes met at Dancing Queen's abode for the last run of 2017.  Off we went following trail - whoops - no arrows to go round any corners so it was a bit of a guessing game.  Still an enjoyable walk in lovely company.  Back to the keg and nibbles were served upstairs on the veranda then it was back down for the circle and once again back to the lovely veranda for a magnificent meal.  Thanks DQ, a lovely way to end Harriette runs for  the year and also a lovely evening for my last run.

See you all at Nash Hash in 2019
on on

Our 12th Birthday Run
 - run 145
It was our birthday so we celebrated.  The run left from the carpark of the Edge Hill Bowls Club and wandered round the neighbourhood.  Back to DQ's home next to the club for the circle and very tasty nibbles.

The circle got underway with the usual charges and the welcoming of two virgins to Harriettes.  It was then time for a very important ceremony conducted by Gangbang the RA from Trinity Hash.  We had a naming and Pat will now be known by her hash name of Cupcake!  Welcome Cupcake...

The raffle followed with many prizes, we all then adjourned next door for a meal at the club followed by delicious birthday cake. 

Thanks to all who made this night so enjoyable!

Mole's run - run 144
The northern end of the Machan's Beach Esplanade was the venue for this month's run and what a lovely spot it was!  Off we went on a well marked trail of chalk and shredded paper.  The trail took us through parts of Machan's that a lot of us had not seen before and culminated in a lovely walk along the rockwall pathway on the Esplanade.

Charges were laid and the shirt, having found its way from the depths of Koty's hash bag, was awarded to Nomi as she looked cold snuggled up in towel!

Beautiful nosh followed ending a great night in great company at a spectacular venue.

Crackpot at Holloways - run 143
A cool breeze greeted the Harriettes as we met for this months run, on the beachfront at Holloways. The trail is on blue ribbon and chalk said Crackpot so off we went and immediately lost trail, No worries we made it up until we found trail again and then promptly lost it again!

Back at the keg we tucked into chicken legs and wings and beautiful salads. Charges from the run followed and a welcome back to returnees. Another great Harriettes run!

Bad Girls at Balgal Beach - September 2017
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Tuttie Fruittie in Whitfield - run 142
Very pleasant weather was the order of the day for this month's run in Whitfield. Off around the suburbs we went, up hills, down hills and up more hills, following a very well marked trail. Back to the circle and very decadent nibbles in the form of cheese and cocktail onions on sticks all set into a grapefruit, along with chippies nibbles and nuts.

The circle got underway and our newest Harriette Pat was welcomed, charges were laid and the raffle won by Koty. Mole told the sad story of dropping the bottle of wine as she came out of the bottleshop and then told of the good news that bottleshop attendant told her to get another one off the shelf to replace it.

A lovely meal of chicken, ham, salad and coleslaw was followed by fruit and cream topped mini meringues. Lovely feast, thanks Tuttie.

Koty's Cruise - run 141
The Harriette's met this month at the Cruise Liner Terminal. Koty has promised us a cruise ship and she delivered in perfect style, a magnificent cruise ship was in town for a couple of days. Koty did a live hare run so off round town we went, meandering here and there and meeting up with Xtractit and Wiggles in the middle of town, what luck seeing that there was no trail to follow. Back along the 'Nard.
Back at the circle, charges were laid with Koty being awarded "the shirt" for promising us a drink stop on the cruise ship and then not delivering! Time for the cruise ship to depart, we watched it go before some very tasty nosh, thanks Koty.

Nomi's  ‘Kuranda’  Walk - run 140

Instructions were ‘head toward the Barron and then follow written instructions, two of which were handed to a couple of Harriettes.   Off we went up to the traffic light, dodging certain death with the traffic and then over into the dark roads of Stratford..  Turning left after the shops toward Dalgety Street and further up the hill, went the pack.  After meandering around a bit the call was to head for the Kuranda Railway Station….wot the!!!!!   Now that really would have been a very long walk, so the pack decided the Hare really and truly meant the Freshwater Connection Railway Station, and carried on.  One Harriette, who had left the pack earlier, enjoyed watching the soccer playing at the sports centre, before walking on home.   Everyone arrived safely back saying they had enjoyed the walk, and chatter, of course.   Our GM had a bag of ‘things’ that had been left with her and pulled out several little blue towels, badges, coolers and other bits and pieces and it was decided to sell off a few things to raise a few funds.

No visitors tonight, but a few returnees.  Of course the Hare was given a down-down for citing the Kuranda Railway but praised for the run by awarding a 7/10 !!!   Nomi and Swampy were down-downed for bringing their dogs, Alex and Snoopy along to the run. Mole reminded everyone to get their local pledges in for 2019 Nash Hash and that the next meeting will be on the 6th, venue to be advised.    News of the 2017 Harriettes Run being hosted by Townsville will be updated after their big run this weekend.  Raffles were won by Tutti and Swampy.    A very tasty nosh was then enjoyed by all. Well done, Nomi.

On, on,  Tutti.


A  Wiggley  Walk - run 139

A slightly cooler evening as the Harriettes set off on their well marked trail around the streets.  Mole had been issued a map (just in case) as some of the streets are not very well  lit, and certainly not the bike path in the middle of town.     The group split up and some went left down beside the old graveyard, while the others had disappeared into the dark road along the back.

Then disaster struck !!!??!!!  Was it a bat, or a bird, an insect, a crocodile, a plane or superman, (oops getting carried away a bit there), or a spider, attacked Mole on the left hand and she only realized this when someone shone a torch and found a sizeable lump growing fast on the back the hand.   Luckily, she was very close to the Hospital so she popped in there to get some help.  BT stayed with her and the others came on back to report to the group.

 Of course we were all very concerned for Mole and much discussion was had regarding going up to the hospital and how to get her car home if she was unable to drive, etc, etc.  However, like true Harriettes we quickly carried on with the circle, the raffle being won by BT, and then Nomi decided to wrap up some food to take to BT and Mole while they waited for attention at the hospital.
We all thanked Wiggles for providing a tasty nosh and then took off to see how Mole was getting on before going home.  
The synopsis seems to be that ‘something’ has bitten Mole but that it was not venomous as the swelling was not ‘hot’ to touch, but the critter must’ve bitten into a vein which set the blood swelling around the area.   This morning the blackness has spread to the tips of her fingers but evidently a few days of resting the limb and all should be well again.  We all wish you a quick recovery Mole, and if you need help at all, your sister Harriettes are only too willing to be there in a flash (or is that a dash).
On, on,  Tutti

G M’s Heavenly Run - run 138

Yes, heavenly (well almost) as we gathered as Spread’em’s home which is next to a church.  After much chatter the Hare said ‘set off on the run toward the Cemetery and you will find trail there’ – somber words indeed!  Well yes there were arrows going several ways and we finally found trail through the ‘jungle’ next to the cemetery – by now it was quite dark so we were glad to have brought along our torches as we meandered around in the bush.  Arriving out onto the road at Greenslopes Street, more confusion as several arrows told us to go many ways – the runners took off into the dark pathway and the walkers decided best to stick together with those that had the torches but we all eventually met up again at Collins Ave.  More confusion with the walkers deciding to go ‘on home’ along McLeod Street.  Thankfully we all arrived safely back for a cool drink, circle and yummy food…..thanks Spread’em.

A hot and sweaty group of Harriettes gathered at Xtractit’s abode  - some jumped into the pool and others collapsed in chairs to natter – there was even some discussion about maybe missing a walk altogether and just bob about in the pool !    However, common sense prevailed and we all set off on a very well marked trail ‘thru streets wide and narrow’ which gradually took us to the Esplanade.  Three lucky girls were accosted by a  handsome young man asking if HHH were still running in Cairns and so we make sure he knew how to find us for a Monday or Tuesday run.   We then stopped for the DS which was most welcome in this oppressive heat.    Some took off along the bike track (naughty girls) and the rest of us went on to the water-front path where there was a lovely breeze.

Got back On Home to find that Ole had managed to find us after her usual treatment, and most of the Harriettes fell into the pool to cool off.

Wiggles gave the run report and gave it a 7, then it was decided that it was easier to give a down-down to those that actually turned up for the last month’s run, than to get all the non-attenders out.  We also gave a cheer of congratulation to Mofl (and Bill)  for managing to put up with one-another for 50 years of marriage!!!!!   Hope they heard it down on the sunny coast!   Mole drew TeePee’s name out for the raffle and we all shared in bottle of champagne.
Good run, yummy food, nice cold drinks, and a pool, all this and good company what more could you wish for!
On, on,    Tutti

Spreadem at her new home - run 136
A very small group of Heavenly Harriettes met at Spreadem's new home for this month's run. Out along the streets of Manunda we walked and out to the Esplanade. A lovely breezy walk along the the Esplanade and back home. Nibbles were served and the five of us settled down to do what Harriettes do best, chatter. Spreadem served up some yummy pasta along with the recipe so we could all get busy!

No photos tonight but a very pleasant evening in good company at Spreadems's lovely house.

Crackpot at Holloways - run 135
A lovely evening for a Harriette's run, right on the beach at Holloways. Off we went looking for blue tape, unfortunatley Wiggles was the only one who spotted some and then we all lost trail. A nice wander along the beach though with a breeze blowing, a great respite from the humid days we have been having.

Back at the keg charges were laid and Crackpot was farewelled as she heads down south for 3 months to cuddle grandbabies.

Very tasty nosh was served and it was on for another month.

HARRIETTES   LAST  STAND  IN  2016 - run 134


The valiant four set off  for a pleasant, Hare guided, walk  around the environs of Brinsmead.     Much chatter, sweating and a few steps along the way through parks, along railway lines and across roads, we arrived at the cool patio at the Davis Mansion.  We all invaded Bill’s peace and quiet and Mofl served a very pleasant ‘drink stop’……….we all chatted on for a while, enjoying the coolness of sitting under a fan, but then carried on down the hill, heading for our cars.     Tried to help a young lass to catch a little stray dog, to no avail, and then blundered our way through the very dark trail to the car park.

The Hare produced lots of lovely nibbles which were delicately placed on the special tablecloth (the Harriettes shirt) and there were just enough seats for us all to settle in for some more chatter and laughter    In all a very pleasant evening with good company.

On, on,   Tutti

CAIRNS  HARRIETTES 11th Birthday - run 133

Well, we have achieved 11 years of heavenly hashing….wahoo!  Congrats to all who turned up at the Bungalow Hotel to help celebrate our birthday with a fine walk along a trail set by Weed.  Now I can’t say anything about the actual walk as Mole and I were busy seeing that the meals were ordered, and nibbles and drink were provided for the circle.   
Everyone seemed to enjoy the stroll around Cairns and all arrived safe and sound at carpark of Value Homes, where Supa Stork and son were dragged into a drink or two.   All the visiting Harriers were suitably given a down, down, including an American import named Deceptaclit………..try and say that after a few champers!

After many charges and much laughter we all trooped back over to the hotel for a few drinks and some tasty (reasonably priced) meals.    Raffles were drawn and TP and Prickle Magnet each won a champagne piccolo :  Retard, DNA and Bobcat each won a bottle of wine.  (Many thanks to Fiddler for donating some wine).

Thus endeth the Report of Proceedings.

On, on,
Tutti Frutti


49er on a Cruise - run 132


15 harriettes gathered at the shelter on Greenslopes Street ready for a nice ‘stroll’ down the road, across the highway and onto the Esplanade – quite a long way for some in the very warm evening – and there were some very flushed, sweaty women arriving back looking for a cool drink.

The usual crowd of Mole, Kotex, Nom-de-Plume, Graduate, Bobcat, Crackpot, Flapper, 49er, Wiggles and Tutti Frutti, were very happy to welcome back Bouncer, Danae,
Maid Marion, No Knckers and Oops. A lot of chatter and laughter ensued with a few down-downs being awarded for various reasons. The raffle prizes were won by Crackpot and Danae and then discussion was held as to where the run next month was to be held. According to the computer it is Maid Marion’s Run, but 49er said she would be the Hare if all else failed, so am not sure at this time just where it will be !!!!
Check the website before the 26th October.

It was very sad that we had to bid farewell to Graduate, as she is headed back down to the heady township of Yeppoon (and Cutlery Hash) once more. Not only will we all miss her company, and willingness to take on extra runs, but will certainly miss the great ‘nosh’ she produced every time. I’m sure we will all still enjoy seeing her many lovely photographs on Facebook from time to time. On, on Graduate!

Cheers, Tutti


Swampy at Smithfield - run 130


When the Cairns Harriettes decided to have a weekend away ‘somewhere to be decided’, it was Port Douglas that was the first option, however some visiting Townsville Harriettes said they wanted to come along as well and so it was decided that Mission Beach would be a more accessible spot for everyone to gather.    By this time some Harriettes from Mackay said they would be coming along to celebrate as well.   

Then all the hard work started by Mole and Kotex in arranging accommodation in cabins and camping facilities, and a rough programme for the weekend.

Several Cairns Harriettes travelled down to Mission Beach during the week but most arrived on the Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.  I was fortunate to be able to get there on Friday mid-day and after settling into Cabin 14 put up our blue poster to guide other Harriettes to our ‘area’ of six cabins, and a glass of champagne.   It was lovely meeting up with old friends and new as they arrived and much laughter and chatter was heard around the excellent ‘outdoor lounge’ area in the centre of the caravan park.  We all took walks along the beach and checked out the view from Clump Point and other points of interest.   One Harriette even started looking into the real estate side of things with a view to moving into the area!

It had been arranged for us all to go to the Tavern (Wongaling Beach area) for our evening meal, but how to get there ?!?   Luckily Spock offered to drive us in relays in Mole’s car to the Tavern as we could all get back to the caravan park in their courtesy bus, so, off we all went.    Oh, well not all of the group it seems, as some of the girls were not waiting for Spock, wandered off and he went back to his caravan to watch telly.  The Tavern meal was very good and pretty well priced and we even got to watch a bit of the footy.  Some of us were fairly tired and decided to call it a day, but most of the Harriettes headed off for drinkies and a bit of fun in the local bars.    Hope one of them will write a little note for our web site.

Next morning, Swampy and DNA were going off to set the run for the afternoon, and collected Going Down and Tutti Fruitti to join in on the walk.  We wandered along the road and then into the lovely path running adjacent to the beach, up to Clump Point then back down to stroll along the beach……..Snoop (the dog) had a glorious time chasing the stick in the water and rounding us up all the time……..and back to the caravan park, passing the ideal spot to have the Circle later that afternoon.

Lunch was next and everybody joined into the preparation, amid much laughter and chatter again.  Unfortunately I had to leave and couldn’t take part in the rest of the fun time but I’m sure someone will write a Run/Party Report in due course so that we can keep it in our records.    Townsville Harriettes are already planning the next ‘get-together’ for next year, so it’s On, On to Townsville in 2017.
Cheers,  Tutti Fruitti


Wiggles - run 129

Nom de Plume - run 128

Koty Kapers at the Cruise Terminal - run 127

What a lovely evening down at the Tourist Wharf – very gentle breeze and NO rain!  Kotex stated, “I haven’t set a run but intend to walk you through it.”  (or words to that effect).  Off we went, roaming around the streets of Cairns all the while chattering away and then up hill and down dale,  oh no, that was up the escalators in the shopping centre and then down the escalators, then winding our way down to the Esplanade, passing some shops one had never seen before.    One of our virgins has the misfortune to have her ‘long unused’ shoes fall apart………well one of them anyway…  but she bravely soldiered on the walk with one shoe and two socks.   Really pleasant walking back along the boardwalk on that balmy evening and then just before the end we passed a couple having their wedding photos being taken and the bride, and the bridesmaid were both resplendent in beautiful flowing red clothes…really stunning!

Visitors :  Leeanne from  New Zealand and Xtractit
Virgins:  Marie from Gordonvale
Returnees:   Nighty,49er and Nomi

Mole gave a brief report of the NashHash in Bali and how she enjoyed her birthday and so both she and Marie (whose birthday is coming up) received a Hashy birthday song.  Much chatter and charges (can’t remember them all) and then we named Marie “Flapper” in reference to her shoes.   Koty presented great nosh of huge chicken legs,( do chickens really grow this big?) scrumptious salad and muffins for dessert……well done Koty, and it was On On until the 29th June.   Cheers,   Tutti.


Crackpot in Palm Cove - run 126

Only a small dedicated group of Harriettes arrived at the far northern area of Palm Cove for Run 126 but it was a balmy evening with the tide high and even some of the tourists as well.
We were told that trail was marked with chalk (how unusual) and pretty blue gift-wrapping tape -  hmmmm, not very easy to spot in the dark.  However as we all had torches not too big a problem.   Off we went through the park lands beside the caravan park and into streets sporting some very lovely homes – previously unseen by the hashers.     Next thing Swampy warned we should not go on with the trail as we would have to be crossing a creek where croc slides had been spotted, so being thoughtful of our wellbeing we took another trail to lead us back to the southern end of the beach road.     Swampy was having a little trouble with blisters and so decided to go barefoot onto the sand and walk on home along the beach……..bit risky I thought, as a croc or two could have been just hoping someone would do that………however she arrived back in good form.   The rest of us followed the path and we all enjoyed the lovely evening and cheerful company.

Swampy gave a run report and awarded the run 8/10, but Wiggles deducted one point for lack of some signage, however,  7/10 is a very good mark.
Wiggles was charged for having to turn around and travel back home to get her shoes.
Crackpot charged for trying to get rid of a couple of Harriettes to the crocodiles.
Swampy for being afraid of crocs, - fancy that!
DNA charged for still turning up at Harriettes without proper shirt and Mole presented her with a Red Dress pink shirt – see photo.
Mole and Tutti Frutti for maintaining a low profile.

Thanks to Crackpot for scrumptious food (lots of it), especially the kebabs.   Much chatter about Mole going overseas to celebrate her birthday in a couple of weeks,   Wiggles going to New Zealand and then Canada and celebrating her 60th birthday, and Swampy off to Peru at the end of the month.  

Harriettes luncheon will be on the 11th May, 12.45 pm cost of $12 for members and then it is On On to the next run on 25th May. – check the website for an address.


MOFL in Brinsmead - run 125
A pleasant evening for a stroll around Brinsmead and back to the Bears Baseball Club. Visitor Jan was welcomed, charges were laid along with plenty of chatter.
Nosh was eaten and it is on on to the last Wednesday next month for another Harriette run.

Mole at Greenslopes Street - run 124
A very depleted group of Harriettes met at the BBQ area in Greenslopes Street for Mole's run. First stop was the newly completed Chinese Garden, really lovely. Then it was a walk around Saltwater Lakes, along one of the boardwalks and back to the BBQ area. Just a nice relaxing walk.
Nibbles and a wonderful quiche and salad and even macaroons for sweets were demolished before the charges go underway.
Wiggles was charged for pretending to limp, MOFL was charged for a couple of things including not turning up last month! Maid Marian was charged for being late and greatly adding to the number of those present.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation to Tuitti Fruttie of her wine glass for actually turning up to Harriettes 100 times - well done!!
Mole ended up with the shirt for remembering all the wonderful food, being beautifully organised and then forgetting to bring her Hash gear - Weed does come in useful sometimes!!

Spread'em at Trinity Inlet - run 123

Spread’em provided a favourite but picturesque setting for the first Harriettes run of 2016 on the banks of Trinity Inlet.
A small number of Harriettes attended the run which was bolstered with the late arrival of Mole and Maid Marion.  
A live hare lead the pack until nature, and the air conditioning, called with a quick break required to cool down.  The run continued along the streets until differing maps caused the pack to break meeting up again on the esplanade to continue the run back to the keg at the Cruise Terminal.  
A number of quite serious charges resulted from the run:

  • Returnees Crackpot, Tutti, Nommie & Graduate
  • Wiggles was charged for extending the run,
  •  49er for short cutting

Another fun night with beautiful nosh and great company.  Run score of 5.  

Wiggles' Cluey Run - run 122

A very small group of Harriettes met at the Pirate Ship on the Esplanade for the last run of the year.  Wiggles got us underway with envelopes containing clues for our run.  Off we went along the bike path, bit of confusion as to whether a bend was a turn right or not, on past the fish and chip shop where I am sure we were told we would have something to eat – that bit must of got lost in the translation!!  Along the highway, over the German bridge to the zip-line and back along the creek to Collins Avenue, skipped one of the clues and headed back to Wiggles via a building project!  We were met at the end of the run by Ole.
Circle got underway with many charges including one for Wiggles for not being able to spell and one for MOFL for freaking out when a moth with a 6ft wingspan landed on her – you think I joke!!
Champagne along with salads, chicken and lovely bread rolls was nosh – well done Wiggles and thank you all for a lovely evening.



Legless in the Park - run 121

All the lovely Harriettes assembled in a great little park in Whitfield.
We were greeted by the locals having a swing and playing cricket. Good to see them all using the park on such a wonderful night. Even the moon came out to greet us.
It was out of the park and along a few streets to another park and then along some bush to another park and then more streets, another park, more bush and another park.
A wonderful drink stop in yet another park and then on home through bush ,some streets where we almost lost trial but the alert Mole` fund it and on we went. At the last park we came across lost Wiggles looking for trail. Apparently she followed it backwards but wasn't game to venture into the bush, even though nature was calling!!
Back at the first park and before the circle some good chin wagging was in full swing.
Circle up and a few charges to our Virgin Harriette Trish, Nom de Plume & Wiggles for having a holiday without us and quite a few more that I cant remember!!
Lovely nibbles to share and the Raffle was won by Trish. Thanks Legless for a good night.

10th Birthday run - run 120
The celebrations commenced at the Cape York Hotel, where the Harriettes were "Born" 10 years ago. A large group of Harriettes and Harriers left the pub for the run in fine form led by Princess Retard.
A trek around the streets of Cairns, all wearing our halos of course much to the amusement of passers by and those sitting outside the Grand Hotel who looked on in amazement as Retard swept by.
Down to the waterfront, past Mondos and to the stop for nibbles and the circle, just at the end of Dutton Street in a lovely quiet area, not quiet for long though as the circle got underway.
The GM welcomed all to the birthday run and the hare, MOFL, was down downed after we had all eaten our fill of the lovely nibbles catered for by Koty and set out by Tutti Fruiti and Mole.
Visitors and returnees were welcomed.

Charges were laid and Bobcat passed on the "Bikini" to 49er because she forgot to sign it when she had it last! Good enough reason.
More charges which in which Retard seemed to figure rather a lot!! Wonder why!

Who is going to win the Rugby - these two seem to think the Kiwis will win - we will see!!

Back to the Cape York and the balloons and streamers and posters featuring the names of the Harriettes to take part in the first run, thanks to Tutti Fruiti.

Retard got fed up of being good and reverted to a devil.

Meals slowly made their appearance amid much chatter and laughter.

Then the cake was cut up and distributed followed by a presentation to the eight of the "Original Harriettes" who were present tonight. Well done ladies!

A wonderful night to celebrate our Birthday.

Graduate in Abbott Street - run 119
A beautiful evening in town was the scene for this month's Harriette's run at the home of Graduate. Off went following trail and unfortunately trail from Wanker's Tuesday night Trinity run. Arrows did get a bit confusing at times even though Graduate had done her best to cross out the arrows that were not ours.
Back at the circle there were yummy nibbles and much chatter. Graduate was down-downed, returnees were returned.
Charges were laid including Nightie who became the stand-in, lookalike for Wanker for daring to have a run the night before Harriette's and having it over the same area - how dare she!!
Bobcat was awarded the Shirt and struck a splendid pose to model it!
We then adjourned upstairs to Graduate's unit to enjoy a lovely feast of chicken, salads and roast potatoes. Great Nosh Graduate - thanks.

Next month's run is our 10th Birthday celebrations and we are returning to the place we were born 10 years ago, the Cape York Hotel. See the flyer on our front page or on the news page of the HHH website for all the details.

TeePee at Greenslopes - run 118
The Harriette's met tonight at Koty's favourite venue - the BBQ area in Greenslopes Street. TeePee was the hare and she told us the run was on chalk and shredded paper, it was - lovely neat chalk marks with a little mound of shredded paper alongside - very well marked. Along through streets, cycle paths and walking paths we tracked. We even covered some virgin hash territory.
Back at the BBQ area the charges started. Simona was welcomed as a visitor, the hare was charged for having a great run and Nightie was charged for no hash gear. Wiggles was charged for looking splendid in pink, Crackpot for wearing Harriette shirt with no badge and Jeanette just 'cos...... 49er was charged with something and Mole and Tuttie Fruittie because they had not been charged (it really does make sense) Nomi parted with the Shirt and Graduate will look after it for the next month! No doubt wearing it to all social engagements!
The food that followed was absolutely beautiful right down to the strawberries with butterscotch sauce and some neat little biscuits/cakes. Thanks Teepee that was superb!!

Nom de Plume - run 117
Large arrows, what arrows was the cry as we headed off from Nomi's abode. We found trail, lost trail and made it up as we went along!
Back at the circle, Twisted Sista returned and Jeanette came for the first time, Wiggles came late, changing bike tyres or some other implausible story!!
Plenty of chatter and nosh of rissoles and yummy mash potato.

Ole, Ole Ole - run 116

The Harriette's met at the Abode of Ole to celebrate this month's run and Ole's new patio. Mole had set the run on chalk so off we went through the darkened streets of Earlville. Eventually onto Mulgrave Road where we were warned of a dispute between some locals that was taking place on the footpath, no worries, we had umbrellas to fight them off and anyway it was all over in a few seconds. Over the road and around the shopping centre with 49er having the longest pee in history - well we lost her anyway - she was soon discovered along with Tutti Fruitti coming back to meet trail. Over the main road again with a certain Harriette pushing the wrong directional arrow and then diving across the road on the RED!

Back at the circle and visitors Deb, Emma, Carmel and Puddles from Perth Harriettes were welcomed in the usual way.
49er was down-downed for the aforementioned ever-lasting pee and Koty for not waiting for the "little green man"

Mole presented Koty with THE shirt. Tuttie Fruitti and Puddles celebrated birthdays and Ole presented Tuttie with a little gift.

Ole had a copy of the Harriette notes from her last Harriettes run 7 and a half years ago. She gave us all a copy and it can be viewed below the photos.

Yummy nosh to go with the yummy nibbles we had already eaten and a great night was enjoyed by all. Thanks Ole

  Ole's last run  

Tutti Fruiti went Cruising - run 115

It was a beautiful Cairns evening as the Harriettes met at the Cruise Liner Terminal for Tutti's run. Mole had set the run and told us it was on chalk and only 4kms long. Off we went meandering along the pathway past the terminal and coming out by the entertainment centre. Through town, window shopping on the way, through the night markets and back out on the Esplanade. Round the lagoon we went, stopping for a re-group at the Pier shopping centre to gaze back along the Esplanade at the beautiful view with the city lights, the lights in the trees and the water both of the sea and the lagoon.
Back along the boardwalk, getting very hungry with the lovely smells coming from the restaurants along the way. Lots of lovely nibbles and then the circle commenced, charges were laid, jokes were told, Tutti won the raffle and Spread'em is our GM again after a very low key election!

A beautiful nosh was eaten, little bacon and egg pies and a pasta dish along with heaps of fruit - thanks Tutti - it was great!

ON ON to next month's Harriette's run.

MOFL in Brinsmead - run 114

Mofl instructed the Harriettes ‘on that way’ and see you at the drink stop….so off we sauntered,  Mole keeping Tutti company at a slower pace than the pack.  As usual there was much chatter and laughter (and sighs of relief on the eventual arrival of Mole and Tutti at the drink stop).       Good drink stop quenched out thirst and it was also excellent that a toilet was available for certain Harriettes who were getting anxious about this matter.

We settled down in the Bear Den to tasty nibbles and then Cottage Pie and Pasta dishes which were very well received.    Wiggles was charged, firstly for arriving looking very svelt in her ‘little black dress’ and then for her pleas for a toilet!!!  Several returnees were welcomed back, and Spread ‘em received her award for having completed 24 runs with Cairns Harriettes………well done Spread ‘em!  The group then relaxed into much chatter on many subjects, and with lots of laughter…so thanks Mofl for a very pleasant evening.

On, on,       Tutti


Wiggles on the Nard - run 113
A small group of Harriettes met at the ex pirate ship on the Esplanade for this month's run. "I haven't set a run" said Wiggles, that was not a problem with the Nard stretching out in front of us. Off we went along the Esplanade, right turn past the RSL, through the Night Markets and back down the Nard to the BBQ area at Chez Wiggles.
Circle got underway with our stand-in GM 49er. Charges were laid, Nightie drank a beer and Mole joined the very elite club of only 2 members, those who have completed 100 runs. She was presented with an engraved wine glass. Mole was also presented with the "new" Harriette shirt.
Wiggles won the raffle and served up some very yummy nosh. Thanks Wiggles.
Graduate at Trinity Beach - run 112
If you are a Harriette and you didn't come to Graduate's run you missed an excellent night. The weather was fine, although a tad steamy as we headed out over the park at the back of Graduate's unit. We followed a well marked trail until nattering got the better of us and we missed a turning. We back tracked and found trail again. On up to a drink stop perched way high on the headland overlooking the ocean - beautiful. Back down past some lovely holiday units, past the Trinity Tavern on the waterfront and back to Oyster Court.
A tray of fruit and then bowls of popcorn greeted us, they went down very well with a cold drink!
The circle got underway. The hare was down downed, returnees welcomed back and Wiggles was presented with a wine glass in recognition of her 100th run - Well done Wiggles!
Graduate then bought out a spinach and cheese cannelloni to die for along with roast veges. This, just in case we hadn't eaten enough, was followed by chocolate mousse and raspberries. We were certainly spoilt!
A great evening, great company and superb food!

At The Palace - run 111

Phew, another scorching day for Cairns for the last day of the year as we gathered in he shady garden area of the Wiggles abode.     Mole, Spread’em. Wiggles and Tuttie were the early arrivals and quickly decided that maybe it wasn’t that necessary to actually have a run in the mid-day sun.  Bouncer and Forty-niner strolled in and then TP arrived with her male escort on a leash.   Swampy arrived and promptly started to strip off, saying she had to wear ‘decent’ clothing to travel in the bus but was wearing Hash shirt and shorts underneath!?!    She also displayed a very sunburned midriff, obtained (so she says) when she went to sleep on the beach recently……..we all noticed that she didn’t display any other burnt areas…..very strange!  Dancing Queen arrived without Hash gear and then, as usual, No Knickers arrived late, even though we had tried to get her there on time by telling her we were starting half and hour earlier.   Last to arrive was Bumper Sticker and so the party got started.  

Mole poured the champers and we all enjoyed quite a feast of food.    I’m sure everyone was charged with something-or-other and wisely the charge drinks were water – I’m sure that is a first for Hashers!      No Knickers won the raffle and D Q nominated to have the January run from her abode at Bentley Park, so see you all there on the 28th.   Don’t forget our luncheon Get-together on the 14th at Cazalys from 12.45, if you can make it!


Graduate in Portsmith - run 106

Tutti Fruittie at Stocklands - run 104

Wiggles on the 'Nard - run 103

A bunch of lovely Cairns Harriettes lined up on the Esplanade to tackle the mossies and tourists inhabiting the area. It was a beautiful and balmy evening and the instructions from   Hare wiggles were  “I don’t know where it goes because Moana set the run” . That’s what happens when you are retired and have nothing   better to do. Thanks Moana.
So we started off along the beach front and found trail. It led in and out and around the streets of Cairns city, past some great opportunities for Harriette shopping (ie the night markets) but cunning Moana did not take us through them . Must have been a ploy!! We wandered all the way down to the casino and then veered left to the pier.  Along the boardwalks and water front, admiring the boats and  looking at all the people dining out and felt very envious. We were met near the helipad by Wiggles and the drink stop and consumed red frogs and refreshing drinks..
It was then back along the esplanade to the circle.
I reckon about 6klm all together. Well done to Wiggles for getting Moana to set a good run for us.
Circe up and we welcomed returnees’, Maid Marian, Bobcat and Fiddler. Charges to Waggles for having the foresight to get a hashman to set a Harriettes run!! Charges for a couple of Harriettes who tried to lead the pack astray but we knew!! Charges to Mole` for remembering to wear the new GPS thing but for turning it off halfway through the run.
Chicken and salad for great nosh and we had to leave to watch either State of Origin or Offspring – the pack was split over that one.

49'ers Touchy Run - run 102

A small group of Harriettes gathered at the Touch Football grounds at Aeroglen on a lovely cool evening in Cairns.      Numbers were down but spirits were high as we set off along nearby roads and into a patch of bush where 49er had set a false trail following the creek but we cleverly sensed her deviousness (is that a word?) and carried on out onto the grass to a pleasant drink stop.   It was only a short run but much chatter took place, as usual, and we were soon On Home and able to sit and observe the young, fit people playing touch football.

Our GM was having a relaxed day and just sat and gave the orders for the circle – a few charges were handed out to each of us for some reason or another and then we tucked into Nosh kindly prepared by Royal T.

All in all is was a very enjoyable, chatty evening.

On, on.


Run at the BBQ Holloways Beach was the instruction, so some of us turned up to the BBQ we usually use only to find that the GM and some early arrivers were in place near the restaurant.   Moved cars and gear along there and about to settle in when it was decided to move back along to where we usually go !!!!!!   Moved cars and gear back again and finally all got together.

After a lot of chatter the GM said well On, On is on blue chalk so we all wandered up near the cars where Nommy and myself had spotted an arrow earlier, HOWEVER, had not spotted the check nearby so much confusion arose as to just where the trail went – some went along the beach front, others along the roads – all finally met up and started following trail.     Lost trail again, and even Nommy didn’t spot any blue chalk in the bushes (on one of her visits) and so the pack was a bit bewildered for a while but Mole directed the all of us to the drink stop which was at the local football club.   We were approached by a very nice chap trying to sell us tickets in the meat tray (or something similar) but Wiggles was the only one who had any money to help out.   We did ask him to join us on the run but sadly, he declined.    Left the football club and slightly short-cutted to on home at the beach again.

We welcomed a virgin – Barbara (friend of Spread’em) and returnee Fiddler.  Tutti was charged for not seeing the ‘check’ so dragged Nommy into the charge as well. Tutti was also charged for wandering off trail and nearly getting lost (what, lost at Holloways, I don’t think so) and so she dragged Fortyniner into the charge as well because she was with her.      The raffle was won by Nom-de-Plume who handed it back because she has “won so many recently” so it was a redraw with Mole winning.

We all enjoyed the cheese, crackers and fruit and then Spread’em produced chicken and breadrolls to top off a good fun night.

Well done Spread’em!

Cheers,   Tutti Frutti


Harriettes & Bike Hash - run 100

Spreadem - "Birthday Girl" - run 99

MOFL in the Park- run 98

8th Birthday Celebrations - run 97
Cairns Harriettes and Hashers met at the BBQ area near the Pier for the start of our birthday celebrations. Off we went with our tour guide Betty Boop. She took us from the tip of Cape York, to Venice, into Harrods and the wilds of Borneo and all points in between. We got quite a few stares & smiles as we walked through town wearing our halos. Three hashers, who shall remain nameless short cutted and found their way to a watering hole but Pythagoras and Helmet managed to stay with the Harriettes. Thirsty and hungry after our world trip we descended on the Cruise Terminal to welcome nibbles, champagne and birthday cake organised by Mole.
Back to the Pier Tavern for our nosh, lovely meal and a great night.
Happy Birthday Harriettes!


Cairns Harriettes Coven gathered together at the wharf area bedecked with black attire and ghostly trimmings and were soon flitting around the streets of Cairns to eventually regather at the Pioneer Cemetery (where else, I ask you!?!) to share in a delicious drink of bats blood – oops, I mean strawberry cordial, pink champagne and eye of bat (lychees).    As the Harriettes started to leave the Cemetery we were accosted by a darkly dressed warlock…………….no, I lie, it was the guy who was waiting for us to leave so that he could lock the gates behind us.

This was the Virgin Harriettes Run for Graduate, and with the able assistance of Fortyniner she set a fairly long trail for our ghostly evening.     Betty Boop saw to it that our virgins, Pat and Maria, had some suitable attire, as well as some for the regulars who seemed to have forgotten it was Halloween!
Nighty gave the run report and said it was a good run and it was awarded 9/10,  but of course we couldn’t really have that and so Wiggles stated that it wasn’t very well marked (not true) and 3 points were deducted.    Fortyniner argued that it wasn’t badly marked, especially as it had been done backwards !!!!!! ( Wot the!)   so 1 point was added on again, and then another for the great drink stop refresher so I think this all ended up being an 8/10………….congrats Graduate!
Anyway, we had some returnees :-  Bobcat, Dancing Queen, Kotex, Bouncer and Tutti Frutti.    There were numerous charges – mostly frivolous – but Wiggles had to be admonished by the GM several times for chatting in the circle – yeh, thats right, Harriettes chat whereas Harriers just talk – anyway Wiggles and her co conspirator, Kotex had to receive a smack on the bottom with the witches broom to bring them into line.    Good job that Tutti is used to smacking naughty children so she admonished the punishment!
Congrats to Bouncer for having completed more than 24 runs and she received her little ‘H’ for Harriettes.

Nosh consisted of Rats in Blood  (Rissoles)
Potatoes and other vegs containing eyeballs, and salad
Served on very suitable plates with a Halloween theme
(please see photos for a better idea)

Well done Graduate and Fortyniner, and we will all get together again next month for our 8th Birthday Celebrations at a restaurant in Cairns.   Harriettes partners and friends are invited along to join in the fun so check the web for details.

On, on.


Mole & TeePee at Greenslopes Street
A larger than normal pack met at the BBQ area in Greenslopes Street for the run shared by Mole & Teepee. Mole was to have set the run but a hasher who shall remain nameless but commonly known as the RA kept her for a meeting at work - how dare he, Harriettes is much more important!! Off we went with Mole setting chalk marks as we walked - much laughter as we came to checks that had just been set but still searching fruitlessly in different directions. It was decided MOFL was blind because she checked one check, declared no markings while Mole coming behind her set the chalk mark!! How could she have missed it? A great walk with a drink stop supplied by Teepee and Raj who was pretending to be a girl dog just for tonight.
Back to the circle for tasty nibbles and welcome back to a lot of Harriettes, there were more returnees than non-returnees. Welcome back to Oops, Nightie, Maid Marian and Graduate to name just a few. Our GM & BB had also returned. Charges were laid and BB gave us a run-down on hashing in some of the countries she had visited on her BIG overseas trip. Mole gave us a run-down on Euro Hash which sounded great fun!
Beautiful chicken and salad followed - thanks Teepee. A great night with great company!

MOFL at Glenoma Park - run 94

Only a small, but cheerful, pack for this enjoyable run through the Brinsmead parks and streets, with a drink stop at Mofl Mansion.    Quite a few of the regulars were absent for different reasons but we welcomed Bumper Sticka  and Bouncer back into the fold!     

The pack spread out on trail with Bouncer keeping Tutti Frutti company, limping along.   However,  we all managed to arrive back in good time to watch some young and reasonably fit young men training for touch football under the bright lights of Glenoma Park.

Charges were laid – this Harriette can’t seem to remember what for tho’- and then we all tucked into Mofl’s sumptuous nosh!

Oh dear,  wasn’t Tutti lucky that Mole had jumper leads and Mofl’s ute was up to the task of getting her car started – who knows what would have happened if Tutti had been left alone with all those young, fit males!

Once again,  well done Mofl!

on on Tutti


Aphrodite's Angels at Royal T's - run 93

Wiggles on the 'Nard - run 92
The Harriettes met at the ex Pirate Ship on the Esplanade, which happens to be opposite the abode of Wiggles. Wiggles breaks the news that she has not set a run - she has been too busy becoming a grandmother - congratulations to all. We are Harriettes - we can do anything - so a quick decision was made to walk along the Esplanade to the Cruise Terminal, have a drink stop and return. Off we went with the front walkers setting a cracking pace. Plenty of eye candy to keep us amused and a lovely evening in down - town Cairns.
Back to Wiggles' apartment complex and a beautiful BBQ area. The GM was busy earning a living so a shy, retiring, returning Oops became the guest GM - a GGM. Down downs were taken, charges were laid and a great group photo taken by our photographer extraordinaireNomi. Lovely meal of cold chicken and salads followed. Well done Wiggles at such a busy time.

Handbrake @ Dad's Place - run 91
A group of Harriettes met at Handbrake's Dad's home in Manunda for Handbrake's life-hare trail. Off through the wilds of Manunda we trudged following the fast moving Handbrake and the shouts of on on and on left!! At one of the regroups Handbrake gave us the option to return to home or come up the hills. Most Harriettes opted to go up the hills. The views were well worth it and the workout I am sure did the legs some good. Back down to ground level, a walk along Reservoir Road and back to the keg.
Charges followed and Bo Peep and Handbrake were welcomed back. Nosh, put on by Mole was delicious. Not forgetting a thanks to Handbrake's Dad for the venue and the lettuce etc from his garden.

AGPU - run 90
Ihaw Ihaw restaurant was the venue for this year's AGPU. A large pack met outside the restaurant and then headed off for a scenic walk round the city, through the nigh markets, along the Esplanade, through the Pier Shopping Centre, much to the amusement of many people as a large number of us were wearing a Harriette halo.
The circle was held in the park opposite the Cruise Terminal - Let's have those who are not Harriettes together for a photo - what was that!!! No hope!
Visitor's were welcomed and charges laid and the new committee elected then it was back to the restaurant for a lovely meal.
Our Hash Cash & Keg Mistress
The Roof Top Run - run 89
49er - run 88
Nom de Plume's - run 87
Heavenly Hash Halloween - run 84
Mole at the Cruise Terminal - run 83
Wiggles on the 'Nard - run 82
Manunda Madness - run 81

If you missed the Harriette’s  run on Wednesday night you missed a really good night.  A small group met at Value Homes on Mulgrave Road and just after 6pm started the run around the streets of Manunda.  Not sure who set the run, either Mole or Betty but it was well marked and kept us on our toes with cunning checks that could of gone any which way.  Through the deserted DFO car park and out to the Raintrees Tavern for our first surprise – a drink stop in the Tavern. 
Out again and off following trail to Gatton Street and our second drink stop – this time the West Cairns Bowls Club, much to the delight of four or five drinkers who were in the bar!
Back into the night and we made our way back to Value Homes and lovely nosh put on by Crunchy and BB.  The usual down-downs and lots of chat!
Well done Mole, BB & Crunchy, it was a top night.

MOFL's Soup Kitchen - run 80
6th Birthday Run

An excited pack rolled up to the popular Thais Coins Restaurant on Mulgrave Road suitably sky blue attired harriettes arrived and invitees (man harriettes) who made the effort to wear harriette shirts or blue shirts. This made them look just like the real thing so nobody could tell they were imposters. The trail was set so off the pack went .some returned early while others followed all trail and once returned into the keg the pack got. much socialising and jocularity and champagne quaffing while enjoying tasty nibbles. Awhile later crunchy convened the circle and the fun began. Many charges came thick and fast and much champagne was drunk. Scribe can’t exactly remember what they were but they were fun and keg mistress moley made sure the down downs arrived promptly. Hairy harriettes were duly welcomed to the circle. CONDOM, NOTYET  GANG BANG, MCTAF ,LOSTY and probably a few others but scribe had drunk champagne by then so it’s all a bit blurry. Returnee harriette Swampy was welcomed and the circle continued .it was good to see the return of Noway after illness and still the fun rolled on. Raffle prizes were drawn and the rather well drawn male model endured many a poking and prodding of the comedy willy to help identify the raffle prize winners. By this time Bumpa stikher had recovered from her bicycle fall which occurred on the way to the event even before any champagne had been consumed. Nommy gave her approval for the amount of fun she had during the evening and the pack enjoyed fabulous freshly prepared Thai nosh which kept on coming thick and fast. Lots of laughing champagne, frivolity and harriette antics made for a great birthday party. ON ON

Tutti Fruttie at Woree - run 71
Heavenly Hash gets blown away!!
A large pack of Harriettes turned up on the Esplanade for MOFL’s farewell run….. for a while. We headed out the north end and wandered aimlessly around and around. Luckily we found lots of trail and no body got lost!! The wind was ferocious and we had to hang to each other in case we were blown away – not bad for a Harriett. Fantastic night for a run along the boardwalk and Esplanade great to see so many people about. There was also some eye candy to keep us amused. We had a couple of returnees in Plaything and VD and a visitor in Long Time Cumming from Angeles City. There were many charged given out tonight, the 69th raffle was won by Handbrake and it was all topped off by great nosh as MOFL did the 5 loaves and 2 fished things and fed the thousands .