The All China Nash Hash has been happening every year since 2002, drawing Hashers from China and elsewhere to experience the rich culture of hashing in the Middle Kingdom. But there has always been a numeric discrepancy that this year will be addressed by having two Nash Hashes in one year. "Every year we have celebrated a Nash Hash in the year that was just one digit away (for example the 15th Nash Hash was celebrated in 2016)" explained Nash Hash GM John "Roomboy" Mallins, "so this year we will have two Nash Hashes, thus bringing into alignment the number of Nash Hashes with the year it is held. What's even better than bringing a certain numeric order to the proceedings for the balance of the century and beyond is the fact that Hashers in China will now get to celebrate hashing on a national scale twice this year."
The first Nash Hash will be scheduled for March 10-12 in Chengdu. This will also coincide with the Chengdu Panda Hash kennel's 500th run, which will occur on the second day of the weekend long event. There are three Hashes scheduled over the three day weekend, one each day, with an optional Rusty Man run scheduled for Saturday morning.
The Rusty Man Challenge is a particularly grueling event calling for participants to drink a pint of beer, run one kilometer, drink a second pint, run a second kilometer, drink a third pint, run a third kilometer, enter a designated restaurant, have a Full English breakfast with two Bloody Mary's, get out and run a fourth kilometer, drink a fourth pint, run the fifth and last kilometer, have a fifth and final pint and then put a spoon in your mouth balancing an egg on it while running an obstacle course. The Rusty Man Challenge has never been won by a man and the list of women competitors who have won reads like an all star roster of China's finest remain Hashers. There is no reason to believe that this year's Rusty Man Challenge will be any different. A big thank you to Haggis, from the Hong Kong Hash who has organized the Rusty Man and kept the event alive as one of the more competitive (drinking) events.
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