Redlands Hash House Harrier’s History

Tim “Double Dick” Edwards was the founder of the Redlands Hash House Harriers. He had moved from Cairns to Cleveland, and was hashing with other Brisbane-based Hash groups. He became concerned about the distance he had to travel to and from Hash each week, so he decided to form a Hash chapter that was based closer to home.

He placed an advertisement in the local community paper, which was spotted by Matthew ‘Sloth’ Webb. He showed it to his ‘oldies’ Steve ‘Hash Twat’ Webb and Joan ‘Joan-a-Fart’ Webb. They joined Double Dick at Cleveland Point for the first run of the Redlands Hash. This was the first run of The Redland Hash House Harriers on the 27th August 1997. Then, it was ON…ON.

Not to be deterred by the small response, but happy to get some, Double Dick placed an ad in the paper again. This time, Hash Twat brought along some more UK expats. The 2nd and 3rd runs were held from the Cleveland Railway Station. On the third occasion, when Double Dick yelled “On On”, he met Blue Growler and husband Stiffy, a keen hasher from New Zealand.

The first run from a member’s house was the fourth, which was held from the Stiffy and Blue Growler residence.  The tenth anniversary run in 2007 was celebrated at this same venue.

Redlands Hash House Harriers has grown from these humble beginnings to the point where around 40 hashers turn out each Monday night. It is now over 20 years old, with more than 1000 runs under its feet.