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Little red dress for Borneo run

Five of the Hash House Harriers travelling to Borneo for an international meet are Robyn Pearce, Catherine O’Donnell, Sylvester Cannini, Lindy Muller and Helen Ragni.
Five of the Hash House Harriers travelling to Borneo for an international meet are Robyn Pearce, Catherine O’Donnell, Sylvester Cannini, Lindy Muller and Helen Ragni. Mike Knott

HASH House Harrier Peter Ashby made sure he packed a stylish little red dress to wear for a special run during the Bundaberg group's visit to Borneo.

About 30 Hash House Harriers from Bundaberg, plus supporters, left on Sunday to meet up with other members of the group from around the world.

Mr Ashby said the meeting would be an international sporting event, with about 5000 Harriers.

Self-described as a “drinking group with a running problem”, the Harriers have several events planned for their big get-together, some more gruelling than others.

They include a climb up the 4000m Mt Kinabalu, a 22km marathon through a rainforest and other runs ranging from 5km to 14km.

It also includes the Red Dress Run, during which participants have to dress up as the name suggests.

“I believe 5000 people have nominated for that,” Mr Ashby said.

The event mirrors the Red Dress Run the group performs every year in Bundaberg, with 45 to 50 runners.

Mr Ashby said the international event was held every second year.

“The funds raised go to local charities,” he said.

“What we're about is doing things to raise awareness.”

Mr Ashby said the money raised by activities in Borneo would go towards replanting trees in the forest to replace those lost to logging.

He said members of the Bundaberg group planned to be away for about four weeks.

Mr Ashby said the Hash House Harriers movement was started in Malaysia before World War II.

Some friends would meet every Monday evening for a run then a trip to the local hash house for some cheap food.



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