I guess there will be opportunities to drop bags beforehand and do a circle, should people wish. For instance tomorrow I'm going to start at Putney Bridge and run along the river, over the bridge, and back along the river to the Bricklayers Arms, so in this case we could leave stuff at the pub. I'll see what people want and can move with it.
Aim is to keep the route fairly simple, with option to shorten the route if you wish. Likewise, I'll also print off a small map for people should they get lost!
Thanks again for your feedback; I'll have to get along to a Hash run soon!
I prefer to run from A to B (rather than a loop) and love going to new places (especially those that sell fantastic ale!) so combining the two made sense to me. I know it's not for everyone but in setting this up I wanted to float the idea out there and see if anyone else was keen.
This week I plan on running to The Bricklayer's Arms in Putney and the Snooty Fox in Canonbury, setting the bar high for future finishing boozers and proving that we're not bound to an area or postcode.
A good quality run is whatever you want it to be - it is definitely for people of all standards, to get out and have a run and meet up in the pub afterwards. The plan would be to have different groups deciding on paces before heading off and you can do whatever distance and pace you chose.
We won't be sticking to one area or the same pubs as local running clubs often do, but instead exploring London, with the places we chose to finish handpicked as the finest around. It won't just be pubs either, but festivals and breweries too.
I guess it would be somewhere between 'hashing' and a running club, but with a focus on top notch establishments to frequent after a run that suits you.