A Brief History of Cebu Hash House Harriers

Cebu Hash started in July 1997 when Pothole (Barry Warnock), Stubbles (Peter Vivian) and Mrs. Stubbles (Karen Vivian) had this whacko idea of setting up the Cebu kennel. At the first meeting, some 30 potential hashers turned up and the first run was set for August 9th .. and sure as shit, it happened.

What a sight it was, 28 of Cebu’s finest drinkers and runners, all wound up on “go-fast” juice .. waiting for the first ON-ON, which happened right on 4:17 pm. That was probably as close as we ever got to starting at our appointed hour of 4 pm. The original Mismanagement committee was made up of:

  • Grand Master .. Stubbles (Peter Vivian),
  • Asst GM .. Wildman (John Harvey)
  • Hash Cash .. Hole in the Wall (Marlene Warnock), & Madge (Jacqui Glendinning)
  • Hash Booze.. Pothole (Barry Warnock) & Dame Edna (Barry Glendinning),
  • On Sec .. Mrs Stubbles (Karen Vivian),
  • Hash Monk (RA) .. Alien (Eric Moore),
  • Hare Razer .. Shagger (Rob Greville),
  • Hash Haberdash.. Mrs Stubbles,
  • Hash Trash .. Stubbles,
  • Hash Horn .. Blow Job (Tom Scarff)

The first run started from The Sandtrap, sadly now defunct, and went On-Up through Maria Luisa housing estate. Furnicator did the checking (and did till Run #461, the FRB !!). The trail wandered through some well used path’s and tracks, through the back of the Army Camp, through another housing development and eventually into what is now our favourite sewer. After a quick dash up a goat path and through a local “village”, where the kids joined in with a few ON-ON’s, we arrived back at On-Home for our first .. and eagerly anticipated circle. It’s all been down hill from there.

Over the weekend of 2-4 October 2015 we celebrated our 1000th run. We were privileged to host the Philippines Nash Hash on 20-21 May 2017.

Philippines Nash Hash, May 2017

As the world went into lockdown in March 2019, all Hash activities were suspended for a while although we did manage to get a few sneaky runs in that period!

August 2022 saw the celebration of our 25th year of hashing. As of now we have somehow managed to accomplish more than 1350 runs, with over 1100 hashers taking part. We have had one hell of a lot of fun and, thanks to us, the stock price of San Miguel brewery has risen dramatically.

On-On .. hopefully forever…