Below you will find the links to some great MH3 away weekends and other events. Great fun. Great value.
10th Anniversary Asturias Hash
6, 7 & 8th July 2018
MADRID HASH HOUSE HARRIERS presents Asstour 2018
Where? In Asturias, northern Spain or more precisely in Nava. Journey time is about four and a half hours by car from Madrid.
Why? Why not? And all previous events in Asturias have been a great success. We had a great time.
What do you get? Booze: It’s Cider Festival weekend in Nava and they need lots of help to drink the stuff. They also have beer, wines etc etc. Check out (when updated) the full programme of events here http://www.ayto-nava.es/festival-de-la-sidra.
1. Magnificent mountain run on Saturday a half hour’s drive from the hotel.
2. Atlantic ocean beach run somewhere on Sunday. (We might reverse the order ie. beach on Saturday).
T-shirt: (updated) We are celebrating ten years of Asstour (Culchie era only) so we will prepare a commemorative t-shirt for those who want one. They will be light blue in colour with Adam and Eve on the front and some writing on the back. There will be 2 models, regular cotton or runners’ T-shirt (camiseta técnica). So you decide if you want it or not, and pay accordingly.
Grub: You won’t go hungry or disappointed by the food in Asturias. On Friday night, for those of you who arrive before 10pm, we have a light dinner together in a local restaurant. This is not included in the price for the weekend.
On Saturday evening, after the main run, we dine in our hotel, also famous for its fine food. On Sunday, after the Hare o’ the Dog run we have lunch in one of the local restaurants.
Where to sleep? Some people may want to lie down for a while. To avoid driving late at night it’s best to stay in Nava. We have booked Hotel Villa de Nava and all you need to do is inform us of your needs as soon as possible (there is very high demand for accommodation during festival weekend): Here are last year and this year’s prices:
Hotel Villa de Nava: *** ( for registration, Saturday dinner, convoys etc)
65€ double room; 45€ single, €85 triple. Breakfast and VAT included.
Weekend summary: arrive Friday evening or night, book into the hotel, and register, drinks and nibbles in the hotel. Freshen up, have dinner (not included in price) in our chosen restaurant and check out the ‘fiestas’ in Nava. Saturday morning: please yourself: festival activities in town include cider pouring and tasting; go for a walk; go early to the beach etc. Run starts at 3pm approx. Dinner at 8pm. Night life. Sunday run at 12.00 noon, lunch and head home, stay in Nava or whatever.
Wedge, or what’s it going to cost? I won’t have definite prices until later in May at the earliest but if you book and pay a deposit now I can guarantee you an Early Bird price of €65 till end of April only (I mean it this year) + 3,5€ with a cotton T-shirt or +5€ with a runners’ T-shirt. This will get you hotel priority, two runs, one dinner, one lunch and a t-shirt (refund if there isn’t one). You pay your own hotel bill.
What now?Register by sending an e-mail to sirculchie @ gmail.com stating:
- name(s), sex, home hash and hash handle(s)
- your hotel accommodation requirements (single, double or triple & which nights)
- T-shirt size
- if attending Friday dinner at 10pm approx (approx. €20, not included in stated price)
Sir Sir Culchie will give you payment instructions and bank details.
Rolling Hash to Alcalá
On Saturday 5 May, we are planning a beautiful 75km (or 40km from Arganda del Rey) off road bike ride from Madrid to Alcalá de Henares which will meander through some of the most traditional villages and scenic landscapes in the region.
The 75km hashers will pickup the 40km hashers on the way through Arganda del Rey (~12:00 noon) and continue to Alcalá, the second part is the prettiest according to the hares.
We plan to stay in Alcalá de Henares on Saturday, ready for the hash run on Sunday afternoon around the Alcala de Henares district.
For ease of logistics and cost we will meet with bikes at Metro Lago in the Casa del Campo on Saturday at 8:00 am. Not Half Bad has kindly offered to drive the service vehicle, which will be used to carry our personal belongings and follow us along the route as backup.
In general, the route will avoid tarmac roads and will follow:
75km Start-Metro Lago, Casa del Campo 8:00 am
40km Arganda del Rey Metro 12:00 noon
Pozuelo del Rey
Finish-Alcala de Henares
Although the 75km route is relatively long, it will not be hilly and will be supported by a service vehicle where people can get in if you are tired. There will be plenty of opportunities for refreshments
For those without bikes we will be using the same hire bike shop near the Retiro and the bikes could be pickup before the start time on Saturday. We need to know how many of you will need one, your height and weight as last time. The sooner the better because we need to reserve the bikes.
Here is a list of hotels in Alcala and approximate cost if you wish to stay overnight which you should book yourself. Let us know which hotels you are in so that we can arrange the bike parking overnight for riders.
Speedy Gonzalez, Knob job and Mr Bean will need to know numbers as soon as possible to start making arrangements. Please contact Speedy if you would like to join us and if you require bike hire . Once we have numbers we can confirm the minimal costings and further details.
For you to have an idea, the cost for renting the bike is 25 euros for the whole weekend. To this, we might add 10 euros more for the supported vehicule to all riders depending on the number of riders that we need to know.
Contact mail: rutizgz @ gmail.com
Mr Bean, Knob Job & Speedy