The Diplomat Hash
Filopappou Hill - Central Athens
AH3 Run 2016
19th November 2017
Photos : Rear Entry, Jack Of Trumphs, Fair Cop, Mad Dog
GPS trail recording: Jack Of Trumphs
From JOT's Garmin watch
From JOT's Garmin watch
From MD's older Garmin 305 watch
Before the run
Torrential rain at 11.00 so hash postponed until 12.00
See! The rain has stopped!
Hashers arrive from the cafes where they have been sheltering from the rain
Doormat and friend
The sun starts to emerge
Diplomat photo opportunity
Fair Cop makes an introduction
Meanwhile the hare S4S gets changed
The hare gives misleading details of the run and walk
The Run and Walk
Runners and walkers group photo
We come across a small cave with pigeons sheltering inside
Scrambling up the rocks
There are many nice wooded areas on Filopappou
Down off the hill and onto the road for a section of the run
In the gate and onto the hill again
A quick fun stop (notice the puddle from the rain)
Back onto the road
And a return to the hill
On up! runners
A short view stop
The runners meet up with the walkers
And then they are off...
A pose from the walkers
The runners head up to the Herodus Atticos theatre at the base of the Acropolis
On on along the Acropolis pedestrian walkway
Beer stop for runners and walkers
The runners pose in front of Socrates Prison
Time to name Andy as he will be leaving Athens soon
AT THE TAVERNA
DIRECTIONS (for the record)
Next AH3 [Athens Hash House Harriers] Hashing event:
Sunday 19th November @ 11.00am
SPECIAL DIPLOMAT HASH
Run 2016-ish .
Venue: Filopappou Hill, Thission
Message from S4S:
THIS WILL BE A PROMOTION HASH TO RECRUIT EMBASSY STAFF.
THIS WILL BE A FREE HASH AND YOU WILL ALSO GET A FREE TEE SHIRT.
As if this isn't enough we will also have a swap shop.
So bring along DVD. CD. BOOKS etc to exchange.
On on (oh..the excitement. ..)
ALL ARE WELCOME - EVEN DIPLOMATS :-)
Get off at Thission metro (green line) and walk right up the hill on the pedestrian road Agion Asomaton which changes name to Apostolou Pavlou. Turn right on Agias Marinas street and walk up towards Aghia Marina church. To the right of the square in front of the church there's a path leading to a road that goes up the hill to the National Observatory car park. Meet outside the Observatory by the steps that are next to Filopappou Hill. [Maps below]
your way to Pireos Street, central Athens. Driving south towards Piraeus,
take a left turn to Thissio on Iraklidon Street which turns onto Nileos. Be
careful at the top of Nileos (now Iraklidon again) next to loads of cafes
- do not follow the road around a sharp hairpin bend (on to Akamantos), but
carry on (leftish) to what looks like a pedestrian walkway (cars are allowed
on this section) and (in 110 metres) take the SECOND right turn - onto Pnikos.
(NOTE to GPS users - Your GPS may try to take you up the FIRST right turn
(Agias Marinas street) and you'll end up in the church car park with nowhere
to go and have to come back down).
Follow this road uphill as far as it will go. Turn right on Dimitriou Eginitou and in 70 metres turn left which will take you up to the National Observatory car park. There are plenty of places to park there. [Maps below]
Helpful link: https://goo.gl/maps/2LxZj8r9LCA2
GPS coordinates For Sat Navvies: GPS 37.972739, 23.718005
Typographically or cartographically challenged? Lost??
Call FC: mobile 6932 096555
PROMOTIONAL FLYER - SENT TO EMBASSIES IN ATHENS
Special Diplomats Hash
On Sunday 19th November the renowned Athens Hash House Harriers will hold a special Diplomats Hash.
This is part of a series of events marking the fortieth year of Hashing in Greece.
movement began in Malaysia (then Malaya) in 1937 and, despite having no central
spread worldwide partly thanks to the involvement of diplomatic staff who found it an easy way to network and make social contacts quickly.
There are presently over a thousand groups worldwide and in keeping with the casual organisation there is no membership fee,
no commitment and no obligation just turn up and you will be made welcome.
Our weekly hash
comprises a mixed group of walkers and runners who follow a pre-marked trail.
There are tricks along the way to slow down the faster runners and keep the group more or less together.
Competitiveness is not a part of hashing and slow runners and walkers are encouraged even though more serious runners can get a work out.
The trail takes about an hour and is followed by a social drink and an optional taverna lunch.
One of the benefits of hashing is you get to see places you would never find as visitors.
This special hash is free and all are welcome diplomats or not. You will even get a free commemorative Tee shirt.
Also note: on this occasion we will have one of our occasional swap shops so bring along any books, CDs and DVDs (yes we still use them) for exchange.
So, for fresh air, exercise and fun join us on the 19th November at 11am at The Observatory, Phillopapou a short walk from Thisseo Metro station.
Detailed directions and more information can be found on our web site: www.athenshash.com or facebook page: www.facebook.com/Athenshash
Robert 6932 511339
Sam 932 096555
Brian (0044) 7794 634377
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