The Hash House Harriers - sometimes called the drinking club with a running problem. It is the largest non-competitive running club in the world. Hashing involves running from a pub, following a trail of flour around a circular course for five miles or so, and then returning to the pub for a beer or ten. This is four years in the life of 'Navigator' - a geographically-challenged hasher from the Isle of Wight. He travels with the Hash to wonderful places like Denmark, Germany, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Bradford, Howarth and Cardiff. He also visits Harwich; 'miss Harwich' - no, not a beauty contest - more a piece of lifestyle advice! Hashing involves running, drinking, singing - and in some cases taking your clothes off, but not necessarily in that order. It is a fun activity that should not be taken seriously in any way. This is a light-hearted yet highly entertaining read, laced with the mischief and adventures that befall an 'adult' social club with a wickedly-juvenile approach to their shared hobby; running.. or was that drinking?
This book functions as a research monograph about people. Specifically why and how do people help others? What do they do, how and why do they get involved, who do they learn from, and teach, also what do they learn and share? Restating this research question in academic English: What motivates individuals to join and take part in social enterpriseÕs and other organizations, what behaviours do they exhibit, do they join or form groups that can be labelled as Òcommunities of practiceÓ, and do they undertake and deliver situated learning, as part of their knowledge transfer processes? The topic has been studied qualitatively via interpretative phenomenological analysis and related methodologies. Over 30 interviews, from disparate groups in the UK and Poland have been analysed in depth. The outcome has been to identify common factors in individuals behaviours, motivations and interactions.
This book of short stories celebrates a more light-hearted side of running that is usually gleaned from the training manual-style titles written about the sport. It uncovers the overlooked particulars such as the physical, interpersonal, and spiritual joys of running and doesn't shy away from examining the many odd rituals of runners. Sacred race T-shirts, soul-searching excursions, shoe fetishes, and bonding friendships are all part of these humorous pieces that also delve into much more.
New Orleans is on everybody’s bucket list. Visitors and the locals and hospitality providers who host them for everything from Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest to destination weddings and conventions, need this book. Carefully curated by food and travel writer Beth D’Addono, a passionate champion of the city for more than 25 years, this second edition of 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die buzzes with experiences both surprising and iconic, with activities designed to connect the reader to the city’s particular brand of magical realism. With a strong emphasis on feasting and cocktails, music and deeply entrenched local culture, and neighborhoods, 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die delivers an authentic New Orleans experience lightyears from the typical guide book fare.