Mountin’ Sheep Hash House Harriers was founded in 1994 by Ian “Sheepshagger” Mabberley and Rollo “Dr Bumski” Lewis. Never the largest of Hashes, MSH3 has managed to complete over 600 r*ns in and around the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park and has just celebrated its 23th Birthday. Despite being small in numbers, MSH3 has a well founded reputation among both UK and overseas Hashers for always appearing to be bigger than it is in reality. One of only three regular Hashes in Wales (the others are Cardiff and Swansea Jack), MSH3 members played a key role in the success of InterHash in Cardiff in 2004.

Come rain or snow MSH3 reaches the parts other Hashes can't!

Come rain or snow MSH3 reaches the parts other Hashes can’t!

In addition to our regular fortnightly Hashes, MSH3 usually takes a team to the 6 Heures de Scaer in Brittany, where we try to find as many ways as possible of making our presence felt – ranging from outrageous fancy dress, taking beer stops halfway round the course, arriving by bike from Wales to dancing on the tables well into the night. Our great friends Rene, Jean-Pierre and company always make us most welcome, and we try to repay their hospitality by being very silly.

In the worldwide Hash Family Tree, MSH3 is a Grand-daughter of the Mother Hash (Kuala Lumpur H3), and a daughter of East Grinstead H3, the original Hash of ‘Sheepshagger’ (and ‘Dr Bumski’s’ brother). So now you know.  We might be small, but we are very well connected!

9 thoughts on “MSH3

  1. Hi, after meeting one of your hashers in Llangynidr lanes and chatting to him I am looking to join and come along tomorrow at Llanbedr. Just wondering how long roughly you’d be out on average and am I able to bring my 9 yr old son who also is a runner. Thanks Andrew

  2. Message for Sheepie, i am able to set the trail in 2 weeks 23rd june, Gavin mentioned it. I’ll go from the coach n horses Llangynidr. Cheers Andrew

  3. Hello!,
    I’ve only just heard of this and wondered how fit you need to be to come along…….
    I’m doing a C25K training following rupturing my Achilles last year so getting more mobile but didn’t want to slow anyone down…..

    Lindsay (

    • HHHi (as we say in the Hash!)

      Not sure what C25K training is but rest assured fitness is not essential for hashing. It’s organised so that the fittest / fastest will never get too far ahead of the fattest / slowest. Indeed an excellent Hash sees everyone getting back at the same time. Not sure where you are, but come along this Sunday if you can – Red Lion Llangorse at 11 and don’t forget the clocks go forward!
      Looking forward to seeing you

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  4. Hello, I’m really interested I joining an event. I used to do a lot of long distance running but sadly now it’s shorter distances and I’m not as fit as I was. Where are you based please? I’d there a min distance I need to be able to run to join?

    Thank you 😊


    • Hi Christine We are based in and around Abergavenny and the Eastern side of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Most runs are about 4 – 5 miles, but with opportunities for short cuts and plenty of rests if required! We run fortnightly and the next one will be at the Crown at Pantygelli, just outside Abergavenny on Sunday at 11.00am. See the Receding Hareline section of the website for more details. Hope to see you there!!

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