written and researched by Mr. Colin Lamb
example (not to scale!) of a run could be:
starts at (1).
Front-running hounds reach the check (2) and
Some hounds may find the trail which ends as
a false trail at (3) and have to head back to the
Other hounds may find the On Trail at (4) and
continue the run again.
At the end of the On Trail a bar is found at (5)
indicating that the On Trail is somewhere back
down the trail.
The On Trail is at (6) which then leads
second check (7).
The trail leads to a false (8) but the On Trail
is at (9). This trail leads to a point where the
paper leads home (10).
you?" or "Hear You?" - Asked
by the back-runners to the front-runners to know "are you on the
On" or "On Paper" - Shouted by the
front-runners to say they are on the Trail
- Shouted by front-runners whom have reached a check or a bar and
is looking for the On Trail
Back" - Shouted by a front-runner when finding
the trail is false and the others should go back to the check and look
for the real On Trail
(left/right)" - Forewarning to a slower runner that you
are going to pass them on a narrow trail
- obstruction at head height i.e. branch
- Obstruction at feet level i.e. vines, roots etc.
(left/right)" - thorns, machine-gun etc
- Trail is slippery (especially muddy)
- Harriets' Grand Master. Leader of the Harriets
- Harriets' Vice Grand Master.
Stands in if GM is not available
- Harriets' Secretary
Cash - Harriets' Treasurer
Horn - Harriet with a horn who encourages the pack
Raiser - Harriet responsible for the Receding Hareline
- Bunny (or Hare) responsible for laying the trail
- Front Running Bastard, fast runner
- Short-Cutting Bastard, runner not sticking to the trail and short-cutting
- Runner contracted by the Bunny/Hare to stay at the back of the pack
to ensure the last runners get back to the runsite
- A circle of paper at which front runners need to find the On-Trail.
Used to slow the front runners down to allow the pack to bunch
Trail or Falsie - A false trail leading from a check with a
T at the end
- A line of paper across the trail which indicates the On Trail branches
off before the bar
Trail - The true paper trail from a check or bar
- Where the Harriets' runs starts from
- Gathering of Harriets prior and after the run
- Drinking a beverage whilst sitting on the ice
Hareline - List of upcoming runs
House - The Royal Selangor Club Chambers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
where it all started. Unfortunately demolished to make way for a road!
Wagon - A Van that parks at the runsite which sells beer and
Fee - The cost of running with the Harriets, normally RM5, unless announced otherwise