The Rusty Man Challenge

The Rusty Man Challenge is the brain child of members of the Distinguished Overseas Gentlemen of Shanghai (DOGS) Hash and Royal South Side Hash, Hong Kong.

It was first run at the All China Nash Hash in Shanghai in 2013.

The Rusty Man is a Trihashlon of 3 events. It begins with a sit down full English breakfast with a double Bloody Mary. This is immediately followed by a 5km Hash with a full 500ml bottle beer DownDown at the start, at a beer stop each kilometre and at the finish. The last event is an egg & spoon race where the egg is carried in the mouth across an obstacle such as a fence, staircase, stream crossing, etc.

It is not for the feint hearted and is a true Hashers’ event where the drinking club has at last found a way to handle the running problem! Typically the Rusty Man is an early morning hangover run on the last day of the Nash Hash. The Hares, traditionally decked out in Hash kilts, brief the runners, reminding them that, although it is not a race, the Rusty Man is a Challenge.

Hence, and in the words of Sean Connery from the Highlander movie, “There can be only one” winner. All other participants are by definition …… Losers!

Rusty Man Winners

  1. 2013 Shanghai
    Rawhide, Wanchai H3
  2. 2015 Hangzhou
    Spitters are Quitters, Shanghai H3
  3. 2016 Guangzhou
    Agent Orgy, Beijing H3
  4. 2017 HKG
    Lost in Translation, Wanchai H3
  5. 2017 Chengdu
    Bull Ride Her, Xiamen H3
  6. 2017 Beijing
    Busy Lips, Beijing H3
  7. 2018 Shekou
    Shake & Puke, Shekou H3
  8. 2019 Dong Guang
    Cunning Linguist, Dongguang H3
  9. 2020 Sanya
    Hiking Shoes, Guangzhou H3
  10. 2021 Kunming
    All The Young Dudes, Kunming H3
  11. 2022 Suzhou-Zhangjiagang
    Find My iBush, Suzhou H3
    Strap On Suds, Zhangjiagang H3