Founding hash - Papagou 1978


(as of 11July 2017)

I was born in 1935 in Westerhope, near Newcastle upon Tyne and now live in Gloucestershire.

I'm getting on a bit now (age 82).

I worked in the British embassy from 1978 to 1980.

We have two children, both married with grown up children of their own.

I considered myself very fit until two years ago, when I developed partially blocked coronary arteries.

My condition requires a lot of stent. I have been advised against having it as I can cope with every day activities.

I was doing the occasional sprint triathlon and 10k races, now I can only run 100yds and am out of breath, so no hashing.

Not a happy bunny. I still attempt to keep fit, gym class 3 times a week, and cycle twice a week, but at a very slow pace.





These two were taken about 1979 the group photo is a race organised by Chuck Waltz for the American Club in Athens.

Chuck is a member of the hash and invited the hash to take part.

I am in the centre of the photo tiny Union Jack on my shorts. On on Brian Gray


Brian in good shape at 82 years old



I look a bit older now, don't drink quite so much beer.In the 70's we invariably went home drunk, tut tut.

On on Brian Gray


I have some old photos of the hash I will send when I get a friend to show me how to do it as I am not up to speed on IT.




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Peter Webster



I was one of the founders of HHH Athens in 1978, Brian, Costas and I laid the first trail but unfortunately I was called away for work overseas and only did the second run and on until I left Athens in December 1979 to go to Cyprus.

Brian, Costas and I ran the 8th Marathon 1979 my number was 534. Under 3 hours up to Aghi Paraskevi but then my legs seized to complete in 4 hours 20 mins??

Anyway the reason behind the email is that Adam Webster our son was born on 9 November 1978 in Athens and for his 40th Birthday decided to run the Athens Marathon this year?? so we shall be there to cheer him on??

Great memories of our 5 years in Athens and as a family we are looking forward to the occasion, on November 11 however I shall be the spectator this time round.

I thought I would mention this just in case Costas or anyone from 1978 is still in touch with HHH. The only keep sake I have is the tankard gift from the Hash when I left.

Best Wishes to all at HHH Athens

On On!

Peter Webster