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Herts Hash House Harriers back in Sawbridgeworth for ‘chilly’ trail around town

A group that caused a stir after its activities led to fears homes in Sawbridgeworth were being marked for burglars was back in town at the weekend.

Herts Hash House Harriers lay flour trails for ‘hashers’ to track. In June last year a post on a Sawbridgeworth Facebook group queried what the “chalky white” trail left around town was. Some were concerned it was poisonous to dogs while others feared houses were being marked for burglaries. Then a picture was posted of a man laying a trail.

But Colin Lodge came clean, revealing he had been marking out a route for the Harriers, a group of people who “meet at a pub, run or walk the trail, then enjoy a beer”.

The harriers met at The Old Bell on Sunday for a trek around town – but not before Colin had a panic about his trail laid on Saturday being rubbed out during Sawbridgeworth’s Christmas lights switch-on event.

“On Sunday I went round to check the trail before the gang turned up,” said Colin. ”Luckily the flour had survived OK overnight, though it was particularly chilly – the mud in Pishiobury Park had frozen!”

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