Hash House Harriers’ youngest and almost-oldest members, Scott Treeby and Bob Kington (wearing a 30th anniversary shirt), celebrate 30 years of HHH.
Hash House Harriers’ youngest and almost-oldest members, Scott Treeby and Bob Kington (wearing a 30th anniversary shirt), celebrate 30 years of HHH. David Crossley

Hash House Harriers turns 30

AT 65, Bob Kington is not the youngest member of Gympie's Hash House Harriers, but he is not the oldest either.

"Mickey Summers is older. He's 66," Kington said this week.

But when the Gympie Times headed out to take a photo for the club's 30th anniversary on Monday, he was the oldest and posed with the youngest member Scott Treeby, 16.

"I've been in it since 1995," Kington said.

"Some members have been in it for 30 years - Lew Cleary, Ken Walton and Ray Welsh.

"We have about 28 that run with us each week."

Like many, Kington joined the HHH after a friend told him about it. He used to run around town by himself and now has clocked up more than 800 runs.

"It's just a way of keeping fit. Anyone can join, it's $5 a run and we have tea after."

Kington said the club was stronger now than it ever had been and there were a lot of good young runners joining.

"The appeal is getting out and socialising. A wind-down after Monday's hard work."

People of all levels of fitness took part, some could only jog, and no one was ever left behind. See hhh.asn.au.

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