The Hash House Harriers Were Right, Beer and Running Do Mix
The Fort Lauderdale Hash House Harriers dub themselves "a drinking club with a running problem." It started in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur after British expats would run every Monday night together. Now there are hundreds of outposts all around the world.
Jess Swanson A snap shot from my run with Fort Lauderdale's Hash House Harriers past the FTL Airport this summer.
They drink, they run, they drink, then run, and then drink/run some more. The idea boggled my mind. And when I joined them on their run past the Fort Lauderdale Airport this summer there were TSA costumes, "blue-ball" jello shots, plenty of beer, and even handcuffs involved.
I went home even more confused than when I arrived, but according to The New York Times, they were on to something: beer and running do mix.
Dr. Manuel J. Castillo, a professor of medical physiology at the University of Granada School of Medicine in Spain, conducted a study to the effects of beer and running. After having 16 active men run on a treadmill and then down either water or a beer, he found that "a moderate amount of beer after exercise didn't adversely affect these young athletes' recovery."