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IN THE PUBLIC EYE
BH3 has over the years been featured a in various publications. The most amusing times have been when we have been mistaken for terrorists or thieves. There have also been articles describing hashing and Hash House Harriers in general. Below is a (small) selection that the Web Master has managed to collect since June 1998.



FEBRUARY 2018
In Bandit Country - On run #1369 we were noticed by the locals, as was the case when we were in the same area on run #1222. The following day there was a theft from a house and the local sheriff and Nordhordaland, a local newspaper, reported that gangs had marked houses worth breaking into by drawing strange markings on the roads in the area (article in Norwegian only).

Postscript: Later, the local sheriff and newspaper were informed who we are. The newspaper requested some pictures from the run and ran a follow-up article explaining everything (in Norwegian only). A similar article was published in another local newspaper, Bergens Avisen, a few days later.

SEPTEMBER 2014
A journalist and two photographers from Bergen Student TV joined us on run #1154. This resulted in an article and documentary the following day. Check it out HERE (in Norwegian only)!

FEBRUARY 2014
The 18th Killer Hill Weekend (2014) was featured in a twelve page article in the Harrier Magazine.

MARCH 2012
A journalist and photographer from a local newspaper, Bergens Tidende, joined us on run #980. This resulted in a two-page article in the Sunday edition the following week. This article was also published on the Web, check it out HERE (in Norwegian only)!

JUNE 2009
A journalist cum photographer from another local newspaper, Bergens Avisen, joined us on run #801. This resulted in a two-page article in the Wednesday supplement the following week. This article was never published on the Web, so there is no LINK to it.

SEPTEMBER 2007
A journalist and photographer from the same newspaper joined us on run #690. This resulted in a three-page article in the Saturday supplement a few weeks later. This article was never published on the Web, so there is no LINK to it.

OCTOBER 2001
BH3 was featured in three articles in a local newspaper (Bergens Tidende) in connection with the anthrax (white powder) scare in October 2001, when someone phoned the police having found the trail markings on run #299. This resulted in Danmarksplass (part of Bergen) being closed off while the fire brigade hosed down the whole area. This was duly reported in the local newspaper the following day! Our GM contacted the police to explain what had happened and they were not amused! A journalist and photographer from the newspaper documented our run #300 in a follow-up article. The police banned all use of flour and gave us red paint to use instead! They also insisted on sanctioning the runs but after a while they probably got tired of all the extra paperwork involved and told us to go away and stop bothering them. The three articles on the newspaper's Web site have long since disappeared, but are still to be found in an Internet archive (in Norwegian):

  • Run #299: 'White powder' alarm seals off part of Bergen for several hours
  • Run #299: Mystery solved: BH3 contacts the police and explains
  • Run #300: The police forbid us to use flour and give us red paint instead


MAY 1999
Before BH3's presence was well established on the web, requests for information about BH3 were (sometimes) posted under 'Kunngjøringer' (announcements) in local newspapers.

JUNE 1998
Not even the Norwegian national football team playing in a World Cup match is enough to stop us running on Wednesdays, as was reported in a local newspaper (Bergens Tidende), when a journalist and photographer bumped into us on our way to the drink stop on run #87. This was duly noted in an article the following day.


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