The Monkey Hanger’s Ball


is being held


Friday 29th, Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October

The Monkey Hangers (Hartlepool) Hash House Harriers, welcome you to the first ever Monkey Hangers Ball. Now on R*n no 7 after all these years, we’ve decided it’s time to let you explore the sights and delights of the town that gave you ballet dancer Wayne Sleep, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers, football fanatic Jeff Stelling and Reg Smythe, the creator of Andy Capp.


The weekend is now pay as you go, with a small charge for
each hash r*n which will include: a sumptuous monkey themed Goody Bag,

The base for the weekend is The Ward Jackson (Wetherspoon’s) pub,
in the Church Street area of the town. Make your own accommodation arrangements for Friday and Saturday (details below) and fill in the online rego to let us know you’re coming (and I can get your goody bag packed).

The timetable is as follows:

Friday 29th September

6:00 Registration starts at The Ward Jackson Pub, Church Street

7:00 Welcome to Hartlepool by MH5 founder Lou Snutz

7.05 R*n 7 cultural tour starts:
i) The Rat Race
ii) The Hops & Cheese
iii) The Causeway
iv) The King John Tavern
v) Any Other Boozer
vi) Last Orders


Snacks will be available on the way from a number of select establishments.

Late bar options also available


Saturday 30th September

9.00 till 11.00 breakfast at your hotel (or The Ward Jackson)

11.45 Assemble for r*n

12:00 train to Seaton Carew

12:20 MH5 R*n 8 starts at Seaton Carew station

1:30 pack arrives at beer stop

2:15 leave beer stop and head to The Seaton Cricket Club

3:00 pie & pea lunch

4:30 circle at SCC

5:30 head back to town


7:30 Meet at Hartlepool Marina

8:00 The Monkey Hangers Ball begins

Sunday 1st October


9.00 till 10.30 breakfast at your hotel (or The Ward Jackson)


11:00 MH5 R*n 9 starts from The Ward Jackson pub


11:45 Refreshments at the bandstand at The Customs House, Hartlepool Marina


12:45 Circle back at The Ward Jackson


13:15 MH5 closing ceremony


Visitor Information

The Ward Jackson: 3-9 Church Square TS24 7EU

The Rat Race: Hartlepool Railway Station TS24 7ED

The Causeway: Church Row TS24 7QT

The Hops & Cheese: 9-11 Tower Street TS24 7HH

The King John’s Tavern: 1 South Road TS26 9HD 

The 9 Anchors: 2 The Front, Seaton Carew TS25 1BS

Seaton Carew Cricket Club: Tees Road TS25 2AZ

Hartlepool taxi: 01429 232323

Emergency phone: 07966 868911 (Smartarse)


This is a list of the best options in the town. The prices may have changed since I did this search, so best ck it out.


Altonlea Lodge 11 rooms £119 19 The Green, Hartlepool, TS25 1AT 

The York House 9 rooms £155 185 York Rd, Hartlepool, TS26 9EE  

The Douglas Hotel 17 rooms £99 2 Grange Road, Hartlepool, TS26 8JA 

Hillcarter Hotel 25 rooms £140 Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247DH

Melbourne House Hotel 8 rooms £118 16 Stockton Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1RL 

Best Western Grand Hotel 47 rooms £145 Swainson Street, Hartlepool, TS24 8AA

The Marine Hotel 25 rooms £156 The Front, Hartlepool, TS25 1BS 

Premier Inn on The Marina £49 Fri, £66 Sat (‘saver’ in May was £39pn) However rooms are large and can fit four!


Distance from the Ward Jackson -  

almost next door

A short walk

- bus or taxi drive


Registration Process:

Click here > to register for this event It’s good to know who’s coming. The rego is done online through Google Forms - if you have any problem with this, just send me an e-mail with the relevant information and we will work it out.

Lou Snutz & Smartarse


For questions, requests and any other information, ring Smartarse on 07966 868911 or  send an e-mail to