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Trevor finds everything works out in the long run

Thursday, 17th June, 2010

* Railwayman Trevor Rudd is looking forward to his 1000th Hash House Harrier run this weekend. * Railwayman Trevor Rudd is looking forward to his 1000th Hash House Harrier run this weekend.

Good things come in threes, but local railwayman Trevor Rudd will have to settle for two for the moment.

Trevor's long and valuable service to the railways was honored recently with an award for 40 years on the job, and this weekend brings another milestone.

He will be taking part in his 1000th Hash House Harriers run.

Trevor was born here and began working with the railways in Menindee in 1968. He actually has 42 years of railways service, but the delay in giving him his 40 year service award has, he said, nothing to do with train delays. 

Although he has moved away three times, something has always brought Trevor back and he is now the officer in charge of the local station. This involves looking after maintenance and passenger bookings.

During his career he has worked as a paymaster, timekeeper and relief clerk. According to Trevor, his job has changed a lot over the years, but it has "always been fun".

At 59, he is hoping for a few more years on the job. "I hope to get to 50 years service," he said.

To celebrate his 1000th Hash House Harrier run, Trevor has set up a run at Martindale Hall at Mintaro in the Clare Valley, SA. Trevor joined the Hash House Harriers in October 1985, and is a keen swimmer and cyclist and attends the gym to keep in shape.

"You meet plenty of good friends (through Hash House Harriers)," he said. About 2000 members have come and gone through the local Hash House Harriers and it continues to have a good solid core of about 30 participants.

Trevor is looking forward to his 1000th run and feels privileged to be one of the five people to complete the 1,000 milestone.

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