Welcome to the Teign Valley Hash House Harriers of glorious South Devon. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and a great hash experience. We are the 'Party Hash' and we run from pubs all over Torbay, Dartmoor and the Teign Valley every Monday evening at 7.15pm. Our trails are marked with flour, chalk or sawdust and take in woodland, streams, byways, bridle paths and rolling countryside. We cater for all abilities, you needn't worry about keeping up, a leisurely walk with others or a good paced run if you're fit - you choose. The run duration is anything from 30 minutes to an hour and the distance is normally between 3-6 miles depending on whether you decide to take a short or long trail. Your first run is free, so come along and give it a go! After the run hashers enjoy a drink and food in the pub. On many occasions, the pub will lay on a 'Hash Menu', food specially for hashers.


Starts soon after 7:15 pm each Monday.
The Grandmaster will gather the hash together in a circle and welcome Virgins & Visitors to TVH3 and inform the group of pertinent news or upcoming events.
Hares will announce details or the trail, number of long and short splits and regroups.

Down-Downs - sometimes at the circle but usually in the pub after the run. Hashers and harriets (lady hashers) have a half pint and under age hashers have a soft drink or water. If you are driving, just ask the RA for water.

A Down-Down is a means of punishing, rewarding, or merely recognizing an individual for any action or behavior. Once awarded, the downdown must be drunk without pause, otherwise the RA may take action!

Individuals may be recognized for outstanding service, or for their status as a visitor or newcomer.

Down-Downs also serve as punishment for misdemeanours real, imagined, or blatantly made up.

Such transgressions may include: wearing new shoes, pointing with a finger, or the use of real names rather than hash names.

Hash Names

The use of real names (nerd name) during an event is discouraged, and members are typically given a new "hash name," usually in deference to a particularly notorious escapade, a personality trait, or their physical appearance.

Members are named after attending the hash on several occasions or if something noteworthy occurs to prompt a naming.

Other hashers may share stories or observations about the individual, with the final name being chosen by general consensus from all suggestions put forward by the hash.

Completely new to hashing? Don't know what to expect? Worried, shy or nervous? You needn't be as all newcomers or virgins as they are known, will receive a warm welcome. When the hashers are called to make a circle - about 7:15 pm each Monday, the Grand Master will welcome all hashers and after various notices about forthcoming events etc are dealt with, he will ask if there are any visitors from other hashes or virgins present. You will be asked to come forward and be introduced to the hash. A tip to remember, don't wear new trainers as these are frowned upon by the RA (Religious Advisor) and will incur a sprinkling of flour over them. That's all there is to it and you can then step back and enjoy the run and the social get together after in the On Down (the pub). Whatever your pace, there are certain to be others who will keep you company along the trail. Walk, jog or run - it's up to you.
Hashing is all about making friends and having fun, so just turn up any Monday and have a go.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Deliverence !

Monday 25th August circle, on a dry evening after a very wet day, at Chudleigh main CP for Wide Receivers TVH3 trail which he described as being mainly...flat with a View Point?? not too long but take care as there are some testing areas to negotiate. Off we set around the town on his well marked trail, after wading in a river and a gasping up hill trek we were soon in deep woodland at the first testing decent slipping and sliding down a steep bank, we were clutching on to trees and anything or body that would stop us sliding down that gorge! MELLON PICKER did a spectacular alpine decent fortunately only being stopped by getting WIDE R's leg stuck between his ouch!
We were now standing at the Sweet Stop on the raging river bank deep in the Chudleigh rain forest “like somewhere in Deliverance” said MAN PIG. On up now scrambling and hauling each other over the very slippery rocks like mountaineers and although we had laughed at UBEND'S head torch in the car-park we wished we all had one now! Up and up to the view Point at the top of Chudleigh Rock where we could see the gathering rain about to descend on us, so a quick retreat on trail back to the CP as the heavens opened up. After drying out in the shelter of the Bishop Lacey with a beer and some excellent Chilli Con Carne time for the Down -Downs which were awarded to....WARM FRONT for only appearing at the pub !
WIDE RECEIVER for his birthday this week and an excellent trail!
MELLON PICKER for his spectacular mud slide into WR
MANPIG a 250 Runs badge to add to all those he is wearing!
Finally WENDY the landlady awarded POACHER the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE on the road outside.
Thanks to Wide Receiver for an excellent evening.