A WARM WELCOME FROM TVH3

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST HASH

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.

NEWCOMERS TO 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.

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SAD SAGA AT GALMPTON CREEK

#1744 Bank Holiday Monday 28th May from the Manor Inn at Galmpton
(Emergency scribe BB as Winfield & SMellie absent and George not to be found)
I felt a gospel refrain coming on as we entered the familiar sloping car park of the Manor Inn at Galmpton - come on, singalong with me now:
Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the hashers at the river
That flows by the throne of God.
Some four and twenty including two visitors and a rare appearance by Poacher gathered in the Manor Inn car park on a truly beautiful Bank Holiday evening.
Now I am only allowed out but once a week so I had made the effort to live up to my full hash handle of Bluebird Magnifico. The only surviving records of the ill-fated evening (Beefy) show how fine I looked. A new blue and white cap, a Jim Dandy pink striped summer shirt splendidly coordinated with my Beetlejuice black and white striped trousers and set off with my finest fake Ray-ban sunglasses and going out trainers - oh my, what a splendid fellow.
No Teapot or Winfield and so the GM was earning his salary by taking the roll. All done and Piltdown advanced to higher ground to relate the parable of the General Data Protection Regulations to the mini massed ranks below. A rolling of eyes and a gnashing of teeth ensued throughout and mightily grateful were the assemblage at the conclusion of the forced feed.
Normality - if there is such a thing at TVH - was restored at the summoning of the hare designate Mouldy plus the late addition of U Bend (his pub after all, dearly beloved). The double act related, as best they could, the array of choices available on the run but our combined intellect was, as usual, insufficient to grasp the complexities of the operation.
And the On On is that... the pack, spearheaded by that FRB of legend Poacher, spilled out of the car park, past the bemused betabled punters and through the chicanes of the quaint and decorative roadworks towards the creek...
Two checks into the run and two scouts had been sacrificed for the greater good of the pack - both Piltdown and Man Pig making crossed fists from afar - apparently a new hash signal for 'it's blasted not down here'.
Up a long drag from Galmpton and the longs were thin on the ground indeed, reportedly numbering but five hardy souls: Manopause, Man Pig, Beefy, Poacher and my good self. A shout from Beefy showed the way back down the fields to the river though Poacher had missed the turn and suddenly appeared stage right, legging it back into the lead after going a good quarter of a mile off trail.
Through a gate, over the road and there it was, Galmpton creek and Dartside Quay (see their facebook page).
I had a bad feeling when I saw U Bend standing on a grassy outcrop beckoning us forward to the mandatory water crossing.
I called for a piggy back, determined not to spoil my finery. Beefy, gent that he is, took up the task. I dimly recall turning on the cam to record the crossing and off we went. Shallow at first, the depth gradually increased and the bottom no longer discerned. Then Beefy slipped and over we went - consigning me and my trusty Acme cam to the murky green, diesel diluted depths of the creek. Oh horror, oh disaster - I looked at the cam on surfacing and saw a green screen with blue and orange stripes just before it blacked out for ever*. My cries of woe echoed around the creek 'Why me, oh why me?'
The sweetie stop was close by and Mouldy kindly offered me the remaining smarties as consolation before we continued the adventure.
Up we went through the fields and it was still a lovely evening, despite the dreadful ducking. The longs had gone beyond recall and I meandered with the gentle hashers (Soapy, Melon Picker, Shitfaced, Slobbadog & Laura et al) leisurely taking in the scenery.
Mouldy was on station at the next long/short split and sternly directed me onto the long whilst the gentle hashers continued their peaceful way on the short.
From then on I was alone but it was worthwhile when I happened upon the glorious vista high above the Dart and the log and site of a photo op of ours in the past.
It was too good an evening to be inside and the hash repaired to the garden to eat, drink and be entertained by the down downs.
Man Pig RA'd the proceedings and rewarded both hares with a drink for their efforts - fine trail it was lads, thanks indeed. Next was Able for her upcoming birthday (today) and she had a cake to hand out for the occasion. Hotlips (Hashit shirt) then proceeded to berate an unfortunate hasher for 'sex on the hash' or more specifically 'mounting' a hasher. The awful truth slowly dawned, it was me, bugger. Melon Picker found it hilarious, I'll get him back later. To add injury to insult (sic) there was no beer but baptism by water … sigh. Last up and receiving the Order of the Moose was Beefy for somehow missing the trail and confusing a cross for a dot ? Never mind, that's hashing, TVH Party style.
* The cam, though dried out overnight is still deceased but fear not, I had already sent off for a higher spec cam the day before.
On On to next week and the Jolly Sailor at East Ogwell with Zoot & Hotlips

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HASH SUBS

HASH SUBS £25 and for your assistance you can now use the BACS payment system to pay please.
Details as follows.... Hash Account number 69068186 Sort code 55-70-01 NOTE you must use your HASH NAME as a reference. Many thanks Three-Some & Satnav

JESSE'S DD FROM THE TALLY HO!

EXPLANATION OF ARCHIVE TVH3 SITES

GREATHASHGOD: A dedicated site (presently mothballed and serves as archive content only) with all TVH3 content. Mostly photos from each Monday's hash but also some video clips. Named after our Life President Pottsie.

PRECONDEROTOUS: Containing the entire archive of TVH3 of some 1000 vid clips and over 5000 posts and photos. Started on November 11th 2007, the site is active with Bluebird's personal content but the archive content is fascinating and preserved, well worth a look.

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Fukarwi

REARENDER

REARENDER

TEAPOT

TEAPOT

SOAPY

SOAPY

MOULDY DICK

MOULDY DICK

MELONPICKER

MELONPICKER

FALLEN WOMAN

FALLEN WOMAN

DORIS

DORIS

BROKEN MAN

BROKEN MAN

ARCHANGEL

ARCHANGEL

ABLE SEMEN

ABLE SEMEN

Previously unreleased clip - Vicky's naming from the Sea Trout

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