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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A VIRGIN LAY WITH NOVELTY SWEETIE STOP

Run #1747 from the Thatched Tavern at Maidencombe
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM THWARTED
Some two dozen hashers made the circle outside the Thatched Tavern at Maidencombe - numbers being reduced by the evening World Cup game between England and Tunisia. The bonus was that the threat of the iniquitous 24/7 charges in the TCCT (aka the Sheriff of Nottingham) managed car park did not come into play. Scathing comments from Teapot as I drew up in my car were justified (I live but a quarter of a mile away) but I did have a valid reason as a select few may have known.
THE ROLL CALL
It's always a nervous and exciting time for the hare(s) waiting at the circle to see who will turn up but worries were dispelled when some highly respected hashers began to arrive: The afore-mentioned High Priest of the hash Teapot; Winfield the Enforcer; Doris of Untold Runs; Wetfart the Complainer; ever popular Soapy & Melon Picker; Wigwam the Weary (after his Polish expedition); Archangel ex GM of several years - promptly availing himself of the free tomato plants on offer at the Austins'; grand veterans Forrest Stump & Poacher taking time and effort to journey to darkest Maidencombe; Mavis Antipodean; Number 69 the Unexpecting* & Late Queen Coldtitz. They were augmented by regulars Slip on Me, Satnav, cronies Manopause & Roxanne, local Ding Dong and not forgetting the hares with I-Poo'd and one yet to be named. Nearly forgot Mavis' true love Mel. I've named twenty three and I refuse to mention the author of these words so the roll call may be complete.
CIRCLE UP
The virgin hares outlined three L/S splits and a SS and the pack, given their marching orders, immediately went their separate ways - the shorts ascending the aptly named Steep Hill, while the longs dropped to the car park for a mini tour of the fields south of the village.
TRIAL BY TRAIL
Longs and shorts eventually progressed down Stoke Road and the crossroads at Gabwell, with another stiff climb to Ridge Road whereupon the shorts mercifully trekked east on the flat to Solomons Post before crossing into Sladnor Park. The longs had a further loop to navigate, including a very steep and rocky descent onto the lower reaches of Rocombe hill.
NOVELTY SWEETIE STOP INDEED
The SS, courtesy of Sladnor residents Richard and Lou, was situated above the top tier of the eight pairs of Swiss style cantilever lodges within the scenic Sladnor Park estate. And what a table of delights were set out for the hash. T Humper and Slobbadog had fabricated some novel sweets to accompany the de rigueur beer.
A fascinating display it certainly was:
Chambord marshmallow 16.5% ABV
Strawberries & Baileys fudge 17.0% ABV
Amaretto lollies 24% ABV
Real Ale peanut brittle
Tequila Sunrise sweets
From the SS, it was a relaxing walk down Rockhouse Lane and through the ancient cider orchard to the Thatched Tavern with Teapot already outside in his car listening to the final moments of the football.
DOWNDOWN TIME IN THE TEA GARDEN
The DDs were conducted outside in the pub's award winning gardens. Not a single RA was to be found and so Melon Picker kindly stepped in to officiate.
The 1747 Trail Awards at Maidencombe went to:
MAVIS for a kissing gate moment with Manopause! DD taken in Mavis' trademark doggie bowl style.
T.HUMPER who lost her Durries? in Ausssie lingo (tobacco)
No69 his 300runs badge at long last! *A rare visit to the pub after the run and Teapot took advantage to award.
SLUBADOG a reward for that excellent "sweet" stop then managed to spill most of it down her front !!
MANOPAUSE was he a suitable fit for that new Pillock Shirt?
POSTCRIPT
T Humper and Slobbadog (aided and abetted by Shitfaced the Champion Drinker) put a lot of time into their first attempt at trail laying. They researched the area with the help of Rich & Lou and I couldn't fail to be impressed with their trail. The rocky traverse from Ashacre Cross down into Rocombe is not well known and it was the first time in twenty years that I used it on Monday.
The novelty 'homemade sweetie' stop was glorious and will dwell long in the memory I think.
All in all, a great virgin lay by the hares we all agreed - well done.
ON ON to next week at the Old Manor Inn, Preston with Bobbiball.

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NEW MISMANAGEMENT & CONTACT TELS.

Grand Master Shitfaced mobile 07973 682201
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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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MELONPICKER

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FALLEN WOMAN

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DORIS

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BROKEN MAN

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ARCHANGEL

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