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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PANIC AT THE RIVER CROSSING AND THE RETURN OF WIDE

#1757 Mon 27th August at Staverton Railway Station. Hare: Beefy.
A novelty venue indeed - Beefy, he of Thomas the Tank Engine fame, had engineered [sic] the event which would allow TVH to enjoy an extension to the South Devon Railway's 'Rails & Ales' cider and beer festival - more of this later.
Circle up was within the tiny railway car park by the level crossing and a certain amount of manoeuvring was necessary to accommodate us all before the Grand Master summoned.
Good to see the return of Wide Receiver who had been absent (owing to workload) for a few weeks. It was just as well as there was a distinct lack of RA's on the ground.
Beefy embarked on his course description of three L/S splits and a SS and eventually (prompted by the GM) got to the river crossing which provoked a question from SM Ellie: 'What if you want to run but don't want the water?' The usual hilarity ensued but SM Ellie's concern about the depth of water was somewhat dispelled by Beefy indicating that it was merely knee high.
Circle jollities concluded, the hash leisurely trundled across the level crossing and headed for the hills above the tiny community of Staverton.
Into the shadow of the wood and through a complex of ingenious Beefy style marks the hash endured before stumbling upon the quaint, medieval style tented Glade in the North Woods of the Dartington Estate where the SS was set up. Top man Beefy!
Impish indeed were the marks that then led us to our nemesis - the river crossing. A vast span of the Dart unfolded to our tiny band. Satnav, Threesum, 69, Forest and the wild-eyed Bird Blue surveyed the savage scene afore fearlessly wading forward to the far shore.
Memories of my camcorder's demise in Galmpton creek were still vivid and yet again, I had failed to bring the waterproof housing for the cam so my trepidation was palpable.
Seeing my anxiety, Satnav kindly took my hand and together we crossed safely - much to my relief. Thank you Satnav.
Now on the 'right' side of the river, we followed the railway line back to the station and the welcome of John the barman and his array of ales within the railway station.
The BYO food to share request by Beefy was really well supported and all manners of sandwiches and tasties were set out on the table by the bar. Simple soul that I am, I was completely taken in by the £20 and £10 napkins which added a classy touch to the fare.
Three dozen or so* may have been our select company, but a family atmosphere of conviviality prevailed as we sampled the ales and tucked into our joint offerings.
I have to mention one of the beverages, namely the Greenodd (Cumbria) brewery's Captain's Choice 4.1. In over 50 years of beer drinking, I have never tasted anything like this and the several hashers who (forcibly) sampled it agreed. The description is: 'Captain's choice is an amber old style English ale which is proving popular with old and young drinkers alike.' Ask any of the Ipplepen crew (mob-handed with Roxanne, Wet Johnny, Manopause, Erection and returnee Jay) what they thought.
The Captain's choice was, however, the only questionable 'beer' and all other available beers were excellent and fantastic value at £3 a pint. Bluff barman John got my number eventually and guffaws abounded at his observation: 'If you drank half as well as you talk, you'd be a world-beater!' HA! Like it, like it!
The downdowns were organized by Wide and supported by Teapot.
Forest 'kept it in the family' and awarded the substitute Checkin' Chicken hat to the 'hashette' who had enquired what exactly a river crossing was... ?
Good old Poacher sent the Hashit shirt to Georgy P Orgy who apparently had, like me, panicked at the river crossing.
Bluebird by courtesy of a vote, gave the Horsey Horseface hat** to Satnav for her helping hand across the river.
There was a birthday DD for Tiny Tanks and Threesum was awarded her 50 Run badge.
A most enjoyable evening so well done Beefy and ON ON to next week from the (now confirmed) Crown & Sceptre at St Marychurch
*Recall these hashers present plus 2 or 3 more:
Satnav, Threesum, Forest + 2, GM, Georgy Porgy, Rambo, Fallen Woman, Broken Man, WR, 69, Wigwam, Beefy, SM Ellie, Poacher, Tiny Tanks, Erection, Wet Johnny, Roxanne, Jay, Manopause, Doris, Teapot, Only Here for the Beer, Able Semen, Winfield, Shitfaced, I-Poo'd, Pisswell, Woof woof, Compo, Mrs S.
**The Moose hat is currently undergoing major surgery (antler ripped off) and sanitizing after my large tomcat gave it a severe mauling and finished it off by peeing on it.... sigh.

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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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