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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CIDER WITH SATNAV & 'I VANT MINE CRISP UNT LIGHT BROWN'

Monday 10th September #1759 From the Wellington Inn, Ipplepen with Hares: Erection & Roxanne.
The star attraction was undoubtedly the Virgin Lay by Roxanne & Erection. A daunting task lay [sic] ahead and the novices had prepared thoroughly. Four days of poring over Google maps and a staggered double lay on Sunday and Monday demonstrated the care taken by the local lads. So, how did they do? Read on and see...
The ample car park behind the pub soon filled up with the somewhat shredded hash caravan which had negotiated the extensive roadworks en route. It was good to see old buddy and Ash Hasher Zorro at the circle. Three trails had been laid to accommodate all tastes and abilities. The short was estimated at 3.5 miles and the long 6 - 6.5 miles which prompted oohs from the gallery. The mention of a hash-pleasing cider & sweetie stop elicited an even more enthusiastic response. Thirty eight hashers true were counted out through the narrow entrance with Erection, already on trail, making thirty nine.
Thirty nine hashers, each with a tale to tell of the evening. Poacher, as is his wont, rapidly disappeared from view and was not seen again until inside the pub. Beefy and Dutch Rudder pioneered the search party for marks with Manopause, Wet Johnny, Forest and Robin* in close attendance.
Unfortunately, tracking the sharp end, our party soon distanced the rest of the longs which ultimately caused a problem or two for some of us - more on that later.
Back down the trail and Winfield had his own story to tell:
'I was following near the tail end of the pack concentrating on not trying to run for too long on my improving knee condition. We left Ipplepen, headed to Orley Common and saw the Walkers' mark and then encountered a L/S mark which some thought was a Split! On On cautiously towards Torbryan as very few marks and met Erection who directed us on to the village. Marks led us off road to the Old Rectory where the usual loud barking dog was waiting! On On off road though a field to lane with L/S split. This group, headed On Short except for Archangel who chose the Long! At Wrenwell Cross a Check and after searching a farmyard and being told that it was private land, we found the footpath beside it which let to the excellent Cider/Sweet stop.'
Meanwhile, with the advance party of longs, I had been forced to stop with severe Achilles tendon problems. Forest & Robin, complete with hounds blurred into the fading light and looking back I espied SM Ellie similarly isolated after her companions had opted for the short trail. Onto tarmac, I decided to risk it (and go as a biscuit) and made contact again with 'Robin de Forest' just as we veered off road and up a long, heavily wooded path which we all 'enjoyed' immensely.
Eventually, we reached the outskirts of Denbury and the defining (for us anyway) moment of the trail. A large arrow had been 'got at' and there was no way of telling the direction. We continued straight on and came upon the memorial crossroads and turned right and down to the Union Inn. It was make our minds up now, whether to search for the trail or cut our losses and get back to Ipplepen and the beer. By now I was limping heavily so we chose the latter course of action. I was tasked with going into the Union and asking for directions as Forest had cunningly stated that 'They won't listen to a one-legged man!' 'But they'll think I'm an idiot!' I countered - so no contest..
Little did we realise that, only a few hundred yards away, down the lane from the Union Inn, the cider/sweetie stop was in full fling - over to Winfield to resume his tale:
'I tried to take a posing pic of Satnav drinking from the cider bottle, but as the top was loose, she poured it down her t-shirt! On On again in the gathering gloom we plodded, down Beech Trees Lane which led us up through Clennonpark wood. Torches were needed now and eventually we finally found ourselves back in Ipplepen and the On-Home.'
A half-sozzled Union Inn local imparted wisdom to the bedraggled Bird: 'It be about two mile, as the crow flies, keep bearing to your right mind...' Sound advice indeedy but for two things - we weren't crows and we definitely were not in our right minds...
A quarter of an hour later and the signage (probably of WW2 vintage designed to confuse) indicated that we had gone all of a quarter of a mile - and that after 'legging' it. The orange illuminated church tower of St Andrew revealed itself to be but an illusion on the horizon as it never seemed to get closer, prompting Forest to gasp 'We're caught in a time warp, we'll never get home!'
But of course we did, and upon checking the GPS, saw we had covered virtually the same distance as the proper trail - 6.1 miles.
Warm and welcoming was the Wellington Inn and they had laid on bangers & chips in a basket at £2.50 a throw for the hash though the Dad's Army U Boat commander's quote did spring to mind when I saw the chips: 'I vant mine crisp unt light brown...' But never mind, there was excellent feedback for the trail and I wish that the Robin de Forest band of Merry hashers could have made the cider stop and second half of the trail. Roxanne & Erection's trail lived up to the expectations and our thanks to them for the evening. Thanks lads, I had a great time.
THE AWARDS FROM "VIRGIN HASH" No 1759
First presentation to...
ROXANNE & ERECTION for the trail of two halves but it all worked!
BOBBIBALL (came all the way to the pub on his 'moto' cycle) something unrelated about his camper van!
FALLEN WOMAN who was following a cigarette paper trail?
POACHER and FORREST STUMP who had the combined birthday song sung in the usual harmonious way!
*There has to be some connection with (Sherwood) Forest and Robin (Hood) but it's got me stumped so far - No? Well please yourselves then.
ON ON to next week and Trendlebere Down ( MIDDLE CP) Dartmoor. OD Confirmed as Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracey Hare: Beefy

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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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