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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NO MERCY LONG & SAVAGE SHORT aka VENI VIDI PASSUS SUM

# 1758 on Mon 3rd September at The Crown & Sceptre. Hares Poacher & Bluebird
PREAMBLE
An intriguing pairing of hares saw Poacher & Bluebird reunited in trail laying after a lengthy absence. The Crown & Sceptre also had been neglected and we had returned after a 40 month hiatus.
Several months previous, Poacher had persuaded me to lay a joint trail and I had accepted, believing that Poacher would forget the beer laden discussion in some already forgotten OD. But he hadn't and I had, dear friends, dreaded the awful day that I would have to lay once more.
In the event, I had little to worry about, as the youthful Poacher laid virtually all the trail, relying on me as merely the 'technical advisor', which suited me down to the very ground that I had trod for half a century and more. Without further ado, ON ON to the words then...
NO MERCY LONG & SAVAGE SHORT aka VENI VIDI PASSUS SUM
The trickle became a mini flood as hashers arrived from whatever bolthole parking space they had secured. Forty three was the count with the pub packed out with nigh on 50. It was like olden days at the Crown & Sceptre and Dave did us proud with the sarnies and mini pasties.
The tiny pub car park could hardly contain the rabble who awaited the 'Deadly Duo's'* dread delivery.... HA! Poacher proved to be the sensible one, imparting useful facts to the already aghast assemblage before the Supreme Pillock, suitably colour clash coordinated, struck fear into gentle and timid souls all. The warriors and young bucks screamed defiance - COME ON, GET ON WITH IT!
Out from the shelter of the car park they went, some fearing for their survival and safety. Poacher took charge of the 'No Mercy' longs and the 'Savage shorts' whilst the abomination led, Pied Piper like, the bewildered and confused.
A luxury indeed, pottering along the downs and it was a busman's holiday observing the hash descending to Little Oddicombe through telephoto lens. Winfield had taken a breakaway party of hashers down into Oddicombe woods to intercept the trail at the Cary Arms and we watched their gentle progress from the railings above.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch house, the No Mercy longs had smashed their way down the woods above Petitor cove (nudist) and cursed Poacher as they came to a dead end which had been sadistically converted to a thoroughfare and necessitated a ten foot vertical climb to escape. From there they joined with the Savage Shorts and descended onto Little Oddicombe and thence across the sandstone mud spill to Oddicombe, the Cary Arms and Walls Hill.
VENI VIDI PASSUS SUM**
The light was fading fast as the intermixed longs and 'savage' shorts survivors approached the southern tract of Walls Hill and the piece de resistance of the trail.. Either go short across Walls Hill towards the setting sun and assured safety of the pub or hazard the darkening doom descent through the cut and the anguish and danger de mort of the subsequent ascent.
There were some that were unexpected and some that were missing but every hasher and harriet that managed the last long were magnificent - it was a time of heroes and triumphant were those that emerged from the depths of Redgate. Te saluto, I salute you!
One by one they materialised from the dark: Beefy, Jay, Deep Throat and then the Ipplepenners Manopause and Wet Johnny, an unknown black clad lady, Going Down (whoa!) and Piddler. The yellow vested U Bend preceded a bare chested Ramboesque Wigwam - what a baptism for his SWEATEMBER CHALLENGE in memory of Migman - good boy Wiggers! There followed a torchless Wide Receiver and bringing up the rear was Forest and hound escorting two harriets.
Beefy's Strava failed but another GPS watch had the long at 4.6 miles with most out for over an hour.
DOWNDOWNS
SOAPY (Hashit shirt) the new budding author of Havoc's tale "Wherever I hang my Lead"
TEAPOT (Horsey Horseface hat) for asking if he should now "blow off?"
"GEORGY P. (substitute Checkin' Chicken hat) who took a dip in the sea".....
....but nominated SMELLIE for the DD!
JAY (Ipplepen crew) now to be known for ever as DUTCH RUDDER
POSTSCRIPT
The lay was long and arduous, the trail easy (for me) and the pub was something else. Long after the hash had dispersed, I sat down with the Ipplepenners and many a tale did we tell as we continued to sup with Dave finally throwing us out just before midnight and engaging in a mock kung fu fight out in the road with Dutch Rudder - you had to have been there to see it, magic.
Hey ho, ON ON to next week and the much anticipated Virgin Lay of Roxanne and Erection from where else? Yes, the Wellington Inn at Ipplepen.
*A Winfielder
**I came, I saw, I suffered.

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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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