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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THE WRATH OF KHAN, SHITFACED ENTERS INTO LEGEND & THE UNHERALDED HASHER

Run # 1787 Mon 25th at The Paignton Sea Angling Assoc. Club, Cliff Rd. Paignton with Hares Grinder & Deep-throat.


A novel OD for TVH - not a pub but a club for our edification oh Dearly Unsuspecting.


Parking was a little problematic for late arrivals but a goodly number - around the magic forty - assembled outside the club including virgins a plenty: Son of Grinder aka Kieran; Lynne with returnee Adam; an unnamed lady from London and Joe from Aberystwyth who had only arrived in Torquay three weeks ago but had managed to find us courtesy of our fb page.



'Twas a virgin lay by our fleet o' foot Torbay AC hares and they outlined a six mile long, a five mile short (?) plus a walkers' trail. A beer/ss was added for our titillation and we were released in the direction of the pier Percy with hope in our hearts.

Having resided in Paignton as a whippersnapper (circa 1950 then) the back roads around Goodrington were very well known and, having a fair idea what the route was, I had great fun along the highways and byways but lost my one remaining popularity point along the way..

'I really don't want to go up Penwill Way!' I had confided to Deep Throat beforehand and had been given a rather sour look for my observation.
Shirley enough, exiting Goodrington and pottering past the train station, Penwill loomed large in the crosswires.  A little way up and Poacher/Cider could be seen hesitating - a cross - oh Shirley not! And he who certainly shall remain nameless had previously shouted to the longs as they turned off into Wheatlands suburbia: 'There's no way it's up there!' Not feeling that good with the pulse hovering over 180, the Dastardly one did a Maggie Thatcher* and pressed onwards and upwards - knowing that he would Shirley incur the Wrath of Khan** afterwards... sigh.

As anticipated, the longs weren't best pleased at the grand reunion atop Penwill and on we pressed down into Clennon woods.

Now we had all been faithfully following the L/S split markers and well laid the marks were, but  then we arrived at the junction of Goodrington Road and Hookhills Road and the great controversy of the run.

Having studied and compared Beefy's and Klingon's strava data, I think I have the answer but some might disagree and yes, I may be mistaken. Across the junction was an arrow pointing to Sugar Loaf which Poacher spotted and called the ON ON. No L/S mark could be seen so we went for it and apparently BroadS, Kieran, Aberystwyth Joe, Manopause, WJ and Beefy followed.

A few moments later (well minutes actually as I can't imagine that Shitfaced was that close, no disrepect intended) Klingon, escorting Shitfaced, were directed by hare Deep Throat up right onto Hookhills and thence down Broadsands Park Road and the savage trestled ascent of the last long section.

We can only imagine, with a mixture of horror and admiration, how Shitfaced - a hasher like him Harry - managed to get round without collapsing. Shirley, this drinker of drinkers had a most serious running problem to contend with on the night.  But 1 hour and 18 minutes later, Shitfaced staggered home with 5.68 miles in the bag. Remarkable, Shitfaced, just remarkable. You Shirley now have entered into the realms of legend.

Like a mirage, the SS appeared on the Goodrington promenade, manned by Grinder with all manner of drinks and snacks.  Just a scenic jog back to the club and with only 4.76 miles and 45 minutes running recorded, questions were already being asked.

Inside the club (after we had been buzzed in) we encountered a full house of anglers watching the England/Montenegro footie and a skittles match in full flow. Club regs. / licensing laws had all hashers sign in before availing themselves with either Bays or 6X.

Before embarking on the colourful DDs, mention must be made of a post circle arrival who, as usual, set off on a solo tour of the trail (shades of Archangel) but with the added impediment of having no kicked out checks to help - as most were marked in chalk on the tarmac. Five miles and nearly two hours later, Coldtits, bright and cheerful, was at the bar, unheralded and largely unnoticed. It's what hashing is all about isn't it...

I am most grateful (and relieved) for Winfield's DD observations and notes:

Offenders on the night were.....
WIGWAM (Vampire Bat hat) who on arrival had a pair of ladies briefs attached to his jacket.
PILTDOWN MAN (Hashit shirt) who was an excellent fit for the lost Norfolk Hash T.Shirt !
SHITFACED (Ceremonial Bat hat) who claimed to be the only Hasher to complete the 6 mile long?
WINFIELD who got himself lost after going round and round in Clennon Valley.
HARES DEEP THROAT and GRINDER for leading some astray although in the end it was a great evening!

Fate's fickle finger decided that I shouldn't suffer the lament of the final long split. (Deep Throat had suggested that it might be the finish of me - and knowing what it entailed, I concur.) The 'short' 5 miler resulted in some fast running for some of the longs, particularly BroadS, Aberystwyth Joe and young Keiran who managed to get round with a dud head torch.

Deep Throat and Grinder, you know what lads? I had a helluva good time out there and enjoyed every minute, big thumbs up. Also, sorry for my short cut - I promise not to do it again.

* Not for turning you fools.
** Deep Throat & Beefy

ON ON to next week and the Lower Car Park Haytor Rocks: OD. Carpenters Arms Ilsington TQ13 9RG  with Poacher.

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HASH SUBS £25 and for your assistance you can now use the BACS payment system to pay please.
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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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