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 DE RIGUEUR EPIC OVER MOOR AND TOR, A LADIES' BATTALION & 'DON'T BITE, BEEFY!'






Run #1788  Mon 1st April Circle Lower Car Park Haytor Rocks: OD. Carpenters Arms Ilsington with Hare Poacher

The ever enduring TV hash soap opera resumed from the Haytor lower CP with perennial hare Poacher. For the FRBs and hardy longs it meant a good stretch out across moor and tor with the occasional gorse and bog thrown in for good measure. For the shorts and walkers perhaps a little trepidation - knowing the hare's liking for a de rigueur epic..

Cometh the circle 'neath the imposing Haytor and in spring's welcome light for the first time this year, assembled some three dozen hashers:

Broken Man & Fallen Woman, Teapot, Winfield, Piltdown & Georgie, SM Ellie, BroadS, Beefy, 69, Manopause, WJ, Erection, orienteers Ben & Will, Forrest and Cridford Inn's Sarah, Archangel, Shitfaced, 3sum, SatNav, Wigwam & Bobby, Coldtits, Hotlips & Zoot, Doris & Rambo, Twin Buffers, Polyfella, Able Semen, Ding Dong & dawgs, long absent Gobbler, Paraprick, U Bend (no Piddler?) and BB.

69 relayed the good news that Poacher had set off at 6:30pm to complete (or start?) the trail, leaving Cider behind. With no hare present, 69 gave out the trail info as two short trails and two long splits.

A nasty start to the test - uphill over uneven ground - had hashers struggling to get into a rhythm (thank gawd, thought it was just me).

Round the semi-scenic Haytor quarry and man made lake - complete with abandoned and rusted out machinery - we ventured, probing for the main direction of the trail.

A clever piece of trail laying saw the longs intermingle with the shorts for a while. Gaily and daintily stepping out was Fallen Woman with Winfield alongside and there was young U Bend,  hiding on the short - oh Shirley not!  A hasher like him, many times mentioned in deeds of derring-do... how had it come to this? Father Time is unrelenting Oh Dearly Susceptible.

Oh let me fall on the trail and be carried in glory back to the bar rather than submit to nature's unforgiving will..  No? Well please...

Out along the ancient tramway and towards Smallacombe Rocks did we trek and Ipplepeners WJ and Manopause were on a roll and uncannily kept choosing right at many a check.

Warming to the theme, habitual cries of encouragement and derision were heaped upon the long suffering longs [sic], prompting the usual counter retorts from Beefy. The quote of the evening came from Manopause who knew the ways of the warrior well Winfield: 'Don't bite, Beefy!'

The pivotal plot of the trail was unfolded and into the treacherous gorse reinforced bog we blundered. Poacher was out to make (April) fools of us all.

Slowed to a virtual crawl, the longs concertinaed and we Shirley were mobhanded to deal with almost any eventuality, Oh Dearly Aghast. Super scouts Ben and Will spearheaded the main body of Wet Johnny, Manopause, Beefy, BroadS, old hand Polyfella and BB plus a ladies' battalion of Ding Dong, SM Ellie and the very experienced local, Gobbler.

The marks became scarce and mightily elusive forcing the longs to backtrack and search for clues in the murderous morass. The diligence paid off but only up to a point as ultimately the mire consumed the plucky pack and many an eye was averted when the Bluebird began to wail.. 'My EPICS, my EPICS - ruined I say!'

A way out was spotted away in the distance beyond the killing ground - Holwell Tor and the quarry slip. Clearing the bog, a lone maniac shrieked dementedly: 'A check, a check, we're out!'

Some forty minutes into the run and just as some shorts were reportedly already back changing, another problem arose. The trail had gone cold yet again and the light was fast ebbing. Ding Dong disappeared from sight into the valley to the east and Ben and Will were also covering a lot of extra ground searching.  Beefy suddenly spotted that the Ipplepenners were missing - and they hadn't even said goodbye!

Atop Holwell and a check was found - just as a cry from the gloom revealed Poacher, resplendent in shorts and tee shirt and no head torch - hallelujah baby! We're saved!

At last we could resume at pace and with Poacher leading the way, we sped back to Haytor through an unnamed quarry gorge and finished with a downhill dash back to the car park. Olé!

Although we were out for up to an hour and a quarter, only about four miles was covered though Ben and Will boosted their mileage by running up from the pub and down again after their run.

TVH pretty much had the Carpenters to themselves and snug and comfy it was in this historical OD.  Dartmoor Legend and Hanlons Yellow Hammer were on tap as well as Scrumpy - to Poacher's delight and apparently the food was given the thumbs up.

Shitfaced - complete with Ceremonial Bat Hat - RAd the proceedings to add yet another string to his bow:

DOWNDOWNS
The first complete daylight run for SOME of us! even though Hare Poacher decided to make most of it a live trail!
Offenders Awards were presented by SHITFACED to....
S.M.ELLIE for getting lost on another Long trail.
WET JOHNNY for missing his special DD last week.
FORREST STUMP now still displaying the swing label on his latest Grizzly t.shirt
POACHER for his live trail that had us heading around in all directions!
Well done Poacher and thanks to the Carpenters for the excellent food!

Ben's strava notes on the run summed it up pretty well:  'Hashing through a gorse filled bog is never a good idea. Lost the trail far too many times. Fun.'  I'll second that. Thanks Poach for a great trail and a really good TV hash atmosphere in the Carpenters afterwards.

ON ON to next week and it's back to The Park Inn, Kingskerswell TQ12 5BQ. (Paraprick)






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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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