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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ABOVE AND WELL BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

Run #1809 Monday 26th August from Staverton railway station with Beefy

Bank holidays can throw the proverbial spanner in the works with attendance (the record all-time low of three: One hasher and two hares!) but, nevertheless, a solid number made the snug railway car park on Monday for Beefy's eagerly anticipated trail and swim with supporting ales in the station OD.

Good to see Ollie (senior hasher) and Paraprick at the circle with Triple Jump, Holly and Dan introducing more newbies into the fold. Forrest had discovered an early Dickhead Hat - now rather hash politically incorrect - eliciting gasps of dismay (or envy?) from some harriets. Apparently it had been found discarded and forgotten in Wood Lend's room - missing for quite a few years!

No Teapot (holiday) or Piltdown so the roll here becomes official: GM Shitfaced, Beefy, Forrest, Fallen Woman, Runner Bean, Plonker, Flasher, Manpig, Fukarwi, Prickly Bush, BroadS, Winfield, Rambo, Doris, Triple Jump, Ga Ga 4It, SatNav, 3Sum,T Humper, I-Poo'd, Slip on Me, Getting Wet, Never Wet, Just Cummin', Holly, Dan, the nam-ed Ollie of old, U Bend, Wigwam, Paraprick, BB and three virgins: Samantha, little Ollie and Ellie. (34)

Runner Bean knew the GM's railwayana question and Manpig elucidated an upcoming 'running' event - the mud race across the Teign from Combe Cellars (Sunday September 1st). If slow motion walking - you can't run it - in knee deep Teign mud is your delight, don't miss it! I still have vivid memories of doing it thirty or so years ago. Only 800 metres but a great leveller - running ability goes out the window!
The waterproof housing on my new cam was effective but I found out later that holding it in your hand not only doesn't work but also nearly caused my demise at the swim. More on that later...

Beefy gave out the details of his trail which included no less than five L/S splits, a walkers' route and what was to be an ill-fated SS. What we didn't know at the time was that Beefy had encountered severe problems laying the trail earlier in the day. Marks had been interfered with and Beefy had covered a remarkable fifteen miles (over four hours) double trail laying and trying to reinstate marks.

Oblivious to the hare's travails, we legged it over the level crossing and up to North Wood. The speed machines that are Flasher, Plonker and Runner Bean were already merrily clear and with the red mist visors down would have missed a road chalked fish hook but for Beefy calling them back, HA! Unfortunately, my triumph was short-lived as the number 8 was incorporated which included the other usual front running suspects and back we trekked, heads held low like naughty children.

Released once more, Flasher and Co. soon restored normal service and climbed effortlessly up the first trail ascent. I was just making a note that U Bend was going well up the gradient when he came to a juddering halt - but never mind, God loves a trier. Around a bend and there were the lads once more, looking somewhat bemused. The reason for the hiatus became clear when I saw the latest creation of the hare - a HA HA and arrow indicating that we return onto the short trail before finding the long. Oh well, at least it's back downhill now..

Up ahead we saw the back markers of the shorts and walkers as we veered right and up another incline. The marks were still clear and being diligently kicked out but I still managed to misinterpret the direction and found myself alone with a series of crosses barring the way. Eventually I was reunited with BroadS, Manpig and Fukarwi and our combined field craft got us back on trail. We encountered Flasher ahead but as we started to follow he shouted out that we had missed a loop of the trail and had to complete. In the pre-Strava days, I might have ignored the extra yardage but the all-seeing GPS now precluded such cavalier (sneaky) actions.

The old firm was finally together once more and most enjoyable the gentler pace was as we coursed from check to check. Manpig caught on that I was on a roll (everything I shouted was wrong) and ignored every call with loud sniggers coming from the gallery (Fukarwi and BroadS). Some way ahead, we caught glimpses of Senior Ollie and dogs which gave us some help when marks went missing. Round and round, but ever closing with the river, we went until cries of jollity could be heard nearby. Out of the darkening woods we emerged to find the party dip in full swing [sic].

Wading into the inky black pool, I had a yen for a swing and started across only to find that it got very deep halfway across. I started to doggy paddle (holding cam in one hand so couldn't swim) but unexpectedly an adverse current halted my slow progress. Suddenly I got into difficulties and for a brief moment thought I was going under but just managed to get back into shallower water. Just as well, as if I had disappeared, hashers might have thought I was fooling about (Shirley not) and might not have come to the aid of my party [sic]. I must sadly admit that, just as my namesake, water is a dangerous thing for me...

A short run back home and the beer beckoned Beefy..

At £3 a pint there were still a few beers to sample and the good 'ol' boys plumped for the Deverill's Advocate 4.5 abv. A TVH grub table was set up in the entrance outside, the offerings most generously provided by most present. I hadn't brought anything and felt guilty taking a plate of the GM's tasty pasta; huge thank you to everyone that did take the trouble of bringing something along to share.

WINFIELD'S WISDOM & AWARDS
A great trail laid through the woodlands and beside the very scenic river Dart, although someone messed up the trail to the Sweet Stop! there was still much to enjoy at the river crossing and later back at the Station with plenty of beer to choose from and a wide excellent food selection donated by the Pack

The Awards from Run 1809 were presented to the following offenders ....
Forrest to Just Coming for stealing? his phone!
Just Coming to Forrest Stump for losing! his phone.
Shit Faced for peeing up stream of us in the river!.
Forrest for (running in a football boot) was presented with a found shoe!
Our Virgin Hasher is named on her first run Footloose for wearing flip flops!
Beefy a free drink after the excellent evening well done!

After the run, Beefy explained why we hadn't got to the SS. The marks leading to it had been sabotaged (again), leaving Beefy waiting forlornly for hashers to arrive. After all his considerable efforts, he was understandingly upset but it hadn't spoiled the enjoyment of all hashers on the evening. Our hares do sterling service for us every week, but I think you will agree that Beefy's efforts were above and well beyond the call of duty. Thank you, Beefy, good job.

On-On to next week at The Cridford Inn Trusham ( TQ13 0NR) Birthday Hash (Forrest & Poacher)

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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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