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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SOMERSAULT OLLIE, TOUR DE FRANCE CLIMBS & DORIS KNOWS A THING OR THOUSAND

Run #1808 Monday 19th August from Brixham Rugby Club with Wigwam & Bobbiball
 
Blessed we are with the seemingly endless succession of epic trails for TVH. I try vainly to avoid the word, fearing to lessen its impact but Monday's trail was another epic indeed.
 
Still awaiting a replacement cam (it did arrive at Sainsbury's at 5:30 pm but too late to pick up) I am indebted to Beefy's video scan to reveal those present at the circle. Nary RA or RA Organizer sighted but a Penner chariot brought Wet Johnny and Manopause back out to play and quite a few others including:
 
Piltdown, Georgie & Rambo in their yellow submarine chariot (I tried to show them the scenic way through the town but they preferred the direct route); GM Shitfaced, Winfield, 'Poles' Piddler, Going Down, SatNav, 3Sum, Jackie, Beefy, Wiggy & Bobby, Mrs S, Doris, Only Here, Slip on Me, Libby, Linda, Hollie, Dan, Hotlips & Zoot, T Humper, I-Poo'd, Getting Wet & Never Wet, Fukarwi, Coldtits, Pork Torpedo & Hornie, Wetfart, Flasher, Plonker, Ollie, Triple Jump, Twin Buffers, Hotlips, Zoot, Melon Picker, Soapy, 69, BB, Poacher, Archangel and Klingon. I might have missed out one or two but made it close to the fifty mark once more.
 
The Rugby club CP was soon overwhelm-ed with chariots from afar (quite a drive over the bay to Brixham so well done all) but most secured a place by utilising the overflow section at the back of the club.
 
All the FRBs wanted to know was the distance for the longs and with these warriors of old, we knew we wouldn't be disappointed - a six plus miler to whet our appetites. A short and walkers' trail was mentioned as well as an exotic SS.
 
It's the mad moments on trail that are neither seen nor recognized that are worthy of mention in the words at least. Such a moment was the immediate somersault by Ollie over Poacher's dog lead. Pretty good going after only five yards of running! But never mind, the FRBs were straight onto the bunny and no silly attempts at keeping the pack together as there would be many an opportunity to do so in the trail right up to the SS.
 
No messing about either as we hightailed it straight to the Berry Head Nature Reserve with good clean running and, for now, flat terrain as promised...
 
An early casualty was Poacher who lurched forward and stopped with a sudden back spasm and was forced to return to base. Fortunately, no lasting damage and he soon recovered after taking a cider infusion (the drink - not the dog!).
 
We came across Going Down, SatNav and Linda (I think) who thought they'd gone Pete Tong when they saw the longs charging towards them but were in fact on trail.
 
Catching an unfortunate blow from an overhanging branch, I was lucky to be able to continue relatively unscathed. The (fruitless) pursuit of Plonker and Flasher made me desperate and I was sav-ed from further damage when Hornie caught me as I careered down the side of a hedge. Another casualty appeared to be Twin Buffers who brandished a bleeding hand at a photo op with SatNav and Coldtits.
 
And there was Coldtits, striding out in her usual determined fashion with Piltdown, Georgy and pooch considerately sidestepping to let us pass. Then the SS mark appeared on a corner and a little further up the path (to Sharkham Point CP) there unfolded a swaying mass of good time hashers tucking in to the Port & cheese and added refreshments.
 
The FRBs had a brief discussion and decided to give BB a head start out onto the next stage of the run as he was clearly having a bit of a sulk at being left behind. Beefy remained to take some more snaps.
 
A check materialised immediately and with fervent hope, the Bird chose left. Rounding the corner and there was Doris - Shirley I'm on a winner as Doris knows a thing or thousand? YES, we were only ON and thanking Doris, the Bird fled.
 
Flasher, Plonker and Ollie soon caught up again and drifted away leaving me alone to ponder the wisdom of chasing the youngsters. Poor Fukarwi was also privately bemoaning his fate of losing his usual running buddies (Manpig absent) and amused himself by statue staring en route. The Tour de France style S bends ascent to South Down Cliff was 'invigorating' and I only twigged late on (as did Manopause and WJ) that you could cut through the hedge on most of the turns.
 
At the summit a glorious vista unfolded that brought a tear of joy to mine eyes - the Man Sands peninsula. My first thought was of regret that only the longs would see this beautiful sight. But never mind, the fearsome descent to Man Sands was jarring; one slip and a stretcher would be needed to carry you back to the bar. At the bottom, Flasher, Ollie and Plonker were waiting and they seemed to know the way back past the mini lakes. Just as we set off, the main body of longs hove into view: Beefy, Dan, Fukarwi, Manopause and WJ and I wondered what resources I had left to stay in the game.
 
Fortunately, the long climb out of Man Sands assisted as well as Flasher and Plonker checking and calling but by the summit Beefy had appeared in the rear view mirror and the band of five merrily stampeded down the lanes in the fast gathering gloom - Beefy using his phone light to assist.
The run for home took us into a myriad network of urban roads with many a twist and turn before bundling us back into the Rugby club CP. 
Show me the bar...
 
Twilight now reigned, a salutary reminder that summer is nigh gone already and perhaps time to dig out the head torches.
 
By the time I got to the bar, the Proper Job had gone, gone forever! so the consolation prize was Tribute with a foaming head but it still hit the spot after that magnificent thirst inducing trail. A family atmosphere prevailed with Poacher and T Humper playing pool and Pork Torpedo enlisted to do the downdowns after the hash grub - at £3 agogo - was dispensed.
 
I was surprised to see Flasher, Plonker and Ollie go outside and thought
 they had mistakenly assumed the DDs were outside (as last week) but it transpired that they were directed to the outside tap when they asked for a glass of water!
 
The verdict of the evening is in and the hares have been found guilty of providing an alarmingly good run and apr├Ęs trail entertainment at the Brixham Rugby Club. But in all seriousness (?) the longs were rewarded with a wonderfully panoramic and testing trail - I cannot recall ever going out as far as Man Sands before - what a treat, thanks Wiggy and Bob.
 
WINFIELD'S WISDOM & AWARDS
A great trail with many fantastic views, an excellent Port & Cheese stop, followed by some testing running for those FRB'S AND well received at the Rugby Club with excellent refreshments.
Awards from the evening were presented to....
Hollie for not changing after that long run!
Poacher for being beaten by T.Humper at pool
Naming Linda, now for ever to be known as Ga-Ga 4it
Manopause offered a kiss behind! at the kissing gate?
Hare Wigwam a DD reward? for an excellent evening!
Very well done to both Hares!
 
On-On to Staverton Railway Station TQ9 6AG next week. Please remember to bring food to share and a change of shoes!! Fingers tightly crossed, the Bank Holiday Monday weather looks very good.

TVH3 HABERDASHERY LINK

NEW MISMANAGEMENT & CONTACT TELS.

Grand Master Shitfaced mobile 07973 682201
Vice G M Winfield mobile 07855355338
On Sec Piltdown Man mobile 07773038756
R A Organiser Teapot
R A Manpig
R A Forrest Stump
R A Fallen Woman
Hash Cash Threesome
Hash Tax Satnav
Trail Raiser Doris
Haberdashery Zoot
Song Master Pork Torpedo
Social Sec T. Humper
Spider /Web Bluebird
Life President Pottsie
Vice President K C

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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