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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QUITE SIMPLY A BIRTHDAY HASH FROM THE HOME OF HASHING

Run #1811 Monday 9th September from the Park Inn, Kingskerswell with T Humper (A 9919 dateline as recalled by the Artful Dogger)

The perennial hash riddle drifted through my mind as I tried hard to keep Runner Bean in sight in the last two miles of the run: What is mightier oh hash brethren, the trail or the On Down? The ditherers would say both are equal but on this particular night my vote was Shirley for the inspired trail set in such demanding circumstances - and I think a few of us out there thought the same, Oh Dearly Melon Picker Excepted...

'I was misinformed, I thought the trail would have been about half a mile!' quoth Manpig post hash and yes, it was quite a surprise that T Humper and Shitfaced managed to lay any trail of substance following the weekend 40th Birthday celebrations.

Adding to the difficulties, the rain had arrived, and a daunting task lay [sic] ahead for the hares but what a triumph the trail proved to be, so back to the beginning to fill in the details oh Dearly Devoted...

Circle roll: GM Shitfaced, T Humper, Never Wet, Getting Wet, I-Poo'd, Flasher, Runner Bean, Plonker, Artful Dogger, Beefy, Winfield, Teapot, Piltdown, Georgy, Manpig, Wet Johnny, Manopause, Erection, Doris, Rambo, 3Sum, SatNav, Wigwam, GaGa 4it, Triple Jump, Footloose, Nikki and virgin Mark, Coldtits, Fallen Woman, Able, Pisswell, 69, Soapy, Melon Picker, Libby, Compo, U Bend, Archangel, SM Ellie, Dan, Holly, Zoot, Hotlips, Paraprick (gave a lift to some sorely pressed shorts so unsure whether he partook of any of the run), Woof Woof, BB.

A goodly turnout of some forty seven party goers with Bobby 'dead leg' Woll managing to drive his Panzer over for the beer (Bobby, as the Panzer isn't converted to drive on beer - No? Well...) and finally return the Vampire Bat Hat.

Grandly did the Grand Master introduce the evening's fare with the grandiloquent* statement: 'Welcome to the Park Inn - the home of hashing!' and the sages wisely nodded and muttered approval.

The usual shenanigans at the circle saw GaGa 4it present and duly assist the GM back into his weekend jester costume as the FRBs got twitchy, adjusting head torches and footwear for the upcoming Fray Bentos.

Three trails accommodating walkers, shorts and longs and we were directed left from the car park to start the adventure.

The usual suspects (Beefy, Flasher, Plonker, Artful Dogger, Runner Bean) were, as usual, on a mission and led us up to the quarries turn off. We were already strung out From Here to Eternity and the first climb did further damage. Fortunately for the languishing longs, the FRBs contrived to miss the hard a starboard turn from Milber lane into Castle Plantation and careered into a housing estate before backtracking to find the trail true.

The beneficiaries of the blunder were encountered as we hit the playing fields and time for a bit of chitchat as the pecking order was re-established. Manpig was suffering from the weekend activities and was firing on one cylinder but still gave it his best shot in vain pursuit alongside Woof Woof.

Just after the playing fields and there was confusion over a L/S split - the result being that a band of hashers comprising Winfield, Fallen Woman, U Bend and Melon Picker and also Coldtits (I think) inadvertently strayed onto the 10K long trail. However, all had more than enough ability to cope with the imposition. Coldtits covered seven miles plus and recorded her second longest run - richly deserving a DD nomination.

Wasn't that a pretty little Christmas light festooned cottage? No time to admire the scenery though as the FRBs were tauntingly calling up ahead and with red visors down, Artful Dogger, Manpig, Woof Woof, Dan and Holly kept on trucking, down, way way blessed down the rough path. Coming back on ourselves, a trail of Hey ho, off to work we go lights could be seen and jolly messages of encouragement could be shouted across the divide. A cry of lament from the festooned cottage drifted downwards: 'Bluebird, are we still on the short? (!)' No Dad, I don't think so!

Through a gloomy gorge we struggled, valley of the shade of death' - interspersed with knee tickling stinging nettles and mightily invigorating they were though Runner Bean was not quite so enthusiastic.

If it hadn't been for Runner Bean faithfully calling up ahead, I would have gone astray on more than one occasion and would even have missed the entry (and exit!). to the famous cabbage field.

Back at the 'Home of Hashing' and Park 'n' Ride had thoughtfully put out some towels for us to dry ourselves off - what a nice touch and I believe a TVH first, bravo!

Artful Dogger enquired if we had noticed the doggers in the lay by close to the OH. A gleeful guffaw at his Strava comment which I may not be at liberty to re-post.

Towels none for our feted RA Manpig, who set off for a quick wash and brush up at his nearby chateau before returning to do the bizzo.
The Ferryman was my ale of choice but I nearly OD'd on the giant grab bags of Quavers - Park 'n' Ride becoming suspicious after my third bag.

Thanks are due to the hares T Humper and Grand Master, I-Poo'd (varied alcoholic laced fudges - praised by all) and our thoughtful host Park 'n' Ride. A Birthday Hash sans pareil. Olé!

*I cannot recall ever using grand, grandly and grandiloquent together before.

Over to you Winfield:

WINFIELD'S WISDOM & AWARDS
Where after a dry start there was rain later, with the Hares 3+ miles Short turning into a nearly 6+ run after U-Bend, Mellon Picker, Fallen Woman, and I managed to transfer to the Long trail just after those playing fields!
We joked about the Longs having to run uphill from Haccombe only to find ourselves climbing the same route later! Woods tracks rocks cabbage fields, we had it all with Fallen Woman now wishing we had a taxi just as Paraprick's car pulled up saving us those last few miles.
Back at the Park the party was now in full swing with plenty of good food, alcoholic sweets and excellent cake plus a few shots after, we had soon forgotten that unexpected Long experience!

Well done T.Humper for a great trail! all of those special drinks and very tasty cake!

Awards on T.Humper's extravaganza evening were presented to....
T.Humper a shot Birthday song and DD.
Paraprick thanks for giving a lift to needy Hashers
Nickie for no response to a toot toot! but Mark soon drank up instead!
Zoot a Birthday DD not but sure for what or when?
Dolly and King! a DD for that karaoke performance!

ON ON to next week and please note the revised Circle location at Venford Reservoir (TQ13 7SS) OD Forest Inn Hexworthy ( Pisswell)

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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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