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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JINGLE BELL HOUNDS, FAIRY LIGHTS & FLAPJACKS MADE FOR A MAGIC EVENING

Run #1823 Trendlebere Down, OD the Bell Inn, Bovey Tracey with hare Beefy

And there it was, just as foretold, a shimmering blue luminescent arrow pointing to the sacred circle in a fairy-like grotto in darkest Trendlebere Down - magic...

A crisp evening (37f) saw some thirty eight hardy hashers assemble at Beefy's well marked 'car park' on Trendlebere Down. Indeed, there could be no excuses not to find the circle location with an almost festive blue reflective arrow showing the way. Intense planning had Shirley gone into the hare's preparations - a seven mile recce on Sunday and over ten miles laid on the day - Beefy had left nothing to chance and dare we say it - it was dry and still - Oh give thanks to the hash gods on high!.

Cometh the circle up deadline and the glorified lay by was filled to overflowing. No urban lighting here and in the inky black darkness Teapot called for names and his total was pretty well spot on.

Recalled: GM Shitfaced, Teapot, Piltdown, Georgy, 3Sum, SatNav, 69, Beefy, Only Here, Debbie, Adam, Georgia, Robert, Soapy, Palmolive, Melon Picker, Wet Johnny, Manopause, Erection, Forrest, Manpig, BroadS, SM Ellie, I-Poo'd, Coldtits, Bobby Woll, Wigwam, Big End, Well Hopped, Ding Dong, Wetfart, Fishbait, Slip on Me, Small Fry, BB, Able with late arrivals Pan Fart & Bush Baby 38

Salute the Grand Master we could not as he had unfortunately left his staff of office in the hallway and indeedy, it wasn't quite the same without the brandishing..
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Beefy was anxious to get the show on the road as the pub had an earlier than usual cut-off point for the hash grub. The hash trail menu was exotic: Three L/S splits and wait for it - TWO walkers' routes being mark-ed W1 and W2. In the words of old Harry 'You've never had it so good.'

Rock 'n' stroll time and into the depths of Yarner wood we surged with Cruella sniggers as the Bat failed to operate the first gate.  The first check was within a hundred yards and Manopause chose correctly and a nice little lead was opened up on the rest of the pack.

Wet Johnny was a revelation since having the turbo fitted* and was the FRB of the night, galloping clear and only caught up with at the checks - cleverly designed by the hare to put a lid on such an eventuality.

It was déjà vu from last week as Big End/Ned and Well Hopped loom-ed large in the wing mirrors but there were other hounds loose in the calaboose... A jingle of bells could only mean that Feagle, Brock and Ding Dong were closing fast.  Ding Dong confirmed that her stitches were out following a tumble in one of her canine-cross events and I pulled over to let the pro team past.

The inevitable drama unfolded and on a long descent the Bat saw Ding Dong and team hesitate. 'Have you seen any marks?' 'No' replied the batty Bat, 'I wuz following you!'  A procession of Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go lights appeared, 'Anything BB?' enquired Manopause but the longs were also suspicious of the absence of marks and turned back. 'I'll sound my horn if we're on...' echoed back to the retreating longs and that was the last time they ever saw the Bat again.... sigh

II wasn't the only one that missed the glorious secluded hut stop where cider or lemonade and fruit and nut flapjacks were on offer in a delightful fairy light lit hut in the middle of nowhere as Wet Johnny must have been going too fast and overshot the magical refreshment stop.

A few snippets of gossip were passed on at the pub:  Wiggers had a head torch failure and wandered lonely as the wispish clouds above but got back safely and apparently a certain hasher led a large group of walkers astray - der rottenführer strikes again - you failed to mention this outrage Bobby, I vunder vy?  Big End was slightly perplexed that Manpig and Forrest had got in front of him and Well Hopped as they hadn't overtaken and the rumour going round was that perhaps they had accidentally (Manpig and Forrest not short cutters of course!) been sidetracked through one of the walkers' trails.

Following Bobby Woll's Panzer in my scout car, we managed to find the last spaces in the steep car park above the Bell Inn. Warm and welcoming was the Bell and the good news was the price of the vital beer - £3.70 for Legend and Doom! a full 40p cheaper than the week before, whoa! Our congenial host and landlord Owen made us very welcome and there were no queues at the bar that I could see and he was happy that we had a good time.  Let's put the Bell on our list of hash-friendly venues for Bovey.

AWARDS
WET JOHNNY had the Hashit shirt for going back along the walkers' trail to look for fellow Penners, Manopause & Erection - WJ's explanation not being accepted by Melon Picker.
BIG END received the Bat hat from Forrest who claimed that he had saved his bacon by calling him back on trail.
BUSH BABY was aghast at being awarded the Horsey horseface hat for arriving late with Pan Fart and getting lost on the short (thanks Wiggers, a close call as WJ was also my choice and I didn't have a Plan B!)
SLIP ON ME received her 200 Badge to finish the fun.

*Puts it all down to the weight loss - and perhaps a few 6 milers.

POSTSCRIPT
Beefy put his heart and soul into the evening and what a success it turned out to be. Everyone loved the trail and the pub, well done!

POST POSTSCRIPT
I am relieved that no one (apart from the lady who came out of her house to see why I had run past four times) witnessed my most unfortunate demise, I shall not elaborate. I stayed behind to chat to Owen and the locals and they thought that someone wearing a bat on his head and harlequin chef's trousers was quite normal. By the way, a returning local, now living in Nova Scotia, recalled many hashers of old, including Biggles and Soapy - a small world, isn't it...

ON ON to next week and the Churston Court Inn, Churston Ferrers, (TQ5 0JE,) with Hares U-Bend & Manpig

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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

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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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