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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RAISE YOUR GLASSES TO OUR VICE PRESIDENT KC

Run #1825 Monday 16th December from the Kings Arms, Kingsteignton with hare Shitfaced

Sad news at the circle when Archangel reported the passing of our much-loved Vice President KC. He was a true hash hound, famed for his amorous predilections. KC had made but a few appearances the past few months and we were prepared for the inevitable at least. Raise your glasses please to celebrate his passing, he will be missed.

The wise had arrived early to get a space in the dark but adequate pub car park but some, knowing the Kings Arms well, had made alternative chariot tethering and came a jingle bell jogging to the circle.
Talking of impending Christmas cheer, SM Ellie flitted past, attired in a fetching Santa outfit - cue sighs of approval..

Through a light brown Leg End haze, I can vaguely recall around forty five as Shirley follow here:
GM Shitfaced, Abigail the Elf, BroadS, Santa SM Ellie, Piltdown, Georgy, Teapot, SatNav, Able, Winfield,  I-Poo'd, Pan Fart, Bush Baby, U Bend, Piddler, Pork Torpedo, Hornie, Manpig, 69, Wigwam, Fishbait, Only Here, Wet Johnny, Manopause, Erection, Wetfart, returnee Stung Down Under, Fallen Woman, Broken Man, Slip on Me, Big End, Well Hopped, BB, Coldtits, Archangel, Rambo, Doris, Strap-on (newly named), Zorro2, Debbie, Georgia, Adam, Robert and Woof Woof. A couple of others as well but being feeble-minded I can't recall their hash handles.

Circle conveneth came the presentation of a tiny elf - imported specially for the occasion and at great expense - and delightfully did Abigail skip forward for the initiation by flour. 'Why, it must be Elf 'n' Safety!' uttered a snowstorm lit hat attired Fallen Woman.. No? Well...

Made later than usual, Pan Fart and Bush Baby had arriv-ed in Kingskerswell searching fruitlessly for the Kings Arms. Ah well, they escaped a DD for the mistaka anyway.

Great knowledge, logic and experience count for very little on a hash as Penners Wet Johnny and Manopause were to discover.

'Look Manopause, it'll only be a three miler at best for the long tonight, so let's run to Kingsteignton (from Ipplepen?) and make up the difference!' Wet Johnny did opine and Shirley, I would have agreed with him BUT... A strawberry flavoured yoghurt sent it spinning from his hand...

There were two major flaws in the cunning plan. Manopause's estimate of about three miles to the pub was out just a tad (5 miles plus) and the Grand Master was laying the trail - and he liked to give value... sigh

Notices exhausted, the high-ranking hare stepped forward with staff of office once more restored. A long, about FIVE MILES and a 'runners' trail' (zoom to WJ's and Manopause's little faces) a short, three miles and a walking trail PLUS a special drinkers' trail (presumably straight to the bar, I never did find out) and one last thing, there may be a smidgen of drizzle later on...

The glad tidings thus dispensed, we tunnel funnelled out to embark on another glorious adventure...HA!

Seemingly unaffected by the five mile 'warm-up' Wet Johnny was to the fore from the get-go and the Bat bade him a fond farewell after a mile...sigh

The usual cast of FRBs took up station: Man Pig, Big End/Ned and Well Hopped and that seemed to be it as strangely there appeared to be no other takers, but more on this situation a bit later, Oh Dearly Are You Still Paying Attention?

Runners' trail indeed, flat, mainly road and nary a check to be seen - Oh Heaven, if only I were fit and not fit for nuthin' and on we surged, spread out on both sides of the road and working as a team but the joker was about to be played in our little game..

And the Grand Master raised his carv-ed staff aloft and invoked the heavens to open..
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Just as the Wise One had foretold, the rains came and jollity unabated did rain [come on, obviously sic].

Braking hard at the Bell Inn (oh so near to the beer) we cut through the alley to the churchyard - just as Man Pig had Shirley prophesied a few minutes earlier. Then miraculously, a trail of lights converged with us - Shirley the shorts but wait, what's this?  Woof Woof, Manopause, Zorro2, Pan Fart and Bush Baby - no short trail hashers here and apparently they had missed a turning on the long but they were back so all sins forgiven and a bit of banter to raise our flagging spirits.

Five miles in the bag and now safely in the hash-friendly Kings Arms. Nice one GM.

Gemma was unassisted behind the bar but the Leg End was £3.60 - nuff said.

Time for the Christmas Draw and SatNav, assisted by Soapy and Able had prepared a magnificent array of prizes.

WINFIELD'S MEMORIES on Trail1825

Our.Christmas Draw organised by Satnav with a trail from The Kings Arms Kingsteignton plotted by Hare:-Shitfaced. At our circle a young Abigail was anointed already having named herself "Little Elf" followed in by Archangel who announced the sad passing-on of KC our Vice President, that very active! Jack Russell. "Alexa" was spot on with the weather forecast, as by 8pm it was raining again! We headed on around the streets of Kingsteignton along with No69, Coldtitz and Wigwam passing many excellent Christmas displays. Deciding we were already wet enough on the outside, this now seemed a good the time to re-enter The Kings Arms for a beer inside! before the Draw started. The display had been fully set up by Satnav, Able Semen & Soapy, with those crucial draw lists displayed ready for action!

AWARDS for the evening were presented to....
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WET JOHNNY (hashit shirt) for saving the taxi fare by running in from Ipplepen.
MANOPAUSE (horsey horseface hat)  who was also tempted to join him!
U-BEND whose miscalculation made it not his 60th Birthday!
ARCHANGEL who cheerfully accepted his 700thRun badge at last!

POSTSCRIPT
About to leave when Just Coming came back to look for her purse which we eventually found - much to her relief - in the car park near her motor bike. A most enjoyable evening and I loved the trail - designed for the runners amongst us, though poor Ned wasn't quite as enthusiastic - poor paws on the unrelenting road.

Just one other thing, where were you Beefy? I only realized you were missing halfway into the run!

ON ON to next week and a Christmas Run (7:15 pm) from The Park Inn TQ12 5BQ,with Hares:- Paraprick & Archangel Don't forget to wear something festive on this Hash.

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

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 sadly not with us

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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REARENDER

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TEAPOT

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SOAPY

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MOULDY DICK

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MELONPICKER

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FALLEN WOMAN

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DORIS

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BROKEN MAN

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ARCHANGEL

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Previously unreleased clip - Vicky's naming from the Sea Trout

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