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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A WEASEL PLAN & YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE FAITH

Run #1828 Monday 6th January from the Teign & Stover CP, OD the King's Arms with Flasher and Friends

The first run of a new decade and the lads were out in force to lay for Flasher's birthday. A band of heavy rain swept through early afternoon delaying proceedings. Oh yes, it was going to be testing conditions out there t'teddy bear..

The lean longs had a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel. After consulting the slide-rule it was discerned that it was a mere 3/4 M from the King's Arms at Kingsteignton to the circle CP. Shirley it would be sheer folly to park in the middle of nowhere and then have all the shorts and walkers nab the spaces at the pub.

And so, Oh Dearly Thwarted, it came to pass that the Good ol' Boys gathered at the OD for a leisurely warm-up jog to the circle. HA!

Proudly did our banners fly as we sallied out of the tunnel circle bound. Warriors Wet Johnny and Manopause, Beefy, BroadS and the surfin' Bird, oh what a glorious sight we made and Fallen Woman who drove past the cavalcade did concur...

The inky black and partially flooded circle CP was already a confused maelstrom of chariots as we arrived and smug indeedy were the Famous Five - but the fickle Fates frowned and some of us would be punished for our complacency..

Teapot was on station at the entrance, busily taking names and a forty plus roll was attained. Vague indeed is the memory but I'll avago:

Winfield, Teapot, Flasher, Runner Bean, Plonker, Pork Torpedo, Hornie, Fallen Woman, Manopause, Wet Johnny, Beefy, BroadS, SM Ellie, Stung Down Under, Manpig, Poles Piddler, Wiggy, Only Here, Debbie, 3Sum, SatNav, Archangel, Big End, Well Hopped, Slip on Me, Strap-On, Ann, Ernie, Piltdown, Able, Georgia, Adam, U Bend, 69, Coldtits, Doris, BB, Soapy, Melon Picker and Woof Woof. 40 listed and apologies if I missed you out.

In the absence of our revered Grand Master (we missed you) Winfield called the crew to order before summoning the authors of the evening's entertainment. There was a slight disagreement (which would seal Runner Bean's fate before we had even started) between the hares until it transpired that there were three L/S splits and a SS sited somewhere out there in the malevolent morass. Walkers to the left and longs/shorts to the right.. Yo!

After last wek's debacle, I had switched to dimpled road shoes, which though not ideal, afforded a little traction on the less muddy sections. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to put insoles in - a decision which would be rued later..

It soon became apparent that the marks were spaced out and faith had to be put in the hares. And I had faith in the hares, rollin' rollin' rollin' even when the way seemed uncertain to trailblazer Wet Johnny. The trail was clever, the shorts converging with the longs (apologies to U Bend for my rude comments) as we wended our sodden way along the banks of the Teign and all seemed well until it all went horribly wrong...multiple sighs
A funnel shaped field posed the question - left or right? In the absence of clues, I kept the faith and bore right, taking Wet Johnny and Beefy with me but even they lost faith after nigh on a half mile of no marks and they turned back.

However, I still had faith and continued doggedly onwards. Shirley a mark would appear and my faith would be Shirley vindicated? I still had faith up to the moment I slipped on a slick bend and crashed into the river. I then lost faith.

What to do? Turn back and be the butt of cruel jokes at my soggy expense? No, I would continue and head 'em off at the next river crossing.

Meanwhile, Beefy, Wet Johnny, Manopause, Manpig, Woof Woof and BroadS were (correctly) heading for Stover Park and gawd only knows the whereabouts of the others.

Two near fatal mistakas occurred roughly at the same time. Beefy and BroadS (and others?) missed the left turn for Stover Park and headed for Heathfield while a mile to the north I closed rapidly (on lovely tarmac) with Chudleigh Knighton before turning.

The end result was Beefy covering TEN miles and out for two hours, BroadS nearly EIGHT miles and ninety five minutes and similar stories for WJ, Manopause et al.

I may have had harder hash runs since 1985 but I cannot recall being as exhausted as I was when I finally got back to the King's Arms. Ask Bobby, he'll tell you.

There were tales aplenty to marvel about inside the King's Arms. Well Hopped and Big End related the carnage caused by a wicked HA HA - lads, how could you? and running down one side of a hedge with the shorts on the other side. Manopause had pleaded with other hashers not to follow him as he had no idea where he was and Manpig refused to comment and may have committed some dastardly deed en routey. I have no intelligence on the SS and whether anyone - apart from the shorts and walkers - actually made it. Answers on a postcard please.

WINFIELD'S VIEW
Muddy memories from trail 1828 Mon 6th Jan at the Teign and Stover Canal Car Park a Birthday Hash with Hare Flasher and Friends. Near the aptly named Gallows Cross!, a heavy downpour had certainly added something extra to the Hares Trail! as 40plus Hashers were soon "slip sliding" their way along, one of the most muddy footpaths ever! beside the river Teign, heading on towards Teigngrace. The Short 3+miles, with the long on a testing 10 miler!. Soon on soggy meadows, going was a little easier, before somehow ending up on the cycle track,

Decided at next check, on what was now a pleasant evening to cut across the meadows footpath. No marks! must be off route? but somehow Satnav 3Sum and I did finally emerge back on the Old Exeter Rd not far from the CP so all good in the end! Back at the OD in The Kings Arms Kingsteignton, many tales from the Trail were exchanged over a beer and the excellent buffet.

Awards for the pack were presented to .....
FLASHER the birthday Hare,here drinks up carefully from his new trainers.. Happy Birthday!
RUNNER BEAN prepares to drink for causing confusion at the start!
Dog loving Deborah now for ever to be known as DOG END! needed to sit for her DD??
BLUEBIRD who fell in the river! encouraged now by S.M.E to get wet inside!
BROADSHIT Having now reached 50Runs is ready to down a DD in one go!
Well done all the Hares for an excellent trail and OD!

POSTSCRIPT
Well lads, you very nearly did for your (very) old schoolmate. What a great adventure to survive and tell the story. Happy birthday Flasher! If I'm still around, ask me at the end of 2020 my most memorable hash - this one is a strong contender - even with 51 to go...

ON ON to next week Mon.13th Jan 7:15 The Railway Brewhouse Newton Abbot (TQ12 2BS) Hare: Archangel No official parking "best to go green on local transport!"

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

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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 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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FALLEN WOMAN

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DORIS

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