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.


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.

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.

Wednesday 1 January 2020


Run #1827 Monday 30th December from the Jolly Sailor, East Ogwell with hares Zoot & Hotlips

Dark, dry and dreadful were the depths of East Ogwell as the chariots converged on the Jolly Sailor. The three Wise Men, Beefy, Para and the Bat had travelled from afar to secure their spaces for the inevitable jolly Jolly [sic] Sailor car parking carnage..

Forty plus hashers eventually made the circle, including yon virgin Jessica who turned up with new shoes and was gleefully peppered with flour by Teapot who has a particular venom for pristine footwear. Some unfamiliar faces lurked on the periphery: Bigfoot ('Nothing on the tv tonight!'} and Shortie - returnees after many a year; Zen - got his name right this time and Ernie (who drove the fastest.. you know what I mean Shirley) from TamarH3.

I recall a mere forty as follow:

Winfield, Teapot, Beefy, Para, Fishbait, Knotty, Strap-on, Ann, Chris, Only Here, Slip on Me, Manpig, Wet Johnny, Bigfoot, Shortie, Zen, Ernie, Artful Dogger, Fallen Woman, Jessica, Rambo, Doris, Zoot, Hotlips, 3Sum, SatNav, Wigwam, Soapy, Melon Picker, Piltdown, Able, Well Hopped, Big End, Zorro, Twinkletoes, Teararse, Debbie, Georgia, Adam and the Bat. A rare no show was the Grand Master Himself to be sure, leaving Winfield to come to the aid of the party.

The hares hadn't had a trouble-free lay as Hotlips had been lurgy laid low leaving Zoot to soldier on Sunday with the preliminary marks. Hotlips had heroically risen from his death bed on the Monday to complete the trail with Zoot. Never in the course of TV hashing has so much been owed by so many hashers... No? Well...

Circle chat completed, the wagons rolled out in search of the promised land with Wiggy briefly assuming chief scout duties up front. The Artful Dogger had slyly advised the Bat that he'd seen marks on the way over and it was on some of his 10K training run on Sunday. The superb blue Nike Odyssey racing flats were donned and the Bat was content...

Oh yes, My Dearly Beloved, there was beautiful road aplenty BUT not for the first mile. I would prefer not to dwell on my mistaka, Oh Dearly Bearing Ill Will to those that delighted in my predicament. Yes, you Melon Picker who left me trailing far behind with many a snigger. At least Dear Old Dad tried to assist.

It was left to Fallen Woman to rescue the by now tearful Bat and on they sallied through the savage shiggy until waving cheerio at the L/S split.

Just after two miles, the aptly named (for the Bat that is) Littlejoy Road loomed and a wild and lonely road it was as I wended my way up. At the summit and having lost all hope of sighting another hasher, faint cries were heard and head torches could be glimpsed far below. Oh joy resumed from the Littlejoy Road and with renewed vigour, loudly did I blow Roland's mighty horn* to proclaim that the Bat was still annoyingly there...

And there they were up ahead, a little huddle progressing along the desolate lane. Bigfoot, easily identified with little Shortie alongside and Heavens to Murgatroyd! there was Strap-on!! They were trundling along very nicely thank you and the Bat was impressed.

The one saving grace was the ever reliable marks and you really couldn't go wrong on the trail of the Lonesome Bat.

What of the other longs? I hear you gently enquire. Well, I'm going to tell you a story - whether you like it or not.

It's the continuing story of that legend in the making, Wet Johnny. I am reliably informed that he did it again - running from Ipplepen, doing the five mile hash and running back to Ipplepen - with no beer! This is a hasher with a very serious running problem and I can't see it ending well. I have him at the top of my Hit List for 2020.

Anyway, Beefy finally caught up with the flying Johnny as did the Artful Dogger who had been led a quarter of a mile off course by some idiot who had assured him: 'Trust me, we're definitely ON!'

I only briefly (about twenty yards) ran with Well Hopped, Big End/Ned but assume they were up with the likes of perennial longs, Manpig and Zorro.

It was packed in the Jolly Sailor and the landlord John was on his own, serving food and manning the bar. He had been expecting 15-20 hashers apparently and had been just a tiny bit overwhelmed. A seasoned local confided that he had 'never' seen so many hashers in the Sailor - but then he had only been a 'local' for five years. Jail and Tribute were on tap and a fine time was had by all. Thank you Zoot and Hotlips, a very good night indeed.

*The Song of Roland


Another year done and dusted and what a good year it has been. So many new faces and personalities to infuse new life and strength into TVH and so many adventures along the way. I know I'm a bit late, but I wish you all a very Happy New Year - and the decade to come.

WINFIELD'S MEMORIES OF OUR FINAL TRAIL OF 2019 from The Jolly Sailor, East Ogwell, with Hares Zoot & Hotlips.

A final big turnout of 40+ Hashers,ready to enjoy! the last run plus a post Christmas workout. An excellent trail had been laid by our Hares even though Hotlips was with "manflu". A final Virgin Hasher was duly anointed plus a welcome to Big Foot and Shortie before we headed on with a 5 Mile Long,3 Short, plus 2 Walk.

Leading us up onto Ogwell Common. After this the mud was deep and slippery and certainly not even! on our way down towards the river Lemon. Bluebird in flat racing shoes was certainly not enjoying this and for once we could leave him behind! shouting and cursing, as we headed eventually on-on to road!

This was a great trail where I for once was totally disorientated when off road again, slipping and sliding along unfamiliar lanes. Far in the distance lights from a pub shone out but not ours as Soapy Paraprick and I finally emerged into civilization, still following that guiding star on the Church I nearly missed out O/H car park!

Final awards for 2019 went to....

ONLY HERE FOR THE BEER (Hashit Shirt)- for respecting his elders with a 10p loan !

ZEN (White Bat hat) who thought the Trotters regroup would offer him refreshments!

FALLEN WOMAN for assisting a struggling Bluebird

HOTLIPS held responsible for all that mud on trail

ON ON to next week: Circle 7:15 in Teign and Stover Canal Car Park on Teigngrace Road (TQ12 3QJ) Birthday Hash for Flash with other Uni Friends. On Down the King's Arms, Kingsteignton (TQ12 3EG)


It would be appreciated if those hashers that pay £1 a week when they attend rather than the £30 a year subscription could bring their one pound to the circle and pay Pisswell before the run. It is not much fun for her to chase hashers in the pub for payment. Many thanks for your cooperation. 🙂


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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.























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