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.

TVH3 The Words for 4th July 2022

Independence Day Hash, Park Inn, Kingskerswell 
 
Run No. 1924
 
HARES: Shitfaced, Bluebird & Man-Pig
 
Who wuz there: Shitfaced, Bluebird, Man-Pig, iPoo'd, Arkangel, Hotlips, Zoot, Fallen Woman, Broken Man, Slip-on-Me, Strap-On, Strap Dancer, Pisswell, Beefy, Piltdown Man, Georgy Porgy, Smellie, Coldtits, Rambo, Well Hopped, Big End, Well Hopped's Dad, Well Hopped's brother?, Piddler, Swinger, Warm Front, Popeye, Wylie Coyote (visitor from South Hams Hash). Additional non-runners: Cheerio Beerio (short distance award - painting banisters), T-Humper (working), Only Here for the Beer, Bobbiball, and a very late guest appearance by Floss.
 
Apologies sent by Forrest who had suffered a broken leg and was waiting for the glue to dry.
 
The Circle
A themed run resulted in some intriguing fancy dresses for America's Fourth of July Independence Day Hash. 
 
The pub had laid on an American-style barbecue (but cooked in the oven apparently) of burgers, weeners, and spare ribs - fortunately no American beer. The majority of the hash had made some attempt at dressing for the occasion. Slip-on-Me had the stars and stripes flag flying from the back of her land Rover - somewhat reminiscent of Dukes of Hazard (remember Daisy and Boss Hogg?). 
 
Shitfaced was in form as Donald Trump. Smellie was a quite alluring Wonder Woman who, by the time we were back in the pub, had metamorphosized into a lumberjack. Then the Hare's instructions were interrupted by Coldtits entering the circle. What can I say? I completely lost my train of thought and I have no idea why.
 
Back to the description of the trail. Shitfaced denied all knowledge of it apart from the Walkers' trail which he'd laid and thought wasn't too bad. Bluebird ran into the bar to hide. Man-Pig (who wasn't even supposed to be co-haring) was left to carry the can.
 
Shitfaced, Bluebird, and the Pig all offered some sort of description of the parts of the trail that they had laid - most of which joined up. Shitfaced was a little economical with the truth regarding distances - apart from the mention of double-figures if one was to do both Longs.
Bluebird just babbled and all three hares said something about the marks being laid in a combination of blue chalk, peach chalk, and flour. "The Long and the Short of it" was, so to speak, "If you want to get back in time for the barbecue, DO NOT DO THE SECOND LONG!" Quite what our visitors from SH4 thought of it all we will never know.....quite a shambles really.
 
BB
At this point, my insertion of the trail should appear. However, upon reflection, I feel unable to give my usual detailed account, interspersed with a little levity.
 
Thinking the long trail would be only about five miles, Man-Pig was delegated to add another split to bring it up to a respectable six.
 
Futile making further elaboration, I made a mistake and my trail proved to be eight miles. Man-Pig's loop was three miles, making the long eleven miles.
 
Man-Pig was at pains in the circle to warn hashers not to do the second long split but go long and then short, making about six miles.
 
As Beefy commented on the pack departing: 'Witness: all that enthusiasm.' Despondency set in and, too shattered to accompany them, I adjourned to the pub to fret.
 
Hashers appeared. The walkers were all happy with the GM's short wander. Shorts arrived but quite a few had cut short down Fluder Hill. 
 
Warm Front had completed the six-mile-long/short combination and had no complaints. (She had done a 50 km race at the weekend so had a short run here.)
 
The food was put back as hashers were still missing. Relief as SM Ellie, Coldtits, and then Pisswell got back.
 
At 9:15 pm, Beefy was back after actually completing the full eleven-mile trail! What a hasher, and I bought him a pint. He had taken some beautiful snaps en route and had seemed to genuinely have enjoyed the trail. A crumb of comfort for me.
 
Some twenty minutes later, Man-Pig arrived, ashen-faced and still clutching the large flour container which he had carried around the eleven-mile double long. He had already laid over six miles in the afternoon so do the maths to realize that he had covered over seventeen miles. Quite remarkable and way over and above the duty of a hare.
 
I had two returning awards and would have given them to the two heroes of the evening - Man-Pig and Beefy - but decided it was not appropriate. An unhappy evening for me though I had enjoyed the adventure of laying my blunder in wonderful weather. I had chalked little messages of encouragement and warnings of dangerous road crossings along my wander.
Sorry everyone for my error which Man-Pig had alerted me to before we set off. I hope it didn't spoil the evening for some. I tried but was found wanting.
 
Being a true hasher and friend, dear Man-Pig forgave me, stating on his Strava post:
'I’ll survive.....but I’m passing on this evening’s AH3 run!'
 
The Down-Downs
iPoo'd presented the horned hat to Slip on Me for accidentally hitting her with the stars and stripes flag.
 
Strap-On gave the Jester's hat to Piddler for interminable moaning....again.
 
Wylie Coyote had a welcome DD as a visiting hasher.
 
Best Fancy dress: 3 contenders - Pisswell (Pocahontas), Coldtits (Wonderwoman/Wonderbra), Smellie (WonderWoman/Lumberjack). Loudest cheer for Coldtits but all three get a Down-Down.
 
Next week
Haytor middle car park with Hare Slip-on-Me. No on-down so bring your own food and beverage. A chance of a swim in a quarry so bring your cossy too!
 
On-On to next week. Man-Pig.

MISMANAGEMENT UPDATED AGPU APRIL 4 2022

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HASH SUBS 2022

This years membership, which is due now is £25 Alternatively you can pay £1 per week when attending. Samantha Zimbler Hash cash Threesum. On line payments Account name: TEIGN VALLEY HASH House Harriers Sort Code: 55-70-01 Account number: 69068186 Reference: your hash name

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

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