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 5th September 2022

Station Car Park Bovey Tracy

Red Dress Run in Memory of Fallen Hashers
Run No. 1933
 
HARES: Soapy & Melonpicker
 
Who wuz there: Soapy, Melonpicker, Palmolive, Shitfaced, Forrest Stump, Bluebird/Bluebell, Cheerio Beerio, Man-Pig, Archangel, Hotlips, Zoot, Piltdown Man, Georgy Porgy, Smellie, Slip-on-Me, Ablesemen, Fallen Woman, Broken Man, Wetfart, Coldtits, Teapot, Beefy, Pisswell, Wash 'n' Go, Big End, Well Hopped, Pork Torpedo, Hornie, Strap-On, U-Bend, Just Cumming, Swinger & friend, Pollyfella, Warmfront, Piddler, Fukarwi(returnee), Bobbiball.
 
THE CIRCLE
Impromptu photo by a journalist from the Mid Devon advertiser - article to follow?
Melonpicker asked those present to remember a few of our departed hashers and I have added a few more, though the list is not complete.
 
RAMBO - the grief still fresh with us all.
NUMBER 2 - how bravely she fought and endured.
MIGMAN - another giant of the hash. I still have fond memories of him and the fun Wigwam, Bobby and I had when we played golf together.
WW - a tragic end of life for another great character of the hash.
BERK - a fellow multiple Pillock of the year and departed before his natural span.
ARBIE - shocking to having been taken from us so suddenly. So many trails laid by him and close friend Wetfart.
RJ (Rough Job) - few hashers will recall this great hasher, another larger than life character.
FUDGE (aka Demi-Coq) - lovely hasher, voted Best Dressed hasher a few times.
REG LANCASHIRE (unnamed) - Torbay AC runner and ex boxer who started hashing with us when he was well into his seventies.
GEORGE (cannot remember his hash handle - please add comment if you do) - lovely old boy and fondly dubbed a crackpot inventor with pebble glasses who would wear a different multi-coloured shirt every Thursday evening at the Devon Dumpling. He had over fifty which he had amassed on numerous cruises. Died in the line of duty, laying a TVH trail on the Sunday.
As I type their names, the memories come flooding back. We had such good times together.
 
THE TRAIL by Palmolive
This hash was extra special, being a memorial hash for those hashers who are no longer with us, and was chosen to be a red dress run with donations going to SHOUT charity.
 
The hashers congregated in their red dresses, a little tentative as they arrive one by one but once they realise we are all dressed up, its fine! It's great seeing what outfits people will wear, or not wear in Bluebird's case, the latex red number makes an appearance!
 
Funny that Manpig and Piltdown had the same dress on, although Piltdown had customised his.
 
A great turnout and even a newspaper reporter popped up to take a group photo as he'd heard we were doing a charity run.
 
Lovely that Melon picker said a few kind words at the start to remember some of our departed hashers.
 
We are told that there are lots of long short splits and a sweetie stop, then off we went. I did the short through town and past the bakery towards the fire station whilst the longs looped around the car park and back down into Bovey so we all went into Parke together. Well, almost all together, Arkangel was a little late running on his own when a lady pulled up to him in her car and asked 'Are you OK honey!' The red dress was clearly having an impact, not sure if it was concern or liked the look of what she saw!
 
Passing some ancient oak trees, a quick photo stop with Forrest capturing us by a tree straight out of Harry Potter the whomping willow.
 
Past some bemused cows who luckily didn't chase us all dressed in red, and on we went... Quick bag swap as Soapy continued on the longs and I went on the shorts up to the railway line where the bag was filled with oodles of sweets, and yes, I did share!
 
The dog walkers seemed just as confused by us all as the cows! Beefy ran round like the paparazzi snapping away. It's great to look back on photos of the night, also nice to see if you couldn't make it, it still feels like you went - but without the running!!
 
After scoffing lots of sweets (the sports mix was very popular, I said it made you run faster) off we went again. Teapot and Wetfart walked off together in red kimono and kilt, I imagine they got some funny looks.
 
Up through the woodlands, good we had our torches as getting a bit dimpsy and lots of tree roots. A few checks to keep us together which is a sign of a good trail, well done mother!
 
Forrest Stump got all shy and didn't want to run past normal people on his own in his red dress so hurried along me and Wash 'n go to catch up so we were then three weirdos running in the woods in red dresses! The best bit was as we were off checking and had to back check and then had to run past them again!!
 
Now out of Parke and across the main road continuing on a lane which went up and up, taking us to the top of Bovey by Hospital Hill. Lived in Bovey most of my life and no clue that came out there.
 
Passing along Mary Street and through the car park, think the longs had an extra loop by the church. All eventually making our way down town to see the OH by the bridge, and catching a glimpse of SMellie in her superb sparkling red dress looking like a glitter ball as the light caught it.
 
Made it to the car park, now onto the pub. A great trail and we were so lucky with the weather that it stopped raining for the run.
 
The Dophin had an area reserved for us.
 
Last time I was here was Burns night I think with the hash when the awards were given out...
Slip on me gave the bat hat to Big End for not wearing a red dress - or red anything baaaahumbug, to which the song master started up the 20 toes song.
 
Horny had the hashit shirt, when she disrobed revealing a very glamorous red dress underneath. Had a few options of who to award to, possibly for man love, between Piddler, Bluebird and Pork Torpedo talking about lovely legs. 
 
Could have gone to Well Hopped, who got confused and went round and round on trail. But it was given to Soapy as she was looking for her child and grandchild in the pub when they were right in front of her - should have gone to specsavers but also reiterated what some hashers said about Shitfaced being pregnant, you're supposed to say you look glowing! 
 
Hashit shirt awarded and the 'She's All Right' song was sung.
 
Hotlips awarded the viking hat to Pollyfella whose lovely Peter Pan style collar dress made him look like a quaker. My favourite hash song was sung... Whoops he's a fairy!
 
A badge was awarded.... 800 runs for Fallen Women, sporting her new hair cut. And the song 'Get a life' was sung.
 
Over £180 raised for SHOUT and Soapy will bring the collection pot along next week for anyone who missed contributing.
 
A great evening was had by all. OnOn to next week, Palmolive
 
Next week
Cridford Inn, Trusham with hares Forrest Stump and assistant. BRING TORCHES!

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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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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