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. The average size pack for the past year was 62 runners. 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.
Archangel our 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 are given a pint of beer, 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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Mon 26th September Trail #1658 at The Wellington Inn, Ipplepen for Hare WET JOHNNY'S trail
At our circle a welcome from GM PILTDOWN MAN to several visiting Hashers before we set off on WJ's trail a 7+ miler or less if you wanted, starting with a Long / Walk and Short trail split, which left WET FART very uneasy as the thought of possibly being drawn into going Long had made his knees weak! Off around the village we ran turning at Denbury Cross then at Dornafield Cross before coming back through the village and out to the roadworks on the Totnes Rd. I had felt that I would have good problem free run in me tonight, until after entering the first field my headtorch packed up leaving me to trying to find the way out until The Hash “International Rescue” arrived in the shape of WORM WOOD, who kindly with his super bright torch offered to guide me along the trail explaining several times along our way his ideas for possible on trail emergency situations, which apart from his first aid kit, included Radios, Phones, Flares (to mark locations for possible helicopter assistance) and a collapsible stretcher! This all sounded very useful to me as I had probably needed all of them at one time or other. We were now making our way up the very narrow Wrigwell Lane where there were no marks visible, this reminded of last weeks trail where a group who refused to go back ended up in Kingsteignton....but there ahead was WET JOHNNY himself! relaxing in a “Master Mind” chair, not sure about his specialist subject was but he was clutching sweets and flour! Leaving the chair behind we headed on along with DORIS and on downhill on a treacherous trail to Combe Fishacre. Then with WJ now guiding us on Short on his bike we made our way steadily back into Ipplepen, while the Long had turned there towards Totnes!
The sausage and chips, kindly supplied with our honesty pot, by very helpful landlord had nearly all gone and I was just about able to buy a drink before the DD's commenced with the first one going to WIGWAM for his chicken impression, his ruffled hair then did remind me of its comb points.
WIDE RECEIVER running fast back and forth at checks but still but “wide of the mark”!
GEORGY P ORGY should have been next for almost breaking the road works tape in a “Chariots of Fire” finishing moment but passed it on to …
WINFIELD for yet another torch failure this week!
RONNY unnamed virgin Hasher, who's birthday was celebrated in traditional Hash style.
Well done to Wet Johnny for a great evening, you can go and get that chair back now!
On to next week at the Dartmouth Inn Totnes, Hares:- Zen & SM Ellie
ON ON
WINFIELD

 
 

"Parking Mania"

#1657 Monday 19th Sept at The Elizabethan Inn Luton for Piltdown Man & Georgy P Orgy's Trail. On arrival in the pubs smallish CP where diners were soon competing with Hashers for spaces A frantic pub manager “Basil" took control, firstly by squeezing us all up tighter and telling some to park somewhere else! this resulted in more chaos as cars were now moving around like dodgems some leaving while others tried to get in. All it needed now was a camper-van to add into the mix! as Soapy and Mellon Pickers vehicle was now stuck in the narrow CP entrance. Eventually all calmed down but some Hashers were never seen again! At our circle it was good to see the return of BLUEBIRD at last! On now along the pairs 5+mile trail complete with L/M/S splits and a Sweet Stop, starting first with a long off road trek up towards Lindridge Park to a check, then down and up the lanes to Heston Barton. On the long now in the rain heading further along lanes before there were no more marks! Some decided to press on, as the Hare's had mentioned there would be no marks in some areas, but not happy about the direction we were heading, a passing motorist advised, that the lane lead directly into Kingsteignton! After trying to call back the those ahead failed, we checked back to find an almost hidden footpath, where we picked up the trail leading down to a ford and another Split. But after all our extra mileage and the much heavier rain decided along with POLLYFELLA best plan now was the lane into Ideford where we met Georgy, after discussing further options decided with 4+ miles already recorded best route was the direct route up along the lanes and down into Luton.
Back in the dry inside the Elizabethan we soon recovered with a good beer and some food before the DD's commenced these we decided had best be done and sung in a WISPER not wishing to cause further disruption!
First DD to SLIP-on-ME for finding Bird Seed! not the Sweets and using the men's toilet!
WET JOHNNY the leader of the Kingsteignton A380 breakaway group.
DAMP PATCH for accepting a lift on trail in the Hares car.
PLITDOWN and GEORGY for lack of flour and “laying” by car!
RAMBO for his NOAH moment telling the flood water to stop overtaking him going downhill.
Well done GEORGY and PILTDOWN for a great evening... with a difference!
On to next week at The Wellington Inn, Ipplepen Hare: Wet Johnny

Here Rambo managed to find the last parking space at the Elizabethan
 On-On WINFIELD

A Carry on up the Valley !

The Teign Valley Hash returned at last to its birth name place for SLACKER and No.69's trail from The Teign House Inn. As our GM was still drinking Guinness in Ireland, it was my pleasure to welcome one Virgin Harriet plus the return of FORREST STUMP and visitor Fester. Its was then On On along the pairs well marked 5+ mile trail leading us down the valley road then up the steep Pound Lane, which certainly sorted out legs the breathing, before taking us off road along a track past Shippen Farm followed by a L/S split taking us Longs MOULDY and SMEllie up again! round a long loop which retuned via a footpath through someone’s garden, where the owner did not seem pleased to see us?? Down hill now on Nutcombe hill with a chance to stretch out our legs before we reached the River Teign at Bridford Bridge. A “Beer Stop” had been promised and here was 69's van at last? “Do you have the beers” we asked...What? said a startled fisherman trying to pack away his rods...apparently not! so off we continued towards Leigh Cross and just around the corner was another white van this time surrounded by Hashers swiftly drinking the beer and cider. Torches were certainly needed now as we trekked up hill again on a long rutted track with another Short option, choosing Long again and jogging steadily up finally to a check at Spanishlake Cross. Choosing the downhill here with WOOF WOOF and FUKAWE proved correct as we were soon On On again up and down the field edges with Slackers messages to greet us at every stile before reaching the old Teign Valley railway track followed by a fast pace run in to the CP.
The new Landlord and Landlady at the Teign House had laid on a special menu and kindly provided the bees for us, with the DD's going to the following offenders:-
The two “pricks” SLACKER for being stung going near a bees nest!
WET JOHNNY for running on even with a huge thorn through his trainer.
WINFIELD for upsetting a pleasant evening outside with his car alarm going off.
TEAPOT for producing a new award hat ….that had to be awarded to him first!
DEEP SEMEN wearing new trainers “with a great grip” had to drink from them!
A great run and evening well done to SLACKER and No69.
On to next week at The Elizabethan Inn, Luton, Hares:- Piltdown & Georgy-P-Orgy.
On On
WINFIELD
Here some of the pack enjoy a warm evening under the stars!

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT....

TVH3 # 1655 on Mon 5th September at the Tradesmans Arms, Scorriton for Hare Wigwam's Trail. We did all eventually find this although my Satnav took me up the wrong turning in Buckfastleigh.
A good Hash turnout on this cloudy muggy evening as we listened to several announcements about Beerfest's, Hares needed for October and there was more? WIGWAM described the Trails with Long, Med. and Short options, marks on left on some, on the right on the others... we were almost lost already! On On and we were even running for a short distance before on a long steady climb, which was part of the Two Moors Way. AVATAR was soon tiring but WOODWORM came to his rescue with a fireman's lift! up and up we marched until there was a chance to run just before we went downhill at last to Chalk Ford, but this was followed by a final steep climb up into the mist on Buckfastleigh Moor. We were all very spread out now as we wound our way across the Moor following a well marked trail to The Lud Gate,down hill now on a tricky stoney dark track, just the place for one of my trip ups ! Torches were certainly needed here. From ahead torches spotted coming back ?? “ Cross at the bottom” was the word as they came puffing back up. Fortunately some were just at that spot where there was an almost hidden signpost pointing the way across a farmyard and out onto open fields. Now was at last a chance for some good running, even a chance for FUKAWE and I to admire the great views, before we were back into darkness picking our way carefully over another stoney track down through Lakemoor Wood. At the little hamlet of the Higher Coombe there finally was WIGWAM with some sweets to revive us, as the heat of the night was now certainly coming through! On On to the final L/S split I chose Short here not wishing to push my luck any more, with a final uphill before meeting up with ZEN just before Scorriton, while the Longs headed on somewhere?
The landlord of the Tradesmans Arms had laid on Chips at a great price which were eagerly consumed by the hungry pack also the “Down Down” beers which were awarded to :-
GEORGY-P-ORGY for allowing her dog “Choco” to chew through Piltdown's PC cable ( Georgy could not drink so PILTDOWN had to drink up himself !)
SADDLE-SORE for slowly counting out all her change to hopefully buy some chips.
Tanya named SQUELCHER (still very wet from the warm run) after forgetting her change of clothes.
No.69 who rode his m/cycle to Hash, recognised immediately on the way by some by the size of his legs!
Well done to WIGWAM for a great trail and evening
On to next week at The Teign House Inn, Teign Valley, Hares:- No.69 & Slacker
On On
WINFIELD
Here Wigwam trying to remember were the marks are on the left or on the right? + UBend and I finally reaching Buckfastleigh Moor !

UB's Hash 1654 at Shaldon.....


To view Rambo's report plus other TVH3 news (click on pic)

Off road we Go !!

Hare Bobbiball's 1653rd TVH3 Trail was located on Ramshorn Down, Bickington there was some concern...would the Hashers find it? as the first sign carefully erected by Bobbi had already blown down off of the signpost, then at the bottom of the Down some cars parked here! they should be up on top? too difficult some said looking at the steep rutted stone y track... if Bobbi can drive his Saxo up there surely we all can? So off road for the first time for my car and probably others, we slowly bumped and shook our winding way to the top and boy what a great panoramic view there was from here, well worth that climb. GM PILTDOWN called up the Circle with the biggest turnout present for a long time, several visitors, returnees, and good to see new Hashers were also still with us, even MOHICAN was there although that hair did need attention! BOBBI'S instructions were “4 L/S splits Sweet Stop and on the last long Torches may be needed in the woodland” ( we should remember now to be prepared as those nights are drawing in) On-On we set with the trail winding its way down from Ramshorn through brambles and gorse to a mark could not be sure what it meant? But on-on then after a good run on open fields it was back-back ? Something went wrong back there but we were now heading down though Rora Wood with the late summer sun filtering through the trees it was certainly great to be out in the countryside even though we were soon climbing and the scrambling up the steep hill named Mount Ararat, although this did not look like the Turkish volcano, to find the Sweet Stop. After refreshments it was on on down following a riding trail though the woodland, finally reaching that 3 L/S split deciding here not to push my luck on the leg or the darkness and took the Short with SM ELLIE back up to Ramshorn while the last Long did a circuit around it with that steep car track to climb to the On Home.
At the OD in the Star at Liverton it was quite a busy night with a band playing and a lady pushing her raffle tickets at us, not sure if I won as had to leave before the draw maybe the prize is in the post! Down Downs were awarded to the following lucky Hashers...
BOBBIBALL for an excellent trail even though there was that marking error !
RASPBERRY NIPPLE for scratching her leg and not letting Mouldy lick it better!
SMELLIE for still wearing glitter from the weekend festival.
WIDE RECEIVER for actually running 40 miles before he is 40? but it was also to raise money for the Chestnut Appeal, running along with him was DAMP PATCH and very well done to both of them.
Well done Bobbi for a great trail and evening.
Next week Ness CP, Shaldon, OD Bay Cottage, Marine Parade, TQ14 0DP, Undulating Bottom & Dad (Roger)
On On WINFIELD
Here on trail up Mount Ararat !  and did No69 just swallow a wasp?

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Lost in a Bog...

Mon15th #1652 from Bonehill Rocks CP for Slip on Me & Brenda's Trail and another good turnout on a great evening, with many visitors and one, very long returning Hasher SPARKIE so long that TEAPOT decided to him as a “virgin” (looking back at our our 2001 list had completed 286 by then!) On-On the along the pairs trail we ran following at first huge piles of sawdust ( very heavy to carry said Slip) which did gradually reduce in size as we headed on across Bonehill Down to Holwell Lawn, testing us out over the horse jumps and water! Then alongside Becka Brook, through bracken, along marshland bridges it was a testing run. It was all going very well ! until just after a deserted barn at Emsworthy, where we lost the trail completely, Hashers were now heading in all directions, time was starting to Slip away ! with food at the OD only available until 9pm decisions had to be made, deciding the best option now was to try to get back towards Holwell Farm as soon as poss. but ahead was that huge marshland where we tried several route getting deeper and deeper in the bog, before finally finding an almost dry pathway except for the river crossing! up and back to what must have been the short trail towards Bonehill. 8:57 I said as we reached the CP was that miles ?? asked ZOOT. Changing quickly we drove asap towards the Rugglestone, hoping there would still be food and fortunately the landlady had kept the kitchen open for us. A head count revealed that MIGMAN SATNAV and ABLE SEMEN were still not back, as the darkness closed in and we were about to send a search party out when car headlights appeared bringing them safely On Home..Down Downs for this extraordinary evening were awarded to :-
Kaylie ..BORN AGAIN SOMETHING ? for chattering on all the way around the trail.
The infamous Five WET JOHNNIE, BOBBIEBALL, SHRIVEL, WHISPERER & GRIM who followed someone-else's trail to SADDLE TOR
TEAPOT and UBEND so keen to drink, left their passengers up on the Moor ! plus a 300 RUNS Badge for UBEND.
DAMP PATCH for driving leaving his keys wallet and mobile phone on the roof of his car.
A great evening! well done to BRENDA and SLIP-on ME
On to next week to Ramshorn Down, N of Bickington, OD Star, Liverton, Hare: Bobbiball
On On
WINFIELD

 The 5 lost together must drink together!,

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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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