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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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!,

TIN PICKLE &... RUN!

Yours truly Winfield's Hash trail 1651 on Monday 8th Aug was from a new On Down “The Tin Pickle & Rhum Bar” in the Moorlands Hotel Haytor. It had been a long day out on Dartmoor laying then relaying the flour that various animals had decided to eat, but there was a good turnout of Hashers later that evening with returning members, several virgin Hashers and visitors to make it all worthwhile. After a photo call it was off on Trail towards Haytor Quarry with a Sweet Stop here, but no-one was prepared to swim, except the dogs! On-On and winding through the gorse and heather the pack headed to Quarry No 2 this required a careful decent ( asked by foreign visitors earlier if this was a natural feature ?) "hope you told them it was one their bomb holes said TEAPOT" . After the quarry and tramway entrance it was out onto open Moorland with several L/S splits and a walking route option which was taken by some following back along the old granite tramway. The Longs headed on trail through the bracken at a good pace firstly to Smallacombe Rocks then on to Hole Rock with some great views from here. As I watched them heading on so easily, I realised that maybe I should after all have made this trail a lot longer ? With RISE N' SHINE now we cut across on a Short route dodging the Horses Cattle and Sheep as we headed back towards the On Home only just making it before the tail enders arrived. The Moorland Hotel a residence where Agatha Christie penned her first novel has new owners, who had arranged an excellent tasty buffet for us in their Tin Pickle and Rhum bar . The Down Down awards for the evening went to
WINFIELD who's marking error led Damp Patch into gorse bushes
Naming s for Saffron now SPICE GIRL and horse lover Sarah to be SADDLE SORE
WORM WOOD was petrified of being bitten by the bracken Ticks
No 69 for incorrectly ageing SLIP-on-ME
Hope you all enjoyed the evening my legs did not!

WINFIELD.
On to next at Bonehill Rocks CP, OD Rugglestone, Widecombe, Slip on me & Brenda
Here a steady decent required at this Quarry

 

Bracken Hash, not Bluebell Hash...with a difference.

Shame on you all staying home, you missed an enjoyable hash shared by 16 jolly Hashers. Our numbers were swollen by Ever Ready from Aberdeen, following on from ISCA's amazing Roman Away Day weekend, Wormwood, Avatar & Grim from Ashburton & Damp Patch back from his adventures in Hong Kong. Rambo had covered 6.5 miles Sunday laying the trail but as expected it had all washed away. In fact on Monday, starting a fresh lay at 5, on return at 7 the first marks had already washed away! So on to our cunning plan B. We had a core 2.75 mile loop across to Halwall Lawn and back to Houndtor. Along the route there were 5 fish hooks, well there had been but the first crucial one was washed out! Anyway, the idea was for the whole pack to turn tail and run back to the last runner. When the fastest returned, those looping back could turn back on the forward direction as the fastest went back past them. That way the slowest kept to 2.75 miles whilst the fastest clocked up to 4.5 miles (except for Damp Patch who had already run up to Houndtor from Manaton - he must be raining for something.....40b440 cums to mind). It made a refreshing change to splash through puddles and shiggy rather than the rock hard ground of late.
The pack gathered for sweets and photo at the regroup and then ran on to the last fish hook.
Back at Kestor Inn, Maurice & staff made us very welcome and we enjoyed good food, beer and cheer.
Down Downs went to Saffron & Sarah for discussing on trail how older men's appendages got smaller. Obviously I am not old yet! Also to our visitors Ever Ready & Wormwood.
On On to next week's trail at the Tin, Pickle & Rhum bar at Moorland Hotel, Haytor. Hare Winfield
Rambo & Doris

"CARRY ON UP THE BREWERY"

Monday 25th June #1649 Circle up at The Red Rock Brewery Bishopsteignton for ZOOT and HOTLIPS trail, a good 40+ turnout when GM PILTDOWN MAN welcomed several returning and visiting Hashers to the pack along with virgin Hashers ELLIE and SARAH. Future trails now required by DORIS for September please. On On we headed out of Humber village and soon up a long gasping climb to Little Haldon, a L/S split taking the long with SM.ELLIE we head up even further to the golf course, but did not spot a check a mark lead us out onto the course dodging the golf balls but no more marks, we headed back to the X road where we found the Pack “nice bottom” ?? TEAPOT called out as we passed heading down to the Sweet Stop. Thought about staying “On Long” from here with some great views to snap with BOBBIBALL, but a nagging leg pain forced me to abandon this idea so we headed back to the Short trail Past Higher Radway Farm. We did try the Short to Ashwell but somehow ended up crossing a cornfield back to Humber. The Hares very scenic trail had led the Longs down into Bishopsteignton, back up towards the church, then on to Ashwell before circling around on tracks and lanes back to the Brewery. In Red Rock Brewery bar who had opened this evening especially for us, PILDOWN distributed his up-to-date RUNS list for every member, good food was also supplied with an “honesty pot”. Down Down award recipients were duly selected, going to the following Hashers :-
ARCHANGEL who now appeared to have joined “bald-headed club”
ELLIE (virgin hasher) who had to get her leg over! As she was unable to unlatch the field gates.
SLIP-ON-ME as organiser of the “Saga holiday group” tour.
BOBBIBALL who left all his bookkeeping secrets at the pub last week!
Well done to ZOOT and HOT LIPS for a great trail and evening.
On to next week at Hound Tor CP, OD Kestor Inn, Rambo & Doris
On-On Winfield

 

A CAST OF THOUSANDS AT KINGSWEAR !

On a very warm Mon.18th July #1648 circled up at the Ship Inn Kingswear for the trail laid by Hare's COLDTITZ, U BEND & ARCHANGEL'S plus helpers KIM and CATHERINE good to see back with us G-ORGY P-ORGY, also visitors ELMO and ERNIE. There was confusion amongst the team over how many “Splits” there were, finally settling for just one! We would also encounter an obstacle down which we were all commanded to survive? It was On On up through the town with plenty of marks although some had been removed by a local! An overgrown uphill footpath with a loose hand rail where we almost lost PIDDLER ! led us further up to Redoubt Hill where a run up was possible if you did not look up and the legs held out! Next we were confronted by the “obstacle challenge” a rather steep slide leading down into Kingswear Wood most could master this if they could squeeze into it as SAFFRON PARAPRICK and dogs did. We were now on the Mount Ridley Road with a good leg stretching run up and finally down at last eventually to a great Champagne and Strawberry's with sugar Stop manned by COLDTITZ with friends KIM and CATHERINE, this was very welcomed especially the sugar ! From here the L/S split was +1 mile or +3, TEARARSE and I chose the Long as it promised some great views along the SW Coastal Footpath and it wasn’t long before I was glad for that sugar boost as we followed the winding path and the many steps up towards the Tower Day Beacon, built as a guide to mariners to help position the Dart harbour entrance. After a photo stop we all headed on along the Coastal Footpath with WIDE RECEIVER & FUKAWE with ERNIE, TEARARSE, SHRIVEL, PIDDLER and I there were some great views along the way as we wound our way back towards Kingswear, but all of those footpath steps seemed to be getting steeper and steeper! Was it here that WIGWAM fell ?? we never told of this! Finally we arrived back at Kingswear where it was now 9:00pm a quick change was needed before going to the pub, after a much needed reviving drink the Landlord kindly supplied the beers for our DDs which were awarded to ...ELMO for admitting (doing every thing in pairs) not cleaning his trainers for TWO years and buying TWO bottles of Vodka!
KIM and CATHERINE Our thanks for assisting and welcome to Hashing!
FUKAWE a 200 RUNS badge ...but he said he already had one?
This to be investigated by GM PILTDOWN MAN.

 Our thanks to the cast of thousands led by COLDTITZ for a great trail and evening
On to next week at the Red Rock Brewery, Bishopsteignton, Hares: Zoot & Hotlips
On-On WINFIELD

 

In the Teign with Wide...

Mon 11th July #1647 at Gallows Cross Kingsteignton for Hare WIDE RECEIVER's trail, at our Circle please to see PARAPRICK and SAFFRON with us, then after several points raised including the age of RAMBOS multi flagged shorts! we headed On-On. Eventually after many checks along a winding trail beside the river Teign we meet a back check and an inevitable wade across the river, not too bad in there if you could avoid the large slippery boulders! but WOOF WOOF survived this very well. On-On over open fields, then an unofficial regroup as a rejuvenated WIGWAM followed by a recovered WET JOHNNY were setting a very fast pace. Instead of the usual footpaths the trail led us down again into the river for another wading then a deeper swimming session for DAMPY and WIDE, it was probably here that SHRIVEL remembered that DAMP PATCH was still carrying his car fob in his pocket! Up on the banks and on again following the well marked trail around a high corn field into Teigngrace. A check here sent many the wrong way except MOULDY (noted here as being in the lead!) and WIGWAM found the sweet stop near the old Stover Canal and eventually the sweets, which were not inside that cardboard box beside the Dog Bin! Time here to view the newly unearthed tramway where some of the granite from Haytor met the canal barges for onward transportation to Teignmouth docks. Now revived we headed on-on towards a level crossing with a L/S split, the Longs did another circuit while most of us headed on Short along another winding trail towards the On Home, I was doing quite well on this flat fast route but the faster moving WIGWAM behind me caused a sprint to for a photo finish at the HOME line! In the OD Kings Arms, Kingsteignton the Landlady had provide an excellent Buffet and well worth the Honesty Pot money Down Downs had been decided with these prestigious awards going to:- PIDDLER for posing in what looked like a newly created hair style.
PARAPRICK Our advice for making that big commitment...“yes dear you are probably right”
WIGWAM at the SS not finding the sweets only a certain box beside the Dog Bin!
WIDE RECEIVER going home for a shower and new shirt told “ must not get beer over it”
Well done Wide Receiver for a great trail and evening.
On-On Winfield




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