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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We are here on Mon 23rd May ....

Circle 7:15pm at The Monks Retreat Broadhempston TQ9 6BN for Hare Fukawe's trail, with a special Hash menu afterwards. ( click on map to find your way)

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Wigwam "The Grand Old Duke of York"......

On #1639 16th May at The Drum Inn Cockington we Circled Up, after some were more lucky than others in trying park somewhere to avoid the Torbay Council CP charges. Hare WIGWAM'S trail
billed as “a three bagger.?? One to four miles. 100% OFF road with Bluebells and Wild Garlic provided for your enjoyment” and a Sweet and Biscuit Stop. Wiggers cunning winding trail led us into Cockington Park up and around the woodland with L/S splits, where I decided as it was going to be off road I would try to stick with the Longs this time! The Long was soon back with the Short at Warren Barton Camping Barn, followed by an “up and downer” which quickly showed how unfit I was! going up and down through in Manscombe Woods amongst the wild garlic. Eventually we reached the Sweet Stop where the Marshmallows proved very popular with ZOOT and SATNAV, Well at least they couldn’t talk now said HOTLIPS. On-On to Scadson Woods where there was some sliding and tripping over the tree roots as we wound our way up and down and along a well known AC training route, until off trail and up a new technical cycle route where somewhere the Short and Long met but am not sure if it was FUKAWI, WHISPERER or POLLYFELLA at the front who led us back into the Short trail! Finding the correct trail again we headed back to Manscombe Woods, now following a remarked trail, which once again we lost somewhere down by the lakes before finding that On-Home mark. At the Drum Inn it was decided to hold the DD's outside not sure if this was forced on us or someone thought it was mid summer!
Proceedings commenced with the first DD award going to
69 for desperately searching for a free parking spot at the Drum.
WIGWAM for leading us as the song goes “up to the top of the hill and down again”
BOBBIBALL still suffering from a fall on his cycle tour of Europe and its his Birthday!
PILTDOWN MAN who was chosen by MOULDY for not arranging any DDs last week.
SATNAV true to her name? drove the wrong way down the one-way system to find a parking spot.
Well done to WIGWAM for an excellent evening.
On On to next week at The Monks Retreat, Broadhempston. Hare:- Fukawe
WINFIELD

  Here ZOOT and SATNAV are not saying anything !

Nominations made at Christow !

Monday 9th May TVH3 Run1638 from the Artichoke Christow Hare's were meant to be FORREST STUMP & HUMP, but as Forrest was “lost in France” he had delegated? full responsibility and any consequences to his co-Hare, who with grateful assistance from REARENDER (with injured knee) and SLACKER did a magnificent job of, firstly laying the trail on Sunday, only to have it partly washed away overnight, after this the rain returned on Monday which required a relay particularly on the lanes where it was being washed away as fast as it was re-marked ! ALSO apart from not obtaining permission to be on private land and Not advising the Pub re food all was in place??
The rain had stopped and there were even blue skies as our hardy band of Hashers (where were the others ? ) set off on trail which included several L/S splits and a Sweet Stop. On-On along the lanes with PILTDOWN MAN and AVATAR heading towards Bridford where after a very very steep 380ft climb up that well known quarry track which certainly sorts out the stamina, we arrived on Christow Common with a chance for a photo of the bluebell wood and the clear blue sky over Dartmoor. Back on lanes again and I decided best not to push my luck on the recovering calf muscle and headed on home while the remaining pack headed on towards the woodlands and reservoirs on the very scenic trail.
Back inside the Artichoke at a nominal cost landlady had at FH's request had prepared a selection of excellent sandwiches and a huge pile of chips for us to enjoy. As not one of our many GM's were present it was decided to postpone the DD's to next week. But there were early nominations made and noted for HARE or the YEAR=Forrest Hump and PILLOCK of the YEAR=Forrest Stump.
Very well done to FH and her Team for marking and remarking an excellent Trail.
On-On to next week at the Drum Inn, Cockington, Hare:- Wigwam
Here from Rambo's camera are SMEllie and KC with Archangel on trail with the sun bursting through as last.  On On Winfield

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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY MAY 2

HIDDEN VALLEY HASH
Missing for a year, the Bluebird was believed to be extinct and his extravagant and eccentric hashes had all but faded from memory. However, Rambo had decided to resurrect the dodo with a cunning plan. Installing himself and Doris as hares for the May 2nd slot and selecting the Thatched Tavern at Maidencombe as OD, Rambo left the cage door ajar for the Bird to soar once more..
Hashers thought (and possibly hoped) that they had seen it all as far as Maidencombe was concerned, having taken in a dozen or so semi epics including seven Fire Hashes and several infamous roped ascents/descents of cliffs between the Ness and Watcombe.
With advancing age and casting caution to the winds, it was decided to risk taking the hash through the Hidden Valley of Watcombe.
Having liaised closely with Bluebird, Rambo briefed the hashers in the car park below the pub. A last minute scare was the sabotaging of the long loop at halfway by the 'morons from outer space' but fortunately local man and hasher (Green Man) Ziggy knew the direction and armed with flour would reinstate where necessary.
Remarkably, the trail actually went according to the script and the trusting huddle of mediums and Ziggy's longs duly assembled at the mandatory (no marks from here on) RG by the none too salubrious toilet block above Watcombe cove.
The memorable (by U Bend later) quote by the Hidden Valley guide was 'It's so secret, I've forgotten where it is!' and hashers had to back up for the guide to find the entry point to the Hidden Valley.
Bravely did hashers battle to ascend the near vertical climb into the highly secretive valley. After a short tour (not wise to linger after dark here) the pièce de résistance of the hash was the climb to Watcombe Hole - a strange red sandstone breccia cave and exit point of the Hidden Valley.
Back at the Thatched Tavern and the usual welcome hospitality of thine hosts Mick & Fiona, hashers awaited the downdowns RA'd by Mouldy and overseen by Teapot.
Awards to Bluebird for the aforementioned 'It's s secret ...' and probably for his 81st Birthday ..
Slip On Me was given a dd by the RA for entering just as the DD's started (not on trail I think).
Able Semen for commenting that she didn't know we had weirdos down here as she espied he of the multi-coloured jacket from afar.
Nutcracker for finding a glass bottle by his rear end somewhere along the trail.
A most enjoyable evening seeing many old friends again, thank you.
Particular grateful thanks to Mick & Fiona and staff at the Thatched Tavern for the most tasty (and plentiful) roast taties, sandwiches and Yorkshire puddings.
Last but decidedly not least, my thanks to Rambo as without his help and support this hash could not have taken place.
ON ON to May 1st next year which falls on a Monday ...

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY'S HASH PARKING

Circle Up for this evening's 'Hidden Valley Hash' will be at the far end of the beach car park and NOT outside the pub. All hashers are asked to park in the car park which is definitely free for us and
not directly outside the pub (pub want it left as clear as possible). Thanks everyone.

A Portaloo experience.....


...on Monday 25th April at Soapy & Mellon Pickers farewell Hash #1636 from Lower Trendlebere Down on a bright sunny evening in the CP complete with a portaloo? Is this a new feature to be transported to all of our Circles? did Mellon Picker carry this all the way up from Bovey? This was very handy for those in need with that cold wind blowing some did make use of it, but who shook it about while in use remains a mystery?? After a few words from our newly appointed Grand Master PILTDOWN MAN and a welcome back after ten years! to GOBBIBALL daughter of BOBBI, we headed on down the steep rocky slope towards Pullabrook Woods. With my calf still not recovered decide after this short testing run that it was best to go “Short” or even take the “Walk” route with WETFART, BOBBIBALL and GOBBIBALL at least we were for a while leading the Pack. After a steep scramble up hill we were on to a great scenic trail alongside the river Bovey with a pause next at the Sweet Stop on the ancient stone bridge where MOUDY now in the river! decide to try to douse us all. On trail again through fields, along the river banks, with a Fishhook to bring back those FRB's then into Rudge Wood before another L/S gave the walking wounded and the Short the option of a steep climb back up Trendlebere Down, while the Long headed on over to Yarner Wood before turning back to the CP, where even in the sun with that cold wind blowing most decided the best option was a quick return downhill to Bovey. As usual inside the Bell Inn there was a warm welcome and some excellent beers followed by an excellent buffet which kept coming .
DD's were awarded to tonight’s offenders :-
SLIP-ON-ME- entered the portaloo screamed and suffered an “accident” when it suddently shook violently.!
UBEND- spotted taking a short cut on Trail.
BOBBIBALL- talking about his massage sessions in Bangkok something about Lady-boys so..
LADYBOUY- was instructed to join him, this time for a Down-Down.
HOTLIPS- heard saying that ZOOT found it difficult going up? But no problem going down??
SOAPY & MELLON PICKER a DD for our departing couple, in respect of all the work carried out during their year in Office, although we could only spare a one glass between them!

1635th Trail and our AGPU.....

...on Mon 18th April our AGPU run from the Jolly Sailor, East Ogwell where we circled up for Hare BOBBIBALL's trail, discovering that his assistant was BLASTER one of our great past Hashers on whose land we were about to run on! An immediate L/S this time I chose Short just to give myself time to “warm up” but we were soon on the uphill drag that I chose on here Long last time ! Pushing on uphill decided to try to catch up with front runner WIGWAM but this proved fatal after 69 decided to sprint downhill, I felt the left calf tighten up which put pay to my plan and from then on it was a walking Trail only! Into woodlands now following the winding trail through a carpet of bluebells and primroses to another split, On Short across the scenic countryside on open fields, where their were plenty of rabbits and a hungry fox about to pounce, now with SATNAV and TWIN BUFFERS following the marked trail, but somehow we had missed a join in the trail and were now on the reverse Long! After back tracking we found the trail and after scrambling over a stone wall and under protected barbed wire we were in a lane and heading towards the Beer stop at Blasters barn. There was a good choice of beers and snacks to enjoy, even some Guinness for DORIS, before we headed on from here back to The Jolly Sailor, where we enjoyed the Hash provided food and the DD's which were awarded to the following Hashers :-
BOBBIBALL for admitting “it is only a small one“?
BLASTER who described his dog, being almost half of every breed possible !
WET JOHNNY for losing his his cycle helmet ..did he?
TWIN BIRTHDAY RUN celebration Badges to MIGMAN on 900 RUNS and WIGWAM now completed 1100 Runs.
Finally one for SOAPY, as a reward for her very successful year as GM, a drink appropriately from the dog bowl!
A great trail and our thanks to BLASTER for allowing us to use his land.
On On to next week at the Lower Trendlebere CP, ( location map to-follow) OD Dolphin, Bovey Tracey, Its Soapy & Melon Picker's Farewell Hash aah !

On Trail will Mouldy, Wet J, Shrivel, and Fukawe survive on just one can of beer ?
 

NEW GM & ON SEC FOR TVH

NEW GM & ON SEC FOR TVH
Piltdown Man was installed as GM and Georgie P Orgie On Sec at our AGPU April 18th

TVH3 MISMANAGEMENT ROLES

Life President Pottsie
Vice President K C
Vice President Havoc
G M Piltdown Man
Vice G M Winfield
On Sec Georgy P Orgy
R A Organiser Teapot
R A Wide Receiver
R A Mouldy Dick
Assist R A U Bend
Hash Cash Bobby Ball
Hash Tax Sat Nav
Trail Raiser /Haberdashery Doris
Song Master Pork Torpedo
Social Sec Wickdipper
Spider /Web Bluebird

OUR MAIN LINKS (ALL CLICKABLE) ASH HASH LISTED AS AH3

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

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