JULY DIARY Mon 4th: Stover Country Park, OD Claycutters, Chudleigh Knighton, Drag Act & Dirty Dealer Mon 11th: Gallows Cross, NE Teign Cross, OD Kings Arms, Kingsteignton, Wide Receiver Mon 18th: the Ship, Kingswear, Cold Tits Mon 25th: Red Rock Brewery, Bishopsteignton, Zoot & Hotlips
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.
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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On Mon 27th June #1645, Circle up at the Keyberry Arms, DECOY Newton
Abbot for Hare's TEARARSE & MATEUS ROS'Es first lay. There were more
Hashers present this week although some were still watching football
somewhere. Good to see back amongst us RASPBERRY NIPPLE retuned at last
from darkest Africa. On another bright sunny evening it was on-on, with
the pairs trail of 3+ or 5+ miler starting with a devious trail around
the streets and alleys of Decoy/Newton
just to confuse us. Firstly we were heading towards the Penn Inn area,
then after a L/S split we were on up all those steps to the top of
Wolborough hill arriving later at a Wolborough church check, where 69ER
appeared from the church yard... checking for a plot? and MOULDY was
also coming back from a possible route to Abbotskerswell? this excellent
check did cause some confusion, before finally we found the almost
concealed trail behind us leading on down hill to where we met
ARCHANGEL.. late again on parade! On On the trail led us towards Coach
Road then into Decoy Woods, where I decided to cut short, being pleased
to have run some at least some of the trail this week, while the pack
headed on trail weaving in and out around Decoy Woods. Inside the
Keyberry Arms OD the football was on which was interesting until
Iceland's second goal, so there will be no England football next week!
The landlady had provided a much enjoyed buffet for us and the DD beers
which were awarded to …. RASPBERRY NIPPLE for having missed all those DDs while away. ARCHANGEL for being late and cutting out half of the trail. SHRIVEL DICK for failing miserably to avoid getting stung by the nettles SLIP-On-ME her Birthday song and a 50 Runs badge. Well done TEARARSE & MATEUS ROS'E for an excellent trail and evening. On-On WINFIELD GM Piltdown Man strikes a pose in his Communist TShirt
20th June # 1644 Circle at Haldon Belverdere CP, for Hare Undulating
Bottom's Trail on a bright sunny evening but another lowish turn-out
no-doubt due to those who wanted to experience the pain of England not
scoring a goal on their own. With us at our Circle were 5 returning
Hashers Undulating s M&D with dogs + Porridge + Pit Bull + unnamed
Harriet. Request from DORIS for two Hash Trail dates in August. Over to
UNDULATING who's Trail assisted in some part by DAMP PATCH was to be a 2+ or 5+ miler with Sweet Stop.
As my damaged knee had somehow become infected, running or even walking
was going to be a problem I decided to wait awhile, which was just as
well as ARCHANGEL suddenly appeared on his bike and after a quick
briefing he set off on trail never to be see again by anyone that
evening. Probably the thought of riding down to the OD at Kennford and
back up was too much! Those who ran the trail enjoyed it very much with
some great views, as it wound its way along the forest tracks then up
and down though the woodlands following the narrow cycle tracks What
happened on trail was only revealed at the Down Downs back at the Seven
Stars in Kennford. This old pub which we used to visit years ago before
it closed, has now been reduced in size and modernised but was still a
welcoming place with a pleasant landlord who donated the DD beer without
question, the pizzas on the menu, of which half of one of these was
more than enough for two, were very tasty and ordered by most Hashers.
As the football was on TV in both lounge areas our DD's were conducted
out in the neat small garden. First one going to MOULDY for finding water yet again, this time in his car to splash over us. Next one was going to go to WET JOHNNY for ordering the massive half pizza all for himself! But SMELLIE was finally chosen for becoming attracted to a Phallic (sbe Phallus) stinkhorn mushroom in the woods. SHRIVEL was chosen for following FAKAWE wrongly when the ON HOME sign was clearly pointing down the track they came out on! Finally one for DAMP PATCH “the dog rescuer” for saving Mums dog “Harry” stuck on the edge of a cliff. Well done UNDULATING for a great trail and a great On Down (loved the pizzas) On to next week at the Keyberry Arms, Newton Abbot, Hares : Teararse & Mateus Rose' On On WINFIELD Here we see "Harry" at the Circle and the great views
June #1643 at the New Bridge CP Dartmoor, unfortunately a lower turnout
for what was a great scenic trail laid by Hare DAMP PATCH with Sweet
Stop, Walkers route and L/S splits. At the Circle apart from U-BEND with
small dog instead of LADYBOUY! it was my pleasure to welcome Virgin
Hasher CAROLINE invited along by UNDULATING B. The trail as described by
DAMPY was going to be about 5+ or 3+ miles, with a chance to swim and
“beware if you see a white pony it could be a problem
!” (maybe its now covered in flour? ) On On following the Dart upstream
we ran, with MOULDY unable to wait for deeper water plunging into the
first very small stream! Next near the appropriately named “Deadmans
Corner” there was a very stamina challenging long uphill climb to Aish
Tor, (but great views!) With a few showers now to cool us we headed off
around the Tor to another well named spot “Brake Corner” and a L/S
split. Now on Long with just SHRIVEL and PIDDLER we headed on for
what seemed like miles of well marked winding trail through gorse and
bracken to Mel Tor. Damp Patch found us there searching for the trail,
guiding us back along the Two Moors Way with views to Venford Reservoir
then along “Dr Blackall's Drive” this was no normal drive but a very
rocky and uneven track where although being cautious I still managed to
trip up and cut my “good” knee plus shortly later SHRIVEL fortunately
behind, me found my car key fob which I would otherwise have had to
spend all night searching for! After finally reaching the Sweet Stop
with RAMBO on guard duty, we headed on downhill to Spitchwick, there
RAMBO could at last have his much deserved swim before heading back to
New Bridge, where most had already left for a beer at the Exeter Inn.
As not all had made it to the OD we were able to gather around in the
back bar all seated comfortably for beer and Hash food before the still
seated MOULDY announced the DD awards, the first one either going to WET
FART for wearing socks with sandals, MOULDY for that early water plunge
or ….. WINFIELD, for making a mess of his other knee and car key. WINFIELD was successfully selected WET JOHNNY for reliving his cliff Tombstone diving skill at Spitchwick HOTLIPS unsmiling all evening until a visit to the Gents which bought a smile to his face? Finally U-BEND for leading that B..... dog around all evening who said he drop kicked it into the river? A great trail and evening DAMP PATCH well done! On On to next week at Haldon Belverdere CP, OD Seven Stars, Kennford, Hare: Undulating Bottom WINFIELD
On trail... the tough guys are photo-bombed by Fishbait, later the rainbow points the way to...Piddler!
on Mon 6th June at The Ship Inn, Kingswear where we “circled up” on the
South West boundary of our large area for U-BENDS trail and well done
to all who had made it! One visitor Peeps with dog from SHH3 had joined
us and after requests from DORIS for urgent Hares (dates will be in this
weeks Newsletter) also info the next Social Evening (see FB) We set off
on UBEND's 3+ or 5+ trail a fairly misty evening it was looking over
the Dart, he had warned us that marks were on the
right but also there were some on the left, but this was for a return
or short leg of his trail... all clear?? well at the first junction this
arrangement was tested! as the marks were on the left hand pavement but
on the right side this, which of course caused immediate confusion!
This was just a taste of what was to come for poor PIDDLER! now woodland
a LS split, L back on road and pounding uphill I had decided to try
long on an improving knee, but it was now the fitness that a struggle.
On past the “blind cats sign” (see pic) and into Hoodown Woods we
trekked religiously following those right hand marks and checks up and
down along the many tracks through the woodland, until after about 2
miles when WIDE RECEIVER found himself somehow on the Short ? tWe then
met the Short coming towards us on left following marks on the
right..all clear? With a “Hello-Goodbye “ both groups moved on and we
never saw them again! Eventually we were down by the river Dart near the
Upper Ferry with just a mile or so to go alongside the rail line on the
river bank back to Kingswear...but it was then that really tough part
started having to slog back up the steep hill to the cars. Somehow
TEAPOT was now parked on double yellows right by the pub?...another
parking ticket for his hat is on its way! Inside the Ship, it was a
bit damp to say for long outside tonight, so the DDs conducted by WIDE
and MOULDY commenced with the first Down Down going to GEORGY P ORGY asked on trail if we were now on the other side of the river ?? PIDDLER for only having a bowl of Mayo from the menu ?, as it was free ! BOBBI BALL a wardrobe malfunction or is it now fashion to have the label outside? PILTDOWN for G-ORGY for holding her shoes together with rubber bands borrowed from the Pub! A great evening well done U-BEND and here he is with all his rescue services ready for us.
On On to next week at the New Bridge CP, beyond Holne Bridge Dartmoor
OD Exeter Inn, Ashburton, Hare Damp Patch ( map to-follow) WINFIELD
Monday 30th May 2016 Barton Hill CP, Dawlish Hares Cpt. Peacock and Retread
Billed in Teign Valleys Diary as a joint hash with Haldon
Soooo many people wanted to see the back...... sorry to say farewell to
Cpt. Peacock that this turned into a reunion of ex TVH hashers now
running with other hashes and of friends from as far afield as
Cheltenham & Gloucester and Taunton H3's. Visitors included
Sorepoint, Paperwork, Buzby, Screech, Bell Toll, Oddbitz and Wobbly
Bitz, Avatar and Tiny Tanks.....apologies to those missed but I wasn't
taking notes. Any hoo, there we was in t' car park. The reason for
afor said Peacock's departure was him being lured away by a siren from C
& G HHH and she welcomed him into the C & G fraternity in their
usual fashion by dressing him up in fancy peacock design lycra and
some authentic feathers. Formalities over the run was announced as
4 – 6 miles with mandatory regroups and “sardine style” checks and
“On-on” was called. The run took us to Coryton Cove where Rambo
smoothtalked some attractive young things into using his equipment
(camera, don't let your mind's wander!) and a panoramic view of the
gathered ensemble was recorded for posterior, as we posed on the groyne.
An inevitable climb up the steep cliff brought us to Teapots hareem.
SCB had sweet talked them in his usual fashion promising a short one.
With a leap and bound we crossed the A379 and headed for some fields of
an as yet unidentified crop. Zoot hypothesised they might be broad
beans and hoped that Hot Lips had not seen them for fear of the
consequences of him even looking at a bean.
Led on by Kim we ignored some crosses and headed for Holcombe Cross and
on down to the ford. A simple trail back to the car park was
complicated by several detours and a recce of Dawlish Strand. This
latter part I admit I did not comply to as being a regular Dawlish
visitor I cheated. The On Down was the South Devon Inn. On first
impressions it looked like we were going to spend the evening on the
pavement outside. The pub was athrong with yer local sorts enjoying some
terrific but very loud prog rock/ blues which made any conversation
inside practically impossible. However we were directed to the White
Room, “down past the toilets and on the left” where we found some
delicious food laid out and our own well stocked bar. A cunning plan
was devised between our R.A.s Wide Reciever and Mouldy Dick and as each
recipient took their place for their award the DD was diverted to Cpt,
Paecock. Protests of having to get to work next October failed to get
him out of an eventual 6 DD's. Great fun, except for some of the
original nominees who looked rather disappointed at getting no free
beer. Yer 'gone man' was presented with a number of thoughtful
awards including an Isca tee, a working peacock model, a picture collage
and a good bye card. It had been a very good evening and when all
the food was snaffed we went home to ponder the next events. Gispert
Gallop featuring the A2B this weekend. Yeeeha On On Wigwam
Mon. 23rd May TVH Hash No 1640 at The Monks Retreat, Broadhempston
here FUKAWE had ingeniously posted a large notice in the pub to
hopefully gain some support and it worked as at our circle GM PILTDOWN
MAN welcomed so many virgin Hashers, he had to make a previous note of
who they all were! FUKAWE's trail which was stated to be a 3 or 6miler,
which thankfully I decided to start on the first Short which led us
eventually up to the top to Beacon Hill Trig Point with some great views
over glorious Devon. While the Long had encountered several problems, a
helpful farmer had cut his field for us completely removing all the
marks! there was a mountainous motor cross course to negotiate and we
never met them again! Back on the Short after the Sweet Stop and taking
the Long with MOULDY and POLLYFELLA and BOBBIBALL! We wound our way
through the forests trying to avoid the roots and stinging nettles
although some were still stinging hours later! and did you spot
those posh toilet facilities? (see pic) Some somehow lost the trail
completely saying just what FUKAWE probably once said! while others
following an unknown trail had recorded 10 miles on their GPS
.Although SQUASHBALLS was “not bothered“ as he is training for a
Marathon! Overall on a great evening to be out in the countryside and
most of the village Virgin's said they would like to return sometime!
The Landlord had laid on an excellent Hash Buffet for us and after the
last of the long distance Hashers had returned, his kindly supplied
beer was awarded to the following offenders :-
“SARAH” one of the villagers for guiding WIGWAM the wrong way but it was a short cut!
“JACK” (son of FUKAWE) an “Up Up” for a Skier now named POLE DODGER
WIDE RECEIVER now proudly showing off his wedding ring a DD and he did 10 Miles?
BOBBIBALL this weeks “Grand Old Duke of York” for going round a round that hill!
Finally one for FUKAWE for getting some to say his name! on this excellent trail!
Next weeks joint Hash with HaldonH3 is from the Barton Hill Car Park Dawlish (will post a map of venue as usual)
Here can you spot 5 of our "Virgin" Hashers ?
Life President Pottsie Vice President K C Vice President Havoc G M Piltdown Man Vice G M Winfield mobile No 07855355338 On Sec Georgy P Orgy R A Organiser Teapot R A Wide Receiver R A Mouldy Dick Assist R A UBend Hash Cash Bobby Ball Hash Tax Sat Nav Trail Raiser /Haberdashery Doris Song Master Pork Torpedo Social Sec Wickdipper Spider /Web Bluebird
NEW GM & ON SEC FOR TVH
Piltdown Man was installed as GM and Georgie P Orgie On Sec at our AGPU April 18th
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.
Previously unreleased clip - Vicky's naming from the Sea Trout
TWO MAIN TEIGN VALLEY HASHING BLOGS: www.preconderotous.com contains the massive video clip archive of over 1200 vid clips as well as current video footage - be advised that TVH3 exercises little control of this unpredictable site which is edited by Mr Cruisedog. The other site - www.greathashgod.blogspot.com contains some vid clips but mainly photos taken on each week's hash - on trail and in the pub - 100% hash content.