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Kingsteignton - Wide Receiver - 29 August

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The last trail of the summer, and we finished with a garden tea party to celebrate Wide's 45th birthday. A good turn out too for a bank holiday weekend. Speedy opened the circle for trail 1013 (prime number!) - a rare chance for us to see him on a Sunday since he's been working! Good to see Blue None and Zara joining CoEH3 for the first time. Karen (with pooch) also joined us as a relatively new hasher and Exeter virgin. Plus Hobbles-with-Huskies brought along Rachel. If that wasn't enough, Woodpecker brought back Klenchi, Nearly-Done and 'Sam' (and dog). Anyway it was hot, and the first half of the trail took us around the houses of Kingsteignton was suprisingly hilly.  A long-short split without any marks on the long was an interesting 'feature' of the trail! Needless to say, we went one way, then the other, then gave up and rejoined the short. Put the longs to the back of the back though I suppose! The regroup and sweetie stop were next to the toll House

Blackborough Woods - Sorepoint and Paperwork - 22 August 2021

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Lots of narrow lanes to get to this week's trail, but much better if you go the other way. That's what I learnt anyway from today's expedition! Much easier via Honiton than via Cullompton. We had a visitor from Taunton, Woody, who consistently referred to people she knew called Yvonne and Tony. No idea who they were. The trail was beautiful, through the ancient woodlands and moss laden soil beneath our feet. And a good hilly 4.5 mile route, and most of us checking the wrong way. Spocky was taking it easy, so recovering from last week's little accident. So I found myself often leading the trail! The only down side were the longs, which normally looped us back to earlier on in the trail... And one was just a very steep long downhill with a haha! Supprisingly muddy too. The hash circle was all about death... Well the smell of it anyway. Clearly something rotting in the bin bag hanging on the fence. Plus Spocky told us all about the Autumn Gathering... Details to follow thi

Stoke Woods - Blobby and Peaks - 15 Aug 2021

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Today's trail was short but not easy! We were honoured to have our President in attendance and Strapo returned after over 18 months (and it was his birthday!).  Spocky returned with a bump after his summer holidays. He took an impressive slide down a bank after trying to manage the decent on two feet.  It didn't end well. Let's hope he's recovering, and making the most of XBitz's love and attention! ;-) The trail took us around the outskirts of Stoke Woods initially, using narrow paths, and sometimes no paths at all! Lots of low branches to avoid (not a problem if your name is Twin Peaks!).  We managed to short cut our way to the first regroup, but were soon sent back the way we should have gone. Obviously the hares have a fish-hook fetish as we were never more than 10 metres from one. And then there were HaHas and back checks to enjoy too! We skirted along the edge of the paint balling centre and then, in a state of disorientation, emerged on to the main track for

Four Firs, Woodbury Common - Woodpecker and Drift - 8 August 2021

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We had virgins and visitors aplenty this week. We had Albous the puppy (who looks after Howlin Wilf), Long John and (sorry can't remember her name), Drift, and virgin "Hobbles with Huskies". With the Bitz's still away, it was me, Stix, who gathered the pack together. Although clearly I do not share the same authority as the Spockmeister, as there was very little respect as I spoke! Probably ask the displeasure of having to pay subs again! (more on that later). The trail took us away from the car park, with a long short split early on, and the longs going up towards Yettington before heading back to join the shorts, getting lost in a wood (at least, me!) and across the quarry. I forgot to take photo at the sweetie stop, but the shorts were yet to arrive by the time the longs had enjoyed their 'chocolate fingers', and we'd finished talking about when Marathons were renamed Snickers! Then the trail took Bollards and I to places where we'd not been before.

New email distribution service

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Dear all If you previously received emails containing the hash words, diary updates and other news from the blog, you will now receive them from a new address: 'follow.it'. This is because the previous provider has withdrawn the service. Please check you spam folder and, if necessary, add it as a safe sender. If you've recently completed the 'Contact and Consent' form, and opted in, you will also be receiving these messages. They should look like this: On on Stix

Subs are back ;-(

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We haven't taken weekly subs since the start of the pandemic! But we've dark got insurance to pay and refreshments to buy! Those who paid annual subs for 2020 have had their subs rolled over to 2021, so there's nothing to do. But those who haven't are asked to pay £1 week from this coming Sunday.  Alternatively you can pay £10 for the rest of the year. The hash had got a contactless reader, so payment by phone or card is preferred, but I can also take cash. Our you can pay your half year subs using the link below: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLJ7K66AJXB8P/checkout/QZQPWU7PJRHHR2PCV7JXT2WB

Contact and Consent

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In order to keep the hash records up to date - so that we can email you with latest hash event information and have emergncy contact details kept on file - I've set up a quick form for you to supply this information and to give consent for us to use it. Even if you have previously provided such information (e.g. during the period of us taking contact details to assist with NHS Test & Trace), you will need to provide it again and give permission for us to use it in this way.   The form is here https://forms.office.com/r/4vABpviU3G On On! Stix

Kenton - Hotlips Zoot and Coat Check

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It was a hilly 5 miler today. It rained as we were circling up, and rained as we were leaving, but was hot and humid on trail.  Woodpecker arrived as the church bell's tolled and Rambo was trying to get in touch to say he'd missed the bus so was on a later one. The problem was that Kenton is famous for its lack of phone signal. He was hoping to be there by 1125, so we decided to mark out the trail clearly in the hope that he would follow. Hotlips had brought his son and friend with him, and H2&on and Pearl's new puppy joined us for his virgin trail. I wasn't sure of the gender, so his bits were put on show during the opening circle. I think we should do the same for all virgins from now on.  The trail had a good hilly runner's long at the start that knackered us all by the time we caught up with the shorts. See the big loop on the left hand side of the map below.  Then a bit of a stretch along the lanes and fields to the sweetie stop. Here we had chocolate Swiss