Hawmorfords get new Australian record

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Hawmorfords get new Australian record

Post by The Garner Family » 16 September 06 10:54 pm

Hawmorfords have been busy down in Melbourne... its 9:52pm and they're up to 89 so far for the day... they're hoping to get over 100 before midnight.

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Post by caughtatwork » 16 September 06 11:00 pm

W00T !
You go guys.

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Post by acts2youthgroup » 17 September 06 12:17 am

Well done on the new record, last phone call I had with them they were on 91 and still at it.

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Post by astroboy1967 » 17 September 06 2:00 am

QUEENSLANDER!!!!

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Post by The Garner Family » 17 September 06 7:22 am

The final tally for the day was 101!!! I bet they'll be sleeping in this morning.... or maybe they'll be out trying to get 8 more to get another record, i.e. Australia's fastest 1000!

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Post by Nosugrefs » 17 September 06 8:32 am

WOW!! Can you really enjoy the caches with these numbers, or is it simply the competition? WELL DONE

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Post by Wingaap » 17 September 06 9:51 am

Congratulations. What a mammoth effort.

A rough calculation......that's better than one cache every 14.4 minutes for a full 24 hours.

It takes me longer than that just to get over to the dark side of town...before I even find my first one!!

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another 24hrs

Post by If » 17 September 06 2:10 pm

Queensland does it again :D
Congratulations HawMorFords on a new Aussie record !!!
Now go and get some sleep....

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Post by rogainer » 17 September 06 2:21 pm

:shock: sheesh - super human effort that.<br>
Thats nearly half of my total which I have taken 5 years to get...

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Post by The Garner Family » 17 September 06 7:14 pm

We should create a wiki page to keep track of the various state and Australian records... anyone know the dates/holders of the previous records ? (I know that a2yg had the previous best, but don't know the date).

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Post by Facitman » 17 September 06 8:13 pm

The ever reliable c@w provides the basic detail<br>
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The ones I know of (for Australia) are:<br>
Rabbitto did 33 on 20th Nov 2004<br>
teamkittens did 43 on 1st Jan 2005<br>
Rhinogeo and I then did 44 on 8th Feb 2005<br>
Rabbitto did 56 on 12th Mar 2005<br>
Acts2youthgroup did 77 on 7th Oct 2005<br>
<br><br>

BTW, absolutely fantastic effort by HawMorFords :D :D . Congratulations!!
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http://caughtatwork.net/geocaching/grap ... ALL&size=2<br>
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going overboard

Post by If » 17 September 06 8:19 pm

Phew, I'm glad I'm not represented on that graph :D
Slow and steady wins the race :P
How do you keen cachers find the time to stop and smell the roses? :shock:

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Post by rhinogeo » 17 September 06 8:47 pm

What drugs are the HawMorFords on :shock:

8) 8) :D :D CONGRATULATIONS :D :D 8) 8)

I'm exhausted thinking about it :P

I hope they put the time of each find (as well as the count) in each log - it'll give us amateurs some vague idea of how they did it :wink:

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Post by Damo. » 17 September 06 9:19 pm

Give it a couple of days for the logs to filter through and this should plot an interesting route!
http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/HawMorFords.kml

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Post by djcache » 18 September 06 9:37 am

Okay. Who's going to be brave enough to back me up here.

24 hours
101 caches
=
14mins 20 secs per cache.

That allows no time for driving between, sustenance, fueling vehicles if required, a loo break.

It's simply not achievable if you actually have to search for each cache.

If you had one cache that took you ten minutes over the average you'd have to eagle the next in 4 mins to get back on track.

Of course if you claim logs on caches that you actually replaced as they are missing in action, muggled etc it makes it somewhat easier GCM3JN

A legitimate claim should be based on an actual search for all intact, logable caches, without a tour guide, and all team members for the attempt present at each find.

Ready with open mind for an adequate explanation of how this was achieved - and flame retardant overalls on.

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