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Alternative TB race - ‘Racing Hounds’
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:37:14 pm »
I thought I’d post this here given that we aren’t running a TB race this year  :(

The Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB) are running a trackable race throughout 2019.

The theme is ‘Racing Hounds’, and there are four breeds to choose from. All tags are entered into the main race, in which the tag that travels the furthest wins (much like our CW races).

However, each breed has its own goal. So your breed is also competing with others of its breed to be crowned ‘Best of Breed’:

  • Retriever: the prize for the dog tag that is picked up the most times.
  • Pointer: the dog tag that has the most ‘discover’ logs.
  • Setter: the dog tag that clocks up the most mileage without leaving the British Isles.
  • Boxer: The TB that is dropped off or visits the most caches that are ‘small', 'regular' or 'large'.

Tags cost Ł5.50 each and part of the profit will be donated to upcoming UK Mega events!

The race begins on January 12th, and will launch at GAGB’s ‘Start the Year’ event in Keyworth (GC7X2V9), where the tags will also be on sale. They’re also available to order online now! You can join at any time  - doesn’t have to be this weekend.

It should be a lot of fun and a good substitute for our CW race until it hopefully returns next year - and the money goes towards a good cause, supporting the UK Mega’s!

* Buy your tag here (others on page 2): https://www.gagb.org.uk/prestashop/13-trackables
* Race information and standings (updated weekly): http://gagb.org.uk/trackable-race.php

« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 11:39:17 pm by Griff Grof »
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Re: Alternative TB race - ‘Racing Hounds’
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 10:14:45 am »
'Racing Hounds' and there's no greyhound :o :o :o :o :o ???
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Re: Alternative TB race - ‘Racing Hounds’
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 10:22:25 am »
'Racing Hounds' and there's no greyhound :o :o :o :o :o ???

Greyhounds, as well as other breeds, were considered but after much discussion we opted for these four, mainly because of the geocaching-related puns (eg retriever, tag to be retrieved the most times).
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Re: Alternative TB race - ‘Racing Hounds’
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 12:09:09 pm »
greyhound - FTF hound, puzzle hound, grey -  not standing out while caching, fast (they are the second fastest land animal) - visiting the most caches :P

But I do see what you mean Griff :)
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Re: Alternative TB race - ‘Racing Hounds’
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 01:03:06 pm »
greyhound - FTF hound, puzzle hound, grey -  not standing out while caching, fast (they are the second fastest land animal) - visiting the most caches :P

Next time  ;D
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Re: Alternative TB race - ‘Racing Hounds’
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 02:14:07 pm »
One week in, and the current winner is on 515 km. Mine's not doing too bad, 166.73km.

FYI, you can have up to one of each breed in the race (i.e. max of 4 tags). I've released a retriever  :)
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