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Caching => Caching Events => Topic started by: Griff Grof on September 15, 2019, 10:55:14 am

Title: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Griff Grof on September 15, 2019, 10:55:14 am
Thought I'd start a thread to get the ball rolling.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Hogshunters on September 27, 2019, 09:26:30 am
We have offered to host the Twixmas event this year - so it will be in Warwickshire, at the same venue as 2017 - Priors Marston Village Hall.
The route for the walk is sorted, just got to place caches etc and fix the date.
It could either be a Twixmas event on Sunday 29th Dec or a Twinew event on Sunday 5th January. Are there any strong preferences? Jenny and George.
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: walktall on September 28, 2019, 08:59:46 am
29th Dec gets my vote so it's still Twixmas :)
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Griff Grof on September 29, 2019, 09:17:07 am
I have a family memberís birthday on the 29th, so the 5th would be ideal for me personally.

I say go with the date you - and others - feel most comfortable with. If thatís the 29th, then thatís okay, if itís the 5th, thatís obviously good too :)
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Hogshunters on October 03, 2019, 01:12:43 pm
The date is set for the Cachewalker 2019 Twixmas event - Sunday 29th December. The hall is booked, but we can't publish it yet so here is your early notice as Cachewalkers!

Really sorry Griff Grof that it clashes with a family event, but we couldn't get the hall for the 5th Jan as it had already been booked for something else.  :'(

Looking forward to catching up with friends old and new. Jenny and George
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: walktall on October 05, 2019, 08:28:23 pm
Thank you. Looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Wrighty on October 07, 2019, 05:37:12 pm
Nice one,just hope my work schedules are kind. ::)
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: castleferrets on October 07, 2019, 07:39:54 pm
 ;D Pleased to see Hoghunters have arranged an event for the 29th December, we will be there.
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: gaz_zippy on October 13, 2019, 07:38:39 pm
Just spotted this, great that this yearly event is continuing, thank you, will see you there.

Will pop a will attend log when cache page published.
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: grizzly pair on October 15, 2019, 10:20:25 am
That is great news, if we manage it right we will try to make it our 20000th cache, as we have had a history of 1000, 2000 and several others on a cache walker event.  We have 175 caches to go!
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Hogshunters on October 25, 2019, 07:32:29 pm
The Cachewalker Twixmas 2019 event has now been published. The GC number is: GC8F49P

Looking forward to catching up with friends old and new.
Jenny and George
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: JimJinks on December 02, 2019, 10:18:36 am
Last year, Ems (Mrs Jinks) didn't enjoy the walk as those at the front were going too fast and not waiting for those at the back to catch up. Is there anyway to keep the group together this time?
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Griff Grof on December 02, 2019, 11:34:41 am
Iím sorry to hear that she didnít enjoy the walk. Itís not the first time this point has been raised.  :(

Iím sure those at the front arenít doing this intentionally - they might not realise, it may not cross their minds, or they might think there are enough people behind them to accompany the slower walkers.

My suggestion would be to make an announcement before setting off - something along the lines of ďremember itís a group walk, so we need to stick together and give people time to catch up before moving onĒ.

Maybe we could count how many people there are before setting off, and check that everyone is at each cache location before announcing that we can move on to the next?

In addition, we could have a few volunteers staying at the back of the group for the duration of the walk.
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Hogshunters on December 02, 2019, 01:25:25 pm
Some good points Griff Grof.

George will make the announcement when the walk is assembled ref its a 'group walk' and for people to try and keep together.
George and Jamie [ our Grandson] will be 'tail end Charlies' and ensure no-one is left behind. They did this on the 2017 walk.

Anyone got any other thoughts on how to manage this problem?

Jenny and George
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: walktall on December 02, 2019, 10:48:39 pm
I've been one of those that goes from the front to the back and back to the front, etc trying to chat with most but it's a good point, it is a group walk and we should stick together (hopefully not from mud!). Sorry Ems, there was a steep bit that split us up :(

Moving on as a group at each cache should make the group stick together.
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: grizzly pair on December 15, 2019, 09:33:33 pm
Do we know how many caches there are going to be on the walk.  We are currently 27 caches to reach the magic 20000.  We would love to get our milestone on the 29th at the event.  We have to tailor our caching to be at the right number. 
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Hogshunters on December 16, 2019, 10:20:28 pm
Hi Grizzly Pair - there are 20 caches + the event which should give you 21 on the day. Hope this helps you plan your caching. Jenny and George.
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: grizzly pair on December 17, 2019, 05:05:31 pm
That certainly does take the pressure off us as we have recently sold our house and reserved a brand new one up in East Yorkshire.  I am up to my ears in sorting things out and ferrying paperwork to solicitors etc.  So I am struggling to find time to get out and cache.  Really looking forward to the event.  At the Twixmas event in 2008  Walk Tall and ourselves reached our 2000th cache .  Since then cachewalker has seen us reach several other landmark numbers so it just seemed fitting to celebrate our 20000th cache at maybe our last cache walker (Unless we can beg a bed with Garry and Ems for future years).
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Hogshunters on December 20, 2019, 09:15:35 am
Hope you manage to find 6 more caches before the event, but the weather is so awful at the moment - not conducive to walking and caching ATM.  >:(
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Hogshunters on December 27, 2019, 06:58:14 pm
We have a GSAK file for the caches on Sunday for those who would like to download them onto their GPS the night before, on the understanding that no-one gets up at the crack of dawn to nab the FTF's. Please e mail George at gwhenham@gmail.com if you are interested in receiving the file.

WARNING - guard dogs will be deployed to protect the caches from Sat evening  ;D.
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: walktall on December 28, 2019, 11:32:20 pm
Cheers - nearly missed the email with all the travelling :o
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: Griff Grof on December 30, 2019, 04:35:53 pm
Thanks to @Hogshunters for organising a great event  ;D
Title: Re: Twixmas 2019
Post by: walktall on December 31, 2019, 10:02:06 am
Thank you for organising the Event and placing caches for us @Hogshunters   ;D

Happy New Year and happy caching  ;D