View Full Version : New 24 Hour Run Record

05-22-2006, 06:20 PM
Congratulations to Poppy, Golf and Naturefish who were all part of the new 24 hour cache record just set in Dallas - Fort Worth. 312 caches in 24 hours! Read all about it in the Groundspeak forums.

05-22-2006, 08:22 PM
Grumble, grumble. Notice the jealous jerks on the forums who just had to gripe about the record run. I couldn't keep my mouth shut. I had to remind them it was really none of their business how someone else plays the game.
Man people like that get on my nerves....... :evil:

05-22-2006, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the comments. We went to try to have a good time and see if we could play with these guys.

I can assure you that there was well over 100 man hours of hard preparation to determine what caches to seek and the correct routing. It is exhilarating to be that active for 24 + hours.

We came together with very little knowledge of each other but united by a single goal.

The previous record holder, Geopirat, who led this run stated in our first meeting that his goals were to do the following in this order:

1. Meet other cachers
2. Have fun
3. Break the previous record and set a new one if possible

We each shared a super time with 7 other guys while successfully accomplishing a common goal. The kidding, camaraderie, jokes, successes, failures and laughter were truly special to me. At the risk of sounding kind of sappy it was a special time that I will always treasure.

At the same we will also enjoy the next cache we find even if we only find one in a day. Thanks again for your kind words.....poppy

edit: recalculated planning time

05-22-2006, 10:59 PM
Congrats Everyone I'll see everyone at GW4 so we can talk about it

05-23-2006, 07:59 AM
Congrats to Poppy, Golf and Fish, et al. Sounds like a fun day, but I bet the van was getting a little "rank" after awhile! 8O
Having done some 30+, 40+ and even a 50 find cache run in a 12 hour day with OMG and ASD, I cannot ever imagine how it would feel to do a 300+ run. I think it is great!! Having been in this "sport" only 6 months, I love it and hope I can join in sometime on a BIG run.
Sorry I will miss GW4 this year, but maybe next time! :D

05-28-2006, 02:43 PM
A few days ago, I didn't know anybody who had a WORLD record in ANYTHING! Now I know three!

Congratulations guys!

05-28-2006, 06:46 PM
I couldn't not say anything either!

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index. ... try2243291 (http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=133233&st=100&gopid=2243291&#entry2243291)

05-28-2006, 07:01 PM
JSGREER1 did a search on her cable guide for "geocaching" and discovered that Law and Order, Thursday at 9:00, is about two geocachers getting murdered. It may be a re-run but I haven't seen it.

Did I say positive? Anyway, I wonder how they will present the game and how many new geocachers will begin the game due to the exposure?

05-28-2006, 09:50 PM
JSGREER1 did a search on her cable guide for "geocaching" and discovered that Law and Order, Thursday at 9:00, is about two geocachers getting murdered. It may be a re-run but I haven't seen it.

Did I say positive? Anyway, I wonder how they will present the game and how many new geocachers will begin the game due to the exposure?

ddkds and I just set the DVR to record this!

05-30-2006, 12:49 PM
I guess I'll be added to the list of people that are griping about the way the record makers went about their cacheing. Not in the fact that they did it as a group or any of that trivial crap, but the lead the fact that they were signing the outside of the caches.

I'd be pissed if someone marked up the outside of one of my caches, even the plain looking ones. Use a stamp or a sticker, drop in a business card or whatever, but don't deface the caches.


05-31-2006, 12:33 PM
I have to disagree with the term "defacing". I have already said my piece (or two) on GC.com and I should probably shut up now but between muggles, improper re-hides, and other cache issues, I'll take three initials on a container of mine any day. It was obviously a less than perfect decision but this whole thing is being blown way out of proportion, IMHO. At least one person used the reasoning that if left unpunished, this practice will spread and must be stopped. Gimme a break, this was a record run, and there is no danger of a rampant "container signing". This issue should be taken care of between the cache owners and the ones who signed the containers not the whole dang geocaching world.

Of course, you know what they say about opinions.

05-31-2006, 03:20 PM

06-02-2006, 07:35 PM

06-14-2006, 10:51 PM
I didnít intentionally look up the GC posts about this, a new record attempt, but itís hard to read any thread on GC without this subject somehow creeping into it. I will avoid commenting there where tempers seem to be high and no one seems to be really listening to anyone but themselves. I have found through life that you are just wasting your time making comments were no one is listening so I will just drop my dime in this forum where I think the only two team members that I know may have a better chance of reading it.
Now, why would I think what I have to say about this might have any merit in the real world? Well, there is a saying that goes something like this, ďI know from where I speak.Ē
Back in my youth I held, broke, set, or otherwise was part of 4 world records so I do know a few things about it. Records always fall and record holders fall too, trophies grow old and tarnished, medals get heavier each year and the thrill of winning always fades but in the wake of this is left the pure untarnished understanding that it was indeed the thrill of the chase that was the best part and the win just meant you were better prepared, willing to push harder, or maybe were just the luckiest on that given day. Even as you stand there you know it will not stand, you are not the best there will ever be, but the pride comes from knowing it was you that raised the bar this time and now it is the others who must give chase.
And they will.
Record attempts are seldom ever equal, people will always try to improve on things. The newer track shoes are faster, the vaulters pole is better, the latest gun shoots straighter, the wax is slicker, the tires grip better, etc. and there is nothing you can do about those things but if you try to duplicate the same obstacles they had, you have a right to attempt it and except the win.
I donít care if you guys had a goal of just getting within 10 feet of as many caches as you could in the allotted time or if your goal was to sing a full stanza of ring around the roses at each find, if the last record holder used the same rules within reason then you broke the record or re-wrote the rules. If you did not follow the others rules then you set a new record so there are now two standing world records in two different categories.
Your record will fall either by a more physical team, a better prepared team, or maybe just better use of the sliding room that is in most rules of most games. Either way some will except that you were beaten fair and square and some will say they didnít play it the exact same way as you did. That is the truth about world records in the real world and I stand by every word of it.
Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment.

PS. If ever I was to ask to go caching with any of you...Please Just Say No!!!!!
I donít even want to clap my hands that many times in one day :)
PPS. I already know how much fun it was so I wont even ask.