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EL-JO's Challenges

All About a Challenge # 1 : The Series    (Eligible series)
All About A Challenge #2 - Motorway Madness
All About a Challenge # 3 - Supermarket Sweep
All About A Challenge # 4 - Full Steam Ahead
All About A Challenge # 5 - Snookered
All About a Challenge # 6 - Key to the Door
All About a Challenge # 7 - Everest
All About a Challenge # 8 - Eight Counties
All About a Challenge # 9 - Foreign Travel 1
All About a Challenge # 10 - Foreign Travel 2
All About a Challenge #11 - A Building Bounty


All About a Challenge # 1 : The Series

All caches in the first seven sections, one more than are required for qualification, were also found by WhiteFriar, some in my company, some not. As I'd done the research I've also included the other series I identified that I had six (or more) finds in (but that WhiteFriar did not). The number in brackets in the first column indicates the number of caches I'd found in the series as at the date the challenge was published.

Series   Log Entry Cache name Cache owner
Church Micro
(lots)
07/11/2007 View Church Micro 1...Earlswood sadexploration
24/06/2008 View Church Micro 59...Dark Ghost Prowl Woking Wonders
28/11/2009 View Church Micro 118 - Shipbourne Deepdiggingmole
18/01/2011 View Church Micro 1511...Northchapel (A true Letterbox) Al 7365
14/08/2012 View Church Micro 2733…Bexley-St John the Evangelist RubyShoos
02/01/2013 View Church Micro 2372... West Kingsdown- St Edmund jazzyjessups
Coalpost
(31)
07/05/2009 View Coal Post #133 AngelPick
12/04/2009 View Coal Post #150 Merstham Mafia
12/04/2009 View Coal Post #151 Merstham Mafia
12/04/2009 View Coal Post #152 Merstham Mafia
12/08/2010 View Coal Post #179 HouseOfDragons
28/10/2011 View Coal Post 206: (Coal Post challenge cache) jazzyjessups
A Fine Pair
(7)
11/09/2012 View A Fine Pair # 8 ~ The Steyne, Worthing mattd2k
14/02/2012 View A Fine Pair #9 ~ Bucks Green wizardario
08/05/2012 View A Fine Pair # 12 ~ Shipley TheAdamss
21/11/2012 View A Fine Pair # 42 ~ Chipstead bobknot
01/01/2013 View A fine pair #44 ~ Ockley Mitchelltwo
01/01/2013 View A fine pair #45 ~ Capel Travel Bug Hotel ^ Mitchelltwo
Drinking Fountain and Troughs
(16)
11/05/2008 View Drinking Fountain and Troughs 001 - Merstham Merstham Mafia
20/08/2008 View Drinking Fountain and Troughs 003 - Limpsfield Limpsfield Loafers
19/04/2009 View Drinking Fountain and Troughs 008 - Walton Woking Wonders
15/11/2008 View Drinking Fountain and Troughs 009 - Westerham All those boxes
24/03/2008 View Drinking Fountain and Troughs - 014 - Banstead purple_pineapple
07/04/2010 View Drinking Fountain and Troughs 017 – Horsham TheAdamss
Watering Holes of Surrey or Sussex
(7)
18/12/2012 View WHoS 01: Outwood SuperDred
18/12/2012 View WHoS 02: Outwood SuperDred
05/07/2012 View WHoS 03: Smallfield SuperDred
08/11/2011 View WHoS 06: Pitch(er) Hill Flookfinders
23/01/2012 View WHoS 07: Walliswood Flookfinders
25/08/2011 View WHoS 08: Chelsham MomAndEm
Curse of the FTF Surrey
(6)
24/07/2010 View Curse of the FTF Surrey #1 - Welchman gullands
13/05/2010 View Curse of the FTF Surrey #2 - North Downs Way alexrider
25/05/2010 View Curse of the FTF Surrey #3 - Cabbage Stalk Town sham69
25/06/2010 View Curse of the FTF Surrey #4 - The Damocles Option HorseyWilks
26/06/2010 View Curse of the FTF Surrey #5 - Leigh lies nearby Agglet
17/07/2010 View Curse of the FTF Surrey #6 - Parked in the Priory richard701
Lost Hospitals of Surrey
(9)
05/07/2012 View LHoS 1 - Smallfield Hospital halthornhill
18/11/2012 View LHoS 2 - The Royal Earlswood Hospital halthornhill
14/12/2011 View LHoS 4 - Redhill General Hospital halthornhill
26/02/2012 View LHoS 5 - The Redhill Cottage Hospital halthornhill
05/11/2012 View LHoS 6 - Jordan Isolation Hospital halthornhill
22/01/2013 View LHoS 9 - St Lawrence's Hospital Wigloo Marbles
Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex
(11)
07/10/2007 View Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex #1 martletsman
27/07/2011 View Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex #11 martletsman
21/05/2012 View Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex #14 martletsman
10/01/2012 View Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex #42 martletsman
09/12/2010 View Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex #56 TheAdamss
14/12/2011 View Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex #68 ueadave
Cricket Pitch Micro
(11)
24/05/2011 View Cricket Pitch Micro # 1 Chiddingfold (Re-Set) Al 7365
21/10/2010 View Cricket Pitch Micro #8 Brook prosniper
30/09/2010 View Cricket Pitch Micro #11 Hambledon prosniper
10/10/2011 View Cricket Pitch Micro #20 - Fernhurst natterjacktoad
28/01/2011 View Cricket Pitch Micro #23 Warnham ===sgb
04/03/2012 View Cricket Pitch Micro #26 Albury ===sgb
'X' Marks The Spot
(7)
16/11/2008 View 'X' Marks The Spot purple_pineapple
12/01/2008 View ’X’ Marks The Spot II – Nanny’s Revenge Nanny Ogg
15/11/2009 View 'X' Marks the Spot VII ; Easy as ABC Alboy
12/12/2000 View 'X' Marks The Spot VIII: Or should I say XX? tjapukai
10/08/2008 View 'X' Marks The Spot IX - Village’s Sharp Man? Woking Wonders
18/08/2008 View X Marks the Spot XII: Pioneer and Designator SuperDred
Surrey School Days
(7)
19/04/2009 View Surrey School Days 2: Start here Woking Wonders
14/07/2009 View Surrey School Days 3: Who's This Woking Wonders
07/03/2009 View Surrey School Days 4: Best Efforts Woking Wonders
11/01/2009 View Surrey School Days 5: Like Father Like Son Woking Wonders
11/01/2009 View Surrey School Days 6: WW2 Remembers Woking Wonders
04/12/2012 View Surrey School Days 9 - OOOEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Welsh Green

WhiteFriar does in fact qualify for "Ponds, Dew Ponds and Lakes of Sussex" but with a slightly different set of caches:-

WhiteFriar also claims "Curse of the FTF Greater London", "GSG" and "GSG Mini".

Eligible series

The National Numbered Series bookmark list contains a very comprehensive list, better than the one I have compiled below, which I am unlikely to continue maintaining.

Note: The bookmark lists below are in no way guaranteed to be complete or currently maintained.

Series that need expanding

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All About A Challenge #2 - Motorway Madness

And it also documents my qualification for Motorway Mayhem M1 J12 (Challenge Cache)

I finally qualified for this one at the end of April 2014.
However, when time permits, I'll keep it updated as I do further caches in the series.
So far it includes all finds up to 05/04/2018.

MW   Log Entry Cache name
M1 28/04/2014 View Motorway Mayhem J31. (A57 towards Worksop).
29/07/2014 View Motorway Mayhem-M1 Trowell services northbound.
29/07/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M1 Woodall Services
29/07/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M1 J35
29/07/2014 View Motorway Mayhem J40 Ossett/Going for gold
M2 04/02/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M2 Medway Services
M3 29/12/2013 View Motorway Mayhem M3 Jcn4a
29/12/2013 View Motorway Mayhem M3 J5
05/04/2018 View Motorway Mayhem M3 J9
M4 08/04/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M4 J11
08/04/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M4 J11-12 Westbound
08/04/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M4 J12
19/09/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M4 Junction 14
M6 03/05/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M6 Junction 19
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M6 Tebay Services (Southbound)
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem - Killington Services
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M6 J36 - Coffee & cache!
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem - M6 J34 Lancaster TB Hotel
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem - M6 J33 - Galgate + TB Hotel!
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem - M6 J17
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M6 J16
M8 02/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem - M8 - Heart of Scotland - West
M20 29/03/2011 View Motorway Mayhem M20 J5
13/02/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M20 / J9 ~ Suspension Bridge
13/02/2014 View motorway mayhem
M23 07/02/2013 View Motorway Mayhem - M23 Green Lane
M25 31/07/2007 View Motorway Mayhem M25 J8 - A Room with a View
23/02/2008 View Motorway Mayhem M25 J8 TB Hotel (Margery)
16/09/2008 View Motorway Mayhem M25 J8 The Micro
30/01/2013 View Motorway Mayhem A3/M25
02/04/2013 View Mole's SOS - Motorway Mayhem M25 J5
06/08/2015 View Doris's Motorway Mayhem
M27 02/07/2010 View Motorway Mayhem M27 J8
02/07/2010 View Motorway Mayhem M27 J5 (revisited)
M40 24/12/2013 View MOTORWAY MAYHEM M40 NORTH SERVICES TB HOSTEL
27/12/2013 View Motorway Mayhem M40 J10 - Towering Inferno - READ
03/05/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M40 J5 [Bucks]
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem: M40 J2
M42 03/05/2014 View M42 Motorway Mayhem - Not Strangled!
M55 29/10/2012 View Motorway Mayhem - M6 J32/M55 J1 - Broughton
M62 28/04/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M62 Junction 28
03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem - M62 J11
M65 03/08/2014 View Motorway Mayhem M65 J2
A1(M) 29/07/2014 View Motorway Mayhem A1(M) J44
29/07/2014 View MOTORWAY MAYHEM A1M-A59 J47 (relocated 06-2014)
29/07/2014 View Motorway Mayhem - A1(M) J56 - Barton

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All About a Challenge # 3 - Supermarket Sweep

I had a long way to go on this one when it was published but a day trip down to the South Coast sorted that out.

    Log Entry Cache name
1 30/09/2007 View Off Yer Trolley! - Reigate
21/10/2011 View LQ:HEREFORDSHIRE - Apples and Pears
2 07/11/2007 View Off Yer Trolley! (Crawley Hazelwick)
14/02/2009 View Sticky Toffee Pudding
3 02/03/2011 View Off Yer Trolley! Hazelwick Superstore
01/11/2010 View Blackberry
4 21/02/2012 View Off Yer Trolley! Midhurst
28/09/2008 View Something Fishy Going On? - Bream
5 19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Chichester East
11/12/2012 View #6 Ifield Lamb - Roast Leg
6 19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Lancing
07/09/2012 View Sausages...
7 19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Lyons Farm
13/01/2013 View MIND THE FISH
8 19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Rustington Village
25/04/2007 View Rice Bridge
9 19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Shoreham
10/05/2011 View Pea Soup Stroll #1
10 19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Worthing
03/04/2012 View Nuthurst Nuts - Cashew Nut
11 19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Dinner or TEA?!!?!!?!!?
19/02/2013 View Off Yer Trolley - Dinner or TEA?!!?!!?!!?

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All About A Challenge # 4 - Full Steam Ahead

See my SideTracked Challenges page.

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All About A Challenge # 5 - Snookered

Not a maximum break but comfortably qualifying.....

Ball   Log Entry Cache name Score
Red 23/06/2007 View A wee drop of red, Angus? 1
Black 07/09/2009 View RTB - Blackhorse Lane 8
Red 26/02/2012 View LHoS 5 - The Redhill Cottage Hospital 9
Black 12/10/2010 View Church Micro 370 St Lawrence Blackmore 16
Red 05/04/2008 View Look Measured F&W’s Puzzle Cache Circuit 2:3 17
Black 01/11/2010 View Blackberry 24
Red 15/07/2008 View SideTracked - Redhill 25
Black 28/01/2011 View Warnham Walk 6 - Blackthorn 32
Red 21/07/2008 View One Red Paperclip 33
Black 29/05/2012 View Blackwater Rail Trail Bonus 40
Red 07/08/2008 View Uh huh, it was the Manfreds - aka Epsom Downs X 41
Blue 27/04/2008 View Blue Streak II 46
Red 28/09/2008 View Owlbeech Ramble - Long-Eared Owl 47
Blue 13/09/2008 View Red, White and Blue 52
Red 27/10/2009 View Avoiding redundancy 53
Blue 05/07/2009 View Bluebell Bank 58
Red 18/02/2010 View Killer #4: Hung, Drawn and Quartered 59
Blue 08/10/2009 View Bluebell Hill Earthcache (Kent) 64
Red 02/03/2011 View Town Mead Remembered 65
Blue 10/05/2011 View BLUE MAX 70
Red 17/05/2011 View The Shred 71
Blue 28/07/2011 View Subterranean Homesick Blues - Rattus Norvegicus 76
Red 11/07/2011 View Poppies on Parade Redhill 77
Blue 17/09/2011 View Blue Rainbow 82
Red 27/07/2011 View Flatcoat Favourite Walks - The Red Road 83
Blue 21/09/2011 View JaceyB's Blue Ice BONUS 2 88
Red 05/08/2011 View Red October 89
Blue 27/11/2011 View Subterranean Homesick Blues - Rat Up a Drain Pipe 94
Red 26/07/2012 View THE BIG RED BOX 95
Blue 10/01/2012 View The Bluebell Line 100
Yellow 27/04/2011 View A Touch of Twitching? - Yellow Wagtail 102
Green 12/04/2011 View LQ:CAMBS - The Green Man 105
Brown 24/07/2012 View Wilson's brown 109
Blue 14/08/2012 View JJCL56 "Blue Punch" 114
Pink 20/04/2013 View Pretty In Pink 120
Black 13/03/2013 View Black and Silver 127

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All About a Challenge # 6 - Key to the Door

All 21 below caches are from series by Flatcoat Walker and found in the company of WhiteFriar.

  Log Entry Cache name
14/12/2011 View #1 St.Leonard's Loop
27/07/2011 View #2 Balcombe Boundaries
21/05/2012 View #3 Horsted Keynes Canter
14/06/2011 View Ashurst Wood Link #4
27/07/2011 View Nymans Woods #5
21/05/2012 View Ardingly Adventure #6
07/06/2011 View West Hoathly Wander #7
10/05/2011 View Pea Soup Stroll #8
10/05/2011 View Another Serving Of Pea Soup #9
15/03/2011 View Worth the Walk #10
15/03/2011 View Rowfant Roundabout #11
21/02/2012 View Cowfold Oaks # 12
06/04/2011 View Sidnye Safari #13
14/06/2011 View Hartfield Link #14
26/06/2012 View Ashurst to Spithandle Lane #15
22/11/2011 View Warninglid to Earwig Lane #16
14/02/2012 View Cowfold Capers - North 17
01/11/2011 View Plummers Plain Perambulation #18
27/04/2011 View Crawley Down Crawl #19
07/06/2011 View Dry Hill Hike #20
14/06/2011 View Forest Row Link #21

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All About a Challenge # 7 - Everest

See the 'Highest and Lowest Elevations' section on my profile.

As at the date this challenge was set I could manage 10,307m from my top 10 highest caches.

As at the date I collected the cache, Tuesday 3rd December 2013, I could qualify with my top six and had improved to 14,478m from my top 10 highest caches. However, this is clearly an aspect of my caching I need to work on as there are many people out there that are comfortably exceeding this!

On my return from my South American adventure, Thursday 4th August 2017, I could qualify with my top two and had improved to 40,394m from my top 10 highest caches. Not sure I'll be looking to improve on that though.

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All About a Challenge # 8 - Eight Counties

I thought it would be fun to exclude my home county (Surrey).

County   Log Entry Cache name
Oxfordshire 22/07/2012 View Geolympix 2012 CITO - Giving something back
Hampshire 02/07/2013 View Forest of Peril: Silver
19/11/2013 View Jacob Von Hogflume's TIME Trap
Greater London 01/08/2007 View stop and smell the roses 1
01/08/2007 View Kew Gardens Virtual Cache
16/08/2011 View The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
West Sussex 19/05/2010 View Monthly Mid-Week Meet In Sussex #26
18/07/2010 View SUSSEX CACHERS SUMMER BARBECUE #2
18/08/2010 View Monthly Mid-Week Meet in Sussex - #29
15/05/2013 View Monthly Mid-Week Meet In Sussex #62
Somerset 18/06/2013 View Rock Doctor #2 Ebbor Gorge
18/06/2013 View Chalice Well
18/06/2013 View Wookey Hole
18/06/2013 View Sedimentary Structures in Somerset
20/06/2013 View Cheddar Gorge
Essex 29/05/2012 View 3...2...1...FIRE! #15
29/05/2012 View Shark Infested Waters! #16
29/05/2012 View Villainous Verne #17
29/05/2012 View Shiver Me Timbers #18
29/05/2012 View Dead Men Tell No Tales... #19
29/05/2012 View Yo Ho Yo Ho... A Pirates Life For Me! #20
Bedfordshire 02/08/2013 View Church Micro 705: Hexton, St Faith
02/08/2013 View Church Micro 1562...Flitwick
02/08/2013 View Church Micro 1682...Marston Moreteyne
02/08/2013 View Church Micro 1915...Barton-le-Clay
02/08/2013 View Church Micro 2293…Lidlington "old" St. Margaret's
02/08/2013 View Church Micro 2788…Toddington
02/08/2013 View Church Micro 3357…Shillington
Buckinghamshire 19/06/2012 View It's all about the letters Challenge Cache
22/07/2012 View Challenge Cache - A Large Leap of Caching Numbers
22/07/2012 View Challenge cache - Do You Know Other Cachers
02/01/2012 View Challenge cache - The Well Travelled Cacher GB
19/11/2012 View Challenge Cache - Fantasy Favorites
17/12/2013 View Church Micro Challenge 100 x10
17/12/2013 View 5x10x10=500 Challenge Cache!
17/12/2013 View Unlucky for some! - Challenge Cache

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All About a Challenge # 9 – Foreign Travel 1

See my Icon Challenge Countries page.

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All About a Challenge # 10 – Foreign Travel 2

See my Icon Challenge Countries page.

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All About a Challenge #11 – A Building Bounty

Word   Log entry Cache name
house 24/08/2012 View Church Micro 2908…Capel Friends Meeting House
cottage 10/11/2010 View Mill Cottage (MM’s Alderstead Amble)
lighthouse 11/09/2012 View Lighthouse Hunt - Brighton/Shoreham-on-Sea
church 13/03/2010 View Church Micro 1,000...Wherigo to Church
station 21/02/2010 View Sidetracked - Baynards Station
post office 17/08/2013 View HQGT: Geo Post Office
oast house 04/05/2014 View Kent Oast Houses #7
cathedral 01/04/2014 View Church Micro 5000...Chichester Cathedral
pub 07/09/2011 View I can see the pub from here !!!
chapel 21/02/2012 View Church Micro 2291…East Dean Chapel
tower 05/11/2007 View In the shadow of the Tower
abbey 01/07/2010 View Church Micro 1066...Battle Abbey
folly 09/01/2013 View Darnley's Folly
museum 13/07/2011 View Church Micro 1734...Ash-Chapel Museum
prison 03/03/2014 View On The Run - Prison Break
toll house 07/08/2015 View PICTURE IT - THEN AND NOW - TOLL HOUSE WATERHEAD
mill 07/06/2011 View Mill Micro 1 - Balcombe Mill
watermill 25/10/2011 View The Quintessential Valley of the Unknown Watermill
palace 16/08/2011 View The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
barn 08/04/2014 View Church Micro 4970 Park Barn
school 04/04/2014 View School Days Puzzles #9: Spelling
village hall 31/07/2015 View Marks tey cache & Dash - Village hall.
library 17/08/2013 View HQGT: Fremont Library
castle 06/09/2011 View LQ:DURHAM - Barnard Castle
shop 04/07/2014 View Top-Shop 1
windmill 17/03/2007 View Wray Common Windmill
hotel 12/07/2012 View Myland Squirrel Hotel
stable 25/05/2011 View The 5 Treasures of Durga: Stables
barracks 21/08/2014 View SideTracked - Maidstone Barracks
cinema 21/07/2015 View Visionary of Cinema - Peter Greenaway (Director)
supermarket 30/04/2013 View All About a Challenge # 3 - Supermarket Sweep
air raid shelter 19/08/2015 View WW2 Air Raid Shelter (Silverdale Road, Eastbourne)
fort 09/10/2012 View Loughton Camp Iron Age Hill Fort

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