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Church Micro 100k Challenge

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Hidden : 5/15/2014
In East Midlands, United Kingdom
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The Church Micro 100k Challenge

The cache is at the listed co-ordinates, but you first need to see if you qualify to log it as found.

To qualify for this cache, you need to achieve 100,000 Church Micro points in one calender day. Church Micro points are simply the number of the Church Micro.

For instance, if you find my Church Micro - Old Blackwell 1731, you will get 1731 Church Micro points. If you find my Church Micro 5161 - Kirklington, you will get 5161 Church Micro points. Easy.

Add all of your finds one one calender day and if its over 100,000 Church Micro points, you qualify.

Does the CO qualify to claim this cache?


On November 7th 2013, Church Micro day, I (with Fretdancer, BenandJules and Trevorsilk) found the following:

Church Micro 2326…Tickencote
Church Micro 2263 Tinwell
Church Micro 3759... Wittering
Church Micro 3673... Thornhaugh
Church Micro 2233... Wansford
Church Micro 2234... Stibbington
Church Micro 2232... Sutton
Church Micro 630... Castor - Congregational Chapel
Church Micro 2231... Castor - St Kyneburgha
Church Micro 3346... Netherton
Church Micro 3345... Westwood
Church Micro 3172…Peterborough Cathedral
Church Micro 2216... Stanground
Church Micro 4361... Stanground - Baptist
Church Micro 2221... Orton Longueville
Church Micro 2869…Orton Malborne
Church Micro 2991... Orton Goldhay
Church Micro 2995... Orton Waterville - Methodist
Church Micro 2222... Orton Waterville
Church Micro 2260... Alwalton
Church Micro 3834... Water Newton
Church Micro 2223... Chesterton
Church Micro 2198... Haddon
Church Micro 2125... Morborne
Church Micro 3369... Folksworth
Church Micro 2548... Stilton
Church Micro 3021... Lutton
Church Micro 2126... Hemington
Church Micro 2197... Polebrook
Church Micro 2211... Barnwell St Andrews
Church Micro 4072... Barnwell All Saints
Church Micro 2287... Aldwincle All Saints
Church Micro 3468... Aldwincle St Peters
Church Micro 2288... Wadenhoe
Church Micro 3191…Pilton
Church Micro 3192…Stoke Doyle
Church Micro 3225…Oundle Chapel
Church Micro 3526…Oundle – Most Holy
Church Micro 2368…Oundle-St Peters
Church Micro 4137…Oundle - Methodist
Church Micro 2366…Oundle-Chapel of St Anthony
Church Micro 2229... Cotterstock
Church Micro 2210... Tansor
Church Micro 2208... Warmington
Church Micro 3413…Warmington - Chapel
Church Micro 2224... Elton
Church Micro 3026... Elton Methodist
Church Micro 2209... Fotheringhay
Church Micro 2228... Woodnewton
Church Micro 2227... Nassington
Church Micro 4043...Nassington-Wesleyan Chapel
Church Micro 2258... Yarwell
Church Micro 2270 Glaston
Church Micro 2948...Skeffington

Giving me a total score of 146,044 Church Micro points. More than enough to qualify.

Fretdancer, BenandJules and Trevorsilk found another two I had already done previously.

A few statistics...

At the publishing date of this cache, I owned 26 Church Micros with a cumulative score of 92660 (not including Mablethorpe and Theddlethorpe All Saints) which are 80 miles away. This is almost enough to qualify alone should you feel like an extra challenge. Add the two at the Lincolnshire coast on and the score becomes 102,446. Enough to qualify, but maybe too much of a challenge to do it that way!

I looked at the other Church Micro challenges that have been published in the past, these include 10k (GC3A28D), 25k (GC3A28P) and 50k (GC3CC4C). I thought I would see how mine compares to those in terms of difficulty. When these were published February of 2012, there were approximately 2,500 Church Micro caches, but you have a 2 week period to find them for both the 50k and 25k challenges. The 10k gives you a week.

Good luck

Obviously, as more Church Micros get added and have numbers in the 7000's, 8000's and beyond, this cache will get easier to achieve. So the sooner you sign the log, the more you can congratulate yourself on qualifying to log it.


It would be nice to see your list of churches logged on your qualifying day, but it is not necessary due to the length of time this may take. Your total Church Micro score and the date it was achieved does need to be posted, however. I will check each and every log to see if you did qualify and those that did not will be deleted.

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