When the "Forty Sortie (Challenge Cache)" http://coord.info/GC2Z43A was published (July 2011) I thought it extremely unlikely that I would ever qualify for it and put it into the "one day, maybe" pile. Then the "Sussex Olympic Rings" was published (April 2012) and 40 in a day started to look distinctly possible and over the last Winter I started to solve the puzzles. However, with many other things demanding my attention, it was not until late Spring that I had a complete set of answers. Stage two was the planning of the 'sortie'. Several people have achieved the lot in a day, so that was what I was aiming for and after much head scratching the plan was completed.
Today the alarms were set early (by our standards!) and the first couple of caches were ticked off by 7:00am. We had the most beautiful day for it with the sun shining out of a clear blue sky all day, though it did warm up a bit (a lot!) in the afternoon. Initially all went well but with about four fifths done things slowed down dramatically. By the time we had completed all the rings and all the bonuses it was getting late, though with perhaps still an hour of daylight left. We drove into Haywards Heath for a hot chocolate and an Internet connection to get the Medal information. Appropriately enough, the Medals are not that easily obtained and as it is now gone 9:00pm we decide to leave them for another day.
A nice set of puzzles with the difficulty nicely judged. None immediately obvious but yielding quickly to the powers of Google. While a circular route would have been my preference, the cache and dash nature of the 'ring' meant that they were (mostly) easy enough to collect and were all straightforward finds.