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An early start in the Park

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Would you be interested in attending this event if it was to go ahead?

Poll ended at Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:52 pm

Absolutely - can't wait
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You must be joking - not a snowball's chance in hell
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Total votes: 6

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An early start in the Park

Post by Gerpod1 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:52 pm

Now that I am an experienced event organiser (ahem!) I was wondering whether there would be any appetite for an early start in May. I have signed up for the Pieta House Darkness into Light 5k run (or walk) in the Phoenix Park on May 10th. It kicks off at 04:15hrs :shock: and I thought it might be a jolly wheeze to make it into an event. I know (or think I know) that an event can't be allied to any commercial or charity event, and have separately sought guidance on this aspect.

What I think might work, however, is a flash mob (a flash being a necessity at that time of night) in the Park, near the run location, and at a time that would allow any cachers who wish to independently support the (charity) event to do so, thereby killing two birds with one stone. And neatly sidestepping any restrictive regulations that might otherwise apply.

But there would need to be a modicum of interest to make it worth while...

Would there be a modicum of interest?

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An early start in the Park

Post by Doug.G » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:53 pm

Can I bring my scooter? Also - be sure to set the "Night Cache" attribute.

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Gerpod1 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:01 pm

Scooter [-X
Night Cache Attribute =D>

And remember, this is a poll. Vote early and often ....

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by silver soldier » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:10 pm

i too am taking part in light into darkness walk/run in my case something in between event- this is a great event
under which the circumstances are not. its a great idea to have some members of the caching community taking part
and being represented - sometimes theres no harm with the two crossing over if the cause is right
sorry for ranting but this one is pretty personal to me - on a personal level .

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by theswerve » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:31 pm

Sounds like something The_chris would be thinking along...early morning dawn walk... :lol:

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by sarahmur » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:55 pm

I don't know what to vote.... but I'd be thinking along the lines of staying up all night until the event, then sodding off home :lol: :lol:
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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Gerpod1 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:48 pm

Sounds like a yes to the event.

I seem to remember a time when I would have stayed up the night before too but those memories are in black and white

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by THE_Chris » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:38 pm

Make it a rare DT to cause more rage and force people out :D

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Doug.G » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:45 pm

I volunteer my D/T grid for you to choose from ;-)

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Gerpod1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:57 pm

Can't see what all this fuss about D/T grids is about :lol: But that said such an early start would warrant an appropriate combo to reflect the general hardship and misery of the event ...

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by mac aroni senior » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:59 pm

Since my name is down for the morning run already, I think it is a brilliant idea. Not sure if it will be an event for night owls or early birds.

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Gerpod1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:07 pm

Decision time. I've decided not to go ahead with this event following a call with the organisers. They had 4,000 people last year and expect a bigger turnout this year. Trying to get a handful of cachers together in the midst of this may be doomed to fail, especially considering the tight timeframes involved.

I will give up the slot to somebody else looking to put an event together on that date. But don't let this put you off taking part in the walk/ run though .... It's still a very good cause!

See you there

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Tmsr » Thu May 01, 2014 5:11 am

As this event is going ahead , I thought I would try to sign up for the walk/run, but their website seems to be crashed. Any of those who registered able to provide details?

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by sarahmur » Thu May 01, 2014 8:05 am

Tony - I just registered now. The link to 'register now' didn't work on their website but I went in via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/darkness-in ... 0537747687
and was able to register still.
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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Gerpod1 » Thu May 01, 2014 8:37 am

The site seems to be back up and running this morning. Any problems, you can email on dilmariepeelo@gmail.com or phone (01) 6219374

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Tmsr » Thu May 01, 2014 12:29 pm

Thanks Gerry, Working fine again now - just need to decide if I'm solo or accompanied at that hour before registering!

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Blue Jay » Sun May 11, 2014 12:00 am

A fabulous night was had by all.
Well done everyone who turned out for the event & to those that continued on and completed the walk.
Special mention to our Nor'n Ireland cachers and our Canadian visitors who came along also.
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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by Gerpod1 » Sun May 11, 2014 12:11 am

Great picture. I knew at least one of them would work out. Delighted the event turned out so well.

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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by MunsterFan » Sun May 11, 2014 9:24 pm

Loopers the lot of ye, but well done!
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Re: An early start in the Park

Post by dino » Sun May 11, 2014 9:27 pm

Nice one :)
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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