Well it's almost over but the fat lady hasn't sung her last song yet. Simon Chadwick is facing a last minute challenge by Matthew Bruce - who even after increasing his target is still managing a remarkable 23 species over his revised target.
For most of us (well certainly me) this hasn't been about coming first it's been about setting personal goals and beating them.
I've decided to leave the scoring system as it is, but I'd be interested on others views so that a fairer system can be implemented for next January's challenge.
Back tomorrow for the exciting conclusion.