2017 Dartmoor Geocoin Race – Final Positions

14th February 2017 – Up and Running

Well at least one coin is.  Just 3 days into the race and 5 geocoins have been placed, but only heartradio’s has been picked up and moved on.  A further 6 have been activated but the remainder have not.  Please activate your coins as soon as possible, because I cannot put them on my watchlist until they have been activated.  Hopefully within the next couple of days they will all be activated and then you will be able to place them at your leisure.

17th February 2017 – More Coins Activated and Placed

Several more geocoins have now been activated and placed but only 3 have moved anywhere, with a further 2 having been retrieved.  We have a new leader Dylan1966, but the coin has only just got out of Devon!  Another reminder to those who haven’t yet activated their coins, please do so now because I cannot put them on my watchlist until they have been activated.  Many thanks.

2nd May 2017 – A New leader and Four Coins in The States

Sorry for the delay, but I have now managed to get the race positions up to date.  We have a new leader in dixie_gooner whose coin has travelled to Australia via Thailand and has already returned to the UK! Four coins are currently in The States and only one in Germany 😉  Three coins were released in New Zealand and two of those made in to The Sates.  Unfortunately three coins seem to have disappeared already, two of them from their initial cache 🙁

9th October 2017 – Several Coins Rushing up the Leader Board

There have been some dramatic moves up the leader board since my last update.  Biggest mover has been Balrogslayers Mum adding 10,395 miles and jumping into 5th place.  bird 13 added 8,972 miles to go 6th and The Cooke Family added 8,467 miles to go 2nd.  But still well clear at the top is dixie_gooner leading by 10,621 miles.  Only one additional coin seems to have gone missing, but how sad that 3 of the 4 missing coins were lost (stolen) in the UK 🙁

3rd December 2017 – The Final Positions

Balrogslayers Mum has continued to leap up the leader board adding another 7,924 miles and jumping into 2nd place but unable to catch dixie_gooner who is the clear winner by 13,656 miles and actually extending his lead from October.  Unfortunately it looks as though we have now lost 7 coins, including The Cooke Family’s, but at least they managed to hold onto 3rd place.  Of the 7 coins that appear to have gone missing, 4 never made it out of the UK and 2 of these were lost in the cache they started from 🙁


Updated 3rd December 2017
NameCacher NameTB NoMilesLast LocationStatus
Jason Deandixie_goonerTB89PFX31,973Madrid, SpainRetrieved
Louise AutyBalrogslayers MumTB89PMV18,317Nr WinchesterVisiting
Colin CookeThe Cooke FamilyTB89PFN16,155New South Wales, AustraliaMarked as missing 🙁
Mel ReadMoira CrackersTB89PG815,718Ohio, USAVisiting
Andrew Stokesstokes2342TB89PFC12,051Maryland, USAVisiting
Joe Birdbird 13TB89PEZ10,416Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyVisiting
Isaac OgdenheartradioTB89PFW10,320California, USAVisiting
Belinda McSherryT&BMcSherryTB89PFE7,940Islas Baleares, SpainVisiting
Warren BatrickBogbunnyTB89PRC7,725Limburg, BelgiumIn cache
Carol NorrishDylan1966TB89PM75,372Setúbal, PortugalRetrieved
Lisa CanningAngelaobscuraTB89PHT5,182Czech RepublicVisiting
Cathy PengillyPinguiglooTB89PH94,265Emilia–Romagna , ItalyVisiting
Janet KnellerWeather-ITTB89PRW3,460Zeeland, NetherlandsVisiting
Suzy AyshfordJazz_aTB89PRQ3,417Zeeland, NetherlandsVisiting
Ade LewisAde_ezTB89PM0860SwitzerlandMarked as missing 🙁
Christine Hutchinschutch74TB89PG5401Nr Mount Cook,
South Island, NZ
Not moved since April
Liam CookenavyspootterTB89PMF243Weston-Super-MareRetrieved
Not moved since Sept
Andy LawrieAmberelTB89PT144Guildford, SurreyNOT in cache 🙁
Jon DandDigby CachersTB89PM50Exeter, DevonMarked as missing 🙁
Maureen WillcocksWandering WilliesTB89PG00Near Amble,
Marked as missing 🙁

5 thoughts on “2017 Dartmoor Geocoin Race – Final Positions”

  1. Hi Dave
    Yes my Geocoine is where it has been logged by steeplechase, I had to replace it there the miles where not recording
    regards stokes2342

    1. Hi Andrew,
      I think the miles just needed refreshing, they are now shown against steeplechase and not you. But that doesn’t matter. What I don’t understand and need to think about, is why the miles have not been shown as the shortest distance. They have been shown going right across two oceans and a continent, rather than across just the one ocean. I very much doubt if that was the route taken anyway.
      Regards, Dave.

      1. Hi Andrew,
        I have now checked this out, the miles are OK but the map for some strange reason shows it going two thirds of the way around the world 😉 !

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