2018 Dartmoor Geocoin Race – Introduction

Welcome to the 5th Annual Dartmoor Geocoin Race.

As voted by the participants, this year’s race starts this coming Saturday 17th February and I kept the same finish date as last year, 30th November.  But you don’t have to place your geocoin on that date, just any date following.  If you want to participate but haven’t yet got a race coin, it is definitely not too late, details below.

Once again I will award 2019 Dartmoor Geocoins for the coins with the top 3 mileages.  Approve 

I’ve always tried to avoid too many rules but the following few are necessary.  I’ve changed Rule 2 slightly and highlighted it in red.  Please do take note:

  1. Coins MUST start the race with zero mileage – if any mileage has already been recorded before 17th February, please delete those logs.
  2. Please DO NOT give coins to anybody to take somewhere.  All coins MUST be released into a cache to be picked up by a person unknown, NOT somebody known to you or organised by you.  Please do NOT start your coin off in an event.
  3. Only original Dartmoor 2018 coins can be used – NO nasty proxies please!
  4. If you bought (or buy) a second coin from me at a cheaper rate it MUST be entered in the race.  There always seems to be a couple of coins each year that never get started which is not fair on others who paid the normal price for their coins.
  5. I am only going to count the number of miles travelled.

Some useful hints and tips:

  • Physically label your geocoin to say that it is in a race and needs to be moved as far as possible.
  • Give as much information about the race on the geocoin description page as possible and include a photo, use the one above if you wish.
  • Don’t let cachers keep dipping your coin unless they are going long distances – coins need to be placed in a cache so that they can be moved on.
  • If a cacher hasn’t placed your coin within a few days email them and ask them to do so.  Don’t let them forget they have it!
  • Watch any cache your coin is placed in and ensure that the next visitor logs it as retrieved.  If they don’t ask them if the coin was in the cache.
  • You can get a really good start by placing your geocoin in a travel bug hotel.  However, these could be more at risk than a normal cache.  You also may want to avoid a cache & dash or place it in a PM only cache.  However, after it has been retrieved you will have no control.

The geocoin will remain your property and you can set whatever goals you would like on the geocoin page.  I would ask you NOT to remove the geocoin’s name but to add to it, e.g. it comes named as Dartmoor National Park 2018 Geocoin, so you could add Sue’s ….. to the front of it.  That way everybody can still search for it and I can produce some race details.

If you haven’t got a race coin yet it is definitely NOT too late.  Some late entries have done very well and won prizes.

Get a geocoin to enter the race – details here!

Good luck to all.  I-Wish 

The following have entered the race – please let me know immediately if you are not on the list.
If you have not already done so, please activate your geocoin and let me know its TB number.

Updated 31st May 2018
NameCacher NameTB NoMilesLast LocationStatus
Mel ReadMoira CrackersTB8R86110,749DerbyVisiting
John Higginshigster TB8R85P9,276Perth, Western AustraliaVisiting
Isaac OgdenheartradioTB8R8734,163Georgia, USARetrieved from event
Roy HarveyChudleighTravellerTB8R84G1,362Sachsen, GermanyVisiting
Janet KnellerWeather-ITTB8R87A937Östergötland, SwedenIn cache
Andy LawrieAmberelTB8R840
667Worthing, SussexVisiting
Andrew Stokesstokes2342TB8R88D342SheffieldIn cache
Colin CookeThe Cooke FamilyTB8R88W303Wincanton, SomersetIn cache
Teresa PhillipsTaz9213TB8R88B222Bideford, DevonActivated
Cathy PengillyPinguiglooTB8R85C107Yeovil, SomersetVisiting
Janine HespjustmejayTB8R87E48OkehamptonIn cache
Carol NorrishDylan1966TB8R84718Cullompton, DevonIn cache
Liam CookenavyspootterTB8R88X0PlymouthIn cache
Christine Hutchinschutch74TB8R8760With OwnerActivated
Jayne RowseJaynie15TB8R8410With OwnerActivated
Joe Birdmiss130TB8R87C0With OwnerActivated
Justine TearThe Old Grey MareTB8R8720With OwnerActivated
Neil ArmstrongFinder-ManTB8R84E0With OwnerActivated
Suzy AyshfordJazz_aTB8R88T0With OwnerActivated
Jason Deandixie_gooner0With OwnerNot Activated
Warren BatrickBogbunny0With OwnerNot Activated
Lisa CanningAngelaobscura0With OwnerNot Known
Louise AutyBalrogslayers Mum0With OwnerNot Known