31st May 2018 – Latest Positions
Many apologies for the very late appearance of this first table showing the latest positions. As most of you will be aware, we have been involved in a very complicated and time consuming house move and caching has slipped way down my list of priorities. However, we have now moved so I have been getting out a little more and thought I would work out the latest positions.
Unfortunately only about half the geocoins have actually gone anywhere, with at least 2 and possibly 4 not even activated. Of those that have been activated 6 are still with their owner and have not been released. Please do activate your coins and let me know, as otherwise I cannot track them. Those who have not released them please do so as soon as possible so that they can start travelling.
31st October 2018 – Nearly a Third of Geocoins still with Owners!
A very disappointing year for the 2018 Dartmoor Geocoin Race with nearly a third of the coins still with their owners !
I know I haven’t been chasing everybody, but surely I shouldn’t have to? There is still a month to go so can we please have all geocoins activated AND released. Many thanks.
Of those which have been released some are likely to be missing, but once again if they can get out of the UK they are much safer. Several seem to be travelling around Germany, but at least they are still moving.
30th November 2018 – The Final Positions
As I have mentioned before, it has been a very disappointing race year, but I have to accept some of the blame for that. Clearly with selling The Cherrybrook and moving to Peter Tavy life got in the way of geocaching so I have not been chasing cachers to release their geocoins or keeping the positions up to date. I can promise you a better race year in 2019.
Two geocoins clearly performed better than the rest with Mel Read winning the race with over 24,000 miles and John Higgins just over 5,000 miles behind. Mel’s geocoin has had an amazing journey visiting Europe, America, almost up to the North Pole and ending up in Kathmandu, Nepal! I think one cacher took it to most of these places, so it was continually dipped rather than placed. John’s geocoin was taken to Australia and spent all of it’s time there, but it did get placed a few more times than Mel’s. Roy Harvey’s geocoin was third being a further 9,000 miles back but did travel around Europe before getting taken to Asia and ending up in Singapore. This geocoin was also placed several times.
Several of the other geocoins got out of the UK and had their own interesting journeys and probably a higher percentage of coins are still travelling than in previous years. As always the key is to get out of the UK! Obviously the biggest disappointment were the number of coins not released and I will certainly be chasing more next year.
|Name||Cacher Name||TB No||Miles||Last Location||Status|
|Mel Read||Moira Crackers||TB8R861||24,055||Kathmandu, Nepal||In cache|
|John Higgins||higster||TB8R85P||18,855||South Australia||In cache|
|Jayne Rowse||Jaynie15||TB8R841||4,537||Hessen, Germany||Retrieve from cache|
|Isaac Ogden||heartradio||TB8R873||4,517||Georgia, USA||Visiting|
|Andy Lawrie||Amberel||TB8R840||2,259||Sittingbourne, Kent||In cache|
|Colin Cooke||The Cooke Family||TB8R88W||1,464||Hessen, Germany||Retrieved|
|Janet Kneller||Weather-IT||TB8R87A||937||Östergötland, Sweden||In cache, which has not been visited since March!|
|Carol Norrish||Dylan1966||TB8R847||703||Dartmoor||In cache|
|Andrew Stokes||stokes2342||TB8R88D||342||Sheffield, Yorkshire||Marked as missing 🙁|
|Cathy Pengilly||Pinguigloo||TB8R85C||253||Bristol||Retrieved in August|
|Teresa Phillips||Taz9213||TB8R88B||222||Bideford, Devon||Retrieved in July|
|Janine Hesp||justmejay||TB8R87E||96||Okehampton||In cache since May, probably missing 🙁|
|Christine Hutchins||chutch74||TB8R876||66||Axminster||In cache, which has not been visited since August|
|Neil Armstrong||Finder-Man||TB8R84E||16||Dartmoor||In cache|
|Liam Cooke||navyspootter||TB8R88X||0||Plymouth||In cache since April, probably missing 🙁|
|Joe Bird||miss130||TB8R87C||0||With Owner||Activated|
|Justine Tear||The Old Grey Mare||TB8R872||0||With Owner||Activated|
|Suzy Ayshford||Jazz_a||TB8R88T||0||With Owner||Activated|
|Jason Dean||dixie_gooner||0||With Owner||Not Activated|
|Warren Batrick||Bogbunny||0||With Owner||Not Activated|
|Lisa Canning||Angelaobscura||0||With Owner||Not Known|
|Louise Auty||Balrogslayers Mum||0||With Owner||Not Known|