7th July 2019 – Latest Positions
Once again I must apologise for the delay in updating the table showing the latest positions. Life seems to have got in the way of caching this year and I’m afraid it has rather taken a back seat. We have still not moved into our house we bought nearly 2 years ago, but hopefully will be in before the end of the month.
The race has started off rather slowly this year and apart from one geocoin, few seem to have gained many miles. So congratulations to Jude Groves whose geocoin has travelled over 45,000 miles, and not by one cacher continually visiting it into caches, but by no fewer than 6 cachers. All geocoins have now been activated but 4 have not yet been released. Please do release them as soon as possible so that they can start travelling.
3rd October 2019 – Latest Positions
Oh dear, what a very disappointing 3 months since my last update. Not very much has happened at all! Most geocoins are still in circulation, but most are just getting continually visited without being dropped off and there are still 4 geocoins which have been activated and not even released. We will have all seen the very negative posts in the UK FB group regarding trackables and I guess this is affecting everybody’s thinking – very sad.
30th November 2019 – Final Positions
Once again not a great deal has occurred in this year’s race since my last update. Hardly any of the positions have changed and very few coins have been dropped in caches anywhere. It is such a similar picture to last year’s race with coins continually being visited and I am having to search through hundreds of “took it to” logs to even see where they have been. Of course I can’t blame the geocoin owners because once it get picked up by a cacher unknown to them they have little control on what happens to it. On the positive side very few coins have gone missing because they are rarely ever in a cache!
Anyway, congratulations must go to those at the top of the leader board and particularly to Jude Groves whose geocoin completed over 67,000 miles and was dropped and retrieved at least 7 times. I shall be contacting each of the top 3 to see how they want me to issue their prize. Once again we have several geocoins which were activated but never released and I just don’t understand why this happens, but it seems to every year. I know there are fewer and fewer caches large enough to receive a trackable, but geocoins are not very big and will fit into almost any “small” cache.
There are probably a few things that need to be discussed before the 2020 race but that can wait until the New Year.Updated 30th November 2019
|Name||Cacher Name||TB No||Miles||Last Location||Status|
|Jude Groves||Kerfuffles||TB96VYE||67,091||Perth, Western Australia||Visiting|
|Sue Nickels||Tobytwirl||TB96VY5||24,755||British Virgin Islands||Visiting|
|Derek Courtney||El Del||TB96VY3||8,098||Pays de la Loire, France||Visiting|
|Andy Lawrie||Amberel||TB96VZ0||5,033||Michigan, USA||Visiting|
|Murray Kohn||MuzzaDazzler||TB96VY7||3,995||Bayern, Germany||Retrieved|
|Janine Hesp||justmejay||TB96VYJ||2,639||Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France||Visiting|
|Anne Hamilton||Heavenly MX||TB96VYV||2,123||Islas Canarias, Spain||No records since June - almost certainly missing|
|Kevin Bastow||dartmoor striders||TB96VYY||1,938||Hessen, Germany||Visiting|
|Neil Armstrong||Finder-Man||TB96VWP||1,905||Chippenham||In cache|
|Janet Kneller||Weather-IT||TB96VWM||944||Oxford||In cache|
|Christine Hutchins||chutch74||TB96VTJ||806||Baden-Württemberg, Germany||In cache|
|Colin Masters||Clan Masters||TB96VWK||567||Lake District||Retrieved|
|Carol Norrish||Dylan1966||TB96VX6||162||Worthing||Retrieved, but no movement since June!|
|Miranda Stephenson||mstopsham||TB96VYD||140||Washington, USA||In cache. No records since May, but cache only visited 3 times.|
|Andrew Stokes||stokes2342||TB96VTR||31||Perth, Western Australia||In archived cache!|
|Justine Tear||The Old Grey Mare||TB96VZD||0||With Owner||Activated|
|Lisa Canning||Angelaobscura||TB96VRZ||0||With Owner||Activated|
|Louise Auty||Balrogslayers Mum||TB96VYK||0||With Owner||Activated|
|Joe Bird||miss130||TB96VTD||0||With Owner||Activated|