Late Trip Secures 2015 Race Win for Christine (chutch74)

2015 Coin LowRes

A late journey to New York from New Zealand made Christine an easy winner in this year’s Dartmoor Geocoin Race.  The trip of nearly 9,000 miles took Christine’s coin from 3rd place to first for an easy win by nearly 7,00 miles.  Congratulations

Unfortunately the previous leader’s coin, owned by Justine, has not been seen since 25th September and has now been marked as missing,   Cry  but might still reappear as coins often do.

Considering that Kevin’s and Sue’s coin didn’t even get placed until August, it is amazing they they managed to finish third with Tammie’s coin fourth.  The top 4 coins have a total mileage of over 63,000 miles and visited places all over the world, including two going to New Zealand and one to Hawaii.  Trips to Europe and America by the race participants was almost common place, with almost all the coins reaching foreign countries at some stage.

What is really amazing is that out of 27 coins which started the race, it appears that 20 of them are still being moved around, which is excellent considering the quality of these coins and all the bad news stories that are always being circulated regarding trackables.  Two of these 20 coins did reappear after it was thought likely that they had been lost, so you should never give up hoping.

I did say that I would offer 4 prizes if we received 30 entries, and it is no fault of those participating that some coins never got activated or placed.  I will therefore honour that and award 2016 Dartmoor Geocoins to the first 4 in the race.  Smile

So that’s all for the 2015 race, we will start the 2016 one some time in the new year and hope for the same great support that we had this year.  Many thanks indeed!  THANK-YOU

Name/Geocoin LinkCacher NameMiles TravelledLast LocationStatus
Christine Hutchinschutch7421,955.2MassachusettsIn cache
Justine TearThe Old Grey Mare15,151.3Hessen, GermanyLast seen on 25th Sept
Marked as missing 🙁
Kevin & Sue Bastowdartmoor strider14,225.7Coffs Harbour
New South Wales
Still visiting!
Tammie Walkertacks spaniels12,423WashingtonIn cache
Steve GodfreyGodfairies8,064.8Near SunderlandRetrieved - no news since 16th August
Brian ImesonPonte Raiders7,614.5Halifax, YorkshireStill visiting!
Paul SmirfinThe Smirfs7,010OntarioRetrieved
Colin RamageBigCandLittleC6,915.3Hessen, GermanyRetrieved
Nigel GreerTeamGruffalo6,308.6New YorkVisiting
Neil ArmstrongFinder-Man5,995.4Limburg, BelgiumStill visiting!
Sue Nickelstobytwirl5,855.8CaliforniaIn cache
Andy ManningTouc and Becks4,663.2Karlovarsky kraj,
Czech Republic
In cache
Trevor Pearce-Jonesangels553,578.7Ontario, CanadaIn a TB Hotel - no news since 6th August
Sammie Janetiggersam3,924.5Niedersachsen, GermanyVisiting
Janet KnellerWeather-IT3,781.9Hamburg, GermanyIn cache
Cathy PengillyPinguigloo2,615.7Bayern, GermanyVisiting
Joe Birdmiss1302,467.4Salzburg, AustriaIn cache - no news since 1st September
Kevin & Hels AshfordEros & Us!!!1,771.4Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyRetrieved
Adam Hollandtango5tavy1524.9North WalesStill visiting!
Paula GrebotQashguy+21,263.1Niedersachsen, GermanyVisiting
Bill & Mary KingdonThe Odyssians1,050.1Near StockportRetrieved
Suzy Ayshfordjazz_a (-339 miles)713.3ExeterIn a TB Hotel since 22nd June 🙁
Colin MastersClan Masters550.2Knighton, PowysIn cache - no news since 29th August
Zara Lesterzjac517.3Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Retrieved
Jason Deanedixie_gooner (-2.1 miles)423.6TB Hotel on the M62Still visiting!
Paul Blakeping68177.4Hampstead HeathVisiting
Theresa Phillipstaz921313.7ExeterIn cache - no news since 4th June 🙁
Alex GoedhalsTeam Noodles0With OwnerNever released 🙁
Emily BransonBrave bransons0With OwnerNever activated 🙁
David Routleydaver590With OwnerActivated - but withdrawn from race 🙁
Graham NorthFlexburyites0Please confirm locationUnknown