Spadeadam Motor Club’s Treasure Hunt, 2013

By Martyn Petry

(Aged 11)

The night had arrived for the Spadeadam’s treasure hunt 2013, with coming second place last year and my brother Graham and Uncle (Barry Lindsay) winning, I was eager to go one step better and win this time.

I teamed up with My Mam (Yvonne Petry) and my Granddad (Mike Lindsay). Granddad was driving so I knew we had a good chance of winning. Graham was with Gran and Geoffrey Harkness, so competition was good, there was quite a few cars out to compete.

Start was at Rickerby Park, through Linstock with clues all the way then onto Crosby and Newby no clues were allowed on Main roads, then onto the Airport these were hard clues and all the Lindsay family  should all have known them but they took some finding at least we know now!! Onto Irthington then scaleby eventually meeting back with all other competitors at Skitby.

It was a fun night driving around different places, looking for clues and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

At Skitby we had to wait until Uncle Barry had counted the results this was a nerve wracking time !! I thought we had done ok but we did have a few blanks that we couldn’t find or my Mam had just put silly answers in!!

The results were finally ready to be told so Uncle Barry started in reverse order

7th   Clive & Charlotte Alcock                                                             26 Clues

6th   Neil Henderson                                                                            28 Clues

5th   Caroline Lodge & Trudy                                                             29 Clues

4th   Nigel Harkness & Helen Gibbon                                               37 Clues

3rd  John & Christine Ross                                                                  39 Clues

2nd   Geoffrey Harkness, Kay Lindsay & Graham Petry             40 Clues

1st   Michael Lindsay, Yvonne & Martyn Petry                              42 Clues

In first place it was US!  Wow, we had won I was chuffed we had a staggering 42 points!  Only problem next year we have to set it up I’m dreading that !!! May need Uncle Barry’s help.