The first people to complete the 2022 GoGoDiscover T.rex course
06:00 July 8, 2022
It took less than 48 hours for all 55 T.rex sculptures on the GoGoDiscover trail to be ticked off by an impatient couple after the dinosaurs arrived in Norwich.
Kim Dyer, who lives in the city, and her partner Nick saw them all in one expedition the day after the official launch of the trail on Monday July 27.
Completing their search in four hours, Ms Dyer said: ‘We both had the day off so we thought we’d give it a try.
“We found all the dragons and hares from the previous trails, and being big dinosaur fans, we got all the [mini] T.rex sculptures last year so of course we had to do it again this year, although I’m really surprised to hear that we were the first to find them all.
“All the sculptures are amazing and it’s great fun to see all the amazing designs, each one different from the next. My favorite has to be Big Teeth and a Bigger Heart on Fye Bridge. It has a very simple design, but it is so catchy!”
To make sure they didn’t miss one, they tracked the T.rex in numerical order and connected them to the new GoGoDiscover app, while documenting each dinosaur on Ms. Dyer’s Twitter profile, which she hopes will help attract more people to enjoy the prehistoric trail and support Break.
She already has friends and family ready to hunt down Jurassic beasts and she hopes she can go find some of the 24 steppe mammoths that are found across Norfolk.
“It’s fantastic to see people already enjoying the trail,” said GoGoDiscover Project Manager Peter Marron. “Finding them all in four hours is a fantastic achievement and shows how easy it is to get involved with the trail.
“We can’t wait for mammoth explorers and T.rex hunters of all ages to see our artist’s stunning creations and have a great day visiting them all, while raising much-needed funds to improve the lives of young adults leaving the management of.
Until Saturday 10th September the trail is run by the charity East Anglian Break, in partnership with Wild in Art, along with Norwich BID, Chantry Place and ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure as presenting partners.
See break-charity.org for details or to donate.
THE NEW EDP HOVETON HACK
Among the 24 steppe mammoths featured on the GoGoDiscover trail this year is Mae, the sculpture sponsored by the Eastern Daily Press.
Mae was designed by 16-year-old EDP competition winner Mae Sullivan from Norwich, whose design was selected as the winner by publisher David Powles and the GoGoDiscover project team.
Inspired by the Norfolk Broads, coast and wildlife, the teenager’s design was then brought to life by artist Alex Egan.
The mammoth sits on footing 74 of the trail, at Granary Staithe in Hoveton, and caught the eye of many day trippers as they enjoyed their fish and chips, as our photographer Sonya Duncan inquired about Mae.
You can also find mammoths in places like King’s Lynn, Dereham, Wymondham, Cromer and Great Yarmouth.
Download the GoGoDiscover app on your mobile device for £1.79 to support local charity Break and access trail maps and full details, or buy a map for a suggested £1 donation from retail stores The Forum, The Royal Arcade, Jarrold and Break across the county.
CAN YOU COLLECT THEM ALL?
The GoGoDiscover Norwich and Norfolk 2022 sticker book is also on sale now, with 78 stickers to collect, including 12 special shiny stickers.
The 60-page book is priced at £5 and includes full details and trail maps. The book and stickers, priced at £1 for a pack of five, can be purchased from East of England Co-op stores, Langleys Toys and Games and independent retailers, or online at norfolkstore.co.uk/go -go-discover.
Throughout the run, each edition of the EDP, Evening News, Great Yarmouth Mercury, Dereham Times, Fakenham & Wells Times, Beccles & Bungay Journal, Lowestoft Journal and North Norfolk News will include a voucher that you can redeem at retailers for a free sticker pack – plus every Saturday edition of the EDP and evening news will include double vouchers.