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Ten Tors 2018: the Challenge: an unassisted 35 mile trek over Dartmoor.

Our students should be very proud of their achievement.

The challenge
The finish
Mr Drake posing with a
Nice coat...
shame about the hat!

Exmouth Community College Year 10 students celebrated success at the weekend after completing the annual Ten Tors Challenge 2018!

The teams spent the winter months training for the event. The poor weather back in November set the precedence for the training season ahead and the teams experienced some of the worst weather conditions to date. Despite this, they persevered, and every month returned with a new vigour and determination to carry on.

The teams @ Ten Tors

On Saturday May 12 morning, the cannons fired to start the event and the teams set off in high spirits. The weather conditions were finally favourable as they began their unassisted 35 mile hike over Dartmoor. On the first day, they made it to their tors and set up camp all in good time.  

On Sunday morning, with a renewed energy, the first team came in at a very respectable time of 11.30am swiftly followed by the second team at 11.45am. Each student was then presented with a medal. Their hard work and determination had been rewarded.  Well done!

The participants for the Ten Tors Challenge 2018 were:-

Team F:

Liam O’Brien, Jules Roberts, Oliver Close, Griffin Howard, Thomas Hewett, Callum Smith

Team G:

Ieuan Brockway, Holly Glynn, Rory Craib, Oliver Escott, Ben Lucas, Josh Mahoney.

Also, a huge shout-out to Lynn Tisbury and Jez Turner for their leadership out on Dartmoor. Without their willingness to volunteer, none of these students would be taking part in this amazing event.