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Ten Tors – Training Day 1 Report 16th October 2011

Posted in: 10 Tors, Latest News on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Ten Tors training started in earnest on Sunday 16th October for the highly motivated team of year 10 students who were prepared to give up part of their weekend for an arduous trek across Dartmoor.

The team of nine, accompanied by Mr Foster and Mr Farmer, were ready to go from school by 8am and were raring to leave Haytor car park by 9am. The weather was wet and murky to begin with, but the clouds soon cleared to leave us with fine and sunny weather to complete our 9 mile hike.

Our route took in six tors: Hound Tor, Holwell Tor, Saddle Tor, Top Tor, Pil Tor and Rippon Tor. The walk was completed in good time, with the team setting a fast pace from the outset. Various historical landmarks were spotted, along with plenty of Dartmoor wildlife. The group also learned the importance of choosing routes carefully, particularly when on boggy ground, where some of the team ended up with wet feet (and one with a little more than wet feet, mentioning no names!)

It was an excellent start by the team, and they have hopefully been enthused and motivated to carry on with training during the autumn and winter months ready for the 1633 Challenge and Ten Tors in the spring.

The team were: Brett Booth, Tom Gosson, Louise Hambrook, Laura Hayward, Laura Samways, Kieran Smith, Amy Stevens, Matt Stuart, and Sam Worth


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