Ideal conditions for Ten Tors Challenge

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Ideal conditions for Ten Tors Challenge

Training pays dividends

The annual Ten Tors Challenge took place over the weekend of 12 and 13 May in excellent weather.

After a good training programme over the winter and spring, Exeter School fielded teams in conjunction with St James’ School, Exeter, and assisted in the training of walkers in two other local teams.

Ten Tors Manager Bill Sharpe congratulated all the Exeter School pupils who successfully took part in the Ten Tors Challenge this year.

“After a demanding training period with much unseasonal weather, conditions for the Challenge itself could not have been better,” he said.

“The weather on both days was ideal for walking: little wind, not too cold or hot, excellent visibility. Despite this, both Friday and Saturday nights were surprisingly cold.

“All teams finished with all team members and returned good times. This reflected the thorough training they had completed and the knowledge, skills and fitness they had developed.”

Well done to Rose Sail, Blaise Class-Lasdun, Nicky Crighton, Flora Gray, Gus Harvey, Ella O'Brien, Thomas Kilmartin, Sam Hayes, Benjy Hayter, Oliver Irons, James Waddington, Adam Wajed, Xanthe Healy, Samuel Moudiotis, Lottie Buckley, Max Cockram, Harry Cornford, Robert Lorimer, Charlie Hill, Finlay Scott, Joey Bown, Ben Browne, Max Di-Vincenzo, Bertie Hawkins, Freddie Herring, Henry Baty, James Butler, Patrick Gilbert, Harry Hayter, Daniel Wilcock, Kieran Tucker, Grace Sail, Gabriel Allan, Emma Bates, Toby Bower and George Daldorph, Lilymay Girvin, Oscar Cobb, Heather Brown, Calvin Clifford, James Nicholls and 
Florence Wilson.

Also taking part were Barnaby O’Brien and Finlay Tabor with Explorer Scout groups, Daniel Fowler with Devon & Somerset Wing ATC and James Harris with the East Devon Explorer Scouts; many congratulations to them also.

Well done to all teams and thanks to all the staff and parents involved for their hard work and dedication.