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Ten Tors changes all those involved; participant, parent, family, friend, checker, Team Manager. 400 teams of six walk 35, 45 or 55 miles depending on age over the rough terrain of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors over two days. The teams must be self-sufficient & camp overnight. As Team Manager, the journey for the young people involved is a truly great one - who could believe so many have never been to Dartmoor or walked across its rough terrain. Eight months later, the team have bonded & created trust, belief & friendship in each other like no... Read More...

The Poltair Ten Tors team of 2019 have spent 8 months of tough physical training and learning the theory behind the practice to prepare for the annual Ten Tors Challenge. The team has been through so much to be in the position they are right now. 'Our MOCK training weekend went well in terms of improvement with physical and mental ability. We started out feeling very positive and determined to complete. We hit the first few checkpoints ahead of time. We faced many challenged within the team but worked together to push on through. We arrived at... Read More...

As the team placed one foot in front of the other as the sun set on Friday 29th March, temperatures dropped as the team walked into camp, a wild area of moorland near Belstone. The team was self-sufficient, co-operative and in good spirits as they pitched their tents and ate their boil in the bag meals before settling down for a very chilly night. Alarms went off at 04.00 and the team was pro-active and incredibly supportive of each other in a bid to be ready to leave by 06.00. It was a truly beautiful day on... Read More...

Weather wind warnings forced training into Sunday 17th March. Okehampton Camp had its own climate as the team set off in heavy hail storms followed by cold winds and bright blue skies. 'On Sunday's training, although we faced some issues with injury and navigation, we did successfully reach the first few checkpoints ahead of time. We worked together and progressed as far as we could. As a team we put in as much effort as we could to make sure everyone got to the next checkpoint.' Jess Siagain A day of challenges were met head on... Read More...

W5 training began with bright blue skies and sunshine on Saturday 2nd March. With Met Office reports of tough conditions later on in the day, it was crucial to walk the miles early on! 'We started off well! We checked in at Bellever Tor ahead of time - we focused on the route and we pushed ourselves hard. We motivated and helped each other out when we needed it. We decided that keeping the momentum going to Royal Hill was a good plan - which was difficult but definitely worth it. We all tried our best as... Read More...


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