Sidmouth College pupils conquer Ten Tors

One of Sidmouth College's two 35 mile teams finish their tough course.

One of Sidmouth College's two 35 mile teams finish their tough course. - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth College pupils pushed themselves to the limit at the weekend to conquer the Ten Tors.

One of Sidmouth College's two 35 mile teams finish their tough course.

One of Sidmouth College's two 35 mile teams finish their tough course. - Credit: Archant

Four teams of students set off across Dartmoor’s toughest terrain to tackle either the 35-, 45-, or 55-mile course.

It is the first time since 2002 that the school has entered a team for all three challenges.

All of the teams crossed the line before 5pm on the final day, completing the course in 11 hours 44 minutes (45-mile team), 12 hours 20 minutes (35B-team), 13 hours 15 minutes (35A-team) and 16 hours 30 minutes (55-mile team).

College principal James Ingham-Hill said: “We are extremely proud of the students that have worked for months training for this event. It takes a huge amount of commitment, courage and resilience to complete the challenge and they all did fantastically well. They are all a credit to the College.”

The 45 mile team make their way to the line.

The 45 mile team make their way to the line. - Credit: Archant


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The school thanked volunteers who have helped the students to train over the past eight months.

The participating students were:

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35A team: Josie Crisp, George Goodman, Lucy Gosling, Joel Henderson, Sofia Abrahams and Jamie Wyant.

35B team: Bertie Bentley, Harvey Charlesworth, Eve Cockayne, Millie Jarratt, Daisy Hall and Ellie Howlett.

Sidmouth College submited its first 55 mile team into the competition for some years.

Sidmouth College submited its first 55 mile team into the competition for some years. - Credit: Archant

45-mile team: Josh Allen, Gabriel Broom, Jude D-Price, Toby Garrick, Logan Shepard and Rowan Westall

55-mile team: Joel Badcock, Curtis Hosking, Cameron Fawcett-Hunter, Edward Jones, Freddie Proctor and Chris Adam

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