Five Colyton Grammar School teams complete Ten Tors

PUBLISHED: 11:46 24 May 2016 | UPDATED: 08:51 27 May 2016

Colyton Grammar School Ten Tors 55mile team B

Colyton Grammar School Ten Tors 55mile team B

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Students praised for their dedication in tackling this year’s tough Dartmoor walking challenge

Colyton Grammar School Ten Tors 35mile team BColyton Grammar School Ten Tors 35mile team B

A record five Colyton Grammar School teams completed the Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor.

There were two 35 mile teams, one 45 mile team, two 55 mile teams and a number of students also walked with teams from other organisations.

Lorna Lear, deputy team manager, said: “The Ten Tors training this year has been an absolute pleasure, with the dedication and quality of trainees being evident from the outset. We are so proud of them all.”

Most teams had a very early start on Saturday morning, with the 55 mile team waking up at 3am to start walking at 5am. The teams were faced with the challenge of dry, warm weather in contrast to months of training in mostly wet, windy and cold conditions.

Colyton Grammar School Ten Tors 35mile teamColyton Grammar School Ten Tors 35mile team

Grace Haskins, who completed 45 miles, said: “It was a challenging but rewarding experience and worth all the hard work”.

A truly spectacular performance by the senior Colyton team resulted in them being the first 55 mile team to finish.


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