Honiton students take on the Ten Tors

PUBLISHED: 11:19 19 May 2016

HCC students prepare to take on the Ten Tors challenge.

HCC students prepare to take on the Ten Tors challenge.

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Three teams from Honiton Community College took part in the testing challenge.

Pupils from Honiton Community College (HCC) travelled to Okehampton earlier this month for the Ten Tors challenge.

Comprising three teams – Team 35A, Team 35B and Team 45 - they joined 2,000 other young people and set off at 7am.

The 35B team, despite losing a team member through illness, progressed throughout the day and camped at Standon Farm (24 miles) at 6.10pm.

The 35A team also progressed well and, part way through the trek, were asked by another team for assistance with a casualty. They provided first aid and emergency procedures and only carried on when they were sure that the injured person had a rescue team on the way.

The 35A team went all out to make up the time but got to Holming Beam (20 miles) just a few minutes after the cut-off time for that check point and had to camp there at 6.45pm.

Team 45 were also going strong and despite losing a team member due to injury, managed to reach their first day target just short of Standon Farm (31 miles) at 10pm. After a night’s camp on the moor, the teams departed at around 6am on Sunday morning for the final push to the finish line at Okehampton Camp.

The first team to cross the finish line at 1.38pm was Team 35B, with the 45-mile team finishing at 2.47pm and Team 35A at 3.31pm.


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