Ten Tors

35 Mile Ten Tors 2018 – Programme Information and Updates (Years 9 and 10)
Upwards of 40 applications have collected and read through. Students have done well at expressing their reasons for wanting to do Ten Tors and the qualities they could bring to teams. It is good to see so much interest and the wide variety of past experience that applicants are bringing. It should be a good year.

Consent forms and slips and payments need to be returned by dates specified in letters distributed. Late returns may prevent students from being allowed to attend training events. Students must take responsibility for reminding and chasing up parents. Organisation and responsibility forms part of the team selection criteria.

We only have the staffing and resources to train and support two 35 mile teams. Event organisers would not allocate us more teams than this anyway. There will be a total of 12 spaces available; 6 on each of the two teams.

It is likely that there will be an A Team and a B Team. A Team might be for those who want to push as hard as they can and go for a fast time, and B Team for those who just want to complete the Challenge. Other options can be considered.

If year 10 students demonstrate commitment throughout training and we feel they are capable of completing the Challenge, they will be given selection priority. Year 9 students will be able to apply for Ten Tors 2019 the following year. (Last year the same approach was taken, but four year 9 students did still get selected to the team).

Possible programme change  

On the second training walk (18th November), we are one minibus down due to a PE fixture. Unless a significant number of students choose to drop out, we may have to ask some students to not attend the second walk or arrange their own transport.

It will be the more able and experienced students from the first walk who will be asked to do this. They will be given an automatic pass to the next stage of the programme.

To compensate, we are considering running an extra training date on the 9th of December. This would be an exclusive optional extra for those asked to sit out on 18th November. It would be an intensive navigation training day for potential student leaders. (The 45 mile team would also be invited out to train that day).

NOTE: 45 mile Ten Tors – more info to follow soon. First date possibly 9th December but yet to be confirmed.

Mr de Villiers