Ten Tors Training Dates 201806 October 2018 Training Day at Haytor - 35’s only.03 November 201817 November 201801 December 2018 15 December 2018 The first four walks will only require a day sack and the equipment described at the parents evening. Ten Tors Training Dates 201905 January 201919 January 201902 February 201916 February 201901/02 March 2019*15/16/17March 2019*31 March 2019 – ‘The Esh Challenge’**13/14 April 2019*27 April 2019– Kieron Memorial Walk10/11/12 May 2019– Ten Tors Expedition*Camps** Compulsory for anyone hoping to be considered for a team place
Are you interested in the Ten Tors Challenge 2020? Ten Tors is special to the UK and in particular the South West, It is a expedition over Dartmoor which is organised by the Army and can be completed over 35, 45 or 55 miles depending on your age. The catch is that you only have 24 ‘walking’ hours to do it in, you don’t know your route until the day before and you have to camp out over night! The challenge is available to all students at Teign from Year 9 onwards, all it needs from you is a mixture of determination, teamwork, a little organisation alongside a ‘pinch’ of humour and willingness at times to be taken outside of your comfort zone.This year we have had six teams training to take on the Challenge, they have committed themselves to six months of training, sixteen days of walks, four over night camps and the ‘Esh Challenge’, in all weathers, which you have to complete before the teams are chosen. If you think it will be hard then you are absolutely correct but what on earth would be the point of taking on something that was going to be easy? So if you are ‘up for it’, if you are prepared to push yourself and if you can work with others then double click on the ‘What is Ten Tors?’ button above.Remember - the opportunities are there for you at Teign, don’t miss out!
Congratulations Everyone!What a result! 36 went out and 36 came back, just shows what real determination and teamwork can do! This is what the Challenge is really about, all through those long winter days of training. Cold, wet and tired with only a damp nights camping to look forward to with even a bowl of chips not allowed!Having spent much of the weekend ‘glued’ to the TT website watching your progress, mums and dads, along with the ‘training team’ were rightly very proud of you as you crossed the finishing line on Sunday - Well done everyone!!Hope to see you all next October ready to start training for the events 60th Anniversary, it promises to be something special!
One of the biggest problems students have during training is not increasing the weight in their rucksack for each walk. This then comes as a shock in Febuary when you need to start carrying full kit which will weigh between 13 & 15kg. If you were carrying everything on the kit list for your first walk your bag probably weighed between 3 & 5kg. If you aim to carry the weights shown below on these dates you will build up to full kit gradually and benefit hugely going into next year. Gho 08/11/2018