DORSET ACF COMPLETE TEN TORS CHALLENGE 60TH EVENT
Over the weekend Dorset ACF took part in the Ten Tors 35-mile challenge over the rugged terrain of Dartmoor.The Ten Tors Challenge is attempted by 2,400 teenagers in 400 teams of six. The teams navigate routes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (depending on age) over the Northern half of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors / check points in under two days.
Teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route and stay out overnight safely. There may be many challenging outdoor events in Britain today, but Ten Tors stands alone in its scale, its ambition and the fact that it is aimed solely at young people. The Event takes place every year on Dartmoor during the weekend following the May public holiday and is now firmly established in the collective consciousness of the Southwest. All those who attempt Ten Tors will undoubtedly remember it for the rest of their lives and for many it will be a life-changing experience.
Massive thank you and congratulations to this year’s team who completed the route by 15:19hrs on the Sunday after starting the event at 07:00hrs Saturday.
Cdt Rushen - Team Capt
Cdt Cpl Ellis - Navigator
Cdt Macnab - Navigator
Cdt LCpl Murphy
Also a massive thank you to our 2 reserves this year.
Cdt LCpl Preston
Team Manager Lt Tilsed said, “A huge thank you to the training team who gave up their time to train the team over the past 7 months, and a massive achievement for the cadets who took part”. Lt Tilsed went on to say, “the training team and myself are really looking forward to next years training and to look at entering more teams for the 2023 event'.