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Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Teams!

2013 proved to be another successful year for Launceston College teams at the Ten Tors event.  Students from years 10, 11, 12 and 13 have trained hard all year, in often difficult conditions, with the hope of being selected for the 35, 45 or 55 mile teams.

It was a College first for the 35 team as all spots were secured by six very capable young women. All have demonstrated immense resilience during training and it was this drive and determination which saw them emerge from the mist to collect their medals by 1632.

The forty five team posted another fast time this year and was the first team on route R to make it back to Okehampton Camp on Sunday morning at 1147. Branded ‘the most colourful team’ during the medal ceremony they donned their brightly coloured morph suits and struck a victory pose.

Having waded across rivers and slogged through boggy terrain the 55 mile team crossed the finish line at 1552. Having completed the 35 and 45 mile events in previous years Bradley Davey and Sam Crouch said ‘we walked hard and were firm in the belief of pushing hard or going home. It was great to pick up our medals and complete the set’.

The staff involved in the training and event would like to congratulate all eighteen students and thank their families for the brilliant support they have shown throughout the year. Despite many aches and pains we look forward to welcoming all back to training for the 2014 event.