WOW! What a weekend spent on Dartmoor for the 2022 Ten Tors Challenge. This year, after two years away, we managed to secure 5 teams on the start line for the Challenge with 30 girls taking part from Godolphin.
In the foggy gloom of Saturday morning, the girls set off on their adventures - 35 miles of self-sufficient travel across the wilds of Dartmoor. As the sun chased the fog away by 8.00am the temperatures rose and provided an additional challenge for the girls to consider.
Back in the Okehampton campsite and across many Wiltshire and Hampshire homes the girls' teams were tracked and followed as they made their way around their designated routes with nail baiting nervousness (some kitchens were even turned into Command Posts, with parents tracking every team). All teams progressed well through the day and remained on course in line with their route cards, making it to the nighttime camps in good order.
Waking up at 4.30am on Sunday morning the girls were greeted with a thick fog as they readied themselves for a 6.00am start. The fog remained in place for several hours and provided some tricky navigation conditions initially.
Slowly, parents gathered at the finish line and welcomed the first tired team over the line at midday. The remaining teams marched in triumphantly over the next couple of hours with the final team arriving at 4.15pm to a huge cheer from all the parents and girls who had stayed on to see their teammates complete the Challenge.
This year the most notable characteristic has been the togetherness and teamwork across the whole squad and there is no doubt that is the strength that got all of these girls to the end of the Challenge. Many of the girls are already asking about 45miles in two years time!
Major Adam Reavill, CCF Contingent Commander
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