Sunday 8 November saw our first training walk of the 2015 Ten Tors Challenge. 32 aspiring challengers were dropped off at 9:30am in the small fishing port of Mousehole. The village was quiet as the four training groups walked along the South West Coastal Path towards Land End.
We were very lucky with the weather throughout the day as, even though there were heavy showers forecasted, only on a few occasions did we need to don our waterproofs; most of the time we experienced bright sunny skies. The groups were split up based on their Challenge distance, with one 55 mile team, one 45 mile team and two 35 mile teams; such is the popularity of the Ten Tors. All the challengers walked at a good pace and covered the full 20km during the day with great determination and team morale. It was nice to hear from passers-by how polite and friendly they found our students. All finished on time in Sennen Cove, within an hour of each other, tired but satisfied from a good day of walking.
Thank you very much for all the parental support from Mr Mannall, Mr Morgan-Lundie, Mr and Mrs Hatcher and Connie Hatcher. This walk gave all those involved the chance to try out their equipment and fitness, as on 22 November we will be walking from Pendeen to St Ives.
Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator