=After months of training, the Shebbear College 35 mile Ten Tors Team of Alfie, Ben, Ed, Joe, Leo and Albert set off on the Ten Tors challenge this year feeling confident and determined.

With the training conditions as diverse and wonderful as Dartmoor can provide, it should have been no surprise how the team performed on the Ten Tors event. They set off at 0700 on Saturday and were nothing short of outstanding, covering 37.5 miles in 17.5 hours and finishing by 12:15pm the following day through mist, fog and some tricky navigation. Welcomed home by incredibly supportive and enthusiastic parents, and of course Shebbear College Head Mr Jenkins and his dog, Ted, the Team marched over the line with a clear sense of pride and satisfaction.

A spokesperson said: “We are extremely proud of the boys for completing the challenge and for all the time and dedication they have put into the training leading up to it and we look forward to seeing them continue as a Team into the 45 mile challenge next year!

“Congratulations also go to George in Lower 6th who completed the 55 miles challenge as part of another team with Old Shebbearian Sophie.”