A six-man team from Wellington School were first home out of hundreds of teams in the gruelling Ten Tors event last weekend.
The teenagers taking part in the 45-mile challenge romped in first after a hard, strenuous walk and an overnight camp. As a result of excellent preparation and a lot of hard work, sixth-formers, Luke Fieldhouse, George Mallinson, Tom Hollingsworth, Ben Johnson, Flynn Simpson and Ben Howe put in an impressive performance finishing first, crossing the line at 9.26 in the morning. The boys were roared over the finish line by the watching supporters.
The 35 mile team of Jamie Owsianka, Benjie Pepperell, Tim Kilbey, Harry Nuttall-Owen, Alex Richardson-Jones and Greg Harris also put in a strong performance completing the course at 9.51 on Sunday morning. Well done on all the hard work in the build-up to the event.
Over 2,400 teenagers – (400 teams!) aged between 14 to 19 hiked distances of up to 55 miles (89 km) and visited 10 nominated tors. The event which is run by the Army, assisted by the Royal Navy and Royal Airforce is in its 56th year.