Sunday, 9 May 2010
Ten Tors 2010
Another good one by all accounts - close to 2500 participants and only about 100 didn't finish which is about par for the course. There's an explanation of what it's all about on the Ten Tors homepage link.
Chuffed to bits with the teams I trained - all completed with a full team well within the time and apart from a few aches and pains (not surprising after 45 miles) in good spirits too. They won't forget that in a hurry and in a week or so will be queueing up for training for next year.
This shot was taken close to the confluence of the Rattlebrook and the Tavy at the start of the long boggy treck to Lynch Tor. After giving a mate a hand out with his kit to the Dartmoor Rescue Group assistance point I shot off for a run round Amicombe Hill, picking up the ring rock track to Kitty Tor. By now most of the teams had moved through apart from a couple who seemed to be making heavy weather of it. Then down to the ruins of the Rattlebrook Peat Works picking up the track to the checkpoint at Chat Tor. By now I had warmed up enough to take my windproof off (snipey north-easterly again!) and enjoyed the sprint up to Hare Tor and back to where I'd left the car at Willsworthy Range.
Having being involved with the training and the peripheral safety cover aspect of the event for 10 years it's got to be said that nothing compares to training a team and watching them finish. Looking forward to next year already.......