ten tors 2022
Our Ten Tors teams not only achieved the 35 mile cross country challenge but broke a school record in the process! The Year 10 students made the event in 17 hours - the best time in 24 years! Two teams of six from Gordon's joined over two thousand students for the Army's 60th Ten Tors event over two days.
Their participation was the culmination of months of early morning training to ensure they were at the peak of fitness. Misty conditions made their orienteering skills even more important as they set off carrying all they needed to complete their route and stay out overnight safely.
Both teams reached checkpoint 7 on the Saturday evening meaning they had just three tors to conquer before the finish the next day. First over the finish line was Gordon’s A Team at 11.24am with the B Team hot on their heels at 11.36am.
T Allen (Captain), E Evans, N Tullet, E Griffiths, N Hewson, F Jackson
A Mills (Captain), R Davidson, M Powick, C Chapman, H Roles, R Rowe
ten tors 2019
Ten Tors competition takes part in Dartmoor National Park in May each year and is the Nation’s largest outdoor youth engagement event. Ten Tors Competition is open to 400 teams of six teenagers who spend two days on the moor. The teams must be self-reliant and navigate on routes of 35, 45 and 55 miles depending on their age group.
Gordon’s School CCF successfully entered two Teams in the Bronze 35 Mile challenge, both teams a mixture of boys and girls.
Outstanding teamwork and favourable weather conditions ensured that the teams completed the 35 miles in excellent times.
Matthew (Captain), Patrick, Lucia, James, Izzak and Grace, completed the 35 mile challenge in 18hrs 34mins.
Scott (Captain), Joanna, Nathan, Georgina, Ben and Tilly. Completed the challenge in 19hrs 11mins.
A fantastic achievement for both teams who qualified for the Ten Tors Bronze award.