Ten Tors boys yomp home as winners
THE first team to cross the finish line at the annual Ten Tors event were students from Torquay Boys' Grammar School.
The team came in at just after 9am on Sunday after completing their 45-mile route in little over 24 hours.
The weather was kind on Dartmoor as more than 2,000 teenagers took part in one of the biggest adventure challenges for young people in Britain.
"We weren't expecting to be the first back but it's fantastic,' said TBGS 45-mile team captain, 16-year-old Noah Sprent.
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"We've got really great trainers and it makes all the difference having people who know the moor and all our teachers have been so supportive — we wouldn't have done it without them.
"I think doing Ten Tors is really good as it gives you something to train for all year, and it sets you apart from everyone else.
"All the army people are really friendly on the tors and we've had a laugh along the way."
Brilliant sunshine dominated from start to finish with Okehampton camp festooned with hundreds of picnicking families, many joining their loved ones to camp for the duration.
The event saw a 10 per cent dropout rate, similar to the previous two years.
"It's difficult to put the sense of achievement and pride into words," said Brigadier Piers Hankinson, commander of 43 Wessex Brigade and director of Ten Tors.
The Westlands school teams included Lyden family members — entrants in each of the three teams.
Each year Mayfield School run a competition to design a t shirt for their Jubilee Challenge Ten Tors team. This year, the winning design was by student Jason Murphy.