Ten Tors Challenge

TT Secretary's Notices

Tue 22 May 2018 — TEN TORS EVENT 2018 - SUMMARY

Yet another successful Ten Tors Event covering the weekend of 12-13 May 2018. The commendable statistics below, while providing some indication to this success, do not paint the whole picture (how could they?). The countless hours of practice walks and camps, breaking in new boots, blister repair (ouch!) and adult support (parents/ carers and managers/leaders), all played their part in the success. However, the real success lies in you the individual, because the sacrifices that you have made before the 12 May indicate the sort of person you are; selfless, committed, honest, a team-player and showing courage in the face of any challenge. Therefore, whatever the outcome on the Event itself you already started as winners!!!

See you next year!

JUBILEE CHALLENGE 2018 – STATISTICS

TEAM STATS

JC1

JC2

JC3

JC4

FT

Total

Individuals Started

100

109

62

52

12

335

Individuals Not Started

5

2

0

1

0

8

Individual Crashed Out

1

0

0

0

0

1

Individuals Finished

94

107

62

51

12

326

Accompanying Adults

85

76

37

26

3

227

TEN TORS CHALLENGE 2018 – STATISTICS

35m

45m

55m

Total

% of started

Teams Started

255

85

53

393

Individuals Started

1530

510

318

2358

Complete Teams Finished

223

61

40

324

82.44%

Part Teams Finished

23

19

9

51

12.98%

Teams Finished

246

80

49

375

95.42%

Teams Fallen-out

2

1

20

5

1.27%

Teams Crashed Out

7

5

14

14

3.56%

Individuals CASEVAC (sub set of Fall Out or Crash Out)

15

0.63%

Individuals Hospital (sub set of CASEVAC)

1

0.04%

Individuals Fall Outs

47

33

22

102

4.33%

Individuals Crash Outs

35

22

13

70

2.97%

Individuals Fall Outs and Crash Outs

82

55

35

172

7.29%

Individuals Finished

1448

455

283

2186

92.71%

 

Thu 17 May 2018 — RECOGNITION OF ATTEMPTING TEN TORS

Every year there are a number of individuals and groups that do not complete the Ten Tors Challenge. The reasons for this are many including medical problems and teams finishing after 1700 on the Sunday. To be clear, the Ten Tors Challenge is exactly that, a challenge and while individual cases may become emotive we must remember that the success and allure of Ten Tors is down to the fact that it is a challenging event in sometimes very harsh conditions and a merciless environment. Therefore, while we would like all participants to be successful the shear nature of the Event makes this near impossible. Hence the sense of achievement when the challenge is met. That said, it is widely felt that there should be some sort of recognition for those participants who were unable to complete the Ten Tors Challenge. These participants, who completed all the necessary training, gave up their spare time (and their parents time) and threw everything they had into completing the challenge leave with no such recognition. Consequently, we have designed three certificates (55 Gold, 45 Silver, 35 Bronze) which establishments may wish to use to recognise the achievements of those participant that did not complete the challenge. To be clear, this is a suggestion only, and it is an establishments decision as to whether they decide to recognise the efforts of their participants not completing the challenge.

You can find the certificates under 'Forms, cards and notices' within the 'Training' dropdown tab.
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Sat 12 May 2018 — Today's Ten Tors Weather Update

Rest of today: Largely dry and cloudy with some sunny spells. Risk of one or two slow moving showers arriving over Dartmoor late afternoon and into the evening, before dying out overnight. Cloud expected to stay above the tors, with good visibility. Light winds. Maximum temperature of 12C.
Overnight:A dry and mainly clear night allowing some low-lying mist or valley fog by dawn, and perhaps a slight grass frost in places. Light winds. Minimum temperature of 3C.
Tomorrow:Any early mist or fog soon clearing through the morning, leaving a dry and fine day with some good amounts of sunshine. Patchy cloud developing by late morning, bringing a small risk of the odd light shower. Light winds. Maximum temperature of 13C.

 

Sat 12 May 2018 — Met Office Weather Forecast

Largely dry and cloudy with some sunny spells. Risk of one or two slow moving showers developing this afternoon and into the evening, before dying out overnight. Light winds. Maximum temperature of 12C.

·Band of showers now arriving into Cornwall, slowly moving eastwards to possibly reach Dartmoor by around 1500. This band fragmenting as it does so, but still but still bringing a risk of one or two isolated heavier showers during the late afternoon and evening.

 

Thu 10 May 2018 — SUMMARY OF TIMINGS

Extracted from and superceding the timings in the TEAM MANAGERS’ SURVIVAL GUIDE https://www.tentors.org.uk/files/pdf/2018/20180430-team-manager s-survival-guide.pdf

THURSDAY 10 MAY 18 0600 CAR PARK OPENS

0630 CAMP SITES OPEN

FRIDAY 11 MAY 18 0800 ROUTES ANNOUNCED AT BLDG 136 & WEBSITE

0900 – 1700 TTC REGISTRATION OPENS BLDG 136

No First Aid revision is available from the Organisers

1100 – 1700 ADVISORY KIT CHECK OF SELECTED TEAMS BLDG 83W

1100 - 2000 SAFETY BRIEFINGS ON THE HOUR BLDG 83E

1900 – 2100 REGISTRATION BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY

2100 QUIET IN THE CAMPSITES

SATURDAY 12 MAY 18 0500 REVEILLE

0530 – 0630 CHANGES TO REGISTRATION ONLY BLDG 83

0615 DEPART CAMPSITE

0630 IN POSITION AT START READY FOR DISPLAYS

0700 TTC START

0730 JC START

0900 – 1700 SHOWERS AVAILABLE FOR ADULT TEAM STAFF OPPOSITE HQ DTA

1800 JC CLOSES

1800 TEN TORS AWARDS & DIR’S BRIEF BLDG 83E

2000 35M NIGHT STOP AND CAMP

2200 45 & 55M SC & CP CLOSE

SUN 13 MAY 18 0600 SC & CP OPEN

1700 TTC GATE CLOSES

 

Fri 4 May 2018 — TEN TORS SHOP

Please note that the Ten Tors Shop will only be accepting cash this year.

 

Thu 3 May 2018 — Any last minute kit requirements?

'If any team Manager has any last minute needs for kit for their team members then please contact Major Dave Pickering on 01392 492 507' (leave a message and he WILL get back to you).

 

Thu 3 May 2018 — Safeguarding

'All Team Managers are to be aware that the 2018 Ten Tors Safeguarding policy is to be adhered to and this can be found on the TT website under 'The Event' tab'.

 

Mon 30 Apr 2018 — EVENT INFORMATION FOR TEN TORS CHALLENGE TEAM MANAGERS

Please open https://www.tentors.org.uk/training/forms-cards-and-notices for copies of:

The Team Managers Survival Guide, which chronologically provides useful information and tips together with key timings.

The Announcements Proforma that you can hand to Bristol University Officer Cadet Corps at the Finish Announcement Tent and/or the Presentation Tent for announcement of special events, birthdays etc should time be available.

A draft Notice to Parents in Word for you to add to in communicating information about the Event to parents/guardians.

The Welcome Flyer, which provides essential Health and safety direction for the safety of you and others.