Rotary Exmoor Youth Challenge
Note that the team with the lowest number of points wins. Time penalties are scored as minutes lost or gained, and 'Questions' is the number of correct questions answered (Maximum 16). Congratulations to ALL teams who completed the challenge - the conditions this year were good but rather hot, but to walk against the clock for 16 miles in hilly moorland is not easy. A video of the 2012 event can be viewed on-line. We hope to produce a 2018 video later.
REMINDER: PLEASE LET US HAVE YOUR SPONSORSHIP MONEY AS SOON AS YOU CAN (cheques payable to Exmoor Rotary). It will all go to Children's Hospice South West.
The teams with the very best score were Junior team The Park School 1 and Senior Team Isca 5 (5 points each).
Only 3 teams managed to get the perfect timing all the way around the course, and these were All Hallows Prep 4, Kingsmead School 2, and The Park School 1.
SEWARD CUP - for the best primary school team in 2018 is awarded to Clyst Hydon Primary School (Team 32) Well done!
Download a full copy - HERE (NB a couple of tweaks since 1st edition!)
*We have an astonishing amount of lost property from the Challenge (over 50 items!). Check out the list here. If you think you own any of these, plese ring Tony Trigg 01398-331698 so you can arrange to collect.
#Check out some super press photos at: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/photos--youngsters-tackle-16-1537509
a) Boys' teams are shown in BLUE, girls' teams in GREEN, and mixed teams in RED.
b) Time points are calculated from the times by which each team missed the ideal stated time between each pair of checkpoints. 'Points' is this total time in minutes.
c) 'Questions' has a maximum score of 16. These are deducted from any time penalties.
d) The perfect 'Results' score is zero!
e) Note that in order for a team to qualify, at least 3 members must reach the Finish line.
Our thanks to Exmoor Search & Rescue team!
In 2006, 101 junior teams and 7 senior teams took part, and 14 teams failed to complete the whole challenge.
In 2007, 113 Junior and 10 Senior teams took part, and of these 11 teams failed to complete the Challenge.
In 2008, 103 junior and 6 senior teams completed the course.
In 2009, 102 junior and 13 senior teams managed to complete the course (6 teams overall failed to complete the challenge).
In 2010, 111 junior and 21 senior teams managed to complete the course (only 4 teams failed to complete).
In 2011, 122 Junior and 23 Senior teams took part, a record number, totalling 580 young people. Of these, only 5 teams failed to complete the course, and 550 competitors qualified for medals.
In 2012, 133 Junior teams and 22 Seniors. Only 7 teams failed to finish the course.
In 2013, 123 Junior and 21 Senior teams took part. 11 teams failed to finish, partly because of one team taking the wrong route, and others following them!
In 2014, 132 Juniors and 17 Senior teams started the Challenge. with 6 teams failing to complete.
In 2015, 145 Juniors and 17 Senior teams started the challenge with 10 teams failing to complete. Consideing the awful wet weather, a massive congratulations to all who managed the whole course and got thir medals.
In 2016, we reduced the number of teams taking part for safety reasons. 107 junior and 5 senior tearms took part and only 5 teams failed to complete. Weather was good, and a few teams completed the Questionnaire with very high marks indeed. Well done.
Again this year, we have had numerous comments from those based at Dulverton School those running checkpoints and acting as marshals, and members of the public walking on the moor - they all say how courteous, polite, cheerful, and well behaved all the young people were who took part. It made running the event a real pleasure. Thank you.
Archive pictures here.
For pictures of the 2008 Trophy Presentations - click here!
There was quite a number of items of lost property - please contact us if you have left anything behind...