Open Youth Lead March 2016 – Awesome Walls Liverpool

Open Youth Lead March 2016 – Awesome Walls Liverpool

We drove over to Awesome Walls Liverpool and registered at the desk. I got number 33, my lucky number! The comp started at 10 so I went to warm up and look at the routes. My first route was the grey. It was on the vertical wall and had some long moves. I watched some of the other girls in my category climb it. Some of the short people did really well. This gave me some confidence for my turn….

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GB Team Inaugural meeting 2016

GB Team Inaugural meeting 2016

After school on Friday we travelled by car up to Sheffield for the GB team inaugural meeting. We stayed in a Premier Inn. Day 1 The next morning we had breakfast in the premier inn and then went to AWCC. As always it was very cold. When we arrived everyone including parents were called upstairs to a conference room. Here Ellie (the GB senior team coach) told us about a new plan for the team. It was called Long term…

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Blokfest February 2016

Blokfest February 2016

On Saturday I went to bloc climbing centre bristol for the Blokfest event. It was raining when we arrived so my dad dropped me off at the entrance with my brother. We filled out the forms and got our  t-shirts. We then had half an hour to warm up. I used the warm up I learnt in the GB team meeting as it had worked really well before. While people were getting a briefing I was warming up. As soon…

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Demoing at YCS round 1

Demoing at YCS round 1

The first round of the YCS for South Wales this year was held in Dynamic Rock, this centre is only 45 minutes away from my house so we didn’t need to stay in a hotel. Like a normal competition we got up early and had a McDonald’s breakfast before heading over to the centre. I wasn’t allowed to compete as any competitors who are in the GB team and are in category B or above aren’t either. So I was…

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Grand Opening of The Hangout Climbing Wall (Haverfordwest)

Grand Opening of The Hangout Climbing Wall (Haverfordwest)

Earlier this month I was invited to the opening of The Hangout climbing wall in Haverfordwest leisure centre. My Gran lives close to the leisure centre so we drove  to her house and stayed the night with her. We went to the leisure centre the next morning to get ready for the opening of the centre. The hall was quite tall and half of it was a gymnastics area. To the right was the wall. It looked amazing. There was…

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Lead Youth Open Event & Boulder Youth Open Event

Lead Youth Open Event & Boulder Youth Open Event

Friday – Travelling I traveled up to Leeds by car with my parents on Friday. On Saturday I competed in the lead open youth event and on Sunday I competed in the boulder open youth event. It was a long drive to the Premier Inn and Leeds was freezing. Saturday – Open Youth Climbing – Lead I got up early and went to the Leeds Wall for an 8:00 – 8:30 registration. When we arrived we had to wait for…

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Welsh Climbing Championships 2015

Welsh Climbing Championships 2015

Day 1 – Travelling On the 6th November 2015 I travelled with my parents and three brothers to Caernarfon for the Welsh Lead Climbing Championship held at The Beacon centre. The Welsh Championships is different from other comps because instead of having 2 qualifiers and 1 final it has 3 qualifiers, 1 semi-final and 1 final.  For this comp everyone moves up a category so I was in ‘B’. I was looking forward to competing against my old competition again. On…

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British Lead Climbing Championships / Cup Round 3 & British Speed Climbing Championships

British Lead Climbing Championships / Cup Round 3 & British Speed Climbing Championships

Friday – Travelling  After school on Friday 2nd October my parents and I drove up to Sheffield for the last round of the Junior Lead Cup / British Lead Climbing Championship and the British Speed Climbing Championships. It took about 4 hours to get to the Premier Inn which wasn’t bad, and we arrived at eight to watch the rugby and have a quick look at the routes in Awesome Walls.Saturday – British Lead Climbing Championships / Cup Round 3 My…

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Scottish Lead and Speed Climbing Championships & Junior Lead Cup Round 2

Scottish Lead and Speed Climbing Championships & Junior Lead Cup Round 2

As usual we drove up on Thursday afternoon and arrived late and stayed the night in the Premier Inn. We got to Ratho for 10:00am the next morning for a quick speed climbing practice as there are no speed climbing wall in Wales! (hint!) My first time was slow but I had about 15 attempts and managed about 17.50, I was not happy with this as my PB is 16.49 but I hoped this time would be low enough to…

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Deep Water Solo Exeter 2015

Deep Water Solo Exeter 2015

On Thursday we drove down to Exeter for the DWS competition at the Quay.  We stayed in the Premier Inn next to the station and brought our bike so that we could cycle along the river to the quay. There was a La Sportiva boot demo at the quay climbing centre where we tried on some different La Sportive shoes. It was quite late after the boot demo so we went back to the hotel. The competition didn’t start until…

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