Published in Squad Blog on 31st December 2013
The 2014 is almost over with three rounds of Blokfest and Selection day to British Team marking the end of competition this year.
The hard training this year has paid off on the first round of Blokfest at Mile End Climbing Wall with Laura’s 21st position and Maisie’s 24th position in Senior Female category, Yumeya’s 27th position in Senior Male category, Callum’s 26th position and Issac’s 27th position in under 16 male category and finally Morag’s 18th position in under 16 female category. There was very high attendance with twenty Mile End squad members competing. Well done to all of them. They had a very good time and enjoy the vibe of the competition.
Only a month later the second round of Blokfest took place at Westway with Maisie’s 18th position in Senior Female category, Morag’s 15th position, Megan S’s 21st position and Maddie’s 26th position in under 16 female category.
Third round of Blokfest took place at the beginning of the December all the way in Reading with Maisie’s 14th position and Laura’s 19th position in Senior Female category, Morag 16th position and Magan S’s 20th position in under 16 female category. They can’t wait for the 4th round in Nottingam in January.
A week after the third round of Blokfest Maisie, Laura, James and Yumeya went to Sheffield to try out their climbing skills on BMC Youth Open Competition for selection to British Team. On Saturday they started with bouldering at the Climbing Works. It was a scramble format with 8 boulder problems and 2 hours to figure them out. Unfortunately, none of the squad members qualify to the final but finished with James 19th position in Male A category, Yumeya 20th position in Male Junior category, Maisie 19th position in Female A category and Laura 7th position in Female Junior category. On Sunday we went to The Foundry for the lead competition. Each competitor had to climb two routes in qualify round. None of the squad members qualify to the final but finished with Yumeya 11th position in Male Junior category, Maisie 17th position in Female A category and Laura 7th position in Female Junior category. After the first competition like this behind us we all have learned a lot and it’s time to train even harder.