|Hannah gets her case!|
My preparation for the comp wasn't ideal... about a month before we were supposed to leave my shoulder started hurting. So I saw a physio and was told to rest for a while and take it easy if I wanted to compete in Nouméa. This wasn't what I wanted to hear - I needed to be training hard and it was so hard not climbing for a bit. But nevertheless I followed the physio's orders and thankfully my shoulder felt much better quickly. I continued training and suddenly the day before we were to leave had arrived. The team came to the Westway for one last session and then it was off to bed ready for a verryyyy long journey the next day.
|We felt the need to be touristy ;)|
The start of the comp arrived with the opening ceremony on the Friday night and I was given the honour of holding the flag. Saturday morning came and qualification began. My first route had a sketchy but alright start followed by a juggy roof section and a difficult, pumpy headwall. I don't think my warm up was too good for this route and I came off just coming onto the headwall. It wasn't a bad climb but it was by no means a good climb either. But i was in the top 26 and thats all that
|Hannah and I had a lot of fun in the apartment!|
This was quite a long blog so well done and thanks for reading if you got this far! ;) I just want to say a massive thanks to my sponsors as without their support I wouldn't be able to do what I am doing now!
Lyon (La Sportiva, Petzl, Beal)Berghaus
Michael and Lauren Clancy
Westway Development Trust
My Grandparents :)