Saturday 25th was the first round of the YCS at The Foundry. Well done to all who took part and some great results from our regular young foundry climbers.
Jim watkin – BMC Area Youth Coordinator has sent in this short report:
YCS Round 1 25 February
An excellent round for the Academy with nearly all our climbers being placed in the top three of their respective categories:
In Youth D – Abbie Rivett took an excellent first place for the Girls with Pippa Watkin two points behind on the day in third place. Jenny Hunt placed fifth on the day.
In the Boys category Mark Alkins-Tooth won – easily ahead of the rest of the Boys field. Notably however, all three Girls in this category would have finished in the top three of the Boys category as these were climbed over the same routes!!
in Youth C Girls, the performance of the day saw Erin Moore finish second overall after being only one of two climbers to top their final route on the main wall. Erin was in inspired form all day and thoroughly deserved her reward!
In Youth B Girls, Bethany Jennings also put in a great performance and secured a third place on the day for the Academy, holding off the competition to secure her place ‘on the podium’!
Other Foundry Climbers outside of the Academy with places were Poppy Lee in her first comp 1st in Girls Youth E, Dana Windle a creditable 3rd place in Girls Youth C,
Tom Lee winning Boys Youth C, Pareesa Tai finishing 2nd in Girls Youth B, Alex Hall winning Boys Youth B and Jack Shaw winning Boys Youth A
All in all an excellent day for the Academy and for the Foundry in general; on some excellent routes set by Rob. Organisation on the day from Rob, Tom and Karl was also top-notch and all climbers competing went home knowing they’d been given a tough, but enjoyable day. Thanks to all the organisers.
Full results are at: http://indoorsout.co.uk/index.htm#brycs2012results.htm