The English was the first competition of the year and the first trail for the junior Europeans. This made it very nerve racking for me as there was a little more pressure than usual. Overall I had pretty good competition (not the best). I got 3rd all around scoring 83.00 which was a personal best. I was happy to score this because i had a mistake on the rings and P bars which potentially cost me a couple of marks. I also got 1st place on the H bar which had been going very good in training so I was happy with that…
The British Teams was 2 weeks after the English Championships. Our team (City of Leeds) wasn’t the strongest we have had in previous years, so we wasn’t expecting big things.
Fortunately we managed to finish in 3rd place which was a great achievement for us considering the strong teams we were up against… As for me, I probably had my best competition up to date scoring another all around personal best of 85.6 !
This is a massive improvement from the English Champs and I am really happy with how my training is going at the moment. Hopefully I’m on track for making the European team… and I am due to compete at the London Open which is the final trail before they select the team. Fingers Crossed ! :)