On the 1st and 2nd of October I was competing in the GB U-17 & U-20 Womans Foil Championships, this was held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
Saturday I fenced in the Cadet Under 17 Competition. I was expecting to reach the Last 4 and get a Medal; unfortunately I lost 1 of my Poule fights (these are to 5 Hits or to the end of 3 mins), so I was 5 up and 1 down but this would result in a harder draw through the Direct Elimination Rounds (these are to 15 Hits over 3 periods of 3 mins separated by 1 min of rest).
So I ended up 6th going out in the Quarter Finals :(
Sunday was the day of the Junior Under 20 Competition, fenced alright, won all my Poule fights and again went out in the Quarter Finals and ended up 5th.
I’m happy with the Ranking Points I’ve picked up from both Comps, but to be 3 Hits away from a Medal on Saturday and 2 Hits on Sunday, I can tell you I wasn’t chuffed lol (hence no pics lol).
Anyway the Ranking Points I gained have helped my positions in the GB U-17 & U-20 Lists. I’m 4th in the GB Cadet U-17 Rankings, and 6th in the GB Junior U-20 Rankings.
So still sitting in 2nd Place for selection for the Scottish Womans Foil Team for the Junior Commonwealths with 1 Comp to go.
Couple of less stressful Adult Comps coming up over the next 2 Weeks so I’ll let you know about them in a fortnight – tata for now :)