It was half-term last week, so I spent some of the time working and got more normal training done. I had a day out with my friends on Monday and on Thursday night we went to see some of friends band play at Lower Spennymoor club.
On Sunday I fought at the Scorpion Futures Championship in Barnsley on Sunday and won the â€œgoldâ€ at -55Kg. I weighed in at 52.2Kg with the help of a couple of litres of water to make the weight category as I was weighing under -51kg. The reason I decided to compete at -55Kg was to play against bigger opponents in preparation for the French Open.
I had two fights against two brothers (Kane and Nishaan Landa) from the Excell club and beat the first one 13-4 and the second one 13-1, the second fight was stopped in the second round so I managed to get a reasonable amount of ring time in.
A number of other Chi fighters fought as well and we won third place team overall winning three goldâ€™s and three silver medals, my sister Simone won silver.
Gavin Davison was our coach for the day as Masters Graeme and Russell had other commitments, so well done to Gavin for the third place team and thanks for the coaching.
As usual we caught up with a lot of people and discussed the new rules introduced, the main change is now you get 4 points for a turning headshot and I scored my first 4 point score with a back kick to the head in my second fight.
So we had a busy weekend as we drove to Doncaster on Friday night for training and then to Barnsley on Sunday for the competition.
This week I am back to school and will be working Tuesday and Thursday night and sticking to my training plan, with one exception I will be going to Doncaster on Sunday as it is â€œBonfire Nightâ€ on Friday.
So a good week with time off school and two good performances to win the â€œgoldâ€ medal at -55 Kg in preparation for Paris and we have confirmed that I will be competing at the Park Open in Stuttgart in December.