/ OI NEWS: Dame Kelly Holmes Takes Plas y Brenin Rock Improver Course
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=2004
Bit confused to how a minor celeb taking part in our sport at a low level constitutes news.
Secondly it seems Dame Kelly Holmes did this off her own back for her own interest as a private individual as opposed to being linked to any charity/publicity event, etc, and maybe she might therefore want to just be left to get on with it as a 'climber' as opposed to a celebrity going climbing.
If it did have to be put up as news surely it should have been kept to a simpler 'Dame Kelly Holmes takes up a rock improver course at a centre in N.Wales and seems to be developing a keen interest blah blah blah..
I have nount against the Brenin but it just seemed to read like a pile of tosh..
For me it's nice to see high performers from mainstream sports appreciating the values of climbing. I see that Schumacher's returning to F1 so may put a hold on his climbing for a while
Somehow I can't see Duane Chambers making the transition
Of course it's an ad for Plas y Brenin. It's in Outdoor Industry News, and was posted by them, they're hardly going to avoid mentioning themselves are they.
I assume that they pay UKC for the privilege. Do you write to the climbing mags complaining about the adverts?
Outdoor Industry News as seen on the Gear page, sampled on the news and home page, and then highlighted on the forums and labelled OINews - are press releases and PR posted by our advertisers. It's how we give them extra value for money - that money runs the site and is invested back in it.
Much of it is actually very interesting too: but not to all, all of the time.
Try and understand that. It's a bit tiresome repeating the difference between
and this OINews: http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/
Both have forum threads started in the UKC Editorial forum. UKC Editorial forums are heavily moderated as well.
We'll get there eventually.
But that's pretty well what it does say...
Not to mention that some of us clearly both read it as being about Kelly Holmes and found it interesting! :-)
Do your research chummer. Dame Kelly is involved with encouraging people to take up sport, it's good for people and PyB provide a brilliant service to the country. She's inspirational to many.
I was at Cliffhanger the other week - loads of outdoor sports represented. As I was walking round I wondered how many young people were motivated to take up climbing, mountain biking, running, orienteering, etc...because of it. I look back how I started climbing - scouts, seeing climbers - Kelly plays a similar role, PyB and many guides and instructors play an important role in getting many into our wonderful sport and a lifetime of adventure and great experiences.
Dame Kelly's blog about her climbing course: http://www.doublegold.co.uk/latestnews
What were you saying about permission, publicity stunts, feeling sorry for her etc.... Jeez some people.
Some Brits are just far too cynical for their own good are far too quick to shout commercial, vested interest etc
Thumbs up Mick. Credit where credit's due.
I am and I should have done me research Mick, you're not affiliated with PYB are ya?....Only joking, I'll stop now.
; ) time to watch Shameless!
come a little closer little boy - so I can get me hands around your throat !
It is what it is.. an "Advertisement Feature" one sees in Newspapers. UKC classes it as NEWS and the ads for free!
But what's she ever done on grit?
Nothing I hope - though a girl can get quite lonely in the Olympic Village...
well that answers the obvious question...
Is there an echo around here?
That was disappointing ;-)
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