GB Bouldering Team 2012 Announced

by Nick Clement Oct/2011
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+Members of the new GB Bouldering Team at Teeside University, 68 kb
Members of the new GB Bouldering Team at Teeside University
UKC News, Oct 2011
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The GB Bouldering Team is pleased to announce that the Team members for the 2012 competition season will comprise of:

Male Team  

  • Dave Barrans
  • Stewart Watson
  • Ned Feehally
  • Jon Partridge
  • Gaz Parry
  • James Garden
  • Adam Watson
  • Ed Hamer
  • Tyler Landman
  • Nathan Phillips
  • Tom Newman

Female Team

  • Diane Merrick
  • Mina Leslie-Wujastyk
  • Gill Peet
  • Shauna Coxsey
  • Katy Whittaker
  • Helen Haldenby
  • Natlie Berry

The Management Team will consist of:

  • Nick Clement-Team Manager
  • Tom Sugden-Assistant Manager
  • Gaz Parry-Team Adviser
  • Dominic White MSc-Sports Scientist
  • Rebecca Dent-Sports Nutritionist
  • Vikki Cassell-Sports Psychologist
  • Rick Webber-Physiotherapist
  • Dave Mason-Coach

+Gill Peet completing the Maximal Isometric Lock Off Strength Test , 113 kb
Gill Peet completing the Maximal Isometric Lock Off Strength Test
UKC News, Oct 2011
© Nick Clement

The new Team met for their first Team training session at the Sports and Exercise Department of Teeside University on the 8th October where they completed a series of fitness tests. The day was organised by the Team's Sports Scientist Dominic White MSc who works at the University. Most of the tests were maximal in nature and included the following:

+Jon Partridge completing the Maximal Finger Strength Test, 143 kb
Jon Partridge completing the Maximal Finger Strength Test
UKC News, Oct 2011
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  • Maximal Finger Strength (Dominant Hand Only)
  • Finger Endurance at 80% of Maximal Capacity (Dominant Hand Only)
  • Upper Body Anaerobic Capacity
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • One Arm Pull Up Maximal Strength (Dominant Arm)
  • One Arm Pull Up Endurance at 80% of Maximal Capacity (Dominant Arm)
  • Vertical Jump Performance
  • Skinfold Measurements
  • Maximal Isometric 'Lock Off' Strength Test
  • Abdominal Curl Endurance Test
  • Aerobic Capacity Test

The Team would like to express their sincere thanks to Teeside University for allowing them to use their facilities. They would also like to thank Dominic White MSc and all the staff involved for making the day a great success. Their support is greatly appreciated.

The GB Bouldering Team is supported by the BMC and their clothing sponsor Five Finger Thing.

The British Bouldering Championships will be held at Cliffhanger in Sheffield from 7 to 8 July 2012.

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