British Lead Climbing Championships Ratho

by Alan James - UKC and UKH Oct/2012
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The British Lead Climbing Championships were held at EICA Ratho on the weekend of 6 and 7 September. With titles available in categories ranging from 13 year olds to 44+ there was plenty of exciting competition going on.

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+BLCC 2012 - The female champions: Alex Puccio (L), Shauna Coxsey and Michaela Tracy. , 170 kb
BLCC 2012 - The female champions: Alex Puccio (L), Shauna Coxsey and Michaela Tracy.
UKC News, Oct 2012
© Alex Messenger

In the Senior Lead Female event Shauna Coxsey proved dominant for a second year in succession and is now the reigning British Lead and Bouldering champion; and all this only a few months after breaking her leg bouldering in Magic Wood (UKC Report). The Men's Senior comp was won by Ed Hamer beating local favourite Robbie Phillips into second place.

Rob Adie of the BMC, "It was great to see so many kids in the junior event, showing how far competition climbing has come in the last couple of years, and the senior event was just an awesome display of talent and strength, especially from the podium spots!"

The British Speed Climbing Championships were also held although this particular discipline still appears to be struggling to get a following in this part of the World. The Senior Female Speed category was cancelled due to not enough competitors (4 is the lower limit) and the Mens Senior Speed comp only took place after John Roberts, one of the route setters, was persuaded to enter. Things may be looking up though since the Junior comps did take place with Eleanor Hopkins beating Rachel Carr for the girls, and Orrin Coley taking the honours ahead of Dominic Burns for the boys.

+BLCC 2012 - The male champions: Robbie Phillips (L), Ed Hamer and Dave Barrans., 184 kb
BLCC 2012 - The male champions: Robbie Phillips (L), Ed Hamer and Dave Barrans.
UKC News, Oct 2012
© Alex Messenger

For a full report check theBMC site here.

Main results below - check here for full results on the BMC site.

Female - born 1968 to 1996 (lead)
First - Shauna Coxsey
Seccond - Alex Puccio
Third - Michaela Tracy

Female Junior - born 1993 or 1994 (lead)
First - Amanda Rohner
Second - Charlotte Garden
Third - Jennifer Wood

Female A - born 1995 or 1996 (lead)
First - Rachel Carr
Second - Sarah Pashley
Third - Eleanor Hopkins

Female B - born 1997 or 1998 (lead)
First - Tara Hayes
Second - Molly Thompson-Smith
Third - Ellissa Bryant

Female C - born 1999 or 2000 (lead)
First - Rebecca Kinghorn
Second - Catrin Rose
Third - Grace Fidler

Female Veteran - born before 1968 (lead)
First - Helen Seaborne
Second - Cheryl Jones
Third - Judith Foster

Female Junior - born 1995 to 2000 (speed)
First - Eleanor Hopkins
Second - Rachel Carr
Third - Ellie Rymer

Male Senior born 1968 to 1996 (lead)
First - Ed Hamer
Seccond - Robbie Philips
Third - Dave Barrans

Male Junior - born 1993 or 1994 (lead)
First - Jonathan Stocking
Second - Luke Tilley
Third - Calum Forsyth

Male A - born 1995 or 1996 (lead)
First - Connor Byrne
Second - Luke Dawson
Third - Buster Martin

Male B - born 1997 or 1998 (lead)
First - William Bosi
Second - Angus Davidson
Third - Peter Dawson

Male C - born 1999 or 2000 (lead)
First - Jack Graham
Second - Aiden Dunne
Third - George Morris

Male Veteran - born before 1968 (lead)
First - Eddie Cooper
Second - Simon Tilley
Third - Ian Dunn

Male Senior - born before 1995 (speed)
First - Calum Forsyth
Second - Robbie Philips
Third - Alasdair Johnstone

Male Junior - born 1995 to 2000 (speed)
First - Orrin Coley
Second - Dominic Burns
Third - Alexander Bosi

+Rachel Carr on her way to winning the Female A category., 103 kb
Rachel Carr on her way to winning the Female A category.
UKC News, Oct 2012
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+Shauna Coxey - winner of the Senior Female Lead comp., 217 kb
Shauna Coxey - winner of the Senior Female Lead comp.
UKC News, Oct 2012
© Alex Messenger
+Ed Hamer - the new British Senior Men's Champion, 230 kb
Ed Hamer - the new British Senior Men's Champion
UKC News, Oct 2012
© Alex Messenger

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