British Bouldering Championships 2011: Winners

© Nick Clement
Female Senior Podium: Leah Crane , Shauna Coxsey , Katy Whittaker , Natalie Berry , Mina Leslie-Wujastyk  © Nick Clement
Female Senior Podium: Leah Crane , Shauna Coxsey , Katy Whittaker , Natalie Berry , Mina Leslie-Wujastyk
© Nick Clement

The weekend of the 15th and 16th of January saw the British Bouldering Championships take place at the Outdoors Show in London.

The winners were:

  • Female Senior: Shauna Coxsey
  • Male Senior: Ned Feehally
  • Female Junior: Tara Hayes
  • Male Junior: Sam Brannigan

The top six results from each category are listed below.

For full results, visit the BMC Website.

Male Senior Podium: Dave Barrans, Ned Feehally, Jon Partridge, James Garden, Adam Watson  © Nick Clement
Male Senior Podium: Dave Barrans, Ned Feehally, Jon Partridge, James Garden, Adam Watson
© Nick Clement

Leah Crane at the 2010 British Bouldering Championships  © climbalive
Leah Crane at the 2010 British Bouldering Championships
© climbalive, Jun 2010
Female Senior

Position First Name Surname
1 Shauna Coxsey
2 Leah Crane
3 Katy Whittaker
4 Natalie Berry
5 Mina Leslie-Wujastyk
6 Diane Merrick

Male Senior

Position First Name Surname
1 Ned Feehally
2 Dave Barrans
3 Jonathan Partridge
4 James Garden
5 Adam Watson
6 Liam Halsey

Female Junior

Position First Name Surname
1 Tara Hayes
2 Rachel Carr
3 Molly Thompson-Smith
4 Lily Rsoengard
5 Sarah Pashley
6 Ellie Rymer

Male Junior

Position First Name Surname
1 Sam Brannigan
2 Oscar Krumlinde
3 Max Ayrton
4 Hamish Potokar
5 Joe Swales
6 Buster Martin

Thanks go to Nick Clement for the podium photographs.

The British Bouldering Team are supported by The BMC, Five Finger Thing

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17 Jan, 2011
Shocking atmosphere at this competition, I think the 3 people surrounding me, as well as a couple of scattered people throughout the crowd were the only ones shouting encouragement.... The commentator did nothing about this, merely giving facts about peoples favourite climbing areas, food and animals. Plus the music was terrible, acoustic ballads played etc. It didn't help that the people at the front were made to sit down, getting a bad view in the process, despite waiting there for over an hour to get the best view.... When has this happened before? When would this happen at any other sporting event? I know some of the competitors were a bit annoyed with the cringe worthy atmosphere. With regards to the setting, I think the route setters did remarkably well given the wall and time they had to work with - at least they managed to separate the groups. I think the BMC has to seriously think about what went wrong in that final.... The qualification worked well, although group B should have been in isolation. Rant over, sorry.
17 Jan, 2011
We attended on Sunday with 4 of our junior squad and everything ran well and smoothly. The wall was fine and the routes worked well to split the finalist, with the crowd and commentary creating a good atmosphere for the climbers. The only worrying aspect was the time it took to get medical assistance to the lad who hurt his arm/wrist. Overall it seemed a job well done by everyone on Sunday - though I cannot comment on Saturday at all.
17 Jan, 2011
That's a shame, but hardly suprising given the 'none event' that is the Outdoors Show thesedays. It was brilliant in 2006 when they had the World Cup at the NEC and Mark Croxall won. But the Outdoors Show has shrunk massively since then.
17 Jan, 2011
You must have been sitting next to us, at the right hand end then. The atmosphere was a bit quiet a lot of the time, but there were plenty of people cheering them on now and then - not sure you can blame the organisers for the crowd not being vocal though? As for having to sit down at the front - why the heck not? I could see fine - once all the people at the rail blocking everyone elses view had sat down. And we didn't have to wait for an hour either. It would have been better if there were tiered seating, but until people are willing to pay a lot of money to go to these events and spectate that just aint going to happen, is it? When you say "what went wrong in the final" are you referring to the commentator implying that a competitor had toppped out, arguably causing them to stop, when they hadn't? Or do you mean the lack of vocal support, poor music and making people sit down so others could see? Si
17 Jan, 2011
True enough, there wasn't a lot of encouragement going on from the audience at the beginning, but it got a bit better through problems 3 and 4. I think Jon Partridge (I think?) made a point at one stage by waving his arms up and down, asking for some support. Although the 2/3 boys that were trying very hard to be encouraging should be applauded for not letting up for well over an hour, I do wish they'd stop shouting their catch phrases ("DROP THE HAMMER") every 3 minutes. It got a tad annoying and no one knew what on earth they were on about. Having not been to a live comp like this before, I'm confused about the grading of the routes. Should they have been increasing in difficulty? Mens' route 4 seems to be a bit easy, and none of them completed number 2 (or was it 3)?
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