weekend of 25 and 26 April saw Richard’s Trampoline club attend the
National Gala weekend in Cardiff, Wales.
The club sent two performers, with high performance coach, Pat
Dodson looking after them.
Saturday Lauren Doherty competed at National C level. She has progressed throughout the year at every competition
she’s attended, and today was no exception.
She began with a good set routine, which achieved some good form
marks. Her voluntary
routine showed her improvement, using her highest difficulty so far this
year. She handled it
extremely well, and managed to maintain her form throughout the routine.
This placed her in 23rd within a group of over 60, but
more importantly she qualified for the National Championships in the
Sunday Lauren Doherty competed again, but this time with Lisa Withey
doing synchro. This is
where two people perform the same routine, at the same time, and they
get marked separately on form and for their synchronisation.
This was their first time competing at this event, and they did
extremely well. They
completed their set routines, but it lacked in form.
However they improved upon this for their voluntary routine, and
with good synchronisation marks in both routines they finished in 14th
place overall. So a very
good start at synchro for them both.