Doherty proudly represented Richardís Trampoline Club at the National
C, British Championships on 18 July 2009, at the National Indoor Arena
in Birmingham. This is the
largest event of the year that the club attends, and is a fantastic
opportunity to compete with the best trampolinists in the country.
is the first time that Lauren has qualified to compete at this level, so
it was quite a daunting task as the competition is much larger than
anything she has attended previously.
Added to that Lauren did not have the best preparation leading up
to the competition, with some breaks in her training due to injury and
various other reasons. However,
she was determined to compete and her goal was to complete all her
handled the pressure extremely well, and performed 2 good routines.
She completed her hardest ever voluntary routine with a
difficulty score of 7.50, so a fantastic achievement for her!
Throughout 2009 Lauren has gradually been increasing her
difficulty score, so she should be very proud of herself.
She finished 52nd out of a massive group of over 80
performers, and she will definitely improve upon this next year.