With a nice easy mornings drive up the M5 then M6, (yep thats right, easy drive!), we arrived at Fenton Manor, Stoke on Trent, a place of stories aplenty from Honiton Gymnastics Club's previous visits over the years. This time it was my family's turn to make the trip and participate in the moments to come.
What a venue, nice and big with plenty of scope for getting great pictures of the performances to come in the morrow. it turns out we really were lucky with the traffic, as the other participants had found themselves dead centre of the infamous M5/6's ability to jam up at the touch of a brake light!
So after a nights rest, dawns first rays found us up and at them ready to roll, much in anticipation of a days top gymnastic displays. First up Aimee and Morgan;
With a 5th place finish they did themselves proud, first National Finals as well - top work.
Next Up Emily and Piper, a young pair with plenty to prove before they move up a grade, with a solid showing, what would their score be???
wow, 27, what a score, pair happy coaches happy, then the bombshell, beaten by 0.090 into 4th place, so close, but very proud and well done girls, again a 1st time National Finals, surely many more to come.
Ben Lee ARPS