In round 1, Woking had 12 gymnasts entered; Felix Bushell, making his regional debut for Woking had a strong floor and vault and finished a very good 3rd,. Next for the boys was Toby Spencer who had a fantastic vault and showed how much he has been trying to improve his floor by finishing 2nd, and missing out on the gold medal by 0.40. It was time for the girls, with Rosalind Atkins who performed an excellent floor, but with a vault of lesser difficulty, she finished a credible 7th in a group that boasted 20 gymnasts. Della Sakaria and Cerys Griffiths-Jones had a good competition finishing in 10th and 11th respectively. Olivia Pearson displayed an excellent vault but with a few minor errors on floor she finished in 8th place in a group of 18. It was time for Carrie Price, Lizzie Wright, Leila Ricketts and Samantha Good, our youngest competitors, they all had excellent floor routines but had mistakes on vault, earning them 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th. Paige Wilson was next for Woking and showing a lot of nerves before her vault managed to pull out an excellent vault, however with a few minor errors on floor she finished a credible 10th. It was time for Rosalind Milbourn who was doing her last ever competition with Woking after several years with the team, Roslaind came out with her usual excellent attitude and score the best vault in her category, but a fall on floor cost her, giving her 5th place.
It was time for round 2, were we would see the best gymnasts competing at a recreational level. Josephine Gordon finished a respective 8th after to many minor errors on floor. Isabel Fearn was in a tough category and finished in 6th place, missing out on the medals by 0.5, and missing out on qualification to silver by 0.25. Kate Lee had a very good competition finishing an excellent 5th. Luke Ingles came in the silver category and after performing an amazing vault, a fall on floor cost him the gold medal, finishing 2nd. Rory Stewart was the last of the boys to enter and after performing excellent floor and vault routines managed to finish in 1st. It was time for Woking’s, strongest competitors, first up was Jessica Weekes who after showing an excellent floor and vault finished in 1st place and scoring high enough to qualify for silver! A very well done to Jessica. Woking then had Trupti Rao compete who after showing a brilliant floor, had a shaky vault and finished in 8th place. It was then time for Heather Denham, Ellie Raby, Sophie Padua, Mia Todd and Ellie Mae O’Shea who were all in the same category of a strong field which was very close with only 1.5 marks separating 1st and 13th. Heather had the competition of her life finishing in 1st place and just missing out on qualification to gold by 0.15. Ellie Raby finished in 5th place after a confident floor routine, but a nervous vault. Sophie and Mia finished within 0.05 of each other finishing in 9th and 10th respectively and then Ellie Mae O’Shea got through her nerves on floor and vault to finish in 13th.
A big thank you to all the coaches who helped on the day, which lasted 10 hours and to all the young leaders who volunteered throughout the day.