EYC Competition Schotland Edinburg.
Friday, May 20, 2011 I went to school in the morning . At 12.30 I left home to go to the airport in Zaventem. My flight departed on time around 15.00 Hr. The airplane had only just lifted off when the small plane had problems. The landing gear did not go up in the aircraft . We flew a half hour over Brussels untill we were allowed to land. What happens now? Do I get in Edinburgh on time? In stead of leaving on 15.00 Hr, I left at 20.00 Hr.
The climbing hall in Edinburgh is impressively large. I already climbed here before. I climbed my first route as good as I could. I overcame a difficult first passage in a roof. Clipped the rope in a difficult position.The snapper was blocked in the open posiiton. I hesitated , made sure the gate was closed and climbed a few moves further but then he fell. I was satisfied with my performance.
Now the second route. In previous competitions I always did not climb a good 2 ° route. This began to be a mental block. This time I wanted to have a better 2 ° climb. I prepared mentally . I did not wanted to hear the results of the 1st route and was more relaxed at the start . I felt strong and at a difficult passage I gave everything. I could make the move and hold it but could not go further. I was super happy. I was convinced that I was not in the finals and therefore did not look at the results. When I heared he finished on 11 °place and just missed the finals, I was over the moon because this was my best result at a EYS competition.
Anak Verhoeven and Loïc Timmermans climbed the finals.
Two Belgians in the final on Sunday. It was an exciting finale. They climbed higher then the rest. Both Anak and Loïc took gold and won the first competition of the EYC cup. What a superb performance! We left just in time because the next day the airplanes from Edinburg did not fly beacause of the erupting Volcano in Iceland.
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