Since my summer blog I have started at Sheffield University. I was somewhat shocked to find my timetable had 30 hours of contact time, before I even start any own study. On top of this there is finding time for cooking – or at least eating (and washing) – welcome to the real world! Somehow I also need to fit in training, why else am I at Sheffield.
3 weeks after entering the real world it’s time for the BLCC, a nice 10 min drive to the wall (sometime things work ok), picking a few mates up on the way. Day one was the junior comp. The day went pretty well, resulting in retaining my BLCC title. This is now the 4th time in a row I have won my category in the British Lead Climbing Championship!
|Junior final route|
Back to student digs for the night. Sunday dawned and I felt rubbish, I had just not recovered. Three weeks of poor nutrition had finally taken its toll. I was up 4th and was not ready- great photo from Pete Wuesche you can just see I feel grim.
|Photo: Pete Wuensche|
I was feeling much better a couple of hours later for my second route (making 7th place) but my result of the first qualifier dragged me out of the final. I was really disappointed not to make the finals, but learnt a huge lesson on nutrition. It is very hard to be fully committed to two hugely time consuming lives – and trying to cram them in one life – and then remembering to eat properly. I am pleased to say I am more sorted now.