Best weekend, weather-wise, of the year so far and we spend the entire time in a large, windowless, warehouse. But, you know, it wasn't so bad.
Bronze medal in British Tumbling Championship, Boys 9-10 years. Team mates Ashleigh and Lucy took silver and 4th place, respectively in the Girls 9-10 years, while Josh took fifth in the Boys 15-16 years competition. Amy, in the Girls 11-12, and Kayleigh in the 15-16 Girls had also qualified, but unfortunately didn't make it through to the final round on Sunday.
Competing at such a big venue was a bit a shock, especially for the younger kids. Tumbling's a small sport and, this event aside, competitions, of which there aren't that many, are held in gyms or sports hall. The only spectators are the other tumblers and their parents, generally sitting on benches arranged along the track. To walk out into a big arena, with lights and commentary, and a crowd running into the thousands is all a bit overwhelming. It wasn't just a physical achievement we were watching.