Hertfordshire Acro County Championships 2018

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The Hertfordshire Acro County Championships are a yearly affair, with more than just medals up for grabs. The chance to be crowned County Champion, as well as various trophies available for outstanding performances too. Not to mention, there was another chance to tumble too!

One of the few competitions where we don’t have to travel for 3 days through various terrain to get there! Stevenage… literally “round the corner mate”. We jumped on the coach at around 8pm, and were knocking on the doors of the gymnastics centre by 8:30. I hope I hear a faint round of applause? Yes. Good.

We entered the gym in all our Osiris army glory, complete with poppies for remembrance day. Safe to say, next year, we’ll be packing blankets for the morning. The gym was colder than outside. No, it was.

The morning saw our tumblers bounce along the super springy tumble track. We had some great tumbles from our gymnasts, and even though we mostly train in Acro, we spared some time in our training schedule, which allowed for the following tumbles to gain success at the comp:

Jaspar: GOLD

Pixie: SILVER

Sophia: BRONZE

Well done to those gymnasts!

The afternoon brought about the main event – the Acro competition! First up were our G3 and G4 WPs of Holly&Reka, Ella&Mai, and Tamara&Matilda. All 3 pairs clearly have settled well into the competition season, producing fantastic routines which all caught the judges’ eyes. H&R did very well to gain the BRONZE medal. E&M continue to dominate their category picking up another GOLD, as well as winning the trophy for HIGHEST SCORING PAIR of the whole competition. The organisers failed to mention they were the highest scoring routine FULL STOP, across all grades and categories. I won’t fail to mention such things. No sir. Not a chance. On to G4 - Tamara & Matilda were in their 2nd comp of the season, and performed superbly to bring home another GOLD medal for the team!