RESULTS: British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2019

Posted by Emma Travers on 23/09/2019
Ava Gracey Hamilton at the British Lead Climbing Championships 2019. Photo: Ian Lawler

And the results are in! Speed and stamina were of the essence this weekend at the British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships, and they sure weren't lacking!

Held at the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales, Britain's top climbers headed over to compete against each other with both Emily Phillips and Billy Ridal impressing us all by taking the titles for both Lead and Speed in this year's Championships.

The Highlights

The Youth C competitors put in a great fight on the long technical routes set by our excellent expert routesetting team. There was a count-back for Hannah Kerr and Erin McNiece as they both topped the final route and there was a strong fight for first place between Alfie Duckworth and Jack MacDougall in Youth B. Over in Youth A, Megan Wyatt put in a great performance and ended up snatching the top spot whilst Finley Wood took his third consecutive win. On his Instagram, Finley wrote "I’m really happy to have taken the win making it my 3rd year running winning the British Lead Climbing Championship. I had a fight on my hands this year after not feeling like I climbed well in the qualis on Saturday."

In the Seniors, Emily Phillips scored the top podium spot as she continues her successful 2019 medal streak. Jo Neame and Hannah Slaney followed tightly behind her on the podium, with it coming down to their second and third place positions being decided by time.

2019 British Lead and Speed Champion Emily Phillips. Photo: Ray Wood 

Hamish McArthur - who won second place at the World Youth Climbing Championships just a few weeks ago - came in with another silver spot at the weekend with Billy Ridal taking the overall win for the Seniors after his strong performance in Zakopane the week before!

BMC President Lynn Robinson was at the Championships to cheer on the competitors and said: "It was really great to watch the Lead and Speed Climbing Championships at the Beacon Climbing Centre....and what a spectacular event it was. It's a real privilege being able to watch such world-class performances close-up. Thank you to everyone who took part and many congratulations to all the winners. And of course, the competitions wouldn't be possible without the volunteers, route-setters, staff, coaches and parents, so a huge thank you to all".

And on that note, we also want to say a massive thanks to our routesetting team: Yann Genoux (who flew straight out to Kranj to routeset for the IFSC Lead World Cup starting in a few days), Andy Long, Max Ayrton, Gavin Symonds and Emma Twyford, as well as Jury President Scott Forsyth and Mark Alderson plus all the volunteers that put in their time and support into the competition.

WATCH: British Lead Championship Highlights 2019 on BMC TV πŸ“Ί

 

FULL LEAD RESULTS                  

                  Lead Podiums

                           Youth C

Male                                      Female

πŸ₯‡ Dylan Soin                       πŸ₯‡ Lily Kinnersley

πŸ₯ˆ Rhys Conlon                    πŸ₯ˆ Ava Gracey Hamilton

πŸ₯‰ Kai Main                           πŸ₯‰ Izzy Bridgens

                          Youth B 

Male                                       Female

πŸ₯‡ Jack MacDougall                πŸ₯‡ Erin Mcneice

πŸ₯ˆ Alfie Duckworth                  πŸ₯ˆ Hannah Kerr

πŸ₯‰ Finn Hayward                      πŸ₯‰ Willow Petrobelli

                            Youth A

 Male                                       Female

πŸ₯‡ Finley Wood                      πŸ₯‡ Megan Wyatt

πŸ₯ˆ Dayan Akhtar                     πŸ₯ˆHannah Williams

πŸ₯‰ Stephen Keir                     πŸ₯‰ Lauren Barnett

                             Seniors

Male                                       Female

πŸ₯‡ Billy Ridal                          πŸ₯‡ Emily Phillips

πŸ₯ˆ Hamish McArthur             πŸ₯ˆ Jo Neame

πŸ₯‰ Alex Waterhouse              πŸ₯‰ Hannah Slaney

 

FULL SPEED RESULTS

               Speed Podiums

Junior Female                     Junior Male 

πŸ₯‡ Saveena Fillingham        πŸ₯‡ Matthew Fall

πŸ₯ˆ Lauren Barnett                πŸ₯ˆ Pierre Shankland

πŸ₯‰ Hannah Kerr                    πŸ₯‰ Louis Langlands

 

Senior Female                     Senior Male 

πŸ₯‡ Emily Phillips                  πŸ₯‡ Billy Ridal

πŸ₯ˆ Emma Davidson            πŸ₯ˆ Alex Waterhouse

πŸ₯‰ Jen Wood                       πŸ₯‰ Samuel Butterworth

WATCH: British Speed Championship 2019 on BMC TV πŸ“Ί

 

A big thank you goes out to the Championship sponsors Beta for the holds, Mammut for the ropes, Petzl for the prizes and Beacon Climbing Centre for successfully hosting!


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Will u be publishing the full results for all finalists and qualifications for competitors? Thanks
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If you click on the title Full Lead Results- you will see the full results for all competitors.

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