The final results of the GB Paraclimbing Series 2018

Posted by Peter Burnside on 14/12/2018
Abigail Robinson competing in the B2 Visually Impaired category. Photo: Alice Gioia

Full of grins, gurns, and a whole load of psyched athletes, the Paraclimbing series returned in 2018 with four rounds across the country. Here's how it all went.

The first round headed to the superb EICA in Ratho and was hosted by Mountaineering Scotland.

The second, third, and fourth round of the GB Paraclimbing Series, were all based further south and have been a great success! Volunteers and the host venues made it all possible thanks to their fantastic support, we'd like to say a massive thank you to: Summit Centre in South Wales, Newcastle Climbing Centre in the North East, and Manchester Climbing Centre in the North West.

The staff and management all went out of their way to ensure we had all the help we needed, and the awesome setting crew provided the great routes and boulders for the actual competition, much thanks to Tom Hudson, Debbie Langan, and Ian Dunn.

There have been a lot of great climbs from the competitors and some amazing attempts on some of the boulders. In all the rounds every route and problem has been topped but only by the best! The atmosphere in both competitions has been really friendly and supportive.

Update on GB Paraclimbing Series 2019

The Paraclimbing Series will undergo a review and details of the competition in 2019 will be announced in February.

For those athletes who wish to try out for the GB Paraclimbing Team, there will be an open selection event at the Quay Climbing Centre on Saturday 9 March 2019. More details will be released in due course.

Overall GB Paraclimbing Series Results

Female Open
1. Lydia Benjamin
2. Tara Race
3. Pip Rowlands
 
Female RP1
1. Hannah Baldwin
 
Female RP2
1. Anita Aggarwal
2. Rebecca Gilchrist
 
Female RP3
1. Sophie Boyd
2. Leanora Volpe
3. Lilly Brown
 
Female B2
1. Abigail Robinson
 
Female Upper Arm
1. Isabella Walsh
2. Maisey Ingram
 
Female Leg
1. Jo Newton
2. Hope Gordon
 
Male Open
1. Thomas Haddock
2. Carl Vine
3. Michael Easton
 
Male RP1
1. Kenneth Ellacot
2. Charles Wakeham
3. Peter Mccarthy
 
Male RP2
1. Baruch Barendregt
 
Male RP3
1. Dave Bowes
2. Luke Smith
3. Kai Johnson
 
Male B1
1. Jesse Dufton
2. Garry Cowan
3. Michael Dawson
 
Male B2
1. Richard Slocock
2. John Churcher
3. Ben Fletcher
 
Male Upper Arm
1. Matthew Phillips
2. James Rudge
3. Gary Martin
 
Male Leg
1. Martin Heald
2. Stuart Sneddon
3. Keith Lynch

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The GB Paraclimbing Team is supported by Oakwood Climbing Centre and Quay Climbing Centre. The GB Ice Climbing Team is supported by Montane. Many UK walls also support the GB Climbing through free or subsidised entry.

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