This weekend saw the annual East Lothian Trampolining competition held at Musselburgh Sports Centre. This event is split into recreational and club levels and allows all of the kids in the recreational classes to show off what they have been learning during their training. It also allows the club members to show off the routines they are working on. this lets the recreational gymnasts see the standard that is possible if they continue their classes.
For some of the gymnasts that Kyle and Lara coach at Musselburgh, this was their first experience of a competition, so they were quite nervous. Despite this they all performed really well and some even managed to make it on to the podium.
In the club competitions we also performed outstandingly. Two Foot Higher took the gold medals in the Elite DMT and Elite Trampolining (both junior and senior categories).
Fraser won both the senior DMT with 2 perfect passes and the junior trampolining with an outstanding set routine and a spectacular voluntry. His vol had the highest dificulty of the day and it beat his previous personal best score.
Jenny won the senior elite trampolining category with 2 very high and very neat routines despite suffering from a painful foot injury. Sheer determination to compete and win took over and it paid off.
Another major part of the competition are all the people who volunteer their time whithout whom the competition couldnt run. We had a number of people who kindly gave up their time to do various jobs from judging to helping to run the tombola and raffle stand that we had. The tombola and raffle stands were a massive success and managed to help the club raise some much needed funds.
Well done to everyone who took part and thanks again to all the volunteers who help make these competitions run.
This weekend was the Trampoline Leage finals which were held in London at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park. This was a massive competition and we had 2 gymnasts who had qualified going to compete. Kyle and Jenny qualified at the previous league event, Kyle for DMT and Jenny for bot Trampolining and DMT.
Jenny done 2 really nice routines in the trampolining prelim round qualifying for the semi-finals. She performed 1 routine in the semi-finals but narrowly missed out on a place in the finals. This routine was the one of the best she has ever done. It was also the highest. She smashed her previous record for time of flight with this routine. Looks like there is no stopping her now.
Jenny performed 2 nice passes in the DMT prelim round, comfortably qualifying for the finals on the Sunday. She done 2 nice passes in the final but just missed out on a podium position by 0.1.
Kyle's prelim round on the DMT went well. 2 nice passes meant he confortably made it into the finals. Another 2 good passes in the final meant he finished in 2nd place, missing out on the gold by 0.2.
Overall a great (although long) weekend. Even to make it to finals and to get to compete in an Olympic venue was a massive achievement. Well done to you both. You have done the club proud.
This year we are selling raffle tickets to win an amazing prize. For just £1 per ticket you could win a fantastic home made advent calendar which comes filled with aa prezzie for every day in december. Jayne (Jenny's mum) has made this and kindly donated it to the club to raffle off. There are also some runner up prizes of home made christmas decorations. If you would like to buy any raffle tickets please speak to anyone from the club or send us an email and we can arrange to get you some. Here are some pictures of the prizes.
This weekend was the 2015 Scottish Gymnastics awards and the 125th anniversary dinner. It was an amazing evening held in Glasgow on Saturday night. Kyle had been nominated for a Volunteer of the year award so 10 of us from the club travelled through to attend the evening. The evening was hosted by Rhona McLeod who is a former international athlete and now works for the BBC. There were many awards presented throught the evening. Unfortunately Kyle didnt win the volunteer of the year but Bruce was presented with a Special Recognition award for all of his contributions to the sport of trampolining over many years. He has been an international athlete, judge and coach with more personal achievements than can be mentioned. This was the only award of the evening that was presented to someone for trampolining. Congratulations Bruce.
What a fantastic weekend for the club this weekend at the Scottish Nationals.We had a total of 10 entries into the competition with some gymnasts competing in both Trampolining and DMT. It was hugely successful for all gymnasts. Here are the results:
|Adam||NDP6 15+ Boys||10th|
|Jenny||NDP6 15+ Girls||2nd|
|Fraser||NDP8 13-14 Boys||1st|
|Rory||NDP6 11-12 Boys||1st|
|Molly||NDP6 13-14 Girls||3rd|
|Jenny||NDP6 15+ Girls||3rd|
|Gregor||NDP7 13-14 Boys||1st|
|Adam||NDP7 15-16 Boys||1st|
|Kyle||NDP7 17+ Boys||1st|
|Fraser||FIG 13-14 Boys||1st|
At NDP 7 there was a bounce off where the top gymnast at each age group competed against each other in 2 final passes to determine the overall winner. This time the bounce-off was between Gregor, Adam and Kyle. The result of this was:
1st - Kyle
2nd - Gregor
3rd - Adam
Over the last few months, the number of hits we have been getting on the site has increased. At some point in the last week, we surpassed 200,000 hits. This is incredible that so many people are visiting our site to sheck out what we are up to.
This weekend saw the British National Championships being held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Fraser was the only one in the club to qualify for this event. He was competing in the Elite Level DMT category. He managed 6 solid passes and won the category. Congratulations Fraser. We would also like to say a massive thankyou to Ryan and Gail from Peninsula Trampoline Club for helping out and looking after Fraser at this event. Here is a video of Fraser in action.
Here is a list of people who have qualified for Scottish nationals this year:
|Jenny Anton||NDP6 15+ Girls|
|Adam Souter||NDP6 15+ Boys|
|Catherine Sykes||NDP6 15+ Girls|
|Fraser Mcleod||NDP8 13-14 Boys|
|Jenny Anton||NDP6 15+ Girls|
|Gregor Brunton||NDP6 13-14 Boys|
|Gregor Brunton||NDP7 13-14 Boys|
|Adam Souter||NDP6 15-16 Boys|
|Molly Brady||NDP6 13-14 Girls|
|Fraser Mcleod||NDP8 13-14 Boys|
|Rory McKinnon||NDP6 11-12 Boys|
|Kyle Lancashire||NDP7 17+ Men|
This weekend was the final Scottish qualifier of the year. It was a DMT competition held at Lasswade. We only had 3 entries this time as everyone else that needed to qualify had already done so. Kyle, Douglas and Gregor were the 3 gymnasts who competed at the comp and all 3 completed 4 clean passes. Gregor had previously qualified for Nationals at NDP 6 but he was aiming to do the same at NDP7 this time. Both Kyle and Gregor came 1st in their groups and qualified but unfortunately Douglas only just missed the score but still managed to secure a silver medal. Well done to the three of you.
As part of our official partnership, Ryze have offered to sponsor one male and one female club member of the club. Fraser and Jenny are the lucky two to recieve this sponsorship so keep your eyes open for them next time you are at Ryze as they may well be there.
This weekend the NDP British Championships took place at the International Arena in Telford. We had 2 gymnasts who had qualified for this event:
Rory in NDP6 Men 11-12 years
Kyle in NDP7 Men 17+
Both Gymnasts travelled down first thing on Saturday morning as they werent competing until the Sunday morning. There was an orientation session on the Saturday which Kyle and Rory attended to familiarise themselves with the equipment and the hall.
Rory was on first thing on Sunday. He managed to land all 4 of his passes and finished the competition in 1st place.
Kyle was on later in the morning. He also landed all 4 of his passes and also finished in 1st place.
Out of 2 gymnasts who qualified in this competition we got 2 British Champions. Well done to you both.
This weekend was the final chance to qualify for Scottish Nationals. We had 8 people from the club entered into this competition and it was a great day all round. the results are as follows
|Rory McKinnon||NDP6 11-12 Boys||5th|
|Molly Brady||NDP6 13-14 Girls||6th|
|Jenny Anton||NDP6 15+ Girls||1st|
|Catherine Sykes||NDP6 1+ Girls||12th|
|Alice Sparks||NDP6 15+ Girls||8th|
|Emily Short||NDP6 15+ Girls||15th|
|Kayleigh Dowling||NDP6 15+ Girls||14th|
|Natasha Hoffmann||NDP7 15-16 Girls||1st|
Natasha got selected to go on the polar expidition. Congratulations!!!
Natasha is currently going through a selection process to hopefully take part in the Polar Academy expedition later this year.
Each year the Polar Academy conduct visits to high schools and offer a selected number of young adults between the ages of 14 and 18 years old, a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a major Arctic Expedition.
After getting through the initial application process and attending a wekend away taking part in outdoor activities, Natasha is expected to find out any day now whether she has been selected to go on this expedition. We all have everything crossed for you.
To find out more about the Polar Academy, click on the pirture below.
This weekend was the 2nd BG spring series event held in Sheffield. Bruce, Kyle, Natasha and Jenny travelled down to this on the friday night with both Kyle and Natasha competing on the Saturday.
Natasha was 1st up on Trampoline at 7:30 on Saturday morning. She managed 2 lovely routines and managed to finish 10th
Next was DMT for Natasha. She performed 4 excellent passes, managing to get no end deductions for any of them. She finished in 2nd place.
Kyle was in the last group of the day and was the very last competitior. He also managed 4 clean passes finishing in 1st place and achieving the score required to qualify for NDP finals in July.
Well done to you both.
This weekend Rory and Jenny travelled down to Peterborough to take part in the NDP Regional Team Finals. This is an amazing achievement for them as they had managed to qualify during the year to compete for their region. Both of them done amazingly well. Rory finished 1st in DMT and qualified for NDP finals in July. Jenny came 14th in TRA. Well done to you both.
Two Foot Higher are very excited to announce that we have officially started a partnership with Ryze Trampoline Park. We have been asked to provide regular safety classes for all of the staff members and we are also providing coached sessions at the park to help people bounce and somersault safely. We are very much looking forward to working with everyone at Ryze.
For more information please visit:
Since the 10th April we have been involved in a competition throguh Gymaid to win a set of premium springs. We had to get the most likes of any club on a picture that we submitted to the Gymaid Facebook page. It became clear pretty quickly the competition was only between us and Team Bath as we both steamed ahead of the other clubs. We both fought hard as we overtook each other several times but in the end, Bath managed to beat us by just a few likes. Well done to you and we hope you enjoy your new springs. Gymaid were kind enough to award us with a goody bag for the effort that we went to. We are looking forward to seeing whats in the bag when it arrives.
We have recorded everyone's 10 bounce time to see how long people take to bounce 10 times as high as possible. the results are:
Two Foot Higher wish to congratulate Lara Craig, Adam Souter, Fraser McLeod and Gregor Brunton who have been selected to the British Squad (Northern) in Team Gym.
The selection comes as no surprise to coaches Bruce Craig and Kyle Lancashire, and is great news for Saltire Team Gym (and of course is a great advert for Two Foot Higher).
Lara, Adam and Fraser are training this weekend in Scarborough (9th-10th May) and we wish them good luck on the squad.
Adam and Fraser intend to continue their trampoline and DMT careers with Two Foot Higher.
Lara intends to concentrate on her Team Gym with the target of qualifying for the British Team for the European Championships 2016.
British Gymnastics have initiated 2 National Squads (North and South) for Team Gym so that they can select the best gymnasts nationally for the European Team Gym Championships 2016.
Two Foot Higher wish all gymnasts good luck and congratulate all the coaches at Saltire (Sam, Tracey and Margaret)
This weekend was the first of the BG Spring series competitions which was held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. 3 gymnasts 2 parents and Bruce travelled down to Coventry for the competition. The club had a really good weekend overall. The results are:
Natasha - NDP7 10th
Fraser - NDP8 2nd
Natasha - NDP7 - 1st (and she qualified for NDP finals)
Kyle - NDP7 - 2nd
Fraser - Elite - 1st (and he qualified for British Championships)
Here are some pictures from the weekend. We have entered a competition to win a set of premium eurotramp springs. All we have to do is get the most likes on a picture we uploaded to the gymaid website. Please go and like it for us.
This weekend was the annual East Lothian Gymnastics Development Forum Showcase. I think this year was bigger and better than the previous years. The talent and level of performances was fantastic and completely wowed the audience.
There were severral trampoline displays from recreational classes across East Lothian but we were the only trampoline club who took part this year. We are always keen to stay involved in the activities and support the forum to make sure the sports are promoted as best they can.
This year we got club onsies to do our trampoline display. They went down well with everyone in the club and also other gymnasts and even parents. I had a number of people comment on how awesome we looked. We got huge cheers and big rounds of applause at the different routines and tricks we showed off. We were also runners up for the award for Best use of equipment.
We would like to say a massive thank you and well done to Tracey and everyone who helped to organise the event. It was a massive success. Also thanks to all of the people who gave up their time to volunteer in different jobs to make the whole thing run as smoothly as possible.
Looking forward to next year.
The second Trampoline grading of the year was held in Perth this weekend. 11 gymnasts from the club took part in the competition. This was a much more successful competitionand we had a really good day overall. We also managed to get a few more people qualified for Scottish Nationals. Here are the results. Well done everyone:
|Rory McKinnon||NDP6 11-12 Boys||3rd|
|NDP6 13-14 Boys||6th|
|Douglas Brunton||NDP6 13-14 Boys||7th|
|Molly Brady||NDP6 13-14 Girls||11th|
|Adam Souter||NDP6 15+ Boys||3rd|
|Jenny Anton||NDP6 15+ Girls||3rd|
|Catherine Sykes||NDP6 1+ Girls||6th|
|Alice Sparks||NDP6 15+ Girls||14th|
|Emily Short||NDP6 15+ Girls||15th|
|Eilidh Grant||NDP6 15+ Girls||16th|
|Fraser Mcleod||NDP8 13-14 Boys||1st|
The second DMT grading of the year was held in Musselburgh this weekend. 10 gymnasts from the club took part in the competition. Unfortunately we had a couple of mistakes and falls during the competition but we had a really good day overall with the following results. Well done everyone:
|Douglas Brunton||NDP3 13+ M||1st|
|Rory McKinnon||NDP6 11-12 M||1st|
|Molly Brady||NDP6 13-14 F||2nd|
|Gregor Brunton||NDP6 13-14 M||1st|
|Jenny Anton||NDP6 15+ F||5th|
|Alice Sparks||NDP6 15+ F||6th|
|Natasha Hoffmann||NDP7 15-16 F||1st|
|Adam Souter||NDP7 15-16 M||1st|
|Fraser Mcleod||FIG 13-14 M||1st|
The first trampoline grading of the year was held in Perth this weekend. 14 gymnasts from the club took part in the competition, most of whom were trying new routines or new skills in the competition. Unfortunately we had a couple of mistakes and falls during the competition but we had a really good day overall with the following results. Well done everyone:
|Molly Grant||Club H 6-10 Girls||10th|
|ASM G 11-12 Boys||5th|
|Rory McKinnon||NDP6 11-12 Boys||6th|
|Gregor Brunton||NDP6 13-14 Boys||4th|
|Douglas Brunton||NDP6 13-14 Boys||5th|
|Molly Brady||NDP6 13-14 Girls||11th|
|Samantha Wight||NDP6 13-14 Girls||12th|
|Adam Souter||NDP6 15+ Boys||1st|
|Catherine Sykes||NDP6 15+ Girls||6th|
|Emily Short||NDP6 15+ Girls||14th|
|Kayleigh Dowling||NDP6 15+ Girls||16th|
|Jenny Anton||NDP6 15+ Girls||17th|
|Alice Sparks||NDP6 15+ Girls||18th|
|Fraser McLeod||NDP8 13-14 Boys||1st|
Adam was the only one in the club at this cometition that qualified for Scottish Nationals.
This weekend also saw the 30th Scottish Student Trampoline Open. This is a huge event in the student calendar and saw around 450 people from all over the UK attending. The weekend consisted of Individual trampolining, Synchro, DMT and Two Trick.
A few of our members were involved in the weekend. Emily was responsible for organising and running the whole weekend which is a massive job. The whole thing ran extremely smoothly so well done Emily. As well as organising the competition, emily competed (with great reluctance) in individual trampolining at elite level and synchro with Eilidh Grant in the higher category. She came 7th in individual and the pair came 17th in synchro. Kyle competed in elite DMT and came 2nd. Also due to a withdrawel, Kyle and Catherine made the last minute decision to enter the higher synchro category. They managed a very respectable routine having never done synchro before.
This weekend 4 gymnasts travelled up to Banchory for the first competition of the year. Rory, Molly and Jenny were competing and Natasha went for support. The 3 gymnasts who were competing perfomed fantastically.
On the 31st January we arranged for East Kilbride Trampoline Club to come through and have a DMT session with us. As the first competition of the year is fast approaching and they do not have their own DMT we wlcomed them through to train with us. It was a successful training session and we wish everyone the best of luck at the competition in Banchory on the 7th Feb.
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