When Drew Haigh started climbing he had three main ambitions: to onsight 8a, to redpoint 8c and to become the British Lead Competition champion.So far he's onsighted around 120 8a sport climbs, a few weeks ago he climbed a stout 8b+ and 8c looks on the cards quite soon, then last weekend at the BMC British Lead Climbing Championships held at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena near Ratho in Scotland, Drew Haigh became British Lead Competition champion.A big congratulations to Drew and to Natalie Berry who won the woman's senior competition, Kitty Wallace who won the female juniors and Jonathan Stocking who won the male juniors; indeed to everyone who took part, helped organise and support the event. Full results below.Drew Haigh of OCDclimbing.com in the BLCC finals 2009 from drew haigh on Vimeo.RESULTS“The weather outside may have been pouring down with rain but inside the climbing arena the sun was, metaphorically speaking, shining brightly and we were treated to stunning climbing displays.For the first time ever there were more female than male competitors with 27 girls taking part…….“Full results and reports at BMC Competitions pageBMC British Lead Climbing Championships 2009Female Senior1. Natalie Berry2. Michaela Tracy3. Rebecca HallMale Senior1. Drew Haigh2. James Garden3. Adrian BaxterFemale Juniors1. Kitty Wallace2. Shauna Coxsey3. Suzie ZitterMale Juniors1. Jonathan Stocking2. Alon Gurman3. Luke TilleyMale Veterans1. Mike Smith2. Eddie Cooper3. Nick ColtonSpeed Climbing Competition ResultsFemale Juniors1. Jaime Davison2. Emily Winterhalder3. Eleanor HopkinsMale Juniors1. Jonathan Stocking2. Jonathan Field3. Robert Stuart Patterson

BMC Junior Climbing TeamUKC News, 22 Jul 2009© BMC
Junior Male Winners: 1. Jonathan Stocking 2. Alon Gurman 3. Luke TilleyUKC News, 22 Jul 2009© BMC

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