Well its been a busy few months with university, exams and training. I haven’t managed any climbing trips outside as the Font trip I was planning got a bit derailed by transport issues.
In early November I spoke at the Women’s Climbing Symposium at the Arch and hope my tips on dealing with pressure and expectations were useful to those who attended my talk. A couple of weeks later I presented a workshop about performance coaching for athletes with disabilities at the first disability climbing symposium at the Calvert Trust in the lake district. This was a really successful event run by the BMC. I have also recently been selected as a BMC ambassador, a post I am honoured to accept and I am looking forward to acting as a role model for those new to climbing.
I have a number of outdoor trips, filming projects and training ideas for 2014 and being a world championship year it looks like it’s going to be busy!
I did an interview with London athletic yesterday at the Arch. The video is below and you can read the full interview here: http://www.london-athletic.com/2013/12/fran.html
I hope everyone has a great new year and 2014 starts well. As it’s the end of the year I’d like to thank my sponsors The arch climbing wall and Five Ten for their ongoing support in 2013 and my coach Jimmie Gustin for being amazing this year as always.
Happy New Year! Fran