Lauren reaches the heights

Richard s Trampoline Club went up to Macclesfield for the grade two nationals. Some members were trying to qualify for the grade two national championships in November and others trying to qualify for grade one. Lauren Jones was trying to qualify for grad

Richard's Trampoline Club went up to Macclesfield for the grade two nationals.

Some members were trying to qualify for the grade two national championships in November and others trying to qualify for grade one.

Lauren Jones was trying to qualify for grade one. She easily achieved the validation score and now joins the country's elite at grade one having only begun trampolining less than 12 months ago.

Charlie Mussino was also trying to qualify for grade one.

He got the required mark for the compulsory set routine but missed out overall by just 0.3!

Lee Meakin was on first but his studies have limited his training and unfortunately this showed.

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He started the compulsory set routine well but landed with his legs too high on the crash dive so his last move landed on his knees, so he was only marked out of nine moves.

He made it through his voluntary routine but the damage to his score had already been done.

Natasha Rastogi suffered some travel during her compulsory set routine which reflected in her marks. But she did better in her voluntary, using the maximum difficulty level allowed and the only person in her group doing so.

Nicky Ledwold easily got through all his routines and it was good enough though for third place which is a fantastic achievement for his first time at nationals.

Lisa Withey produced some stunning routines. She maintained her height, showed good form and kept all her moves in the middle throughout.

A slip at the end of her compulsory set routine cost her first place, although this did not really matter as she still got the important qualification score for the national championships later in the year.