Trampolining - Club wins host of medals at MK Open

PUBLISHED: 15:17 25 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:14 06 May 2010

Members of Richard's Trampoline Club

Members of Richard's Trampoline Club

Richard s Trampoline Club have again proved they are one of the strongest clubs in the region. Sunday s event, the Milton Keynes Open, saw 40 members make the trip. This annual competition catered for everyone, from beginners to national grade one standar

Richard's Trampoline Club have again proved they are one of the strongest clubs in the region.

Sunday's event, the Milton Keynes Open, saw 40 members make the trip. This annual competition catered for everyone, from beginners to national grade one standard.

They came runners-up out of a dozen entries for the overall Club Shield, awarded to the club with the most points at the end of the competition.

Their grade one performers did well, Elliot Stratton and Lauren Jones both finishing in first place. This was Lauren's first competition at grade one since qualifying the previous weekend.

The success continued at grade two, with everyone winning a medal. Lisa Withey successfully increased the difficulty level in her voluntary routine and easily won first place.

Charlie Mussino also finished in first place within his group.

Lee Meakin had some travel in both his routines but he did enough to finish in third place. Nicky Ledwold also finished in third place, having only qualified for grade two recently.

With just one performer at grade three, Lizzie Mercer did not let the club down as she managed to find some extra height during her routines and she finished in third place.

Everyone returned home with a medal at grade four.

Michael Sheff produced some excellent routines to finish in a deserved first place while Gail Williams showed tremendous improvement to also finish in first place. Lauren Doherty did well to finish second place in a difficult group, as did Neil Palmer.

David Jones should be proud of his third place, having only recently joined the club. Charlotte Pocock also finished in third place. David Jones, Michael Sheff and Neil Palmer gained team first and so did Charlotte Pocock, Faye Harper and Kyrstin Fairweather.

Fiona Barclay, Hannah Bloodworth and Lauren Doherty finished in team second.

There was more success at grade five with Lauren Bell narrowly missing out on first place.

Alice Page, Lucy Ramsey and Ben Wilson all finished in third place within their groups, and Katherine Crone, Mikki Hackney, Lucy Ramsey and Lauren Bell finished in team first.

Within the ungraded group, Graeme Ryan was first and Samantha Hodges second. Ella Groves, Millie Rawlings and Samantha Hodges finished in team second, as did Emma Deering, Orla McGill and Vicky Newton.

In the starter groups, Lukas Fairweather did his dad (Richard) proud in finishing second place in his first ever competition.

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