The 2012 aerobic British Championships make a welcome return once again to the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading on the 5th-7th October.
Coaches and gymnasts will have been preparing all year for this competition, in perhaps the most dynamic and energetic of all the gymnastic disciplines, which is held over three days .
The senior women’s title will be wide open this year as reigning British champion Chloe Farrance will be unable to compete.
Chloe will instead join the crowd to cheer on her Bulmershe team-mates and insists that this event is not one to miss: “I am really disappointed that I am unable to defend my British title as last year it was my first year in the senior age group, but this year all the clubs have really improved and everyone is excelling in different categories so it will be fantastic to watch. I’ll be there in the crowd supporting my team and all the gymnasts across the country. If anyone is interested in starting aerobic gymnastics I would recommend them coming to watch as this is where they will see the sport at its very best. It’s fast, fun, dynamic and entertaining.”
With the absence of Chloe there will be an exciting battle to see who can be crowned the new British champion in the senior women's category, with the line-up including the likes of 2007 champion, Christina Fossheim (pictured).
The championships will have gymnasts competing as individuals both male and female, and in pairs, trios and teams of six. NAC gymnasts will be competing for the NAC Cup on the Friday and the more experienced FIG gymnasts will be competing for the title of British champion across a range of ages and categories, with heats on the Saturday and finals on the Sunday.
Having now become experienced at their levels and age groups the gymnasts performances should provide a close run and exciting contest for the judges and audience alike.
For the provisional running order of the event and ticket information, please click here.
You can hear more from Chloe Farrance in the next issue of the GYMNAST magazine.