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At Lilleshall With Louis Smith

For those not familiar with it, Lilleshall is the National Sports Centre and is home to British Gymnastics, Archery GB and the English Institute of Sport. It’s a huge place in Shropshire band, aided by the usual sat nav vagaries, … Continue reading

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Behind (And Above & Around) Bars

Back to Hendon Leisure Centre with Jon for three more gymnastic apparatuses with the ever patient Adel. : parallel bars; asymmetric bars ; and the high bar. We started with the parallel bars where, somewhat to our surprise, we actually … Continue reading

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How I Tackled Handstands and Hoop Tricks…

Alina Grigorescu’s story is fascinating – she was a Romanian gymnastics international before leaving the sport because she was ‘too old’ (to put that in context she’s only 32 now). She went on to work in the theatre in Romania … Continue reading

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Gymnastics Round Two And Still In Once Piece!

Jon and I went back to Hendon Leisure Centre (thank you again GLL!) for our second gymnastics session. We were introduced to our coach for the day – Adel Berrimi – and I felt obliged to immediately offer my apologies … Continue reading

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Conquering The Biggest Obstacle Yet – The Forward Roll

Last week Jon and I went up to the Hendon Leisure Centre – run by the wonderful people at GLL (www.gll.org) – for our first artistic gymnastics session. (Gymnastics is broadly divided into trampolining, artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics). After … Continue reading

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