GYMNASTS from Furness Gymnastics Club in Barrow came back with a haul of medals after a successful day competing in the Cumbria County Two Piece Novice championship earlier this month

The competition, hosted by Carlisle Gymnastics Club, saw clubs from Millom, Barrow, Kendal, North Lakes, Whitehaven and Carlisle compete in both Level Six and Level Seven categories, with over 100 gymnasts involved in total.

The competition is a stepping stone for gymnasts who are transitioning from the beginner floor and vault competitions, across to four piece competitions.

In two piece novice events, gymnasts compete on two pieces, but cannot compete vault and floor together. This ensures they have to compete on at least one of the more challenging pieces of bars and beam.

Furness won a fantastic 12 medals and 18 ribbons at the competition, with many of those representing the club taking part in their first competition.


Level Six 11 and under: Lily Otto - silver medallist on vault and beam; Evie Dixon - sixth-place ribbon on beam and floor; Ebony Vernon-Charles - fourth-place ribbon on Beam; Milly Pearson-Lees - fourth-place ribbon on floor.

Level Six 12-plus: Evie Coulston - Silver medallist on beam and floor; Honey Lacey- fourth-place ribbon on vault and sixth-place ribbon on beam; Sarah Knaggs - silver medallist on vault and fifth-place ribbon on beam; Grace Rawlinson - fourth place ribbon on Bars and fifth place ribbon on Floor

Level Seven 11 and under: Zara Clough - sixth-place ribbon on vault and beam; Grace Haney - floor champion and sixth-place ribbon on bars; Niamh Coulston - silver medallist on bars and fifth-place ribbon on beam; Penelope Boyle - silver medallist on bars and fourth-place ribbon on floor; Anya Faragher - sixth-place ribbon on floor; Ava Haythorn - fifth-place ribbon on floor

Level Seven under-eight: Jessica Ireland - fourth-place ribbon on vault; Olivia Longman - sixth-place ribbon on bars; Rashi Kale - silver medallist on bars and bronze medallist on floor.

Level Seven 12-plus: Allie Stewart - silver medallist on beam and vault.