Riley O’Keefe – 3rd At BMC YCS Competition

Riley O’Keefe – 3rd At BMC YCS Competition

Jurassic Team Climber Riley O’Keefe claimed 3rd podium place at the BMC YCS Competition held at The Lakes Climbing Centre. Since Riley started with our Jurassic Team and Coaching scheme we have been working on his base conditioning. We are now moving forward to improve his already awesome strength and power. This series podium is Rilley’s first of many to come! Here in his own words is what happened!

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Riley O'Keefe taking third place at the BMC YCS Competition
Riley O’Keefe – I started warming up about half an hour before I started on my lead routes, by doing dynamic stretches and using bungees. My first route was on a steep overhang but had decent holds to use, and I topped the lead. The second route was a long and technical climb, taking around 6 minutes to complete, good footwork and stamina was a must, however, I still topped the climb. The final route was on the main wall. This starting vertical with technical moves, to larger more powerful moves further on, I got to about third clip from the top. I flashed my first two more technical boulder problems, whilst getting halfway through my last, more powerful problem. I placed third overall, mostly due to my performance on my third and final lead climb! That I performed well on due to my training of balance and movement.

Riley’s Improvement

So why has Riley done so well and why is he improving all of the time. Well, basically Riley shows true dedication to following his coached training plans, is totally motivated and puts in the maximum effort. The coached training plans that he follows are written specifically for Riley by our Head Coach, Paul Jackson following monthly 1:1 coaching sessions. This way we can look at where Riley needs to improve and write that into a plan that meets this needs and without injury.

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