British Junior Bouldering Champion Alex Waterhouse on how he fits it all in!
HUGE Congratulations to High Sports sponsored Alex Waterhouse on winning at the Junior British Bouldering Championships!
Here he tells us how he manages to strike a balance between bouldering and studying.....
I have just returned from a very successful day at the Junior British Bouldering Championships, where I came away as the British Junior Bouldering Champion and the overall boulder cup winner. This competition came at the end of a long period of revision, exams and stress where I could barely have a moment to myself, and it really came down to the wire, all being decided on the last problem of the day. While having a well deserved rest today I thought I’d take the opportunity to answer a question I get asked a lot: How do I fit it all in?
On my way to winning the British Championships this year,
Photo by Max Ayrton
With school, training, competitions, a social life and a business to run, a free moment in my life is rare! After 3 weeks of exams, 16 hour revision days and 3 weekend competitions even I’m not sure how I manage it, but I’m going to look at some of the strategies I’ve used to keep me sane and productive.
Revising between qualifiers at the European Championships,
Photo credit by Sandy Carr
Scheduling is really important. Not planning every single moment of every single day, but having training sessions planned and regular makes them hard to avoid, no matter how busy you are with other things. Planning them with friends, or with a coach, helps make the best use of the time as well and make climbing sessions even more rewarding!
High Sports Sponsored Climber