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Blog Spot: Kate Dennison

Kate Dennison


23 December 2009

World Pole Vault finallist Kate Dennison's latest blog is below - don't miss out on further blogs from our top GB stars this Christmas and New Year.


Sven it's cold outside...

User AvatarPosted by Liz Birchall at 22/12/2009 11:38:11 AM

Hey guys, now this is going to be a tough act to follow Tom Lancashire’s blog, but keep them coming Tom, they make us all giggle.

Its been a great year for me, and so I’ve had great fun going to various different awards. East Midlands BBC sports personality was up there as a highlight, and being held in Loughborough, made life easier for me. However competing on the world stage seems far less scary then doing a vault demonstration on the ‘infamous’ downhill runway in front of the likes of Sven and Loughborough’s finest.

Luckily I cleared the bar and the night was a blast. Shortly followed by the National BBC Sports personality awards in Sheffield, and although Jess and Philips missed out, was great to see one of my childhood heroes Ryan Giggs winning, and seeing the winner coming from the best team in the world!!! However unfortunately I didn’t get to go to the UKA awards, as I was away in Paris on my pre-season warm up comp. I can think of worse places to go just before Christmas. The city lights were unbelievable and was a great chance for me to practice some of my photography, after competing.

Anyways along side the fun times, I have been back in the grind of winter training, and lucky for me, most of this is done in the indoor high performance centre at Loughborough, and so unlike the joggers (sorry, runners) I get the joys of tropical conditions every day. Training has been going well and I will be looking forward to a packed indoor season and hopefully finally getting to have a go on the longer poles. So look forward to seeing you all then.

Anyways, until next time. Merry Christmas.


  • At 9:06 PM on 23/12/2009,
    Louise Butterworth wrote:
    Enjoyed your post Denno. Was great being in Loughborough this past week. Have a great Christmas hun and Ill see you in Manchester. Lets rock! x