The CWIF: Semi-Final

11 Mar 2012 14:13

On a beautiful sunny spring day we had over 200 people come and watch the Semi-Finals of the CWIF. Whittling down 20 Men & Women to 6 Finalists in only 4 blocs was never going to be easy and the competitors definitely found the blocs tough going.

In  the Mens the Frenchman GuillianeGlarion-Mondet looked like he was just warming up for the final with a number of impressive ascents. Dave Barrans cruised through bloc 1 after crusing through qualifiers yesterday but found the remaining blocs more of a challenge. In all we have 3 Brits, 2 French and 1 Aussie in the Finals.

In the Womens its a replay of the American ABS nationals with Shauna Coxsey & Alex Puccio going head to head in the Finals with Shauna qualifying 1st in the Semis. The top qualifier was Melanie Sandoz but in the Semis she looked tired and failed to make it through to the Finals. We have 4 Brits, 1 French and 1 American competing to be CWIF Female champion in 2012.

Mens Semi-Final results>>

Womens Semi-Finalist results>>

The Finals will be webcast at 6pm on

If you're coming down, make sure to get here early for the best seats as it was very busy here for the Semis. We will have a big screen in the wall showing the finals. There are numerous raffles going on with tonnes of prizes and lots of goodies to be given away. We will also have beer on tap with all money going towards Macmillian Cancer Support & Edale Mtn Rescue Team. We're also just firing up the Barbie for some burgers in the sun