Gymnast springs forward with Transmec’s support
A young UK gymnast is leaping forward with a little help from Transmec.
Ten-year-old Blake Clarke was chosen to attend a training camp at British Gymnastics’ base at the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall.
His selection followed a string of excellent performances, including the Nottingham Open where he was the best-placed competitor from the West Midlands region, coming tenth out of 57 overall.
“The camp was brilliant and the highlight of my gymnastics career so far,” said Blake.
A member of Earls Gymnastics Club, he’s been involved in the sport since he was six and currently trains 17.5 hours per week.
Blake’s aim is to compete in the Olympics, following in the footsteps of former club member Kristian Thomas who was part of the GB men's team that won bronze at the London 2012 Games.
Sponsorship from Transmec is helping to cover the costs of taking part in events held around the UK.
“It’s fantastic that Blake’s talent and dedication is being recognised,” said Daniel Holmes, assistant manager of Transmec’s Redditch branch.
“We’re in awe of what he does and really pleased to support him. We’ll be following him with interest and wish him the best of luck.”