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[personal profile] graculus
Anyway, today was competition day and I came last.

At the time it was quite frustrating to see how much better than me the other folks were, and it was definitely that, embarrassingly so at times, though I guess I should have realised something was up when people arriving for the 'nice little competition' I was promised started putting on breeches with the fencing world's equivalent of go-faster stripes and stuff with GBR on the back!

Now I'm home, I can see that three of the people I fenced were in the UK top 20 for that weapon and their age-group - one of them is the no 1 in the country at the moment. Unfortunately, she wasn't the one who handed me my arse in the elimination fight, but that's a minor detail in the greater scheme of things.

Anyway, I now think it's quite funny - I definitely hope I do better when I fight my first epee competition in a couple of months.

Date: 2017-07-09 06:49 pm (UTC)
onyxlynx: The words "Onyx" and "Lynx" with x superimposed (Default)
From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
( know very little about fencing (it's probably what I should have taken up instead of karate), but the bit about the fencing world's equivalent of go-faster stripes totally cracked me up.

This is why one practices!

Date: 2017-07-10 01:57 am (UTC)
xochiquetzl: Cordelia with a sword (Cordelia w/sword)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
You'll do better next time!

And fencing the woman who's number one in the country is kind of awesome.

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