In our last Post we said February was a good month for Vaulting. Well, Holly made March even better. What a tremendous performance in becoming the European Indoor Pole Vault Champion for 2013; And what strength of competitive spirit and determination not to settle for a joint share of the Gold Medal, but rather, try to win it outright which she did.

Following her victory, Holly said “I knew they had jump-offs but I’d never ever done one before”. I’m glad I took the option rather than share the medal. I was feeling good. I thought I could get myself together and win. I thought, ‘Why not take the risk?'”

Everyone at Blackburn Harriers is so proud of what she has achieved.

Holly Bleasdale - Holly Bleasdale claims her first European title as Indoor Championships pole vault gamble pays off

Holly’s winning Vault & Interview on BBC can be seen here