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Training in your 60s: Jill Whittaker talks about her best year of climbing yet!

In this episode, join host Tom Randall as he sits down with Jill Whitaker, she is a 61-year-old climber and mother of two accomplished pro climbers (Pete and Katy Whitaker). She is a testament to the power of perseverance and dedication!

We will explore Jill’s remarkable journey into climbing post-60 and her unique perspectives on training and climbing.

Main topics:

  • Jill’s climbing background: From her early years in trad climbing to her rediscovery of the sport and return to climbing.
  • Starting training and setting goals:  How she juggled supporting her children’s climbing alongside her own training after a long break from the sport.
  • Jill’s training program: Insights into her training program, focusing on multiple areas including; pulling strength, finger strength, and maintaining power endurance and flexibility.
  • Experiences with testing climbing performance: Jill’s experiences with testing, and the positive feedback she received from friends.
  • Climbing trip to Leonidio, Greece: Highlights from her recent climbing trip, where she achieved personal bests on some challenging routes.
  • Reflections and Advice: Jill reflects on her climbing journey and the impact of structured training on her performance. Plus, advice for climbers of all ages seeking to improve..

Throughout the conversation, Jill’s journey serves as a testament to the power of a positive attitude, perseverance, and the importance of having a structured training program.

Do you want to start your training journey? As a thank you to our listeners, we have an exclusive offer, get 15% off our Lattice Training Plans with the code PODCAST15.

Tune in to gain valuable insights and inspiration from Jill Whitaker’s incredible and wholesome attitude towards the sport and life, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

1 response to “Training in your 60s: Jill Whittaker talks about her best year of climbing yet!

  1. Great to hear from Jill and loved her enthusiasm. Very refreshing to hear from a more mature female climber and encouraging to hear that the menopause needn’t signal a decline in climbing performance.

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