It is with sadness I have to let you all know that the First Lady of Scottish Powerlifting has passed away early this morning.
Pat Higgins has played more than an integral part in keeping Scottish Powerlifting running in recent times and even in sickness was still helping out in the running of competitions.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Campbell and the rest of Pats family at this time.
Pats funeral details are as follows:
St James’ RC Church
There will be a service on Thursday night at 6pm followed by the funeral service at 10am on Friday morning.
We at SP have read read with interst the results of the recent drug tests carried out by NIPF, we fully support the action taken by NIPF to rid our sport of cheats of any kind and provide a level playing field for those who take to the platform.
We hope this discourages lifters from attempting to lift with our lifters who put in the hard work to improve on the platform.
We are determined to cleanse the sport and have set in motion plans for drug testing to be carried out in Scotland this year.
Massive thank you to everyone who helped make the Scottish Powerliting competition of the year a massive success. Just goes to show what can be done when everyone mucks in.
Few records and firsts: record no competitors with just short of 50; record number of ladies, this was amazing to see; first time it has been 3 female referees, great job ladies that was some shift Lisa Davidson Yolanda Campbell and Kristine Greig. First British record of the day was Louise Murray on her squat of 132.5kg, followed by Robert Love grabbing his first British Record with 282.5 kg squat done at 91kg bwt and unequipped – proving that you can be a great unequipped and equipped lifter with years of hard work, training, dedication and awesome coach beside you. Robert also went on to win best male lifter. Mary Anderson returned to SP platform after 2 yr break to take best female lifter. Trophies were supplied by Winning Awards in Coatbridge and winners received sample of Energize Scotland great products.
Table staff was an all hands to pump to help, thanks to MC for most of the day William Lincoln and rest of help Gary Porter Stephanie McQuade Amanda Mulholland William Murray Stuart Crichton.
Massive thank you to Stuart Murray of Burns Gym and his team of loaders/ spotters who worked solid from 11 am to 7 pm, great job guys.
Without lifters there is no competition and a massive well done and thank you to all lifters, coaches, family and friends who made the journey to Dumfries to either lift, support or help.
There will be 4 flights of lifters at Saturdays Scottish Open, this will result in 2 weigh in times. Flights 1 and 2 will weigh in between 9am and 10.30am with lifting starting at 11am sharp.
Flight 3 and 4 will weigh in from 12pm to 1.30pm with lifting starting at approximately 2pm.
Flights are as follows:
Flight 1 females 52kg, 57kg, 63kg & 84kg
Flight 2 females 72kg, 84kg+ and men 66kg & 74kg
Flight 3 men 93kg & 120kg+
Flight 4 men 83kg, 105kg & 120kg
I would urge all lifters to be there in plenty of time and DO NOT FORGET your membership card.
Remember you have until 48hrs before the competition to change your weight class as this cannot be changed on the day of the comp.
Michelle Brand has provided excellent support to Scottish Powerlifting but due to changes in circustances she is unable to continue to be both chairperson and give it her all in training.
Michelle Brand will continue to be an active lifter in Scottish Powerlifting and we wish her good luck in her training and future competitions.
Congratulations to Lisa and Stuart for picking up the best lifter awards. Wee look forward to seeing you lifting next year and showing the young ones who’s boss!
Results for our premier event, the Scottish Senior championship are now available on the results page.
Scottish Senior Championship results – Small comp in numbers but big in performances. Congratulations to Rab Love who picked up the Ron Conley trophy for best lifter and Michelle Brand who picked up the ladies award.
Fifteen Scottish Lifters went down to the GBPF British Classic Championships last weekend and put in some great performances in some big and competitive weight classes. Plenty of photos and videos up on the various Facebook groups and YouTube. Scottish lifters got 3 golds, 1 silver and 4 bronze in the overall placings – well done!! Louise Murray notched up the overall best female lifter and a British squat record – great stuff. Alistair Inglis was best male junior and 2nd best lifter overall, and also got British records in squat, bench and deadlift with the squat and deadlift being unofficial WORLD records. British records were also claimed by Stuart Jamieson with a 215kg deadlift at 57.7kg bw, and Michael Ferguson with a 211kg squat in the 74kg class. Very very well done to you all.
Steve totalled 720kg to take the bronze medal.
Steve also took silver on bench press, breaking his previous Common Wealth record that he set back at the European Masters.