SP NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015
British Masters Classic
We had 4 lifters at the British Masters Classic in Horncastle at the begining of March, 3 females and 1 male. First up was Elizabeth Hill who took 2nd spot in the M1 52kg class with a total of 232.5kg, followed by Lynda Banks taking 1st place in the 63kg M2 class on a total of 285kg. Our final female on the day was Melissa Wall who finished 4th in the 72kg M1 class with her 240kg total. Finally, we had Kevin Wooldrage competing in the mens M1 74kg class, he came 2nd place with a 492.5kg total. Well done to all 4 and great to see more and more Scottish lifters gracing the British competitions.
We had 4 Lifters in the GB Team that went to the European Classic last month, all of them performing very well.
They brought home 1 silver medal in squat, 1 bronze on the bench press, 2 deadlift bronze medals and some new British and Scottish records.
We started off with Annabell Gillan in the sub juniors who finished 5th with a total of 237.5kg in the 52kg class, helping the GB team to a 6th place finish. She also managed 2 British Records in squat and deadlift while competing with an injured rotator cuff.
Next up was Alice Hogg who finished 4th in the Juniors class at 63kg, helping the GB team to a 3rd place finish. Alice added 5kg to her squat PB and a huge 15kg on her deadlift to give her a new PB total of 302.5kg. Great days lifting and huge well done. Then we had Louise Murray, the most experienced of our 4 lifters, lifting in the 52kg class as a senior. As always Louise did not disappoint as she brought home 1 silver medal and 2 bronze as she hit a total of 352.5kg, great effort and a good 3rd placed finish as she helped the GB team take 2nd place. Finally, we had Apple Doepner in her first international. Apple finished 6th with a total of 370kg pulling a 162.5kg deadlift to secure a bronze medal. Her efforts contributing to a well deserved 2nd place finish for the Female GB Team. It was fantastic to see 4 Scottish lifters gracing the international stage in the same week and we look forward to seeing a strong Scottish Representation in future GB Teams.
British Juniors, Seniors and Masters
This past weekend saw 5 Scots compete at the British Seniors and Masters and represented SP very well.
First up we had Louise Murray move back up to a more comfortable body weight and compete at the 57kg class, finishing second on 422.5kg to take 2nd spot behind the ever impressive Ellie Steele. Louise was followed by John Maxwell lifting in the M1 66kg class, unfortunately this was a competition for John to forget. He missed out on his 3 squat attempts with a lack of depth, the weight was not an issue as every attempt flew up easily. Next up we had William Murray and Bernie McGurk lifting in the 74kg class, William competing in the Open and Bernie in the Open & the M1. Bernie finished in 2nd spot in both the Open and M1 class on a 637.5kg total and William came in at 3rd with a 617.5kg total. Both watching Phil Richards take 1st place as Britains #1 74kg lifter. Finally, on Sunday we had Michelle Brand lifting in the 84kg class in both the Open and M1 category. Michelle worked hard to make weight and felt the effects of this on the platform finishing on a 420kg total, however, this was still enough to claim 1st place in both the Open & M1 class.
Lets hope to see more Scottish lifters compete at the next
Scottish Universities and College Championships
Results for the above competition can be found at http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/2015-results/, feel free to print these off and display in your local gym.
Full report to follow on the website.
We are looking to run a referee course and examination in June, if you are interested please see the website for full details http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/2015-gbpf-divisional-referees-exam/
Coming up …………………….
This Sunday coming is the Caledonia Championships to be held in Dundee’s Ardler Complex. With another huge turnout this promises to be another great event on the Scottish Calendar. Entrants include Scotland’s top lifter Robert Love, Stewart Ogg, John Maxwell and Stephen O’Donnell. Between these 4 lifters we can’t be far off a century worth of Powerlifting experience, not to mention a haul of medals and trophies that would fill a small house.
For full details on this event please see our website at http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/caledonia-championship-event-details-and-running-order/
Remember, entry for all spectators is free so if you have no plans for Sunday pop along and see a great show!!
There will be a full report and results for this competition posted on the website and Facebook next week.
The first week of May see’s Scottish Powerlifting send 2 lifters off to the European Open with the GB Team. William Murray and Louise Murray will be looking to help the team put on a strong show over in Germany and we look forward to seeing them put in some big lifts on the platform. Watch out for further details on how you can watch them lift on our Facebook page from the 6th May.
If you have any questions on Scottish Powerlifting you can contact myself on firstname.lastname@example.org or anyone one of the committee via Facebook.