30th November, Scottish Masters Championships, Maxwelltown High School, Dumfries

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!

Scottish Masters Championships - 2013

Scottish Masters Championships – 2013

26th October, Scottish Senior Championships, Mastrick Community Centre, Aberdeen

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.

Scottish Senior Championships - 2013

Scottish Senior Championships – 2013

28th September, 4 Nations, Theater at the Mill, Newtownabbey

Back from this year’s GBPF 4 Nations and what a weekend – could not have asked for it to go any better, gotta be one of the best weekends EVER!

Nobody really knows the last time that Scotland won a powerlifting title like this but it was decades ago. What an amazing team and experience, hope this motivates all our members to hit the platform and get lifting and training hard as the competition will be in Scotland next year and we want the best team possible to retain our title! Now we’ve got it we don’t want to let it go!

This is a Team competition and honestly our Scottish Team did themselves as individuals proud, our AMAZING coach William Lincoln proud, Scottish Powerlifting proud and Scotland as a whole proud.

12 lifters travelled, 1 coach, officials and supporters and all played a part in this Team event – well done Team Scotland.

Our Unequipped team consisted of: Jo Kane, Lee Hellstrom, Apple Doepner, William Murray, Aidan Donnelly and Darren Leggatt
what an impressive performance from all of them and most of this team were new lifters so all the more impressive and was the first team competition for all of them. Click here for the coaches report.

Our Equipped team consisted of: Louise Murray, Lisa Davidson, Me (Michelle Brand), Daniel Marmander, Bernie McGurk and Robert Love. Our Equipped Team lifted their way to picking up the Best Equipped Team trophy of the competition. Everyone in this team has competed at National and/or International level and this showed with really professional performances across the board. More detail is available in the coaches report.

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“What time is it?”

At the presentation ceremony Scotland lifted the Equipped Trophy, while England lifted the Unequipped Trophy and the
2013 GBPF FOUR NATIONS CHAMPIONS – ARE SCOTLAND with Wales a VERY close 2nd. Happy Days!

The 2013 4 Nations Team

The 2013 4 Nations Team

Big thank you to all our supporters and officials who travelled over Tom, Kenny, Nikki, Lorraine, Pamela, Lara, Pat, Campbell and Stevie.

The biggest round of appreciation has to go to the one and only 5 times IPF World Champion and our Scottish Team coach Willie Lincoln – you were everybody’s rock, great focus and understanding of this sport, how our lifters work and how to get the best out of each and every one of your lifters, well done Willie, without you this would not have been possible and I know for a fact Scotland would not have come back as Champions

Full results are available on the NIPF Results Page.

11th August, Scottish Unequipped, Palace of Arts, Glasgow

Scottish Unequipped 2013

Scottish Unequipped 2013

9th June, Junior and Bench Press, Palace of Arts, Glasgow

Another great competition and congratulations to all who lifted. A massive thank you to our guys running the platform – Robert Love, Willie Lincoln and Steven Fraser great job. Thank you to our referees: Alex Mathieson, Fred McKenzie and Jim McGill superb refereeing as expected from two Cat 2 and a Cat 1 referee, and to Marlene Mathieson, Campbell and Pat Higgins on the table great job folks.

We saw a few Scottish records get broken, Rhian Arnott with a clean sweep in the 84+ class, Lewis Kane with an impressively easy 150kg deadlift and total record as well, and Ewan Massie from Fraserburgh with some quality lifting for bench, deadlift and total records in U20 83kg class. Great to see Darren Bell lifting strong and taking the best lifter in the Juniors. For the bench we had one lady lifter – Lee Hellstrom with a nice 65kg bench. In the mens category it was very very close for the best lifter with Douglas Scott just pipping the rest with his 110kg press at 66kg bodyweight. Well done!!

Overall a great day and a massive thank you to all the lifters who took part, with a special thank you to all the Juniors and Victoria who travelled up at 5 am with Fred and Jim from Northumberland – thank you. Finally, thanks to all those who came along to support our competition your presence makes a difference and I know the lifters appreciate it.

Scottish Juniors & Scottish Bench Press 2013

Scottish Juniors & Scottish Bench Press 2013

21st April, Scottish Open, Palace of Arts, Glasgow

Congrats to all the new Scottish Record holders and special mention to the new British record holders Marc Keys and Alistair Inglis. Marc increased his own UE bench with 192.5kg and big Alistair set the UE Junior Squat record with 300kg and Open record Deadlift with 320kg. Well done.
Great lifting from everyone else and hope you’ll all be back at the next comp to increase your PB’s and some may have their eye on records they came close to this time.

A special thanks to our loaders and officials for the day. With 40 lifters it was a long day.

Scottish Open 2013 Results

2013 Scottish Open Results

The results can also be downloaded in PDF format here.

3rd March, Scottish Districts Champs (Equipped and Unequipped), Palace of Arts, Glasgow

Please see Michelle’s excellent full write-up about this competition. Why not print it out and put it up in your local gym.

Well done to everyone who lifted at today’s Scottish Districts some really awesome lifting. Four GBPF British Records (Rab Love, Louise Murray and Gary McConnachie) and plenty of Scottish records. It was great to see so many new faces lifting for the first time take to the platform and doing so well and we are looking forward to watching your progression throughout 2013. Also great to see some old faces returning after some time out and our usual suspects too!

A big thanks to Arthur Cowley and Steve Cumming for their great work loading and to the other couple of guys who kindly helped out (apologies for not having your names guys). It is hard work loading and spotting all day however all the lifters must appreciate that without people kind enough to do this we cannot safely run competitions. Also, thanks to Pat, Stephanie and Kieran for running the table and Alex and Campbell for refereeing.

2013 Scottish Districts Results

2013 Scottish Districts Results

Andy Clegg