On 3rd October 2015 a 4 strong team of Suffolk Spartans travelled to Stockport to Contest the British Weightlifting Autumn Open Para-Powerlifting Championships. Up first in the mens heavyweight group were Rob Hubert and Chris Rix. Rob finished with a personal best lift of 115kg, just failing 118kg on this occasion and placing 6th. Chris also passed two of his 3 lifts and finished with a 130kg attempt which was good enough to see him finish in 5th place ahead of Rob today.
Up next in the womens lightweight group was Zoe Newson competing in a BWL sanctioned competition for the first time since 2013. Zoe finished with a 95kg lift at under 45kg bodyweight which set a new BWL British Record on the day. Zoe also won the womens lightweight competition on AH formula.
In the last and most highly contested group of the day was Nathaniel Wilding, Nathaniel finished with a 145kg 25kg competition personal best lift which was enough for him to place a very respectable 3rd on the day due behind reigning World Champion Ali Jawad in first place and Invicticus Games champion Micky Yule in second place.