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July 27th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 70, 70, 70)

Today Joe competed again in the East Midlands Masters, Juniors and Novices competition.  He took 011to the stage with the squats and as with his first competition earlier this month he received 9 white lights and finished the squats with 70kg.  This was a 7.5kg increase in just 3 weeks which is a tremendous achievement.

The bench press competition also saw a increase in Joe’s personal best as he finished with another 70kg.  Within the deadlift competition Joe felt the nerves slightly and despite lifting the weight with ease on all three occasions he was only able to secure the final lift due to minor technicalities.  With another 70kg on the deadlift, which equalled his personal best, Joe finished on a total of 210kg and this was sufficient to give Joe the title of East Midlands Junior Champion. 

This performance has meant that Joe has now been offered the chance to compete for the title of British Junior Champion in October where we hope he will perform just as well.

British Champion on debut

July 6th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on British Champion on debut)

Joe attended the Special Olympics National Powerlifting Championships in Newcastle and despite this being his first 3 lift competition he performed well.  He opened his competition debut with the squat and set a British Record in his second and third lifts, finishing with a a lift of 62.5kg having achieved 9 white lights in the proces9087_10201583993950243_241618404_n[1]s. 

The bench press was next and is the lift Joe has competed in before and so he was much more comfortable as he managed a personal best lift of 67.5kg on his second attempt and was close to lifting 72.5kg on his third attempt but it was just a fraction to much on this occasion.  Again Joe took a British Record in the bench press. 

The deadlift completed the competition and Joe opened with a comfortable 55kg to ensure he managed a total for the competition.  He increased this to 65kg on his 2nd lift but it was a little light and unfortunaltey he stumbled.  Joe didn’t let this affect him and he went out confident for his 3rd lift and lifted a 70kg deadlift. 

This was an impressive start for Joe to his 3 lift competition and he finished with a total of 200kg at a bodyweight of just 58kg.  Joe can now confidently tell everyone that he is the junior champion following this competition.  Joe has the opportunity to attend the World Special Olympic Games which will be held in America in 2015 but he needs to secure funding to be able to finance this trip.

2 for 2

March 9th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 2 for 2)

Ben and Joe 09.03.13Today saw both Ben and Joe compete in the GBPF British Bench Press competition in Northumberland.  A long trip was well worth it in the end as both made personal best perfromances and both secured the title of British Champion in their respective classes. 

Ben competing in the under 74kg class received nothing but white lights from the referrees and finished with a lift of 105kg.  Joe was competing in the under 59kg class and while he was unfortunate to have his 2nd lift disallowed on a 2 to 1 decision he still successfully lifted 65kg which was a personal best. 

Both had worked hard for this competition and it showed as they both secured the British Champion title.

Golden visit to the coast

January 20th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Golden visit to the coast)

 Today was the UK Invitational and this time it involved a trip to the snow tipped coast at Folkestone.  This 

Rob and Zoe at the UK Invitiational 2013

Rob and Zoe at the UK Invitiational 2013

was the first competitive action for Robert who had to play a tactical game making large jumps in his lifts but despite the fac that he only finished with 90kg which was a little below expectation he stayed ahead of competitors and secured 1st place. Not to be outdone by a team mate Zoe managed an impressive 91kg and this was her first competitive action since the Paralympic Games in London and there was definately a few photos taken as she showed of her bronze medal to those that braved the snow to attend the event. 

These performances are new British Senior Records and so now we welcome Rob to the expanding group of record holders at Suffolk Spartans.  Both are now training hard as they prepare for the British Finals in June and will be expecting to improve upon these numbers.

Weather Disruption

January 18th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weather Disruption)

With the risk of deteriorating weather conditions this evening we have decided not to run this evening.  Sorry to cause any inconvenience on this but we think it is far safer than anyone attempting to make a training session and there being any problems or accidents.  Assuming the snow isn’t here to stay we will be back to normal next week.