We had a team of 6 from Suffolk Spartans go and support the BWAD competition at Stoke Mandeville. As always the event was run fantastically and the standard of lifting and officiating impressive.
First up was Zoe who despite feeling under the weather and not having been in front of an IPC referee for sometime now she settled and easily pressed 90kg with plenty more in the tank and a confidence boost ahead of the Europeans next month.
In the mens group we started off with Matt Baker who managed to secure a 95kg lift on his second time of asking and this represents an increase in his personal best of 20kg in a little over a year. Adam managed to press 142kg on his second attempt and place first in is group. Up next was Nathaniel who passed all three lifts and achieved a very respectable 147kg ahead of his travels to Hungary next month as well. The mens group was finished off with Rob who finished with 110kg and was unlucky not to get a PB on his 116kg attempts.
Speaking for the club, coaches Louise and Daniel said ‘It is nice to see such a large team competing from Spartans and we always love going to the BWAD competitions it is always so friendly and supportive there’