Midlands All-Round Open Champs – 10th March 2018 Haven Gym Grimsby

Chris Bass hosted the Midlands All-Round with lifters contesting the Clean & Seated Press, Continental Snatch and the Reflex Clean & Jerk. The gyms new platform proved to be just the ticket! – well done Chris!

Top 3 placings went to Steve Andrews, Steve Sherwood and Paul Barette.

Full results can be found here.

Many thanks to Maddison (Chris’s granddaughter) who kindly took photos!


The Very First Northern Ireland Open Champs – 4th March 2018

The very first Northern Ireland Championships were an outstanding success. Promoted by Stevie Shanks and Steve Gardner in an effort to engage with a number of lifters from Northern Ireland and to create what we hope to be a new permanent fixture.

The competition was well supported by visitors from the mainland and 9 lifters made it to the platform. Unfortunately some were unable to make it due to the recent bad weather.

The full results can be found here.

Best Masters and overall champion went to Paul Barette with Clive Madge in second place and new NI lifter Jason Kelly in 3rd place. Best Open Lifter Gareth Edwards and Best Ladies lifter Karen Gardner.

Here are some photos from the day.


British Grip Championships 3rd February 2018 – Preston

The British Grip Championships were held on 3rd February hosted by promoter Mark Haydock.

The results have been uploaded to the website and can be found here.

The overall champion and best masters lifter was Pete Tryner with Mark Haydock and Gary Ell as runners up in the masters. The best open lifter was Matt Wells and the special star of the show was young Natalie Haydock at 8 years old.

Here are some photos from the day….


Postal League Leg 1 Results

The results have been uploaded to the website click here to view.

Many thanks to Christopher Bass bass for compiling and calculating. The top 3 lifters were Steve Sherwood, Steve Andrews and Gary Ell, congratulations! The top 3 teams were Granby, Castlemilk and MetamorFIT1. Highest three scorers in the Aston Set were Steve Sherwood, Steve Andrews and Andrew Tomlin. Well done to everyone taking part and welcome to our newest lifters lifting in the league for the first time.


Northern Ireland Open Champs 4th March 2018 – New Fixture!

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Information from Steve Gardner – lift details can be found on Fixtures Page

Steve Gardner and Stevie Shanks are working on running a competition on Sunday 4th March 2018 in Belfast. This will be the first official All Round Weightlifting Competition held in Ireland, so it could be a proud and groundbreaking event in its own small way. It will give lifters / prospective members in Ireland an opportunity to take part in an IAWA event.

The weigh in will be at 10am with lifting from 11am, and the lifts will be 1 The one hand Snatch 2 The alternate Grip Bench Press 3 The Jefferson (Straddle) Deadlift

If anyone is interested in going over to compete just let me or Stevie know and we can give you full details nearer the time. The event is to help stimulate interest and participation in Ireland of course, but as with the spirit of IAWA it is open to anyone who wants to take part….

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