Postal League Results – Leg 3

Here are the results for Leg 3 of the Bob Smith All-Round Postal League.

Congratulations to the top 3 teams this leg, Powerhouse Phoenix1, Club 3B and MetamorFIT1.

The top 3 lifters were Steve Andrews, Joshua Charles Davidson & Beata Banas-Hollobone.

Thank you to Chris Bass for compiling the results and confirming the records achieved.

Click here for the full results


Referee news….

From I.A.W.A.(UK) General Secretary – Paul Barette

I’m please to announce that Sonya Coles has passed the referee exam.

Sonya will now embark on her 12 month probationary period, gaining as much practical experience as possible.

Well done Sonya!

Here’s Sonya at the 2023 Southern Counties Championship

IAWA World Championships – 5th & 6th October 2024 – Eastbourne, England

Saturday & Sunday October 5th & 6th– IAWA World Championships

Promoter: Paul Barette Tel: 01323 726833 Email:

Venue: The Turing School, Eastbourne, England

Lifts: Day 1: Clean & Push Press(B31), Continental Clean to Belt(B45), One Hand Dumbbell Clean & Jerk(G6), Cheat Curl(E6)

Lifts: Day 2: Pullover & Push(B43), One Hand Zercher(E2), Hack Lift(C10)

Closing date for entries – Saturday 7th September!

The Turing School
The Auditorium

Click here for the entry form in PDF format

Click here for the information sheet in PDF format

Further information will be added to this post when available, including full timing arrangements and menus for the evening banquet.

The Royal Sovereign Suite – Evening Banquet Venue for Sunday 6th October

Stevie Shanks – Record attempts with refs on tour….

A records session took place with Stevie Shanks in Belfast on 24th February.

Six records in the bag, refereed by Steve Gardner and Graham Saxton, whilst visiting Northern Ireland.

The results were sent to our Records Registrar (Chris Bass) for ratification. All lifts were confirmed as Masters World Records.

Stevie weighed 68.8kilos and is 60 years of age.

The successful lifts were:

Right Hand Deadlift 110 kilos
2 Hands Ciavattone Deadlift 120 kilos
2 Hands Straddle 150 kilos
2 Hands Hacklift 150 kilos
2 Hands 2inch bar Hacklift 141.1 kilos
2 Hands 2inch bar Straddle 141.1 kilos

Postal League Results – Leg 2

Here are Leg 2 results of the Bob Smith All-Round Postal League. We welcome more new lifters to this leg and a new team, ‘Fitness At The Street’.

Congratulations to the top 3 teams for this leg, Bionic Branch Barbell Club – Club3b, Powerhouse Phoenix1 & Bionic Branch Barbell Club – Club3b2.

The top 3 lifters for this leg were, Glenn Branch, Joshua Charles Davidson, Suzie Richards – Well done to all!
A big thank you to Christopher Bass for his work in compiling the league and confirmed the records achieved.

Click here for the full results


Drug Testing News….

From Gary Ell, Drug Control Officer….

“I’m pleased to announce that recent drug testing samples from the British Powerlifting Championship in Essex returned WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) negative results”

Award Presentations

Three special presentations were made after the British Power Championships and Southern Shield Events on Sunday 3rd March.

You can see more about these awards in a new section on the website here.

Steve Andrews was awarded the ‘Britains Best All-Round Weightlifter’ trophy for taking the overall champion title for the 2023 Bob Smith All-Round Postal League.

Steve Andrews – Receiving the ‘Britain’s Best All-Round Weightlifter Trophy’ for 2023 – Presented by IAWA(UK) Vice President, Paul Barette

Glenn Branch was awarded the ‘Edward Aston’ trophy for achieving the highest total in the ‘Aston Set’ for 2023.

The Aston set is the Front Squat, One Hand Snatch and the Continental Clean & Jerk.

Glenn Branch – Receiving the ‘Edward Aston’ Trophy for 2023 – Presented by IAWA(UK) Vice President, Paul Barette

Steve Andrews was awarded the ‘Bert Spencer memorial’ trophy for achieving the highest total in the ‘Spencer’ set for 2022.

The Spencer Set is the 2 Dumbbells Clean & Press, 2 Dumbbells Clean & Jerk and the 2 Dumbbells Swing.

Steve Andrews – Receiving the ‘Bert Spencer’ Trophy for 2022 – Presented by IAWA(UK) Vice President, Paul Barette

British Power Championship & Southern Shield – 3rd March – Club 3B Essex

Lifters & Officials at the 2024 British Power & Southern Shield

A few words from Steve Gardner:

What a day we have had, a long day with 29 lifters hitting the platform to compete in the British Powerlifting Championships followed by the Southern Shield competition at Billericay in Essex today. First of all big thanks go to Glenn Branch and all of his support team at Bionic Branch for hosting such a wonderful event, and especially to the loaders and catchers who were magnificent.

The lifting was outstanding and many record marks were broken and surpassed. We had Juniors and ladies, open division and Master lifters, ages from 16 to 70+. Really great to see so many new lifters to IAWA(uk) lifting alongside many regular and longstanding members, a truly amazing day!

Best Junior lifter – James Rutter,
Best Female lifter – Suzie Richards
Best Open lifter – Dave Watts
Best Master lifter – Glenn Branch

In the Overall Best lifter rankings:
5th Millie Clarke
4th Suzie Richards
3rd Josh Davidson
2nd Glenn Branch
1st David Watts – Winner of the Steve Angell Memorial Shield

Winner of the Southern Shield:
1st Josh Davidson
2nd Gary Ell
3rd Jamie Oates

Well done everyone you all made the event so exciting….. it really was a long day, a bit of a marathon, but we kept it moving the best we could and at the end of the day we are just so lucky we had so many wonderful lifters enter and compete, yes, what a day, here’s to many more……

Click here to see the full results of the British Power Championship

Click here to see the full results of the Southern Shield



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