What a great day the 2021 British All Round Championships in Eastbourne were on 14th August.
16 lifters battled it out in two groups of 8 and records were tumbling left, right and centre from juniors, seniors and masters. We had a great mixture of lifters representing all divisions and we had two new IAWA lifters on the platform who lifted really well: Ben Pullen and Stuart Thurgood. The best female lifter was Beats Banas, best junior was Brandon H Hyland, best MX lifter was Max Ell, best open lifter was Danny Kingsland, and Best Masters lifter was Mark Haydock. A big well done and thank you to Paul and Adrian at MetamorFIT in Eastbourne for putting on a splendid event. The Overall best lifter-the Champion of Champions winner of the Health and Strength Trophy was Mark Haydock with Steve Andrew’s second and Gary Ell third!
Al Myers is pleased to announce the 2021 IAWA World Postal Championships!
It will still be the “Andy Goddard Memorial”. Andy was a great friend and supporter of the IAWA and as long as Al is involved promoting the World Postal Championships it will be done in Andy’s memory.
As it has been the past few years, the lifts for this World Postal will be the first day lifts of the upcoming World Championship.
Read the the info sheet as it outlines the “rules of the competition”. Send your results to Al Myers at email@example.com. Also, please send in the official entry form with your club results. If you have more club entries than on the entry form just include extra entry forms
Results to be posted 1st Weekend in May: (Sat 8th or Sun 9th)
Since we lost the Grip Competition this time, we now offer an opportunity to take part in the virtual lift off on the very same lifts…you can perform just one of the three lifts, two of them, or all three….. it’s up to you: The Lifts: (All performed on a 2 inch thick bar) Lift 1 Clean and Push Press – Lift 2 Fulton Deadlift – Lift 3 Vertical Bars Lift on 2 x 2inch Rods
Same as for previous events of this type: Wear the correct platform dress for the lift off. Perform it in front of the camera using the Camera as the Centre Ref. Give yourself the down signal or pause correctly in the finished position before replacing the bar. State your name, Age and Bodyweight when you post the lift or lifts. See rules printed below, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me. Although this is a ‘for fun’ event, please understand that if anything posted is not legal per IAWA rules then we will not be able to consider it for the overall results. We must be seen to maintain the correct standards of performance whilst having fun too!
(For anyone who has not got access to a 2 inch bar but wants to take part, we will also have a section where a lifter can perform any or all of the 3 lifts on regular 1 inch thick bars)
From I.A.W.A.(UK) President Steve Gardner
There is light at the end of the tunnel ………………. (an indication that a long period of difficulty is nearing an end).
I love that saying, a long way to go yet of course but it seems we are getting there…
Well now that we have let the dust settle after the roadmap announcements of bringing the Covid restrictions to an end (if everything goes to plan and there are no further hitches) after the end of June we should be ok to resume what’s left of our competition programme, salvaging the remainder of the competition year.
Saturday 3rd July will be the Olympics Competition at Burton and also the Powerlifting Competition on the same day, so lifters can enter either competition (one will be in morning and the other will follow. (Remember lifters don’t have to do all of the 3 disciplines, they can just perform one or two of the three if they wish). More details will follow later.
Saturday 14th August will be the British All Round Championships at Eastbourne, then Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September will be in Wales for: The Welsh Open Championships on the Saturday and The British Disability Championships on the Sunday.
The details for the World Championships in the USA in October, and the Gold Cup in Ireland in November remain the same.
Chris Bass will re organise the Postal League with first leg likely to be in July (again details to follow)
The World Postal will probably remain the same, with results in by the end of August, and the Old Time Strongman Postal event will have the date re set at some future point, so again details will follow!
In short, fingers crossed and get ready for July. It looks like gyms should be open again from 12th April, so hopefully that is good news for all gym owners, and for those members who attend the gyms to access weights (Nothing certain yet but there is a possibility of running a virtual event in May whilst following all Covid restriction guide lines) …watch this space!
This will come as no surprise to you all that we will have to announce the Grip Competition for February as unavoidably Cancelled. (we are concerned March’s ‘Midlands Open’ may go the same way but will update again in a few weeks on that one)……
However, Mark Haydock is also promoting the IAWA(UK) Strongman Competition at his place near Preston in May, and has decided the Grip Competition (Same lifts) can still go ahead on that day with the Strongman event to follow. So, the order of the day is: The Grip Comp 3 Lifts in the Morning, then a Strongman Competition of 3 Events (to be named) following the completion of the Grip.
Lifters will be able to lift in either the Grip or the Strongman ….OR…… they can enter Both if they wish and be ranked in the ‘Super Total’ …therefore being able to rank in the Grip and the Strongman and the Super Total…it is a very exciting concept, something special to look forward to ….more details later!
The changes to the fixture list can be viewed here