Due to unprecedented demand, it has become necessary to change the Venue for the Gold Cup 2023 Banquet.
The Banquet details together with updated Gold Cup entry forms are available on the website here…
The View Hotel, Eastbourne are offering preferential room rates of 15% off the best available rates, details on the info sheet. This is a lovely venue more centrally located and can cater for our increased numbers.
Please note – Closing Date for entries is Saturday 14th October!
The Gold Cup is IAWA’s annual international record breakers event.
To take part, lifters must be the holder of an IAWA World Record.
Lifters have the opportunity to choose a lift and attempt to break (or set) a World Record in their age and weight class on that lift, but the first attempt has to be for the record. Three further attempts can then be taken.
If successful they receive a trophy based on the theme ‘Gold Cup’ presented at the evening award ceremony.
Lifters also have the opportunity to compete against each other to determine the overall winner (based on Blindt score, age & bodyweight) for the Howard Prechtel Memorial Award.
Usually (time permitting) lifters have an opportunity to attempt a record in a second choice lift.
At 14.07 on Thursday 27th July, an angel on earth joined the angels in heaven.
Karen fought an immensely challenging battle against an aggressive brain tumour with strength and unwavering courage with Steve and their wonderful family and friends by her side every step of the way. She received the best possible medical care and months of treatments and therapies but sadly lost her battle peacefully whilst being cared for at the Barton Cottage Hospital.
Steve expresses his unending love for his life partner of 50 years, inseparable to the end. Our Prayers and thoughts go out to Steve, their sons Jon and James, grandchildren Dom, Grace and Sonnie and their extended family and all those that knew her.
There is another family that Karen’s love and affection touched the lives of so many and that is our IAWA Family.
Karen started lifting 30 years ago with IAWA and was soon to be known as ‘Mum’ by so many in the organisation. Jon and James would shout ‘come on Mum’ as encouragement as she lifted.
Always there to support and inspire others and dedicated herself to working as an official, helping at the desk and capturing the days events on camera side by side with Steve.
Karen and her family travelled to support so many national and international events over the years and this is why our global IAWA organisations retain such wholesome values and inclusivity.
Winning so many titles over the years and the being the first woman to pull 100 kilos in the One Hand Deadlift, she can certainly be declared a champion not only in lifting but in every facet of life.