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….

RIP Nev Brumby

Chris Bass has notified us that the remaining founder of the Haven Gym has passed away.

Nev Brumby passed away on 3rd December.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Nev’s family and friends at this difficult time.

His funeral is to be held at the Grimbsy Crematorium on Wednesday 20th December at 1pm.

The family have requested donations in lieu of floral tributes to St Andrews Hospice, Peaks Lane, Grimsby, DN32 9RP.

Postal League – Leg 6 and End of Year Results

The full results have been uploaded to the website – Click Here

Here are Leg 6 & End of Year results for the Bob Smith All-Round Postal League. Many thanks to Christopher Bass for collating, compiling and issuing the results for the year! Congratulations to Castlemilk for their Team Performance this leg and to the top 3 lifters Andrew Tomlin, Steve Sherwood and Brian Irwin. Granby was the top team for the year – Well Done Guys! and the Best 3 Lifters for the year were Steve Andrews, Steve Sherwood and Phil Crisp.

Fixtures for 2018

Fixtures for 2018 have been uploaded to the website:


Please note:

At the AGM on Sunday 3rd December it was proposed and accepted that entry fees will be £15 for all fixtures excluding World Champs and Gold Cup.

Please pay particular attention to dates as some promoters could not secure venues for usual 1st Saturday of the month.

Payment for Southern Fixtures and the British All-Round can be paid via PayPal – Just click on the link.

Finally, as with the Fixtures for 2017 Lifts descriptions have also been linked to the IAWA(UK) YouTube Channel.

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