Calling all boys and girls of all persuasions!
This month is Pride in London, and on the 29th of London we will have our first ever Pride Powerlifting Competition!
We’ve got the lifters, we’ve got the referees, the medals and the music, we just need some loaders. No experience neccessary, just enthusiasm and support.
Want to sign up? email Ron Pyke or Dom Patmore.
For more information about the competition, visit the LGBT London Powerlifting page on Facebook.
The full results from the 2016 Southern Masters, held at BGWLC on 26th November 2016, are available below.
Full results (spreadsheet)
Well done to everyone who took part!
BGWLC are hosting the 2016 Southern Masters Weightlifting Competition on Saturday 26th November.
Weigh-in is from 8.30am – 9.30am, lifting starts at 10.30am
Registration is now closed – all places have been taken.
BGWLC had two lifters at 2016’s IPF World Championships: Ernie Parkes (83kg M4), and Anna Macnab (84kg+ Senior). Both performed brilliantly as part of the Great Britain team.
Ernie Parkes became the World Champion in his class, finishing with a 155kg squat, 90kg bench, 222.5kg deadlift and 467.5kg total. Well done Ernie!
Anna Macnab came 9th in her very competitive class, finishing with 197.5kg squat, 90kg bench, 202.5kg deadlift and 490kg total. All 4 results were new personal bests for Anna, plus her 202.5kg deadlift is a new British record!
Thanks also must go to our powerlifting coach Martin Bass, who traveled to Texas to help out with the GBR team.
We are holding our 2016 Summer Weightlifting Competition on Saturday 4th June!
Weigh-in is from 9am – 10am, lifting starts at 10.45am.
The competition is being run according to BWL rules but is not an official sanctioned competition.
There will be medals for class winners and trophies for the best male and female lifters.
Entry is £12 – Sign up here (If you’re an existing BGWLC Member, you can also sign up via your subscription account.)
Apologies for the late posting of these results on our site.
On February 27th & 28th 2016 we hosted a Greater London divisional competition for the GBPF. Full results can be found here for day 1 – all women and men up to 74kg, and here for day 2 – all men 83kg and over .
We are holding our 2015 Club Competitions on the weekend of 5/6 December!
5th December – Olympic weightlifting. Weigh-in 11am-12pm; lift off 1pm
6th December – powerlifting. Weigh-in 9.30-10am; lift off 11am
The competitions are being run according to BWL/GBPF rules but are not official sanctioned competitions. They are open to regular club members.
The victors win bragging rights and the title of Club Champion!
With all the results in from the GBPF British Classics, here are the results for the BGWLC lifters. Full results can be found on the GBPF site.
For photos and videos, please see our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Well done to all our lifters – here’s to an even better 2016!
|Diego Martinez Rodney
The 4 Nations is an annual competition held by the GBPF featuring teams from Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Each region selects 8 lifters from national competitions to compete for a trophy and the title of Best Home Nation.
This year, BGWLC had two lifters selected to compete for England – Thomas Celestin (105kg) and Fred Annan (93kg), based on their performances at the All-England. Each nation selects only 4 male and 4 female lifters in each of the equipped and unequipped categories, so this was a great honour for Fred and Thomas.
Thomas (second from left) and Fred (second from right), along with Reece and Martin from BGWLC. Photo by Tiffany Annan.
Thomas, Fred, Reece Smith and Martin Bass travelled to Ashington in Northumberland on Friday 23rd October for the competition on the 24th.
Full results are available on the GBPF website, and our lifters’ results are below:
Thomas Celestin – squat: 240kg; bench: 127.5; deadlift: 305kg; total: 672.5kg
Fred Annan – squat: 200kg; bench: 162.5kg; deadlift: 280kg; total: 642.5kg
Overall, the England team won, with a Wilks total of 5041.
Congratulations to Fred & Thomas, and all the lifters who took part!
On Saturday 22nd August a group of Olympic Weightlifters from BGWLC travelled to Crystal Palace for the London & South East Weightlifting Series 4.
Everyone lifted well, and Thomas Leys & Trevor Chung both won silver in their classes.
Trevor & Tom with their medals
Congratulations to the lifters, many thanks to everyone who came along to spectate, and special thanks to Sauro Gardenal for his coaching expertise!