Congratulations to our very own Martin Bass on his appointment as Head Coach Classic Masters. We wish him every success in this new role!
Here are the BGWLC lifters’ results as written by Martin – well done to everyone taking part!
Well done to our two junior lifters who competed in their first international competition. Despite the long flight to Canada they both came back with a bunch of PBs. In extremely competitive weight classes Moa (-63kg) finished 5th overall while Dapo (-93kg) finished 4th overall and also took a silver medal for his deadlift.
Congratulations to the amazing Ernie Parkes (M4 u74kg) on winning gold and overall gold medals with his world record 227.5kg deadlift in this year’s World’s Classic Powerlifting Competition. This makes him the first 70yr+ to pull 3x his bodyweight!
Ernie had to jump 15kg to beat the Japanese competitor in an exciting head to head.
He was presented with a lovely cake by Henry Bergson to mark this occasion.
We wish all the best to the lifters competing at the World’s, particularly to the 3 BGWLC competitors Ernie, Moa and Dapo.
For those hoping to catch them on livestream, Ernie is competing on Wed 6th at 2pm, Moa on Mon 11th at 1pm and Dapo on Mon 11th at 7pm (BST).
Congratulations to our lifter Abbie Kasparis who has been selected for Team UK for The Invictus Games in Sydney in October. Earlier this year, Abbie was referred to coach Martin Bass to improve her benching with a view to securing a place in the Invictus team. She was fortunate to get picked (72 competitors from 451 applicants) and is looking forward to October in Australia.
BGWLC are proud to have Charlie Shotton-Gale run a one-off equipped workshop. Places still available, contact Martin Bass.
Congratulations to Dapo and Moa (juniors) on being selected to represent Great Britain at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships 5th-17th June 2018 Calgary, Canada.
This year, BGWLC have three lifters selected to compete for Great Britain – Thomas Celestin (105kg) , Ernie and June. They will be joined by current World Masters M2 (93kg) champion Robert Rodney. This is the first European Powerlifting championships and will be held in Helsingborg, Sweden over the course of this week, we wish the lifters much success.
Renowned powerlifting coach and current manager of the GBPF British seniors team, Lawrence Farncombe, has put together a list of the top powerlifting coaches in the UK. We are proud to announce that our powerlifting coach, Martin Bass, is on this list, reflecting his success at both national and international level.
If you are in or near London and are serious about powerlifting, come and see us for some of the best coaching in the country. If you’re not near London, take a look at Coach Farncombe’s list to find a great coach near you.