Helen of Diary of a Newbie Strongwoman said that night that I must be a bit of an old hand at powerlifting competitions by now, which prompted me to look back in my journal at all my past competitions! Let’s go!
GBPF South East Deadlift, 30th October, 2010
This was before the GBPF altered their weight classes, so I was in the 75kg class.
Deadlift: 92.5kg 100kg 105kg
110kg (you get 4 attempts at a single-lift competition)
@ 72.9kg bw
First and last place, as I was the only woman taking part!
GBPF South East Open, 9th April 2011
Squat: 55kg, 62.5kg, 65kg
Bench: 35kg, 37.5kg,
Deadlift: 85kg, 95kg, 105kg
Total: 207.5kg @ 72.5kg bw (0.5kg overweight!)
Second, and last, place!
EPA All-England, 9th October 2011
Squat: 65kg, 70kg, 72.5kg
Bench: 37.5kg, 40kg,
Deadlift: 95kg, 105kg,
Total: 217.5kg @ 71.4kg bw
Third, and last, place (I got the bronze medal!)
GBPF South East Open, 22nd April 2012
I don’t have a record of my lifts or my bodyweight, but I totalled 225kg and was really disappointed.
GBPF London Clubs Championship, 7th July 2012
Squat: 72.5kg, 77.5kg, 80kg
Bench: 40kg, 42.5kg, 45kg
Deadlift: 100kg, 107.5kg, 110kg
Total: 235kg @ 71.9kg
My club, Bethnal Green WLC, won best club in London. This is the same competition that I’m doing this Saturday (13th) where we’ll be defending the title.
GBPF Greater London Open, 10th November 2012
Squat: 75kg, 82.5kg, 85kg
Deadlift: 100kg, 110kg, 115kg
Total: 245kg @ 70.2kg bw – GBPF British qualification total!
First & last place in my weight & age category, as always.
GBPF South East Open, 8th April 2013
Deadlift: 110kg, 115kg,
Total: 235kg @ 70.7kg
This meet was a total disaster. After I fluffed my squats I just went to pieces. Oh well. First place in my weight/age category, but last place overall (going by Wilkes coefficient).
Next: GBPF London Clubs Championship, 13th July 2013!