Well, I did it.

I weighed in at 71.8kg after a stressful morning consisting of weighing in too heavy at the hotel (72.3kg), then getting lost on the way to the venue. Very very lost. Seems I must have panicked off 0.5kg in the car.

There were a lot of lifters at the British – 41 women in 3 groups, and two other flights of 3 groups of men. On the second day (today) there were 2 flights of 3 groups again. The Classic is very very popular!

I opened my squats with an easy 80kg, followed by 87.5kg (pb) and 90kg (pb)

On bench I got 45kg, 47.5kg (equal pb) and 50kg (pb)

On deadlift I got 110kg, then went for a new pb at 117.5kg and…. fucked it up. Twice. First time I just couldn’t lock out; second time I locked out but the bar fell from my right hand (the small one).

Total was 250kg and I came…… LAST! Of course. I knew I was going to come last, but it’s still a bit sad. I’d be overjoyed if I’d only got that deadlift. Oh well

The standard was very high, though. Louise Murray in the 57kg (125lbs) class squatted 126kg (278lbs) for a new British Record. My training partner Anna got a 362.5kg total in the 84kg+ and took first place. So yes, I was up against the best!

Still, this means I’m (sorta) 8th best in the UK in the 72kg class. In the GBPF at least.

So that’s it. Next competition will probably be the Greater Londons on 23rd November. Need to work on that deadlift.