So on Saturday I competed at the A/BPU Northern Qualifers at The Strength Therapy/SILA in Manchester. Best lifts:
Squat 87.5kg (2.5kg pb)
Bench 47.5kg (equal pb)
Deadlift 120kg (equal full power comp pb)
Total 255kg (5kg pb)
At the start of the week I weighed a hefty 69.1kg so I reduced my carb intake and tried to do a bit more walking. Friday evening I weighed in at 67.7kg, just 200g over my usual weight class. I hadn’t eaten since 12pm so decided not to try and run it off and instead went home to scoff a fuckton of carbonara.
Saturday morning I felt good, got me a delicious vanilla latte from @timhortons
and powerwalked it to the venue. I had tabled here many times but never competed before and was worried about the warm up space as the gym isn’t the biggest. But everything felt fine and we were able to get everyone worked in. I think.
Despite being put in the 75kg category I still scraped the qualifying total needed for Euros, and overall it was a jolly good day. It was an honour to share the platform with so many strong girls, and am extremely proud of @amandakins2
for snatching Best Lifter!
Sunday it was back to regular duties on the table and again it was an awesome day with some magnificent displays of power. I’m very fortunate for the opportunity to work and lift alongside some truly remarkable people.
I want to thank the brilliant @wookielifting
for the expert bench hand jobs and being the most bestest and patient coach even when we barter about openers. Also huge thanks to @danthegrappler
for being a superb bringer of things and calmer downer when I missed attempts. I would not have made it through the day without you ❤️ Massive thanks to @emmaylitalojames
, Kalle, @jesspallot
, Tony, for making sure everything ran as smooth as silk.
And finally to @captain_scarlift
, and many I’ve probably missed for bringing everything they had