North of England Weightlifting Open 2009.

I went down to the North of England Open yesterday with one of our lifters Robin Fourman for his first comp.

He weighed in at 81.4 kg and is 17.

He went 65/70 in the snatch narrowly missing 71 for a PB.

In the Clean and Jerk he went 75/80/85 for a huge 7.5 kg PB.

He totaled 155 and came 3rd in the 85kg Class.

It was also my first BWLA comp (all be it down as a coach and not lifting) and I was pretty impressed with the officials and the set up every one was very friendly and it was a good day of lifting.

Some other highlights included a 69 kilo lifter clean and jerking 140 kg and attempting 145.