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Amateur Competitions

From our facility we host various amateur competitions. See below any upcoming competitions we may have.

Upcoming Competitions

Sunday

16 th April 2023

Powerlifting Competition

POWERLIFTING COMPETITION

16th April 2023

 

Our annual Powerlifting Competition, perfect for first timers wanting some competition experience or seasoned athletes looking to break personal bests. We make our competitions 'lifter focussed' ensuring that you, as the lifter, get the attention you deserve when you step on that platform!

This comp will be available for both male and female competitors, with the following weight categories:

 

Female Under 60kg

Female 60kg-75kg

Female 75kg-90kg

Female 90kg-105kg

Female 105kg+

 

Male Under 80kg

Male 80kg-95kg

Male 95kg-110kg

Male 110kg-125kg

Male 125kg+

 

There will be a winner for each weight category, as well as an award for male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall based on the Wilks score.

That’s a potential 16 awards being awarded at the end of the day!

These are huge competitions with plenty of spectators making noise to support each and every lifter.

No singlets are required, however, if you choose to wear one you absolutely can do!

The competition will be fast paced and supportive.

The competition will be FULL when we reach 40 entries.

We are looking at an 8am-9.00am weigh in on the day, with the first flight lifting off at 10am

Depending on how many people enter effects how many flights there will be, alongside how many people there will be in each flight.

It is £30 per entry.

 

**Sorry, this competition is now FULL. We have started a reserves list. If you would like to be added to the reserves please contact us**

 

BASIC COMPETITION RULES:

The Squat is first. We will be using a Rogue Ohio Power Bar. After removing the bar from the rack and establishing the starting position, you must wait for the "Squat" command. Sit into the squat and return to the starting position. Once there, wait for the "Rack" command before returning the bar to the rack. Tight clothing and a T-shirt must be worn. A  lifting belt, Neoprene knee sleeves, wrist wraps and a singlet are all allowed but not mandatory. Failure to return to the starting position unassisted, or any downward movement of the bar will result in a no lift. Three attempts will be taken and the highest completed squat will be added to your total. We will be allowing the "Talon Grip".

The Bench Press is second. We will be using the Rogue Ohio Power Bar. After removing the bar from the rack and establishing the starting position , you must wait for the "Start" command. Lower the bar to the chest and wait for the "Press" command before pressing the bar and returning to the starting position. Once there, wait for the "Rack" command before returning the bar to the rack. Tight clothing and a T-shirt must be worn. A lifting belt, wrist wraps and a singlet are all allowed but not mandatory. Failure to lock out the elbows, the buttocks coming off the bench or the feet moving will result in a no lift. Three attempts will be taken and the highest completed Bench Press will be added to your total. We are allowing the heels to be raised and the head to be lifted off the bench, providing that no other rules are broken by doing so.

 

Finally, it's the Deadlift. We will be using the Rogue Ohio Power Bar. After approaching the bar, pick the weight up and stand with the knees and hips locked with the shoulders back. Once locked out, you must wait for the "Down" command before placing the bar back on the floor, without dropping it. Tight clothing must be worn and the shins must be covered. Chalk, talc, a lifting belt and singlet are allowed but not mandatory. Failure to lockout the Deadlift or hitching/ramping will result in a no lift. Three attempts will be taken and the highest completed Deadlift will be added to your total.

 

The highest completed total in each weight class wins!

 

This is an ideal opportunity for any first timers looking to get some competition experience, or any intermediate lifters looking to increase their total in front of a crowd.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!!

Sunday

27th August 2023

THE VIKING SHIELD

STRONGMAN COMPETITION

27th AUGUST 2023

 

This is an amateur strongman competition perfect for any first timers or novice athletes looking to gain more competitive experience in a fast paced, supportive environment, or the experienced lifter hoping to achieve lifetime PB's!

There will be 5 classes available to enter:

 

- Female Novice 

- Female Open

 

- Beginner Male Under 90kg 

- Beginner Male Under 105kg

- Beginner Male 105kg+ 

-Open Male (Any bodyweight and any experience level)

 

Each category will have the same events across the board, just different weights for each event depending on the category.

 

As the classes are determined by bodyweight, we will be having a weigh in for every competitor at 8.00am. Weigh in will close at 9.00am.

 

The competition will be FULL when we reach the maximum amount of entries available per class.

 

It is £30 per entry.

 

HERE'S ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENTS:

EVENT ONE

MAX LOG FLOOR-TO-OVERHEAD

You get 3 attempts, the heaviest completed weight will count towards your final score

1kg = 1point

Here are a few rules for the event:

•You will let us know your first attempt during the weigh in and registration

•You will let us know your 2nd and 3rd attempts immediately after your 1st and 2nd attempts

•The weights that are attempted must be a multiple of 2.5 and over the weight of the empty log (38kg for females and 72kg for males)

•Once we have loaded the log, you have 60 seconds to complete the lift

•You may attempt the lift as many times as you like within the time limit

•The implement must start on the drop pads and finish in the overhead position 

•Once the elbows, hips and knees are locked with the feet together you will be given the "down" command

•You must then control the implement back down to the pads. If you are reckless with dropping the log and it falls off the pads, the lift won't count

•Jerks & Split Jerks are allowed, but the down command will only be given when the feet are together

•If you drop the log before the down command, the lift won't count

•If you fail an attempt, you cannot select a lower weight for your 2nd or 3rd attempt, you can only attempt the same weight or heavier

•Everyone will do their first attempts in order of the weight lowest to highest

•Lifting shoes, knee sleeves, belts, elbow sleeves, grip shirts, wrist wraps are all allowed

EVENT TWO

MAX YOKE OVER 10M

You get 3 attempts, the heaviest completed weight will count towards your final score

1kg = 1point

Here are a few rules for the event:

•This will be a "rising bar" event, meaning we will run through everyone in each flight in order of the weight on the Yoke. This does mean that some people will be doing multiple attempts before some others have started, so keep this in mind when planning your attempts/tactics

•You will let us know your first attempt during the weigh in and registration

•You will let us know your 2nd and 3rd attempts immediately after your 1st and 2nd attempts

•The weights that are attempted must be a multiple of 5 and over the weight of the empty Yoke (80kg)

•We will give some time before the event starts to get your preferred Yoke height and let us know. We will then set it to this height for your attempts

•Once we have loaded the Yoke, you have 60 seconds to start the lift

•Once you have started we will allow you 1 drop during the 10m run. If you drop it the referee will count down from 10, you must have picked the Yoke back up within this time in order to continue. A second drop will count as a "no lift"

•The implement must start behind the cones and within the drop zone. The front of the Yoke must pass the cones at the 10m mark with the whole Yoke within the drop zone

•If you fail to pick up the Yoke within 60s, drop it more than once or fail to pick it back up within the time allocated, the lift won't count

•If you fail an attempt, you cannot select a lower weight for your 2nd or 3rd attempt, you can only attempt the same weight or heavier

•Knee sleeves, belts, elbow sleeves, grip shirts, wrist wraps, powdered chalk are all allowed

 

EVENT THREE

HEAD-TO-HEAD DEADLIFT FOR REPS

For event three you'll be going head-to-head with your fellow competitors

As many Deadlift reps as possible in 60 seconds

Each completed Deadlift equals 10 points, which will be added to your final score

Time limit: 60s

Weight:

Female: 110kg

Male Novice

u90: 170kg

u105: 190kg

Open: 210kg

Male Open: 230kg

RULES:

•You will be going head to head against your closest rival (1st vs 2nd, 3rd vs 4th etc) and the lifting order will be determined by the current placings (from last to first)

• You must wait for the down command at the top of each rep

• Place the bar back on the floor, do not drop it

• Deadlifts must be conventional deadlifts, no sumos

• Shins must be covered 

• We will be using a power bar with bumper plates for the event

• No "bouncing" the weight off the floor, there must be a controlled restart

• Knees and hips must be locked properly, with the shoulders back to be given the down command

• If any of the above rules are broken then that individual rep won't count, but you may continue with the event 

• Straps, talc, hitching and belts are allowed

• No deadlift suits and talc must be applied outside the building 

• 1 rep = 10 points

DECIDER EVENT

STONE RUN

If, after 3 events, we have a tie for any of the podium spots, you will partake in a 4th event, the Stone Run

Five stones lifted to five platforms of descending heights

The most stones completed in the lowest time wins the event and will take the higher overall placing!

Time limit: 75s

Weight:

Female: 20kg / 35kg / 50kg / 60kg / 75kg

Male Beginner

u90: 60kg / 75kg / 90kg / 100kg / 110kg

u105: 75kg / 90kg / 100kg / 110kg / 120kg

Open: 90kg / 100kg / 110kg / 120kg / 140kg

Male Open: 100kg / 110kg / 120kg / 140kg / 160kg

Platform heights: 170cm / 155cm / 140cm / 125cm / 110cm

RULES:

•Any Tacky must be applied OUTSIDE the building and washed off OUTSIDE the building immediately after the event

• You may not make contact with the stones until the timer starts

• The timer will stop when the stone is loaded and your hands are off the stone

• If you fail an attempt at a stone you may try it again as long as you are not out of time

• If the stone rolls off after it has been loaded you will have to re-do the stone before moving onto the next, so make sure the stone is stable before moving on

• There is some tacky residue on the stones from previous use, so we advise bringing a spare t-shirt/clothes you don't mind potentially ruining for the event

• You must complete the stones in the order as listed above

• Knee sleeves, belts, chalk, stone sleeves etc are all allowed for the event

• Again, tacky must be applied and removed outside. Not in the gym, the changing rooms, the office, or anywhere other than outside 

• The most stones loaded in the shortest time will win the event

The stone run will only take place for people who are tied for a podium spot (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th for example). 3-way-ties will also result in a stone run for all who are tied

We will use the stone run results to determine your final results and the overall winners for each class

**Entries for this competition have now CLOSED**

 

This is an ideal opportunity for any first timers or novices looking to get some competition experience, or any experienced lifters looking to get some PB's in front of a crowd.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!!

Sunday

10 th December 2023

Max Deadlift Competition

MAX DEADLIFT COMPETITION

10th DECEMBER 2023

 

A fast paced and adrenaline fuelled Deadlift competition. The rules are lenient with one goal in mind: TO GET A NEW DEADLIFT PB!!

 

Here is the schedule:

(Times subject to change slightly)

AM Competition

8.00am - 9.00am: Registration and weigh-in for all female competitors

09.30am: Female Novice rising bar competition starts. Opening weight is 70kg

10.30am: Female Open rising bar competition starts. Opening weight is 120kg

11.30am: Female awards ceremony

PM Competition

12.00pm - 1.00pm: Weigh in and registration for all male competitors

1.30pm: Male Novice rising bar competition starts. Opening weight is 140kg

2.30pm: Male Open rising bar competition starts. Opening weight is 220kg

4.00pm: Medal ceremony for all male competitors

 

Rules:

Every athlete must attempt the opening weight for their category.

The weight will rise by 10kg per round.

An athlete has the option to 'skip' weights if they choose to.

We will make 5kg increments when we reach:

100kg in the female novice category

170kg in the female open category

200kg in the male novice category

300kg in the male open category

Once we are down to the last three athletes they can then make their own weight selections for their attempts.

Once you have missed an attempt at a weight you are out of the competition.

Biggest weight lifted is the overall winner with another winner for the best lb for lb deadlift on the day.

You will be given 60 seconds to attempt the weight once you have stepped onto the platform.

Shins must be covered for the event and usual gym attire is acceptable for the competition. Usual clothing rules apply such as no outdoor footwear etc.

There will be one judge on the day. Athletes must wait for the "down" command from the judge and PUT THE WEIGHT DOWN to complete the lift.

Straps, chalk, talk, hitching and sumo is all allowed on the day, however, no suits please unless you are in the equipped class.

Entry is £25 per person which includes a free t-shirt.

There is a maximum number of 20 competitors for each category, once it's full we will create a reserves list.

 

**Entries for this competition are now LIVE**

FEMALE NOVICE Entry Form:

Sorry, this category is now full. Please contact us to be added to the reserves.

FEMALE OPEN Entry Form:

Entries are now closed.

MALE NOVICE Entry Form:

Sorry, this category is now full. Please contact us to be added to the reserves.

MALE OPEN Entry Form:

Sorry, this category is now full. Please contact us to be added to the reserves.

 

Family, friends and coaches can come along to support athletes for just £3 which is to be paid upon entry

This is always a fantastic event so we look forward to seeing you all there!

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