Some Highlights from the British Championship

Thank you to Red Lime Photographers for this compelation video of the British Championship!

 

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British Championship Results 2017

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UK & World Record!

helenCHuge congratulations to Helen Clewer who set a new overall UK record and World Record in the 73kg+ category in 2x16kg Long Cycle at the IGSF World Championship with 117 reps!! Great work Helen! #kettlebellsport #ukrecord #worldrecord #girevoysport

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World Championship – Congratulations!

igsfgreeceWell done to all athletes at this weekend’s IGSF World Championships, and a special shout out to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales! some great lifting across the board and plenty of medals coming home!

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Ranked Athletes Updated

flagsCONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEWLY RANKED ATHLETES.
With 4 National events complete and only the GSU British Championships left who will be next on the official record of GSU Ranked Athletes?

Head on over to the GSU website pages for up to date GSU Ranked Athletes. Click the link below for the latest tables online:
http://www.girevoysportunion.com/gsu-ranked-athletes/ — feeling inspired.

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Dear Female Athletes of the GSU.

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We appreciate your submission for Female Double Bell Ranking in Biathlon and or Long Cycle.
The GSU prides itself on giving an accurate and fair ranking system for all athletes who compete at our events. Our Female double bell Rank charts are still under construction and will not be available until the start of 2018 with an official release planned for the 1st Event of the 2018 GSU Calendar.
With this in mind we will allow retrospective applications to rank for the whole of 2017.
So please bear with us, your submissions have been viewed and reps verified but at this time we cannot officially award any Ranks based upon lift double bell lifting for female athletes.
If you have any questions regarding this matter please feel free to contact us.
Kind Regards
GSU Ranking Committee

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Entry for British Championship is Open!

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The 2017 British Championship is taking place in Harrogate on the 4th November, get your entry in here:
ENTER THE 2017 BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP

keep an eye on the facebook event page too for event info and announcements

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UK Records Update – August 2017

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Details of the new UK records set at the 2017 Scottish Championship are below, for full results have a look at: Scottish Championship Results

New Long Cycle Records

3 overall Veterans records and 10 weight category records!

Female records
Helen Clewer: 24kg, 123 reps, new record in the 68kg+ Category
Claire Knight: 20kg, 100 reps new veterans record in the 63kg category & new overall veterans record
Yvonne Martin: 2x16kg, 101 reps, new record in the 68kg+ category
Lucy McCappin: 16kg, 138 reps, new record in the veterans 68kg+ category & new overall veterans record
Chris Skeats: 12kg, 142 reps, new veterans record in the 63kg category & new overall veterans record
Christine Acosta Weirich: 2x8kg, 60 reps, new record in the 68kg+ category
Seonagh Perrie: 2x8kg, 14 reps, new record in the veterans 68kg+ category

Male records
Ray Wilson: 2x24kg, 90 reps, new record in the 85kg category
Kieran Kent: 2x24kg, 80 reps, new record in the 78kg category
Paul Eaton: 2x20kg, 75 reps, new veterans records in the 85kg category

New Biathlon, Jerk & Snatch Records

11 overall records (including one Absolute World Record, 3 weight category world records) & 17 weight category records!

Female records
Abigail Johnston: 2x20kg biathlon, 105 jerk & 237 snatch, new overall biathlon, jerk and snatch records and new records in the 68kg category. Absolute World record in 2x20kg biathlon total, and jerk World record in the 68kg category.
Joy Talbot: 20kg, 40 jerk & 73 snatch , new overall veterans biathlon & jerk record and new veterans biathlon & jerk record in the 63kg category
Anna Plumridge: 2x16kg, 115 jerk & 200 snatch, new overall biathlon and jerk records and new biathlon and jerk records in the 68kg category
Claire Davis: 2x16kg, 109 jerk & 173 snatch, new overall veterans biathlon and jerk records and new veterans biathlon & jerk records in the 68kg+ category (*at competition in the USA)
Lucy McCappin: 16kg, 140 jerk & 126 snatch, new overall veterans jerk record and new veterans biathlon and jerk records in the 68kg+ category
Cheryl Ballance: 2x12kg, 120 jerk & 193 snatch, new biathlon and jerk records in 58kg category & World Record biathlon & jerk records in the 53kg category.
Alison Snowie: 2x12kg, 118 jerk, new overall 2x12kg jerk record and new jerk record in the 68kg+ category
Kathleen Oswald: 2x12kg, 77 jerk, new veterans jerk record in the 68kg category

Male records
Anthony Welsh: 16kg, 200 snatch, new snatch record in the 95kg+ category
Dominic Marr: 16kg, 138 jerk, new jerk record in the 95kg category
See the full list of UK records here: UK RECORDS

Pictures Courtesy of Niall MacKinnon of Forth Valley Kettlebells

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WAKSC Grand Prix Results – Scotland

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So this year’s Scottish Championship is done and dusted! We’ll get results up hopefully by later today and should have some good pictures coming for you of the day.

As well as being part of the GSU Four Nations this competition was part of the WAKSC Grand Prix, here are the results as submitted to that league. The rank column shows the relevant Ketacademy rank. You can apply for this ranking through the ketacademy ranking website. Note they now charge for this. The 2017 Irish Championship & the upcoming British Championship are also part of the WAKSC Grand Prix this year, so you can earn extra points for the leagure by attending that too!

GSU members can apply for ranking by GSU tables through the GSU website as normal. No charge. Double ranking tables are in process and will hopefully be out in time for the British Championships, video’d submissions will be accepted then for doubles ranks backdated to the start of the year when they were introduced in GSU competitions 🙂

NB remember as stated in the event the event info WASKC only count double bell jerk/long for this league, single bell is still counted for for all GSU results.

Male results

Female Results WAKSC

Ketacademy ranking table can be found here: Ketacademy tables 2017

Next GSU event on the horizon is the GSU British Championship on the 4th November in Harrogate. Entry opens soon.

Also coming up in the UK is the IKFF English Pentathlon Open 2017 on the 17th September. Get involved!

 

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Scottish Championship 2017

20785940_675410489316492_9131090858767573091_oThanks to everyone who made the 2017 Scottish Championship a success! So many people came together to help and make sure it went to plan – from all of the team at Barbreck Studio to the extended kettlebell family offering help with scoring, providing bells, setting up, judging. Practically everyone there helped in some way!

Thanks also to the sponsors, including Wolverson Fitness and Arnold Clark.

Great day all round! Scores are now live on the Girevoy Sports Union website, and will also be prepared and submitted for the WAKSC – World Association of Kettlebell Sport Clubs Grand Prix League later this week.

GSU Scores here: Scottish Championship Scores

Some amazing pictures of the day can be found here courtesy of Niall MacKinnon: Scottish Championship Photos

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