Last day to register!

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Entries for the 2017 Irish Championship need to be in by midnight today (Friday 9th June) so don’t delay! Visit here to register: Irish Kettlebell Championship

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UK Records set at 2017 Welsh Championship

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

New Long Cycle Records

2 overall records (also Absolute World Record) and 9 weight category records!

Female records
Helen Clewer: 28kg, 90 reps, new record in the 68kg+ Category
Abigail Johnston: 2x20kg, 94 reps, new record in the 68kg category & new overall record (and absolute world record)
Claire Knight: 20kg, 99 reps new veterans record in the 63kg category & new overall veterans record
Tanya Mayes: 16kg, 135 reps, new record in the 58kg category
Laura White: 16kg, 141 reps, new record in the 68kg+ category
Maxine Morris: 2x8kg, 96 reps, new veterans record in the 58kg category

Male records
Del Wilson: 2x24kg, 87 reps, new veterans record in the 85kg category
Bill Pletcher: 2x16kg, 85 reps, new veterans record in the 73kg category
Mark Silcox: 2x16kg, 103 reps, new veterans records in the 78kg category

New Biathlon, Jerk & Snatch Records

6 overall records & 18 weight category records!

Female records
Abigail Johnston: 28kg snatch, 116 reps, new snatch record in the 68kg category & new overall snatch record
Liga Lakowska, 2x16kg, 75 jerk & 156 snatch, new biathlon record in the 68kg+ category & overall 2x16kg biathlon record
Lizzie MacKinnon: 2x16kg, 89 jerk, new jerk record in the 68kg+ category & new overall 2x16kg jerk record
Tanya Mayes: 16kg, 153 jerk & 105 snatch, new biathlon and jerk records in the 58kg category
Jenny Whitcombe: 16kg, 172 snatch, new veterans snatch record in the 63kg category
Hannah Croft: 2x12kg, 136 jerk & 208 snatch, new junior biathlon, jerk and snatch records in 68kg category & overall junior biathlon, jerk & snatch records
Lucy McCappin: 12kg, 221 snatch, new veterans snatch record in the 68kg+ category
Gina O’Keefe: 12kg, 225 snatch, new veterans snatch record in the 63kg category

Male records
Chris Guyll: 28kg, 108 snatch, new snatch record in the 95kg+ category
Joel Fisher: 20kg, 153 snatch, new snatch record in the 68kg category
Mark Silcox: 20kg, new veterans snatch record in the 78kg category
Mark Stroud: 20kg, 188 snatch, new snatch record in the 95kg+ category
Neil Hood: 2x16kg, 88 jerk & 91 snatch, new veterans biathlon, jerk and snatch records in the 95kg category
Marc Crowley: 2x16kg, 102 jerk, new jerk record in the 95kg category

See the full list of UK records here: UK RECORDS

 

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Results from the 2017 Welsh Championship!

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Full videos from 2017 Welsh Championship

If you missed out or just want to relive the day you can find the full day of lifting (spread over 4 videos) here: Welsh Live Stream
The videos will be available for around 30 days.

 

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New UK Records!

The first competition of 2017 (the GSU/OKSE English Championship in Bracknell) saw plenty of new UK records being set!

For the full up to date list of records visit: UK Records (remember we can only track what we know about so if you have any additions/amendments then please don’t hesitate to email them in to us)


NEW ABSOLUTE RECORDS

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TIM JOSEPH – Absolute Veteran 2x32kg Biathlon total, jerk & snatch (82+126)

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GARY ROTHWELL – Absolute 2x28kg Long cycle (67)

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CLAIRE KNIGHT – Absolute Veteran 20kg Long Cycle (90)

 

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HANNAH CROFT – absolute Junior 2x12kg Biathlon total, jerk & snatch (121+180)

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JAY GOODWILLIE – Absolute 2x12kg Biathlon total & jerk (132+203)

 

LUCY McCAPPIN - Absolute Veteran 2x12kg Biathlon (109+204)

LUCY McCAPPIN – Absolute Veteran 2x12kg Biathlon total & Jerk (109+204)

GINA O'KEEFFE - 63kg Veteran 2x8kg Long Cycle

GINA O’KEEFFE – absolute Veteran 2x8kg Long Cycle (104)

 


NEW WEIGHT CATEGORY RECORDS

TIM JOSEPH - 95kg+ Veteran, Biathlon total, snatch & Jerk

TIM JOSEPH – 95kg+ Veteran 2x32kg Biathlon total, snatch & Jerk

HELEN CLEWER - 68kg+ 28kg Long Cycle

HELEN CLEWER – 68kg+ 28kg Long Cycle

GARY ROTHWELL - 95kg 28kg Long Cycle & Veteran 24kg Jerk

GARY ROTHWELL – 95kg: 28kg Long Cycle & Veteran 24kg Jerk

 

CHRIS GUYLL - 95kg+ 28kg snatch

CHRIS GUYLL – 95kg+ 28kg snatch

CHERYL BALANCE - 58kg: 24kg Long Cycle

CHERYL BALANCE – 58kg: 24kg Long Cycle

ANNA PLUMRIDGE - 63kg: 2x20kg Long Cycle

ANNA PLUMRIDGE – 63kg: 2x20kg Long Cycle

 

 

CLAIRE KNIGHT - 63kg Veteran 20kg Long Cycle

CLAIRE KNIGHT – 63kg Veteran 20kg Long Cycle

JOANNA TONKIN - 63kg: 2x16kg Long Cycle

JOANNA TONKIN – 63kg: 2x16kg Long Cycle

BECKY PENFOLD - 58kg: 16kg Biathlon Total

BECKY PENFOLD – 58kg: 16kg Biathlon Total

 

JENNY WHITCOMBE - 68kg Veteran 16kg snatch

JENNY WHITCOMBE – 68kg Veteran 16kg snatch

CAROLINE DOUGAL - 68kg+ 2x16kg Long Cycle

CAROLINE DOUGAL – 68kg+ 2x16kg Long Cycle

LUCY McCAPPIN - Absolute Veteran 2x12kg Biathlon (109+204)

LUCY McCAPPIN – 68kg+ Veteran 2x12kg Biathlon & Jerk

 

JUDE FREEMAN - 68kg Veteran 16kg Long Cycle

JUDE FREEMAN – 68kg Veteran 16kg Long Cycle

PAUL EATON - 85kg Veteran 2x16kg Long Cycle

PAUL EATON – 85kg: Veteran 2x16kg Long Cycle

 

HANNAH CROFT - 68kg Junior 2x12kg Biathlon, Jerk & snatch

HANNAH CROFT – 68kg Junior 2x12kg Biathlon, Jerk & snatch

 

 

GINA O'KEEFFE - 63kg Veteran 2x8kg Long Cycle

GINA O’KEEFFE – 63kg Veteran 2x8kg Long Cycle

JAY GOODWILLIE - 68kg: 2x12kg Biathlon total, Jerk & Snatch (joint)

JAY GOODWILLIE – 68kg: 2x12kg Biathlon total, Jerk & Snatch (joint)

TANYA MAYES - 58kg: 2x12kg Long Cycle

TANYA MAYES – 58kg: 2x12kg Long Cycle

 

 

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English Championship 2017 Results

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Shiny new medals for the English Championship!

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A sneak preview of the medals that will be up for grabs at the 2017 English Open! Get your entries in for the event here: Enter the English Championship and stay track of all information here: English Championship

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English Championship 2017

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Entry is now open for the 2017 English Championship through a dedicated website for the event! This event is being run as a joint venture between OKSE (Organisation for Kettlebell Sport England) and GSU and is the main qualifying event for Team England for the IUKL and IGSF European & World Championships.

It’s shaping up to be a great comp so get your entries in now: enter the 2017 English championship

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British Championships 2016

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The GSU competition year drew to a close last Saturday (12th Nov) with the 2016 British Championship. Superbly hosted by BigKat in Harrogate, this was another competition marked by it’s friendly atmosphere and inclusive nature! We have been seeing the expansion of events requested by GSU members over the last year: doubles for women, junior categories, lighter bells and singles for male beginners and this competition was a showcase for this diversity in the sport.

Many of the newer faces to the kettlebell sport scene are already showing amazing progression, and the juniors already showed great skill in their first ever competition! It’s also great to see more seasoned competitors trying out the challenge of moving up kettlebell weight or trying out different events, along with those using the event as more of a de-load from the International competition season and so maybe trying a lighter weight and different pacing scheme.

With the newly collated UK records we can now track the records broken at each competition and these are listed below, however this shouldn’t take away from the achievement of every lifter taking to the platform whether it’s for the first, or fifty-first time! For full results you can check here: British Championship Results and for a full list of records see here: UK Records

The GSU can’t thank Chris Guyll, Becky Fraser, Dave Moore, Chanelle Mcgill, Nick Johnson and rest of the BigKat Fitness and Martial Arts and OKSE team enough for hosting a very smoothly run, friendly and professional competition. Thanks too to Organisation of Kettlebell Sport England for the use of their timers for the day, to everyone who helped out with judging, moving equipment and to all the sponsors including GSU’s main sponsor Wolverson Fitness.

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Although the GSU competitions are done for 2016 there are still some Grassroots Kettlebell League ones on the cards for November and December so head over to their page to check them out and sign up! And there is the World Kettlebell Grand Prix Series – Glasgow, Scotland taking place on the 27th Nov in Paisley.

We will have the full 2017 GSU competition schedule ready and announced within the next few weeks too!

Congratulations again to all competitiors. Including our new records holders:

Biathlon/Jerk/Snatch

Overall records

Reece Armstrong: 85kg category record and Overall absolute score in 32kg snatch (141 reps)
Tim Joseph: 95kg category records & overall absolute veteran records in 2x28kg biathlon, jerk & snatch (94 jerk & 156 snatch)
Liga Latovska: 68kg+ category records and Overall absolute score in 2x12kg jerk & 2x12kg biathlon (93 jerk & 185 snatch)

Weight Category records

Chris Guyll: 95kg+ category record in 2x24kg Jerk (115 reps)
Caroline Dougal: 68kg+ category records in 20kg Biathlon, Jerk & Snatch (156 jerk & 179 snatch)
Joy Talbot: 63kg category record in 20kg snatch (93 reps)
Russell Dawson: 95kg category veterans record in 20kg snatch (200 reps)
Allan Holburn: 78kg category records in 16kg snatch (215 reps)

Long cycle

Overall records

Abigail Johnston: 68kg category & overall record in 2x20kg long cycle (81 rep) *68kg WR

Weight Category records

Helen Clewer: 68kg+ category record in 24kg long cycle (120 reps)
Gary Rothwell: 95kg category record in 2x24kg long cycle (90 reps)
Laurence Clemente: 78kg category record in 2x24kg long cycle (78 reps)
Claire Knight: 63kg category veteran record in 20kg long cycle (71 reps)
Yvonne Martin: 68kg+ category record in 2x16kg long cycle (75 reps)
Leanne Bain: 63kg category record in 16kg long cycle (142 reps)
Samuel Joblin: 95kg category record in 2x16kg long cycle (116 reps)
Paul Eaton: 85kg category veterans record in 2x16kg long cycle (90 reps)
Joanna Tonkin: 63kg category record in 2x12kg long cycle (97 reps)
Sara Porter: 68kg+ category record (equal with Anna Moeller) in 12kg long cycle  (151 reps)
Jude Freeman: 68kg category veterans record in 12kg long cycle (132 reps)
Maxine Morris: 58kg category veterans record in 2x8kg long cycle (83 reps)

 

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2016 British Championship Results!

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