The competition was held at Cardiff and Vale College which turned out to be an amazing venue. The warm up room there was great with a platform for each team to warm up on individually. Everyone weighed in fine and the team had some time to relax and eat before they had to begin warming up. First came the Classic section of the competition, where six members of the team competed.
First up were the classic (Raw) Ladies, Hannah Beaven who also achieved a British Record Squat at the competition, Rowan Hendry Horne who fought well to achieve her total given she was ill in the lead up to the comp, and Tasmin Campbell who finished off her first year in powerlifting with a great comp. They lifted extremely well and ended up winning their section of the competition doing themselves and the team a huge credit.
In the afternoon session it was time for the equipped team members. Again the Women were first up with Louise Murray who despite missing her opening squat finished off well, Sophie Barringer who did well even though her lead up to the comp was sporadically changed due to trying to learn how to compete equipped; she decided on the day to lift classic. Michelle Brand who was as consistent as ever representing Scotland.
Finally the equipped men, this portion of the team consisted of William Murray, Stuart Crichton, and Francesco Pelizza. The men were again great and Stuart even gave two toes to the cause after dropping his final deadlift onto his foot.
It was a great competition and we at A.T.S would like to thank Lucy Cohen, Tanya Bull and the Welsh Powerlifting Association for organising an amazing comp and taking such good care of us over the weekend.