Scottish success for Garioch Kettlebells

Members of Garioch Kettlebells pictured on Bennachie
Members of Garioch Kettlebells pictured on Bennachie

Seven lifters from Garioch Kettlebells descended on Tulliallan Castle to take part in the Second Scottish Kettlebell Pentathlon Open competition.

After the address and a quick warm up Garioch’s KB blast instructor Vikki was first on with Murray, both lifted superbly considering it was 9.30am and achieved respective scores of 875 (PB)and 1320 which secured them both fifth place finishes ,

Next up Darren Ross, who went onto hit a brilliant score of 796, (150 pts up on last year).

Third flight saw Kirstine take to the platform, having pulled a muscle in her chest last weekend and breathing being an issue, she battled through the full 50 minutes and earned full respect for sheer grit and determination and a score that outweighed her restrictions .

Next Flight had Carol on, and a last minute decision to increase her weights and an immaculate jerk set, saw her rewarded with a PB score of 752

Finally onto the reigning champions representing Team GKB. Alan stepped onto the platform on Flight Four and after losing a couple of reps on his clean set got into his rhythm to record his third consecutive competition score over the 1700 mark and in the process secure first place with 1720.75

Saving the best for last, up stepped Alaine for the final flight of the day, with a rather sluggish start on the cleans the light-switch got flicked on and hitting PBs in jerk ,snatch and push press increased her UK record score to an incredible 1182 points to secure the female title.


Men’s Winner: Alan Lyon, GKB 1720.75 pts; Runner up: Paul Eaton, Titanium 1543 pts; Third: Allan Holburn, Forth Valley 1436 pts

Ladies Winner: Alaine Ross, GKB 1182 pts; Runner up: Caroline Dougal, SKC 1064 pts; Third: Jay Goodwillie, Forth Valley 889 pts