OK short notice I know but it's in Birmingham so really central, a bit of fun that there's no reason to peak for but I'm guessing there will also be really good lifters around and a good atmosphere. Ideal for a first comp I would say. I only noticed it today and I will do it schedule permitting.
For under 90s which most of us are the starting weight for amateurs is 160, "pros" is around 200. Not sure about over 90s but if there is enough interest I'll ask. I think the weight raises by 10 kilos until only one person is left in.
Entry is £5, no entry form or anything but if you are serious PM me your name and I'll forward it to the organiser. Apparently he needs lifters. It will be worth doing even if you can only make one lift.
OK. There is a good chance I should be going..also on the advertising thing it said best overall for weight or something, does that do a wilks with your actual weight? Is it worth me coming early and not drinking water and stuff before the weigh in?
I'm not sure of my weight at the moment, but I reckon I could get below 75kg with a bit of dehydration.
Probably not because
a. it will not be as fun
b. the weight classes are only <90 and >90
c. if you have a chance of winning you will need to take a lot of lifts and you'll tire faster if you cut and be more likely to miss a crucial lift
d. even if it does increase your chance of winning the prize probably won't exactly be the Jules Rimet
Obviously it's up to you but that's why I wouldn't do it.
All I was going to do is plan on not having breakfast or water in the morning and weigh in and then have it after. I live in Brum anyway and am not an early riser. I usually have breakfast about 10am anyway.