Powerlifters up for trophies

THIS weekend the Hirst Welfare in Ashington will play host to more than 70 athletes taking part in the British Bench Press Championships.

Senior and junior powerlifters from all over the UK will descend on the town in a bid to lift the titles and trophies up for grabs.

The lifting begins on Saturday at approximately 11am and will continue until all 53 unequipped lifters have taken part, and then again on Sunday at the same time with a shorter field of 27 equipped lifters.

There is no cover charge and the general public are welcome to attend.

Information on powerlifting can be gained by contacting Fred Mackenzie on (01670) 857037.