Members of Motiv8 who competed, coached and supported at the event. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet.











Motiv8 Powerlifting, run by James Jeffries, is quickly establishing itself as the country’s leading powerlifting venue and it was the venue for the single lift national championships over two days. 

The top three in each category will be invited to represent their country in the world championships in Wrexham in June.

Motiv8 was represented by 14 lifters, of who 13 secured world championship invites, despite the club having only just celebrated its first anniversary.

Home lifters all achieved personal bests with a total of 17 first places, six second places and two thirds.

Even more impressively, lifters from Motiv8 set four British records and four world records, to add to the six world records achieved by other club members earlier in the year.

The Lynn lifters were Lauren Smith, Fiona Irving, Danielle Ellington, Cerrie Lantrua, Emma Wright, Owen Stannard, Dan Ellington, Phil Tempest, Ross McConnachie, Harry Claxton, Nathan Harvey, Josh Webber and Jim Burden.

The day finished with two extra presentations, the Mike Davies Memorial Trophies.

The first went to 15 year-old Danielle Ellington, as a star of the future, and the second presented to coach James Jeffries for an outstanding contribution to the sport of powerlifting.

Motiv8 Powerlifting is run from Motiv8 Exercise and Fitness, Bryggen Road and is open Sunday 10am -2pm and Monday 5pm-8pm. Anyone is welcome to attend, whether beginner or world champion.