GSU Scottish Championship 2018

So you may be aware that the Girevoy Sport Union Scottish Championship 2018 (co-hosted by GSU and us “Alba Kettlebell Clan”) is taking place at “The Peak” (Stirling Sports Village, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ) on Saturday 18th August 2018… please check out the below…

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:-

GETTING THERE & PARKING

Coming from Glasgow M80/ Edinburgh M9/ Perth A9 leave at Junction 9 and follow signs for the A91, head for Muirton Roundabout and take the second exit then follow signs for “Stirling Sports Village”.

The Peak is located next to Forthbank Football Stadium, next to Springkerse Retail Park. There is an abundance of free parking both on site (375 spaces) and also nearby. If there is difficulty in finding spaces there are more in the direction of St. Modan’s High School and Stirling County Cricket Club or at Springkerse Park and Ride. Additional parking (which is charged) can be found at Forthside Way (next to Vue Cinema). You should park in marked bays to avoid risk of Stirling Council penalty charge notices.

From Stirling Railway Station, The Peak is approximately 1 mile using the footbridge. If taking a taxi it should take approximately 5-10min over the Riverside Bridge.

WEIGH-IN

On Friday 17th August from 3-7pm at Barbreck Studio, 3-5 Barbreck Rd, Glasgow G42 8PY AND from 6-8pm at Alba Kettlebell Clan, CM Fitness, Unit 3, 15 Borrowmeadow Road, Springkerse, Stirling, FK7 7UW. Borrowmeadow Road is parallel to Forthside Way, 400m from The Peak.

There is also the opportunity of Saturday morning weigh-in at the venue by pre-arrangement from 8-8.30am. Please arrive sharp and ask for the designated person. See below this post for a list of Saturday morning weigh-in requests we have received. Name not on the list, no weigh-in.

VENDORS

The Scottish Kettlebell Sport Federation, with whom the club is affiliated, will be in attendance providing information and offering membership. Alba currently has 2 Scottish Team members who qualified earlier this year to allow them to compete for Scotland, Jodi Duffin recently smashed her PBs in Milan! For information on opportunities such as these hit them up.

Doug Sanders will be in attendance with a range of high quality handmade leather belts. He will have some for sale as well as a small number of leather bags and will be taking individual orders.

There will be a limited amount of Alba Kettlebell Clan “GSU Scottish” vests/tshirts available to purchase on the day.

PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY

…will be captured by Rory of Eindp Sports Photography https://m.facebook.com/eindpsport/ on Friday and Ross Brooks Photography https://www.youtube.com/user/Broooksy1 on Saturday. Stirling Observer will also be present so if you’d like to get your views out about Kettlebell Sport then grab hold of Robert (Reach plc). Thank you very much guys, can’t wait to see your work!!!

RANKING

Please refer to your individual organisation for their specific rules on ranking.

FOOD

The Village Food Lounge is a restaurant on 1st floor of the venue. They are providing a special menu for the event which can be seen attached to this post. https://www.facebook.com/Village-Food-Lounge-154752288572780/. There is also the Village Food Cafe on ground floor serving salads, sandwiches, wraps, healthy options, soups, fruit, drinks, coffees etc. https://m.facebook.com/VillageFoodCafe/. Use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Morrison’s Supermarket is a hop, skip and jump (approximately 400m away from the venue).

We have the conservatory at The Hollybank, 58 Glasgow Rd, Stirling FK7 0PH booked from 7.30pm on Saturday 18th. Having attended this family run restaurant for in excess of 20 years personally they have never failed to impress. Jonny has reserved this area for us and if you would like to have a look to before you decide then the al a carte menu here https://www.thehollybank.co.uk. All fresh and locally sourced with a wide range catering for every taste. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US by commenting below. The more the merrier.

SPONSORSHIP

We would like to extend our thanks to Maccass and Lang Accounting Ltd,

Bonnybridge for their generous and kind sponsorship. As you all know his is still a growing, “niche” sport and it is very difficult to obtain funding to help us develop or to buy equipment we need or pay the costs involved in hire etc. So thank you so so much MACCASS AND LANG!

If we have any funds left over from this event we will be buying some kettlebells for the club, with growing numbers and developing lifters the stock is becoming a little lacking!!! We want to continue to offer a club sport with something a little different and offer it to all who have an interest regardless of their status. Kettlebells don’t discriminate by age or level of fitness, ability or shape or size.

Thank you to everyone who has assisted in the organisation and thank you to the lifters who have signed up to come and compete and to all who are supporting the event in whichever way… without you there would be no event!

Thank you also to Bob’s Locks, Stirling PrintworX, Lasting Impressions for your services.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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