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Hazelwood Kettlebell Club in Rothes cross border and come home with medal haul from English Kettlebell Association Open Pentathlon

By Craig Christie

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A MORAY kettlebell club has racked up the medals at a national event.

Hazelwood Kettlebell Club
Hazelwood Kettlebell Club

Rothes-based Hazelwood Kettlebell Club, which also runs classes in Aberlour, entered a number of their members into the English Kettlebell Association Open Pentathlon in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

Three of the squad took home medals as a result of their exploits south of the border.

Linda Duguid, who runs the club, said: “The EKA Open Pentathlon involves five exercises , such as clean, long cycle press, jerk, half snatch and push press.

“All are done for six minutes with a five minute rest between each discipline.

“Each person is scored on the amount of reps they get and the weight of the kettlebell.

“The competition is also divided in body weight categories for both male and females. We had five from Hazelwood Kettlebell Club competing.”

Club regulars David Duguid, Kay Jaffray, Katie Whyte, Gayle Anderson and Faye Iannetta all headed south to compete for the Rothes outfit.

Anderson claimed a silver medal in her category while both Whyte and Iannetta claimed podium positions as they took home a bronze medal for their efforts.

Duguid says she has plans to begin classes in Elgin in early spring to add to those in Rothes - based at New Street - and Aberlour.

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