Giles Greenwood – Bethnal Green Coach

I’ve just realised that I never got round to posting up the picture of me and Giles Greenwood, one of the coaches at Bethnal Green. Well here it is:

Giles Greenwood

If you don’t remember me mentioning him before, Giles is the British Record holder for the Snatch (180 kg / 396 lbs) and Clean & Jerk (207.5 kg / 456 lbs) in the 105+ weight category. As such, he’s lifted more than any other British person, since they reset all the records that is.

Giles Greenwood at the Commonwealth Games 2002

That photo is taken when he did both those lifts in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, he had less hair back then, though he’s since shaved it all off again. Giles took Gold in the Snatch, Bronze for the C&J and Silver over all. Along with Patrick Atteridge, he’s a dedicated and committed weightlifting coach, with a cutting and typical English sarcastic sense of humour.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Martin 21 April 2009, 10:56 pm

    Just a quick thanks, yesterday was my first evening at Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club and your blog was how I found out about it.


  • Colin McNulty 22 April 2009, 9:12 pm

    Glad I could help, hope it goes well for you there. Say hi to Giles and Pat for me.

  • Yang 11 February 2012, 1:29 am

    I want to addsers george’s comment, at home I have kettelbells and even a pullup bar station I built with my bare hands, the advantage of coming in for a wod, is bc working out in groups is better for mental health, its a scientific fact. My mental health is better when I get a dose of wods everyday. Its not just the wod but the gr8 ppl u do them with.

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