On 30 September and 01 October 2017 the National Full Power Competition took place in Letterkenny, County Donegal. I had been training hard since July, four times a week, eating healthy, nutritious food, drinking very little alcohol. But now just after the competition I have to say it is all worth it. I had my best ever competition, breaking two National Records, winning the Best Master Category and lifting more than ever in one competition. I qualified in all three lifts, squat, benchpress and deadlift, which means I can partake in the World championship in Boston, USA, in November. But what makes me happiest is that I am now – at 56 years of age – stronger than ever. Boston here I come!