I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to thank you for the truly fantastic event which I was lucky enough to participate in yesterday.

I truly had a great time competing in the men’s novice division, I placed 4th from 5 competitors, most people would be disappointed with that result, but the size and conditioning of the novice men even though it was a small line up was amazing, and I was just happy to be up there with them.

I also received some really positive feedback from one of the judges, that will help me in the off season to come back with a bigger, but more important better physique so I can challenge for a higher place next time round.

To summarise briefly I had a fantastic day, and I’m left with nothing but positive memories, and some new friendships that will continue for many years to come. after all… I guess that’s what this sport is all about. so it goes without saying that I will be back next year.

I just have to look into the Nationals now and see if I can afford to go, as I’m sure this would be anbother fantastic event. and i would have a little bit of time to improve my physique 1 or 2 % and use what I have learnt to come in as best as I can.

— Terry Gibbs