NORTHWICH powerlifter Pete Roberts won the European Masters title on Saturday.
Roberts swept to his second major trophy of the year at Grangemouth, breaking his own British records along the way.
He said: 'Am I made up! It has not sunk in yet. 'In our house the trophy seems massive, but it will have pride of place.'
Until that is Roberts contests the world championships in November. Victory then, after taking the British crown earlier this year, would give him a 12-month hat-trick.
Roberts, of Carlton Road, Northwich, is a super-visor with the Arriva bus company in Winsford.
To win the Europeans he lifted 162½ kilos squatt, 110k bench press and 192.5k deadlift, all new official British bests for his 75kilo un-equipped (without a bodysuit) class.
Only three weeks earlier, at Bradford, Roberts set new marks in all three disciplines of 155, 107½ and 192½.
At Grangemouth he beat seven other lifters, but expects the world championships at the same venue to be a lot stiffer.
'A lot stayed away because of the cost of attending both contests,' he said. 'I was less nervous than I was at the British, but getting in the first lifts and qualifying was the crucial thing. I did, they were perfect and I knew then I was going to do well.'