A CUMBRIAN weight lifter and bodybuilder came first at the Official Strongman World Deadlift Championships.

Tim Daglish, the head of PE for Queen Katherine School, was at the official competition for World Deadlift Championships U80kg at the Arnold’s Expo at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend.

Mr Daglish is Britain's Strongest Man U80Kg, a title he achieved earlier this year and this weekend he took first place in the Official Strongman World Deadlift Championships U80kg by lifting a 230kg Axle Deadlift for 13 continuous repetitions.

He and his brother Joe are both champion weightlifters, and Tim previously reached first place in Britain’s Strongest Man Under 80kg in June of this year.

Tim will now continue his preparation for Official Strongman World's Strongest Man Under 80kg which takes place in just over 5 weeks’ time in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Tim said: "I am delighted to yet again stand on top of the podium. It has been a brilliant year so far with lots of success.

"The success has made all the hours of training worthwhile and motivates me to continue pushing hard.

"I can't wait to travel out to Florida to compete against the best in the world in the biggest weight category strongman show on earth."

Headmaster of Queen Katherine School Jon Hayes said: “Tim just goes from strength to strength in his strongman career.

"As well as being a superb PE teacher he is such a great role model for the students.

"His ability to not only teach great lessons and run sports teams at school but to compete at such an elite level in a demanding sport really demonstrates the Queen Katherine School values of determination, resilience, endurance and perseverance."