Heavyweight on the building site
STRONG men are a bonus on any building site and Rod Latham now has the certificate to prove his strength.
A site manager for Linden Homes, Mr Latham, 43, has just become a national powerlifting champion.
After retiring from premiership rugby about four years ago, he took up the equally energetic hobby.
Mr Latham, who is based at the King Edgar’s Court development in Howden, is British Masters Powerlifting Champion and beat competition from 15 other hopefuls. He can comfortably lift 210kg bench press, 320kg squat and 320kg deadlift.
He says: “I’ve always enjoyed keeping fit and the powerlifiting certainly helps with my day job.”