Sidmouth’s Perry looking to bag a national body building title

James Perry

James Perry - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth-based James Perry is a young man with a mission, writes Mark Briggs.

The 24-year-old began body building a couple of years ago and is now heading for the British Championships in October.

Perry is very much a local lad, he plays rugby for Sidmouth Chiefs, but his new focus is working hard towards what he hopes will be success in the autumn at the national championships.

He follows a disciplined routine, attending the gym at 5am each morning and returning there after work!

His dedication to training has already paid dividends as last weekend he won the South West Heavyweight NPA title.


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Perry attended the British Championships 12 months ago.

Two months before last years event he had to lose three stone, which he managed and he came fifth in the novice class.

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He returned to rugby, but, halfway through the last campaign he began to target top billing in body building.

Last Sunday, at the South West championships he was a single point away from winning the overall competition at his second attempt.

Making that all the more impressive is the fact that in opposition were veterans with years of experience!

His next target is the British Championships being staged in Bedford on October 27.

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