A MUM of three from the Wee County is toning up for a bodybuilding world championships, having enjoyed success at her very first two events.

Laura Beesley, originally from Clackmannan and now from Denny, has secured a spot at the PCA World Championships in November.

The 32-year-old has been training for three and a half years before deciding the enter her very first bodybuilding show in 2022, securing second place in the athletic figure category at a Manchester event in September.

She enjoyed success despite never entering a first-timer category and told the Advertiser: “I was lost for words, I was up against 11 or 12 girls who have been doing it for a long-long time.

“For me to go in my first time [and do so well], it was phenomenal, it was a great feeling.”

She thought she might be done with the hard graft and preparation, which she started some 24 weeks ago.

But securing a podium spot qualified her for the British final in Telford the month after with Laura again being blown away when she again came second.

Laura, a qualified personal trainer, has managed to juggle family life and a strict six day a week training regime with her coach Anas Nfaou and posing pro Emma Hyndman.

She thanked her family, husband Mike as well as children Logan, Lewis and Mason for their support.

Speaking of what got her interested in bodybuilding, Laura told the Advertiser: “I've always been interested in it, but I never thought I would be able to do it because I know how hard it is.

“Now I've done it, I think it's going to be a big part of my life now, I love it, I've got the bug.”

Laura's coach reckons no Scottish lady has managed to get this far in the competition in recent times, the success being even more amazing by the fact that this is just her first year of competing.

The PCA World Championships will be held on November 20 at Birmingham Town Hall where Laura will be hoping to continue her streak of success.

The bodybuilder is also looking for sponsorship to help with the costs of travel and items necessary for the competition.

Find her on Instagram at Laura_beesley89 to get in touch.