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Kent’s Strongest Man 2009

Posted in 105kg, Events on May 8th, 2009
Scorpion’s Gym presents Kent’s Strongest Man 2009 - 105kg class and Open Class. The event is to be held at St. Martins Field, New Romney, Kent on the 25th July 2009. Also on the day will be UK’s strongest Schoolboy 2009  (under 18 years). Click thru’ for more details…
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Britain’s Strongest Man 105kg - Event Write-Up

Posted in 105kg, Events on September 26th, 2008

Many thanks to Dave Archer of Sculptures Gym in Seaford, East Sussex for this excellent write-up of the recent Britain’s Strongest Man 105kg 2008 event.

“An amazing performance by local hero, Scott Reid, left the 600 spectators cheering all afternoon for the British Strongest Man Champion (under 105kg weight) on Sunday 14th of September 2008 at the Downs Leisure Centre. He decimated the competition which had turned up to challenge the defending champion. It was an outstanding day, watching 11 competitors line up from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It was the final showdown of the top 11 athletes qualifying from many rounds held all over the country. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Double Scott!

Posted in 105kg, Events on September 24th, 2008

On Sunday 14th September, Scott Reid gave it 110% to retain his Britain’s 105kg Strongest Man title at the Downs Leisure Centre. Despite some controversy over the scoring in the Viking Press, Scott hung on to the title by just a 1/2 point margin over friend and training partner, John Hobson. Jason Talbot (winner of the 105 at London’s Strongest Man) came in an impressive 3rd. We’d all like to thank the event sponsors - Wave Leisure Centres, The Builders Club and Physio Footprint - for the valued funding allowing this excellent event to take place. Here’s to 2009!

[Photo courtesy of Chris Bray]

Who Wins? You Decide!

Posted in Events on September 6th, 2008

Love it or loathe it, the wrestling provided some spectacular action at this years Britain’s Strongest Man final. Here, 2006 winner Ollie Thompson and 2007 winner Terry Hollands battle it out on the sands at Minehead. Who wins this time? you decide! (Actually, I think it was given a draw!)

So, do you think wrestling should be a strongman event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Jimmy, Jimmy!

Posted in BSM on September 3rd, 2008

After a gruelling final, battle-scarred Jimmy Marku loads the single stone required to secure first place in Britain’s Strongest Man 2008. Read on for more pictures of Jimmy’s great achievement.






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If You Can’t Lift It, Beat It!

Posted in Events on August 27th, 2008

It seems that in Basque country, lifting and dragging aren’t the only ’stone-related’ sports enjoyed by the locals. When all else fails, they pick up iron rods and beat the c**p out of it too! To be exact, teams of three take turns to drill as many holes as possible in a stone block in 30 minutes - by hand. Have these guys never heard of RSI?!




Britain’s Strongest Man 2008 - Heat 2: Jay Hughes and Mark Felix

Posted in BSM on August 25th, 2008

Eagle-eyed strongman fans amongst you will no doubt have noticed Britain’s Strongest Man 2008 being televised on Channel Five (and, if you missed it, available on-line via Five On Demand). Heat 2 was broadcast on Wednesday 13th August and featured our very own Jay Hughes. Here’s a quick taster of Jay’s battle with Mark Felix in the wrestling.

Don’t miss heat 4 on Five this coming Wednesday 27th August at 8pm, featuring Oli Thompson.

Spot of Harrijasotzaileak Anyone?

Posted in Athletes, Photography, Profile on August 25th, 2008

Harrijasotzaileak - Stone Lifting the Basque Way

That’s stone lifting to you and I - the Basque way. As part of the week long carnival that is “Aste Nagusia” in Bilbao, Northern Spain, a demonstration of Basque rural sports (or Herri Kirolak) takes place each day and includes such novelties as stone lifting, stone dragging (by men and oxen!) and hand stone drilling (a particularly grueling activity, more on that later). This guy is Inaxio Perurena seen here performing single-handed floor-to-shoulder reps of a 200kg stone cylinder. I’m told he’s 24 years-old and has a personal record of 285kg (though not sure if that’s single handed!). The man next to him is his father, Iñaki Perurena, a legend in Basque stone lifting with a personal record of 315kg

Read on to see the lift from start-to-finish..

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Images: London’s Strongest Man 2008

Posted in Events, Photography on July 9th, 2008

Click for Images of London’s Strongest Man 2008

Click here for a slideshow of images from the recent London’s Strongest Man 2008 event at South Woodford.



The Secret to the Atlas Stones..

Posted in Events, Photography on July 7th, 2008

Wayne launches 110kg of Atlas stone at the podium on the way to 1st place..just chuck them on like Wayne Tunstall!

More photo’s from London’s Strongest Man coming soon..