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Archive for the 'Events' Category

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.

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?!




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..



London’s Strongest Man Results

Posted in Events on July 6th, 2008

lsm2008-1058.jpgA few heavy down pours failed to dampen the spirits of the competitors at today’s London’s Strongest Man event in South Woodford.

With novice, 105kg and open events being run side by side, no less than 31 athletes took part in the action that came thick and fast.

Read on for the overall results. Photo’s will follow later in the week.

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Who Will Be London’s Strongest Man 2008?

Posted in Events on July 5th, 2008

Who Will Be London's Strongest Man 2008?Who will be London’s Strongest Man 2008? Well if you take yourself along to Oakdale Junior School in South Woodford on Sunday at 11am you can follow the event in all it’s glory. This is the second year this event has been staged - the brainchild of Lawrence “London Boy” Browne. Powershotsmag will be there to capture the day and the results will be posted here on Sunday evening. If you fancy coming along, the event is being held at;

Oakdale Junior School
Oakdale Road
South Woodford
London E18 1JX

“Big Mick” Takes First At Britain’s Most Powerful Qualifier

Posted in Events on June 29th, 2008

Mick Holding training earlier this year at the Ministry Of Muscle“Big Mick” Holding nailed first place at today’s Britain’s Most Powerful Qualifier - his first event of 2008. Rob Hughes takes up the story..

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