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Archive for the 'BSM' Category

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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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.

I Could Show You..

Posted in BSM, Events on June 12th, 2008

Shhhhhhh…....but then I’d have to shoot you.

All I can say is that we were there for the heats and the final and we got some great shots of this remarkable event, but you’ll have to wait till September to see them!

The Battle for the South: Part Two

Posted in BSM, Events on May 12th, 2008

Lawrence Browne attacks the Tyre FlipMike Walsh prepares to flip..Tyre flip was next and with Jay out of the running - for this qualifier at least - it was between Jimmy an Oli to take the prize. Read the rest of this entry »

The Battle for the South: Part One

Posted in BSM, Events on May 10th, 2008

Ever wondered what two 135kg briefcases might do to your hands?!As the midday sun reached it’s highest point the temperature at the Southern Area Qualifier 2008 was about to follow suit. Twelve athletes were preparing to do battle for just two guaranteed places at Britain’s Strongest Man 2008. Which two would it be? There were some fantastic Strongmen ready to go head to head, in what was promising to be the best qualifier Phil Wright had put on in years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jimmy, Oli, Rich and Jay Go Thru’ For The South

Posted in BSM, Events on May 4th, 2008

Jimmy Marku and Oli Thompson celebrate 1st and 2nd at the BSM Southern Qualifier 2008The Isle of Grain was home to a new source of power yesterday, when the south’s top strongmen assembled at the Fen Bell Inn for the BSM Southern Qualifier. Read the rest of this entry »

How The West Was Won: Part Two

Posted in BSM, Events on April 30th, 2008

With two events completed, early bets were on Jamie Redwood and Ross Stone to pick up the two BSM qualifying spots. Though with only one point separating the two, the order was still open for question. Read the rest of this entry »

How The West Was Won: Part One

Posted in BSM, Events on April 29th, 2008

The Competitors (L to R: Christian Clay, Richard Smith, Matthew Jones, Jamie Redwood, Ross Stone, Richie Allen, Gerard Matthews

Sunday 27th April 2008. The day the qualifier that nearly never happened… happened.

Thanks to the last minute intervention of Laine Snook (himself, former Rolling Thunder World Champion), the strongest men west of the border assembled at the head of the valleys, to compete for the title of Strongest Man in Wales and two precious places in Britain’s Strongest Man 2008.

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Jamie Redwood Wins The Qualifier That Nearly Never Was..

Posted in BSM, Events on April 27th, 2008

brecon-bsm-5685-edit.jpg Twenty nine year old ex-premiership rugby player, Jamie Redwood, powerered his way to 1st place in the Welsh qualifier for Britain’s Strongest Man held in Brecon earlier today. Despite a painful back injury sustained just 4 weeks ago, Jamie stormed to an impressive win with 32.5 points out of a possible 35 in what was his first BSM qualifier appearance. Ross Stone grabbed the second BSM qualifying spot with 29 points. A full event write-up with photo’s and video will be posted later this week. In the meanwhile, the overall results were as follows:

  1. Jamie Redwood (32.5 points)
  2. Ross Stone (29 points)
  3. Gerrard Matthews (25.5 points)
  4. Matthew Jones (16 points)
  5. Christian Clay (13.5 points)
  6. Richie Allen (12 points)
  7. Richard Smith (11.5 points)

What Does It Take To Win A BSM Qualifier?

Posted in BSM, Interview on April 23rd, 2008

Well - in the case of the Midlands qualifier for Britain’s Strongest Man 2008 - it seems a 300kg deadlift for 13 reps is a good starting point… Read the rest of this entry »