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Archive for September, 2008

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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