Monday, 13 June 2011

Strongmen to do battle at Salt Ayre

Graham Hicks
Photo: Lancaster City Council
16 competitors from across Northern England will line-up at Salt Ayre Sports Centre later this month to battle it out for the honour of being crowned England’s strongest man.

The event will take place on Sunday 26th June from 12pm until 4.00pm and see competitors representing the Midlands, North and South England take part in the u105kg (161/2st) section of the competition.

Amongst those taking part will be local man Graham Hicks from Morecambe. Graham won the Northern England’s Strongest Man u105kg at Salt Ayre earlier this year and is hoping for further success at this national level.

All the competitors will have to complete seven strength challenges if they want to take the title. These include lifting a van, loading atlas stones onto a series of platforms and the infamous log lift where the British record of 165kg (26st) is likely to be broken.

• Spectators are welcome. Admission costs £3 adults and £1 children. The event is indoors and seating is provided.

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