Barnard Castle - 27th August 06

I have pulled out of this event as I will be unable to travel and fully recover in time for the next day when i will be competing in Northwich Cheshire.

Peter adds: Its still a great event and is definately worth a drive! Its a good day out and you are guaranteed to see some of the UKs best up and coming strongmen. 

August Strongman Competitions

I will be competing in two back to back competitions at the end of August. On Sunday 27th August I will be competing in the Barnard Castle Truck Show Strongest Man at Streatlatm Farm in Barnard Castle County Durham. This starts at 1pm and the events are log press, basket circle, crucifix hold, carry and drag and truck pull.

The following day, Bank holiday Monday 28th August, I will be competing in the UK Strongman North competition at Moss Farm Recreation Centre in Northwich Cheshire as part of the Northwich Festival. This sarts at 12pm. events are truck pull, farmers walk, log press, medley (carry and load), giant tyre flip and conans wheel.

I have trained my little willy off for these competitions and have cut my bodyweight down from over 22 stone at my last competition in May to 19 and a half stone. Still haven't reached my peak of strength but am hoping to be there in 5 weeks time ready to compete.

My aim is to use these two competitions to gain more experience. I am also expanding my range of events at the gym to practice with and hopefully over the winter i can improve my gym strength drastically. If all goes well i will be looking to enter the UKs Strongest Man qualifier next year.

New Super Yoke

We recieved the delivery of Martin's new Super yoke today. Considering his current lack of experience in this stong man event, this has come at a great time in his training. I recorded a video of his first use of the equipment. The Yoke itself weighs a mere 30 kilos when unloaded, and Martins try of 260 kilos when loaded today went very well. Videos coming soon!

Strongman Equipment

My range of strongman training equipment has steadily grown. I already have on site a log press, farmers walk cylinders, car battery (for battery hold), 2 tyres, and several barrels. I recently added a super yoke to this list.

Coming soon is a loading platform, atlas stones, giant tyre, car lift frame and a conan's wheel. Anyone interested in using this equipment is more than welcome to join me in training. I do events training most afternoons so please just ask me.

Barnard Castle Report

An article has been added to the site detailing the 2006 Barnard Castle Steam Show Strongest Man. After a good start, winning the truck pull and finishing third in the farmers walk, he was leading the score board. However, he was unable to complete the log lift or the Stones due to a biceps injury, which was aggravated on the log lift, and ended up finsihing in 5th place.

 Read the Barnard Castle report here.

 The videos of the events have been uploaded. Watch them all here.