Barnard Castle Strength Challenge

On Monday 29th May 2006 (bank holiday) I will be competing in the Barnard Steam Show Strongest Man held at Streatlatm Farm as part of the Barnard Castle Steam Show. This is an open competition. The events are log press, car lift hold, super yoke, stones and truck pull. The show starts at 1pm. Anyone wishing to attend should contact me for directions.

Strongman & Training Videos

There is a new section on the website full of videos of strongman events and training. There are currently three videos in the two sections showing two strongman events and some log press training.

 Check out the new strongman videos right here!



There is the ability to leave comments or even rate the videos in this database, but it is currently disabled. If you think that this is something you would like to use, then please send me some feedback and I will enable it.

Update: due to the sit redesign, this section is still in development and should soon be linked from the main navigation. 

UKs Strongest Man

Be sure to watch this year's UK's Strongest Man on Channel 5. Day 1 aired early hours Thursday 1st Dec at 00:45 - 01:35. Day 2 airs next Wednesday 7th Dec 23:50 - 00:40, with the final being on early hours Tuesday 13th December 00:50 - 01:40. This is organized by the UKSC (UK Strength Council) federation. As mentioned below, there are now 3 federations each with their own "Britain's Stongest Man." This year, Mark Felix has already won the IFSA BSM and Mick Gosling has won the TWI BSM, neither of which have had television coverage. Judging by the difficulty of the events in the UK's, i'd say that the winner of this UK's Strongest Man is the "true" Britain's Strongest Man.

Worlds Strongest Man TV Schedule

Channel 5 will begin airing the 2005 MET-Rx World's Strongest Contest on January 1 at 7:00 pm. The World's Strongest Man shows will continue throughout the first week of January, and the final is set for airing on January 6.

British Strongman Federations

Martin has also recently written an aritcle covering the split between the federations of British strongmen and strength athletes. For many years the systems of tournament and competition between British strongmen has been simple, but divides opening between the major players in the federations has left much to be questioned.

 This article will help the clarify the current British strongman standpoint, with the major federations clearly defined. There is a brief history and the article will answer many of the questions currently being asked. Also, apologies on taking so long to get this published!