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 »
Archive for April, 2008
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.
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:
- Jamie Redwood (32.5 points)
- Ross Stone (29 points)
- Gerrard Matthews (25.5 points)
- Matthew Jones (16 points)
- Christian Clay (13.5 points)
- Richie Allen (12 points)
- Richard Smith (11.5 points)
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 »