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Archive for June, 2008

“Big Mick” Takes First At Britain’s Most Powerful Qualifier

Posted in Events on June 29th, 2008

Mick Holding training earlier this year at the Ministry Of Muscle“Big Mick” Holding nailed first place at today’s Britain’s Most Powerful Qualifier - his first event of 2008. Rob Hughes takes up the story..

[Pic: Mick training earlier this year at the Ministry of Muscle] Read the rest of this entry »

Images: Southdown Strongman Challenge 2008

Posted in Events, Gallery, IAWA, Photography on June 25th, 2008

Munya “African Lion Strength” Chigwada from the PSMARead on for a slideshow of images from the recent Southdown Strongman Challenge at Thakeham, West Sussex.. Read the rest of this entry »

How Do I Get Into Strongman?

Posted in Novice on June 19th, 2008

The question is, how do I get into Strongman? Not literally of course, I’m quite happy just wielding the camera, but it is a question that - via google - often brings people to this site.. Read the rest of this entry »

Images: UK’s Strongest Man Southern Qualifier

Posted in Gallery, Photography on June 19th, 2008

Read on for a slideshow of images from the recent UK’s Strongest Man Southern Qualifier. Read the rest of this entry »

Finished

Posted in Events, IAWA, Photography on June 17th, 2008

finished.jpgBig Brian Gungowo from Horsham, collapses as he crosses the line after the tractor pull at the IAWA Southdown Strongman Challenge at Thakeham. Meanwhile, Tim Alcock still has some way to go.Tim Alcock gives it all he’s got

More photos and the results from  this event will follow soon..

Some People Will Do Anything To Attract Attention

Posted in Events, IAWA on June 15th, 2008

Matt Starling at the Tractor PullYesterday saw the “IAWA Southdown Strongman Challenge” take place at the picturesque village of Thakeham in West Sussex. Local man and all round good guy - Matt Starling - not only put on and competed in the event, but also organised the entire Thakeham Village Day around which this event was staged. Matt is seen here completing the gruelling tractor pull, one of only a handful of the 16 competitors to complete the course. Read on for the results.. Read the rest of this entry »

I Could Show You..

Posted in BSM, Events on June 12th, 2008

Shhhhhhh…....but then I’d have to shoot you.

All I can say is that we were there for the heats and the final and we got some great shots of this remarkable event, but you’ll have to wait till September to see them!

Rich Takes First At The Ministry

Posted in Events, UKSM on June 5th, 2008

Rich Gorvin takes control of the Axle LiftThere’s no stopping Rich Gorvin - ask his Dad, he tried hard enough! After recently nabbing a wild card spot for next weeks BSM final at Minehead, Rich kept his pedal on the gas to clinch first place at last Sundays Southern Qualifier for UK’s Strongest Man 2008, held at the Ministry of Muscle Gym in Aylesford, Kent. Big Paul Carter grabbed a well deserved second and Paul Cater - in only his second open class competition - grabbed a further qualifying spot with a solid third place. Following disappointment at the BSM qualifier, Enzo Martino digged deep to grab fourth on countback (from Rob Frampton) and will join Rich and the two Paul’s at the UK Strongest Man final later this summer. Full write up and more photos will follow real soon.

Overall Results

1st Rich Gorvin (54.5 points) Qualified
2nd Paul Carter (52.5 points) Qualified
3rd Paul Cater (47.5 points) Qualified
4th Enzo Martino / Rob Frampton (43 points / Enzo qualifies on countback)
6th Dan Haxall (41 points)
7th Sol Bhati (40 points)
8th Lawrence Browne (32 points)
9th Ali Moderasi (28.5 points)
10th Calvin Gardner / Rob Hughes (28 points)
12th Keith Green (11 points)
13th Wayne Lockwood (6 points)