Tyre flip was next and with Jay out of the running - for this qualifier at least - it was between Jimmy an Oli to take the prize. Read the rest of this entry »
As the midday sun reached it’s highest point the temperature at the Southern Area Qualifier 2008 was about to follow suit. Twelve athletes were preparing to do battle for just two guaranteed places at Britain’s Strongest Man 2008. Which two would it be? There were some fantastic Strongmen ready to go head to head, in what was promising to be the best qualifier Phil Wright had put on in years. Read the rest of this entry »
The Isle of Grain was home to a new source of power yesterday, when the south’s top strongmen assembled at the Fen Bell Inn for the BSM Southern Qualifier. Read the rest of this entry »
estination: Crouch Farm. East Sussex training camp of Oli Thompson and Scott Reid.
My brain was already conjuring up images. This sounded like a refreshing change from the stark metal, glass and bright flourescence of the gyms I’d been shooting till now - countryside, farm machinery, two world-class Strongmen - but my preconceptions disintegrated within minutes of arrival. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with Scott Reid and Oli Thompson at their training camp in deepest Sussex. Check back later in the week for more images.
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Britain’s strongest man in 2006, Oli Thompson’s career was put dramtically on hold in 2007 when a deadlift training session resulted in a torn bicep. It seems Oli’s sights are firmly set on regaining his title in 2008.
I caught up with Oli and his training partner Scott Reid (current Britain’s Strongest Man in the 105kg weight class) during a recent training camp at the Ministry of Muscle, to find out how his recovery was coming along and how his plans for 2008 were mapping out. Read the rest of this entry »