Strong­men strut their stuff

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE NE­VIS Cen­tre played host to the JSW Novice strong­man event last week­end, which saw 12 men from all over Scot­land com­pete for the ti­tle.

The novice competition, which is for strong­men who have not com­peted at a na­tional level, was held on Sun­day (June 19).

Five events were held on the day, the first of which was a log press which chal­lenged the men to see how many reps they could do.

Metal bar

The next event was a dead­lift for max, in which the men had to lift a metal bar with tyres at­tached. The win­ner of the competition lifted 300kg of weight on the bar.

A sand­bag load­ing event was next for the com­peti­tors, where they had to life four sand­bags, weigh­ing 80kg, 90kg, 100kg and 110kg, onto the back of a pick-up truck.

Also on the day’s agenda was a car dead­lift hold, in which com­peti­tors picked up the back of a car to see how long they could hold the weight for.

The last event was the At­las stones, with the men lift­ing two 110kg stones, one 120kg and the fi­nal one weigh 130kg.

With each com­peti­tor rack­ing up points from the in­di­vid­ual events, the over­all win­ner was Brian Rad­cliff from Glas­gow. He came first in the log press, the dead­lift for max and the At­las stone com­pe­ti­tions. Sec­ond place went to fel­low Glaswe­gian Christo­pher Wat­son, while third place was awarded to Ewen Choi from Peter­head.

Strong­men and women af­ter the prize­giv­ing.

Photo: Alba Photos

Lo­cal lad Calum Mor­ri­son is pic­tured lift­ing.

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