Strongmen strut their stuff
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.
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.
Local lad Calum Morrison is pictured lifting.