Monday, 25 June 2012

June Update ..

Its been a busy few weeks and i haven`t had much time to jump on here and tell everyone whats happening so for that i apologise ..
Englands Strongest Man u90kg was an awesome show and its was closely fought on every event .. Some big performances were thrown up .. No surprise to me that Adam Travis won the Squat with a triple bodyweight 270kg.. Or ther he won the Dumbell, lifting the 70kg for 8 Reps. The guy is a beast and he felt he was harshly done by just getting timed out on his 10th rep on the 250kg Deadlift which Eric Sahin won with a back breaking 10 reps .. Eventual winner Arram Eghoyan won the 140kg Farmers walk event and was very consistent all day after that .. We had some big shock event wins Tom Hibbert blitzed the Barrel race beating Arram into second place BUT the biggest shock of the day was when 10th place Sam Evans loaded all the atlas stones in a rapid 33 seconds to beat everyone else by a mile .. This was due to the athletes being absolutely "SPENT" They let me know what they thought of me for picking these BRUTAL events :-) Shane Jermans consistency paid off in the end to just pip Adam Travis into 2nd place .. There were just too many excellent performances to mention everybody ..

 Final Placings were -

Arram Eghoyan
Shane Jerman
Adam Travis  
Tommy Yule 
Glen Kerr
Eric Sahin 
Liam Hunt
Dan Withnail
Mark "PAGAN" Hodgeson
Sam Evens 
Tom Hibbert
Michael Rutledge
James Elliot
Stuart Parker
Nick Yardley

Arrams win now means that he competes in the Europes Strongest Man under 90kg in Donegal Ireland on 7th/8th September .. The show is due to be aired on TV Setanta Sports in Ireland ans hopefully somewhere over here too.. They`re are athletes from Latvia, Portugal, Sweden, Lithuania, Georgia and Germany among others .. Good Luck to Arram who flies our flag ..

It was a fantastic competition and i must thank the athletes and fans who made the trip along with Ben France, Sanderson Scoring Systems and all of the helpers who made the show run smooth ..

 An absolutely brutal days competition took place at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre on "Fathers day" 17th June 2012 ..

Left to Right - Adam Travis 3rd - Arram Eghoyan 1st - Shane Jerman 2nd


VikingR sponsored athlete Shaun Clegg narrowly missed out on the Olympic Games by just one place so is first reserve but when most people would let their head drop he has picked himself up and is hitting the training really hard .. On the performance squad he hit 130kg Snatch and 155kg Clean and Jerk for an unofficial A standard .. With the backing of his team he has every opportunity to go forward and get medals at the next Commonwealth Games ..


VikingR have teamed up with Martin at VOS because i love what he`s doing for the sport and he has so much enthusiasm ... We share alot of similar opinions about strength sports so its a great deal for both of us ..

Martin is a legand after so little time in the sport .. Make sure you check his website out at


New Sponsored Athletes ...

I`ll report on this a little bit more later but in adition to our new weightlifter Clarence Kennedy .. VikingR Strongman Clothing are proud to sponsor both Chris Gearing and Sean Kennedy from the strongman world. These two guys are both tipped for big things in 2013 and after talking to the team down there i feel that they are worth backing for very a successful season next year   ..

Paul Wood has Sean under his wing and is training like a mad man to reach his full potential and Ex Shot Putter Chris is already proven in placing very succesfully in Britains Strongest Man and already winning UKSC Englands Strongest Man..

More to come about this later ..



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