PPS Nutrition Sponsor Yorkshires Strongest Man
Yorkshire prepares to host strongmen showdown
Legendary UK’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall, is the star attraction at next month’s Yorkshire’s Strongest Man final as the fiercest competitors in the British strongman scene collide to battle for the title on Sunday 19th October at Frickley Athletic FC.
The event is set to be a veritable clash of champions as the current England Elite, Sheffield, and Wales event titleholders pit themselves against one another in a gruelling series of events designed to test both muscular endurance and physical power.
With Eddie Hall acting as Referee, the strongmen can expect tough but fair judging. Eddie’s wealth of experience competing against the crème de la crème of the sport is of huge benefit to the Yorkshire’s Strongest Man final and he is already looking forward to assessing the current crop.
“This year’s final has attracted a number of competitors who are performing at the top of their game. I’m proud to have been asked to referee Yorkshire’s Strongest Man and look forward to getting started.”
Six challenging disciplines are lined-up for the finalists beginning with the always entertaining Giant Hulks Log and culminating with the world famous Atlas Stones. A special event will also take place pitting Frickley Athletic football players against the strongmen themselves in a tug-of-war.
PPS Nutrition, sponsors of the event will be launching the Tom Shaw Stack. Currently working on improving his deadlift technique, Tom defies the traditional expectations of a dead lifter with such long legs. During the Britain’s Strongest Man in 2012, Tom pulled a 375kg lift, however was eclipsed by competing Terry Hollands and Laurence Shahlaei who set new British records at that event. Recently, in comparison the World Deadlift Championship went to Benedikt Magnusson breaking the world record with a staggering 461kg deadlift at the Europe’s Strongest Man 2014 – whilst this wasn’t the only highlight at the Europe’s, as Eddie Hall showcased an extreme exhibition of deadlifting, even interviewing whilst maintaining hold of his 435kg deadlift, and further achieving a 461kg deadlift.
Eddie Hall, refereeing the Yorkshire’s Strongest Man 2014 will be encouraging Tom to go for his 400kg deadlift, and with crowd support maybe Tom will push for his qualifying 420kg. Training around the country and at Hulks Strongman Division in South Yorkshire has certainly seen personal bests being reached in anticipation for the event. The rivalry has begun between the athletes and expectations are high for the day. Prize giving for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place is presented by Eddie Hall along with Xplosive Ape vouchers, who will also be promoting their popular sporting wears often modelled by Eddie Hall.
The Yorkshire’s Strongest Man final is the latest in a series of events being held in conjunction with Hulks Strongman Division. Its owner and former strongman Mark Anglesea has helped to spearhead a rise in participation and exposure for the sport of strongman competition both in Yorkshire and across Great Britain.
The event will take place at Frickley Athletic’s ground on Westfield Lane in South Elmsall, West Yorkshire on Sunday, October 19. The gates open at 11am and the competition starts at noon. Fans and newcomers alike are all-welcomed with the promise of a testosterone-fuelled spectacular that all the family can enjoy.
For further information, contact:
Nici Pickering – Marketing Manager
Hulks Strongman Division