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hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:44 am
by JP
:D

i was on the reserve, and got called in just now!

Over the moon - second year running i somehow managed to sneak in. Last year i won a wildcard place by winning a comp, this year from reserves.

...but quite scary at the same time, full of beasts, and HEAVY weights!

England's Strongest Man u105kg

Qualifying event for UK's Strongest Man u105kg

Venue: Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Lancaster, LA1 5JS

Sponsored by:

Olympic Sports Gym, Ashton-under-Lyne
www.atlasstones.co.uk
www.strengthshop.co.uk
Ultimate Sports Nutrition

Date: 26th June 2011

Competitor Entry Fee: Free

Competition Begins: 12pm

Weigh-in: Sat 25th June 12pm-7pm & Sun 26th June 8am-11.30am

ESM EVENTS

1) Max Log: 110kg min opener, 5kg increments

2) Yoke Race: 350kg x 20m (head to head)

3) Van Deadlift x reps

4) Carry Medley: Northern Cross 170kg, Giant Timber Frame 260kg (weight tbc), Giant Keg 120kg all x 20m

5) Giant Axle Squat 230kg x reps (wraps and suits allowed)

6) Circus Dumbbell Press, 64kg x reps (head to head)

7) Atlas Stone Loading with run-in (head to head)

110kg to 60” from 4m, 120kg to 56” from 3m , 135kg to 52” from 2m , 160kg to 48” from 1m, 175kg to 48" from 0m

Scoring: Sanderson & Son
Refs: Tony Warbrook & Jason Talbot

Ben Kelsey (South)
Wayne Steel (South)
Ashley Smith (South)
James Ward (South)
Graham Hicks (North)
Jonathan Mills (North)
James Robson (North)
Mark Clegg (North)
Sam Chesney (North)
John Marsden (North)
Joni Purmonen (North)
Adam Bishop (Midlands)
Sebastian Iwaniak (Midlands)
John Rudgard (Midlands)
Dane Taylor (Midlands)
Pawel Lech (Wildcard)

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:58 am
by xJimx
Congrats dude!

Didn't Paul Wood win this last year? Is he not defending the title?

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:44 am
by VeganGraham
Great stuff.
Now will we finally see you on the Vegan Athletes thread ? :wink:

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:49 am
by JP
[quote="Big Good Wolf"]Great stuff.
Now will we finally see you on the Vegan Athletes thread ? :wink:


haha! yeah maybe some day! :D

aye paul woods won it last year but is recovering from an injury - he can get to UKs strongest anyway as a defending champ.

...though i am sure he wouldnt have won englands this year, its time for new beasts!

have to say, i am nervous :D

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:54 am
by fredrikw
wohoo, great news!

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:45 pm
by vegan hal
well done Joni!! let the hulking begin!!

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:35 pm
by thestoatyone
Get fookin stuck in there big fella!

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:38 pm
by chewybaws
Well good news mate, way to represent =D

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:04 pm
by xrodolfox
So awesome JP. So awesome.

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Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:09 pm
by soniczip
congratulations :D and now ... WIN :twisted:

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:38 pm
by Konstantin
Massive congratulations big fella!

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:55 pm
by JP
thanks for the support everyone, means a lot!

[quote="soniczip"]congratulations :D and now ... WIN :twisted:


hey what do you say to your friends when you enter a run with italys top runners and they say you should win it: :D

no miracles, i am happy if i leave 2-3 guys behind me. Its finals, none of the guys are bullshit. Hope to come in in the best shape of my life!

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:00 pm
by Devil's Plaything
Hey, congratulations! :D

[quote="JP"]...but quite scary at the same time, full of beasts, and HEAVY weights!

No doubt about that...


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Do it for the animals! :mrgreen:

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:55 pm
by benzilla
Awesome news! Go hard!

Re: hey i qualified to englands strongest man finals...

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 am
by Anton
that is effing awesome JP! congrats. now go REPRAZENT!!