Yorkshire’s strongest man

Britain's Strongest Man Eddie Hall
Britain's Strongest Man Eddie Hall

Yorkshire’s strongest men will be showing their strengths in South Elmsall next month.

They will be competing to be crowned the county’s strongest man at the contest organised by Hulk’s Strongman Division at Frickley Athletic FC.

The event will include a log lift, a tractor pull and a tug of war.

Frickley players will also challenge the strongmen in a tug of war competition.

This year’s event will be refereed by Britain’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall, who has won the title four times.

Some of the big names taking part include Elite England’s Strongest Man, Tom Shaw, Sheffield’s Strongest Man, Phil Roberts, and Wales’ Strongest Man, Simon Johnston.

Mark Anglesea, Hulk’s Strongman Division organiser, said: “We will typically have 15 strongmen competing on the day.

“These are seasoned strongmen that can achieve the minimum lifts, for example the starting weight is 280kg.

“We make spectators very welcome and contribute to events being family orientated, plus the athletes love the encouragement and support.”

The event will take place at Frickley Athletic’s ground on Westfield Lane in South Elmsall on Sunday, October 19. The gates open at 11am and the competition starts at noon.

Tickets cost £5 and are available on the day at the ground. For more information visitwww.hulks-strongman.co.uk