British Disabled Strongman Competition at Holyrood Academy, Chard


CHARD will host the sixth British Disabled Strongman Competition.

Gary Clarke, who founded the competition in 2015, is organizing this year’s event at Holyrood Academy.

For the past two years the competition has been held in the city at the Guildhall.

The UK Championships will take place on Sunday 5th September from 10am to 5pm.

“Thanks to all sponsors and everyone who helped, it’s good to be back after the disruption caused by the pandemic,” said Clarke.

“The last few years of the competition were fantastic, we had more than 500 spectators.

“This year we will have the Max Log Lift, the Axle Deadlifts, the Front Hold, the Giant Dumbbell Press and the Stone Medley (a mixture of Atlas stones and natural stones).

“The level of these athletes is increasing every year and it is truly a spectacle of determination and strength.

“It’s a great day for the whole family.”

The competition will be judged by the founder of Disabled Strongman, Arnar Mar Jonsson. It was founded in Iceland in 1996.

The Chard event is also judged by Magnús Ver Magnússon, four times the strongest man in the world.

In addition to organizing the event, Mr. Clarke also competes as a strong man with cerebral palsy.

“Thank you Holyrood Academy for their help with the setup,” added Mr. Clarke.

“We started with around 10 competitors and are now around 30.

“This unique event has been sold out in the last two years.”

Tickets for the event cost 6 euros.

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