RE: UKSC Englands Strongest Man
Jimmy Marko is a beast. He made the squat look like a joke after others had failed to get a rep. I think he did 11-12 reps but was only given 9 and from a spectators point of view, his reps were very deep. I believe it was his first go on the stones and he did pretty well there too.
I felt for the competitors, it was brutally hot and the event was very fast paced, can't have been easy (it was hard enough watching!)
Russ did well, looked solid all round and managed a rep or two on the squat after others had missed.
On the competition:
I was disappointed to see both a back to back tug of war and a truck pull in a 6 event competition, and no event for grip surprised me (straps were used on the deadlift and there was no farmers or anything). Personally, I think in a 5-6 event comp there is no place for a squat and deadlift either, one is great but im not sure you need two.
Overall though it was a great day out, weather was stunning and there was quite a big crowd. It was good to meet Big Tom and JP too, hope you had a good day fellas!