So… it’s been a while and there’s a few things worth updating!
Highlights from the last few months, in Chronological order:
Strongman – Giants Live British Championships
Having received a last minute invite to compete, I managed to squeeze in a few last minute event sessions and went into the competition feeling good, but poorly prepared.
I put in a solid performance on the day, avoiding too many mistakes and came away with a 5th place finish, in what was arguably the strong field of British athletes ever put together. My 5th place also earnt me a last minute invite to WSM…
Worlds Strongest Man 2014 – Los Angeles
I had 4 days to recover from the British, organise a medical, sort out some time off work and figure out my travel arrangements before flying out to WSM.
I was in a group with 5 bigger and stronger guys and out of my 6 events I’d never even trained 3! Officially I can’t release results until WSM has aired on Channel 5 this coming Christmas. But I was happy with my own performance in most events.
I had a great time in LA, it was a fantastic experience and I’d achieved my goal of qualifying for WSM a year or 2 ahead of schedule!
A return to the athletics track… Horspath April 2014
After my return from America, I decided to take a break from Strongman for a while. Allowing me time to explore a few different avenues. One of which entailed a return to original sport; Athletics.
I’m not sure of the exact timings, but I don’t think I’ve picked up a discus for 3 years. Considering how important a good technique can be, I wasn’t sure what to expect!
I finished up with a satisfying 46.87m, enough to make me what another shot at the 50m mark this year.
In other news I ran a 12.74 100m’s @ 125KG bodyweight
Olympic weightlifting – Lifting league – Reading
My most recent competition comprised of a Snatch and Clean and Jerk. Lifting for Morris Motors Weightlifting club, I managed to hit two competition PB’s of 137KG in the (power) snatch and 183KG in the (power) clean and jerk for a 320KG total at 120.4KG bodyweight.