Muscles are being pumped ready for Preston’s Flag Market to be taken over by the sound of groaning and the dripping of sweat.Advertisement
Preston’s Strongest Man will be crowned during the competition on Saturday 16 July.
Greg Dunnings, the current holder, seeks to defend his title in the charity fundraising event.
Dunnings will hand his title over as he’s chosen not to compete.
There are two competitions running, the novice category and the open category.
Sixteen men will compete for the novice trophy, while only eight step up for the title of Preston’s Strongest Man.
Mr Dunnings, 25, organises the now annual event and it raises funds for the Bike Tours for the Wounded.
He said: “I’m a former soldier and was in Afghanistan between October to November in 2009. I nearly lost my left leg when a device exploded, it tore my whole shin out and shattered me knee. I’ve got screws holding it together.
“I am not competing this year so we will be crowning a new Strongman.
“The event was a monumental success last year and I hope to see a good turnout.”
Read more: See everything happening on the Flag Market during summer 2016
The event is on the Flag Market from 10am to 4pm, and is sponsored by T-Nutrition Preston.
A car deadline, head to head, reps in 60 seconds
Carry a Yoke weighting 250kg for 30m
Shoulder medley of an Oly 80kh, axle 90kg, log 100kg, in 70 seconds
Pull a truck 20m
Load Sandbags in a race which are 70,80,90,100kg
If it rains on the day there’s a back up event which is a Farmers walk, 100kg for novices and 130kg for the open
1. Will O’Neill
2. Gaz Conlon
3. James McDonald
4. Pete Wallis
5. David-John Williamson
6. Tamas Racz
7. Stuart Scott
8. Lee Reid
9. Glen Patten
10. Jamie Winter
11. David Corran
12. John Mckeown
13. Jay Davies
14. Andrew Hodkinson
15. Greg Aspin
16. Tom Whittle
1. Joe 0.5 Nicholson ( Currently Preston’s 2nd Strongest Man 2015)
2. Michael Tapper Mcguire
3. Joshua Ainsworth
4. Kevin Morris
5. Matt Knox
6. Gaz Smith
7. Matt Shippen
8. Marcus Goodwin