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Preston’s Strongest Man is returning to the city

Posted on - 11th February, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Locations, Things to Do in and around Preston
There's a range of challenges to overcome to become Preston's Strongest Man
There’s a range of challenges to overcome to become Preston’s Strongest Man

This year’s event is being organised by Chris Walker, with help from Gaz Smith, and is in aid of theĀ veteran’s mental health charity Combatstress.

Preston’s Strongest Man competition is returning to the city centre’s flag market on 29 July from 10am – 4pm.

The competition, which resembles the popular World’s Strongest Man series, involves men competing against each otherĀ to discover who the strongest is.

FiveĀ events will beĀ taking place, including PSM’s famous medley, dead lift, farmers into tyre flip, truck pull and Atlas stone run.

Chris Walker, who lives in Kirkham,Ā has organised the Preston competition alongside Greg Dunnings for the past two years.

Preston’s Strongest Man competition

He decided to raise money for the charity Combatstress because he thinks there needs to be a big drive on mental health, which may often be ‘swept under the carpet’, and he has friends serving in Afghanistan so feels it is a well worthy cause.

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Chris said: “I’m quite new to the sport and so I am having helpĀ organisingĀ from my friend Gaz Smith, as he came close 2nd in last year’s competition.

“Gaz has lots of contacts and is helping me massively.

“We will be on the Flag Market in the city centreĀ and anybody and everyone can come and watch for free.”

Preston’s Strongest Man competition

The 2017 competition aims to be bigger than previous years with guests from the World’s Strongest Man Series attending the exciting event, including athletes from Scotland and Ireland.

You can get involved by following the Facebook Page.

Have you watched the World’s Strongest Man series? Will you be attending Preston’s Strongest Man 2017? Let us know in the comments below

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