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Rudridge limbers up for strongman action

Rudridge will be preparing for their third consecutive year as the sponsor of the Rudridge Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend when the event takes place between Thursday 25 August and Sunday 28 August in Belfast.

Rudridge limbers up for strongman action

The groundworks and civil engineering specialist, with branches in Horsham, Gravesend, Farnham and Brentford, will be supporting some of the strongest men from around the world as they go head to head to compete for the coveted X11 CNP Trophy.

Alan Betteridge, Rudridge director, said: “We are delighted to once again be involved with this extremely popular event. The athletes are truly incredible and entertaining to watch and really have their work cut out with a series of tough tasks that will test them to the limit.”

The competition will start with the search for the UK Strongest Man on Thursday 25 August when the heats take place at City Hall, Belfast, followed by the semi-finals at the Titanic Museum on Friday 26 August. The winner will be presented with the X11 CNP Trophy at Crumlin Road Gaol at the finals on Saturday 27 August.

Shortly after the announcement of the UK Strongest Man title will be 12 of the strongest competitors on the planet, who will battle it out in the Master World’s Strongest Man, sponsored by Marshalls Group, at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday 28 August.

Competitors will take part in an exciting display of disciplines designed to showcase their strongman credentials, including the ‘Caveman Lift’, ‘Tyre Flip’ and ‘Truck Push’.

Events are free for spectators to attend on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Sunday 28th August. Advance tickets are available for the finals of the UK Strongest Man on Saturday 27th August at www.ultimatestrongestman.com/get_tickets and cost £8.00 each or £10.00 if bought on the door. Children under 12 are free of charge. All events start at 1PM daily.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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