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MY CONTEST HISTORY

1986 (9 comps)

  • 23 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for Gnosall Fire Brigade at Eccleshall.
  • 24 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for Gnosall Fire Brigade at Norbury.
  • 25 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for Gnosall Fire Brigade at Nr Shrewsbury.
  • 31 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for Gnosall 2nd team at The Shropshire Inn, Haughton.
  • 7 Sept - Tug of War – pulled for Gnosall Fire Brigade at Red Lion, Gt. Chatwell.
  • 21 Sept - Tug of War – pulled for Gnosall Bears at Gnosall.
  • 28 Sept - Tug of War – pulled for Gnosall Bears at ‘Diesel Power’, Cherry Tree.
  • 9 Nov - Tug of War – pulled for Chatwell 2nd team at The Red Lion, Gt. Chatwell
  • 16 Nov - Tug of War – pulled for The Bell, Haughton at Walsall. – 1st place.

1987 (25 comps, 59 classes)

  • 22 Mar - Tug of War – pulled for The Bell, Haughton at Bicester Army Camp (Training Lge) 640k Class 12pts, Catchweight Class 3pts.
  • 29 Mar - Tug of War – pulled for The Bell, Haughton at Chacombe, Glouc. (Training Lge Wk 2) 640k Class 11pts, Catchweight Class 6pts.
  • 5 Apr - Tug of War – pulled for The Bell, Haughton at Bicester (Training Lge Wk 3) 640k Class 21pts Total 1st place, Catchweight Class 6pts.
  • 12 Apr - Tug of War – pulled for The Bell, Haughton at Douglas Bar, Derby. 640k Class S/F, Catchweight Class.
  • 20 Apr - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Tewkesbury. 600k Class 1st place, 640k Class, & Catchweight Class.
  • 3 May - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Southam, Warwicks. 600k Class 2nd place, 640k Class 2nd place.
  • 4 May - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Lichfield Rugby Club. Catchweight Class 3rd place.
  • 4 May - Strength – Strength circuit, at Lichfield Rugby Club.
  • 4 May - Strength – Bricklifting contest, at Lichfield Rugby Club. 1st place.
  • 17 May - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Cross Keys, Newbold. 640k Class 2nd place, & Catchweight Class.
  • 24 May - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Weston Park. 640k Class 2nd place, & 680k Class.
  • 25 May - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Lichfield Bower. Catchweight Class 1st place.
  • 31 May - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Ranton. 600k Class S/F, 640k Class S/F, & Catchweight Class.
  • 7 June - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Priors Marston. 600k Class 1st place, 640k Class, & Catchweight Class.
  • 14 June - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Pirelli, Burton. 640k Class 2nd place, 680k Class & Catchweight Class.
  • 21 June - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Shrewsbury Arms, Kingstone. 640k Class 1st place, 680k Class & Catchweight Class.
  • 28 June - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Witney. 600k Class 2nd place, 640k Class, 3rd place.
  • 26 July - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Rams, Shipston on Stour. 600k Class S/F, 640k Class, S/F.
  • 2 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Rams, Shipston on Stour. 600k Class 2nd place, 640k Class.
  • 16 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Priors Marston. In the Federation National Champs. 600k Class, 640k Class.
  • 29 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Eccleshall Show. Catchweight Class 1st place.
  • 31 Aug - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Ancient Briton, Whitchurch. Catchweight Class 2nd place.
  • 6 Sept - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Kinlet AAA Show. 600k Class 3rd place, 640k Class, 680k Class & Catchweight Class.
  • 13 Sept - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at ‘Norton’, Burslem AAA Show. 560k Class 3rd place, 600k Class, 640k Class, 720k Class S/F (for Holland).
  • 19 Sept – Armwrestling (BAWF) – at Burntwood. Lt. Hvy Class S/F.
  • 20 Sept - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at Huncote, Leicester. 560k Class, 600k Class, 640k Class 2nd place, & 680k Class.
  • 27 Sept - Tug of War – pulled for The Hand & Cleaver, Ranton at ‘Diesel Power’, Whitchurch. 600k Class 1st place, 640k Class 2nd place.

1988 (6 comps, 10 classes)

  • 22 June – Armwrestling (WCAWF) – at Hatherton Club, Penkridge. Heavyweight Class 1st place.
  • 28 July – Armwrestling (WCAWF) – at Pear Tree, Wednesfield. Heavyweight Class 1st place, Super Heavyweight Class 1st place
  • 10 Aug – Armwrestling (WCAWF) – at Pig on the Wall, Sedgely. Heavyweight Class 1st place, Super Heavyweight Class 2nd place
  • 17 Aug – Armwrestling (WCAWF) – at Hatherton Club, Penkridge. Heavyweight Class 1st place, Super Heavyweight Class 2nd place
  • 30 Aug – Armwrestling (WCAWF) – at The Marksman, West Bromwich. Heavyweight Class 1st place, Super Heavyweight Class 1st place
  • 21 Sept – Armwrestling (WCAWF) – at Pear Tree, Wednesfield. Heavyweight Class 1st place

1989 (13 comps, 14 classes)

  • 24 Jan – Strongman – at ‘Malt & Hops’, Stafford. Stafford Strongman Challenge, 4th place.
  • 27 Mar – Armwrestling – at Rose & Crown, Stafford. 1st place.
  • 6 May – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Grimsby. 12th of 17.
  • 28 May – Highland Games/Strongman – at Weston Park, Staffs. Highland Games 1st place, Strongman  3rd place.
  • 15 July - Tug of War – pulled for Red Lion, Derrington at Hixon. Catchweight Class 2nd place.
  • 5 Aug – Highland Games – at Shugborough Hall, Stafford. 4th place.
  • 23 Aug – Strongman – at County Showground, Stafford. 4th place.
  • 28 Aug – Strongman – at Burton Carnival. 2nd place.
  • 10 Sept – Strongman – at Rugeley. 3rd place.
  • 16 Sept – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. Midland’s Olympics, 95k Class 1st place.
  • 30 Sept – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Grimsby. Master’s v Seniors. 15th of 23.
  • 24 Oct – Powerlifting (BPA) – at Burton. West Mids Powerlifting Champs, 100k Class 1st place.
  • 30 Dec – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-round award scheme.

1990 (21 comps, 22 days)

  • 23 Jan – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. Strength Set League Leg 1.
  • 20 Feb – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 1.
  • 2 Apr – Strongman – at ‘Malt & Hops’, Stafford. Stafford Strongman Challenge, 2nd place.
  • 14 Apr – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. Midland’s Olympics, 100k Class 1st place.
  • 19 Apr – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 2.
  • 7 May - Tug of War – pulled for Red Lion, Derrington at Gnosall. Catchweight Class.
  • 27 May – Highland Games – at Weston Park, Staffs. 2nd place.
  • 28 May – Strongman – at Weston Park, Staffs. 2nd place.
  • 16 June – Strongman – at Stone. 3rd place.
  • 21 June – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 3.
  • 7 July – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Grandby Halls, Leicester. British All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place.
  • 15 July – Strongman – at Burton. Midland’s Strongest Man, 8th.
  • 4 Aug – Highland Games – at Shugborough Hall, Stafford. 3rd place.
  • 11 Aug – Strongman – at Canwell Show. Team Competition, 2nd place.
  • 18 Aug – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 4.
  • 22 Aug – Strongman – at County Showground, Stafford. 3rd place.
  • 25/26 Aug – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Castlemilk, Glasgow. International All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place.
  • 13 Oct – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 5.
  • 20 Oct – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Grandby Halls, Leicester. British Single Arm Champs, 95k Class 3rd place.
  • 11 Dec – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. Powerhouse Club All-Round Champs.
  • 22 Dec – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 6.

1991 (17 comps, 18 days)

  • 23 Feb – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 1.
  • 6 Apr – Grip – at Burton. 1st British Grip Champs (Goerner Grip contest) 15th of 16.
  • 24 Apr – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 2.
  • 25 May – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Grandby Halls, Leicester. British All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place.
  • 26 May – Highland Games – at Weston Park, Staffs. 4th place.
  • 27 May – Strongman – at Weston Park, Staffs. Team Competition, 1st place.
  • 8 June – Strongman – at Newport, Shrops. Team Competition, 2nd place.
  • 25 June – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 3.
  • 7 July – Strongman – at Shire Oak, Walsall Wood, 1st place.
  • 13 July – Strongman - at Staffs Police HQ, Stafford. Police versus civilian team comp.
  • 14 July – Strongman – at Barton under Needwood. Team Competition, 1st place.
  • 20 July – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 4.
  • 3 Aug – Highland Games/Strongman – at Shugborough Hall, Stafford. Team Competition, 2nd place.
  • 17/18 Aug – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Plymouth Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. International All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place.
  • 26 Aug – Strongman – at Burton Carnival. Team Competition, 1st place.
  • 28 Oct – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 5.
  • 14 Dec – All-Round Weightlifting (BAWG) – at Burton. All-Round League Leg 6.

1992 (7 comps, 8 days)

  • 8 Feb – Grip – at Riverside, Stafford. 2nd British Grip Champs (Goerner Grip contest) 3rd place.
  • 7 Mar - All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) - at Grandby Halls, Leicester. Lifted for Burton v Castlemilk club match. Won & top lifter.
  • 26 Apr – Strength – at Marine Hall, Fleetwood. Latham’s Open Cheat Curl contest.
  • 2 May – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Grandby Halls, Leicester. British All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place.
  • 24 May – Highland Games – at Weston Park, Staffs. 6th place.
  • 25 May – Strongman – at Weston Park, Staffs. Team Competition, 3rd place.
  • 12/13 Sept – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at St Mary’s College, Twickenham, London. International All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place. 4th place overall Best Lifter.

1993 (9 comps)

  • 6 Feb – Grip – at Riverside, Stafford. 3rd British Grip Champs (Goerner Grip contest) 2nd place.
  • 18 Feb – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 1.
  • 4 Mar – Strength - at Riverside, Stafford. Stafford Backbreaker, 1st place.
  • 3 Apr – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Burton. Midland’s All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place. 5th place overall Best Lifter.
  • 20 Apr – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 2.
  • 22 May – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Grandby Halls, Leicester. British All-Round W/L Champs, 95k Class 1st place.
  • 12 Sept – Armwrestling (BAWF) – at ‘The Island’, Ilford. British Armwrestling Champs, 95k Class R/H.
  • 5 Dec – Strandpulling – at Hathershaw Gym, Oldham. Northern Counties Champion of Champions, Novice Class 1st place.
  • 16 Dec – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 6. Team overall champs of Division 2.

1994 (5 comp)

  • 5 Feb – Grip – at Riverside, Stafford. 4th British Grip Champs 1st place.
  • 17 Feb – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 1.
  • 26 Apr – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 2.
  • 24 May – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 3.
  • 7 July – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 4.

1995 (9 comps)

  • 4 Feb – Grip – at Riverside, Stafford. 5th British Grip Champs 1st place.
  • 14 Feb – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 1. Team 1st in Div 1.
  • 16 Mar – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 2.
  • 2 Apr – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Grandby Halls, Leicester. Midland’s All-Round W/L Champs, 90k Class 1st place. 3rd place overall Best Lifter.
  • 3 June - Grip - at Riverside, Stafford. Gripathon.
  • 20 June – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 3.
  • 24 Aug – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 4.
  • 12 Oct – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 5.
  • 9 Nov – All-Round Weightlifting (IAWA) – at Stafford. All-Round League Leg 6. Team overall 5th of Division 2.

1996 (1 comp)

  • 3 Feb – Grip – at Riverside, Stafford. 6th British Grip Champs 1st place.

1997 (1 comp)

  • 26 July – Grip – at Riverside, Stafford. 7th British Grip Champs 1st place.

1998 (4 comp)

  • 3 Apr – Stone lifting – at Old Dailly, Scotland. Lifted the large blue stone (about 320lb) for 10 consecutive reps
  • 5 Apr – Stone lifting – at Potarch Hotel, by Banchory, Scotland. Lifted the two Dinnie stones together 3 times. Also lifted the large stone for 20 reps with Right Hand
  • 5 Apr – Stone lifting – at Crathie, Scotland. Lifted the 265lb Inver stone to neck/chest height
  • 4 July – Grip – at Riverside, Stafford. 8th British Grip Champs 1st place.

1999 (5 comps)

  • 24 May – Stone lifting – at Delaval Arms, Old Hartley. Lifted the Blue stone an inch.
  • 28 May – Stone lifting – at Potarch Hotel, by Banchory, Scotland. Lifted the two Dinnie stones together
  • 31 July - Grip - at Stafford. The 2nd Gripathon.
  • 29 Aug – Armwrestling (BAF) – at County Hotel, Blackburn. British Armwrestling Champs, 100k Class L/H. 4th place.
  • 16 Oct – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Hook Community Centre, Basingstoke. ‘Best of the Best’ Armwrestling Champs, 90k+ Class L/H. 4th of 12.

2000 (2 comps)

  • 22 Jan – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Royal Hotel, Waterfoot, Lancs. ‘Rumble at the Royal’ Armwrestling Champs, 90k+ Class L/H. 3rd place.
  • 27 Aug – Armwrestling (BAF) – at ‘City Limits’, Croydon. British Armwrestling Champs, 100k Class L/H. 2nd place.

2001 (4 comps)

  • 17 Mar – Grip – at OHF Dinner, Hotel Marriott, Slough. 'Captains of Crush' #3 cert.
  • 28 July – Grip – at Stafford. 9th British Grip Champs 1st place.
  • 26 Aug – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Tickled Trout Hotel, Preston. British Armwrestling Champs, 100k Class L/H. 1st place.
  • 3-7 Dec – Armwrestling (WAF) – at Gydnia, Poland. World Armwrestling Champs, 100k Class L/H. 11th of 25.

2002 (3 comps)

  • 20 Apr – Grip – at Stafford. 1st British Nail Bending Champs. 1st place.
  • 28 Apr – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Seni show, NEC, Birmingham. L/H Supermatch versus Neil Pickup, loss.
  • 3 Aug – Grip – at Stafford. 10th British Grip Champs 1st place.

2003 (2 comps)

  • 8 Mar – Grip – at Loddekopinge, Sweden. 7th Loddekopinge Grip Challenge. 2nd place.
  • 2 Aug – Grip – at Stafford. 11th British Grip Champs 1st place.

2004 (2 comps)

  • 1 May – Grip – at Stafford. 12th British Grip Champs 1st place.
  • 14 Aug – Grip – at Loddekopinge, Sweden. 1st European Grip Champs 1st place.

2005 (4 comps)

  • 26 Jan – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Milton Keynes Leisure Centre. Milton Keynes v Stafford. L/H Match v Jason Brooks, 2-0 win. Team win.
  • 26 Feb – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Potteries Shopping Centre, Hanley. ‘Enter the Lions Den’ L/H Class. Joint 1st place.
  • 24 Apr – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Seni show, NEC, Birmingham. ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Pro League L/H Class.
  • 12 Nov – Grip – at Great Haywood, Staffs. 1st Champion of Champions Grip Contest. 1st place.

2006 (1 comp, 2 classes)

  • 8 Apr - Grip – at Stafford. Peter Horne Memorial Grip Contest. British Pinch Lift Champs. 1st place. British Hub Lifting Champs. 1st place.

2007 (4 comps, 8 classes)

  • 7 Apr - Grip – at Stafford. Peter Horne Memorial Grip Contest. British Pinch Lift Champs. 1st place. British Hub Lifting Champs. 1st place. British Rolling Thunder Champs. Joint 2nd place. British Vertical Bar Lift Champs. 3rd place. 3rd British Nail/Bar Bending Champs. Joint 1st place.
  • 19 May – Grip – at Whey Gym, Gloucester. 15th British Grip Champs 1st place.
  • 13 Oct - Grip – at Stafford. Braced Bending Supermatch versus Stewart Killick, win.
  • 22 Dec – Strength – at Whey Gym, Gloucester. Whey Consortiun Power Challenge.

2008 (4 comps, 5 classes)

  • 5 Apr – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. Peter Horne Memorial Grip Contest. 1st place.
  • 17 May – Grip (BHSA) – at Whey Gym, Gloucester. 16th British Grip Champs 2nd place.
  • 6 Dec – Armwrestling (BAF) – at ‘Rossendale Rampage 2’, Bacup. L/H Supermatch. v Lee Holland, win 3-0. v Stan Dickenson, win 3-0.
  • 20 Dec – Strength – at Whey Gym, Gloucester. Whey Consortiun Power Challenge.

2009 (6 comps, 7 days, 6 classes)

  • 1 Feb – Armwrestling (BAF) – at ‘Arm Wars – Iron Curtain’, Blackburn. L/H Supermatch. v Dariuz Muszczak (Pol), loss 1-5.
  • 4 Apr - Armwrestling (BAF) – at Cock & Bottle, Tarleton. Preston Panthers A/W comp, 100+k Class L/H. 3rd place.
  • 12 July – Armwrestling (BAF) – at ‘Arm Wars – Mighty Quest’, Trafford Centre, Manchester. L/H Supermatch. v Tommi Kokkare (Swe), win 4-2.
  • 9 Aug – Strength – at Stafford. Muscles & Medals old-school Strength Challenge I. 1st place.
  • 9-12 Sept – Armwrestling (WAF) – at Porto Viro, Italy. World Armwrestling Champs, 100k Masters Class L/H. 7th of 15. 100k Class L/H. 22nd of 39.

2010 (10 comp, 17 classes)

  • 30 Jan – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 1. 1st place in Stafford comp. 1st place in overall comp.
  • 20 Feb – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 2. 1st place in Stafford comp. 1st place in overall comp.
  • 20 Mar – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 3. 1st place in Stafford comp. 1st place in overall comp.
  • 10 Apr – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 4. 1st place in overall comp. 1st place in overall series.
  • 8 May – Grip (BHSA) – at Whey Gym, Gloucester. 18th British Grip Champs 2nd place.
  • 25 July – Armwrestling (BAF) – at ‘Arm Wars – Legacy’, Trafford Centre, Manchester. L/H Supermatch. v Sakari Suokko (Fin), loss 0-6.
  • 14 Aug – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 1. 1st place in Stafford comp of 11. 1st place in overall comp of 59.
  • 11 Sept – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 2. 1st place in Stafford comp of 5. 2nd place in overall comp of 47.
  • 16 Oct – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 3. 1st place in Stafford comp of 6. 1st place in overall comp of 49.
  • 13 Nov – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 4. 1st place in Stafford comp of 9. 1st place in overall comp of 45.
  • 2010 World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Overall results. 1st place in overall comp of 91 competitors.

2011 (8 comp, 11 classes)

  • 13 Mar – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 1. 1st place in overall comp of 17.
  • 9 Apr – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 2. 1st place in overall comp of 11. 1st place in overall series.
  • 14 May – Grip (BHSA) – at Stafford. 19th British Grip Champs 2nd place.
  • 13 Aug – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 1. 1st place in Stafford comp of 12. 2nd place in overall comp of 88.
  • 10 Sept – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 2. 1st place in Stafford comp of 13. 1st place in overall comp of 93.
  • 8 Oct – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Leg 3. 1st place in Stafford comp of 15. 2nd place in overall comp of 85.
  • 2011 World of Grip - World's Strongest Hands Series, Overall results. 1st place in overall comp of 124 competitors.
  • 14 Nov – Grip – at Stafford. UK Winter Training League, Leg 1. 1st place of 6.
  • 24 Dec – Grip – at Stafford. UK Winter Training League, Leg 2. 1st place of 7.

2012 (9 comp, 10 classes)

  • 23 Jan – Grip – at Stafford. UK Winter Training League, Leg 3. 1st place of 4. 1st place in overall series.
  • 4 Mar – Stone lifting – at Criccieth, Wales. Lifted the 177.5k Criccieth stone twice
  • 6 Mar – Stone lifting – near Ysbyty Ifan, Wales. Lifted the 300lb Ysbyty Ifan stone to chest and walked 62 feet
  • 7 Apr – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands. 1st place in comp of 10. British Hub Lifting Champs. 3rd place in comp of 10.
  • 12 May – Grip – at Stafford. 20th British Grip Champs. 1st place in comp of 8.
  • 7 July – Stone lifting – at Stafford. English Stone Lifting Champs. 3rd place in comp of 9.
  • 27 Oct – Armwrestling – at Coombe Social Club, Coventry. Armageddon Armwrestling ‘The End is Nigh!’ L/H Pro Open Class. 2nd place of 26 .
  • 5 Nov – Grip – at Stafford. UK Winter Training League, Leg 1. 1st place of 5.
  • 15 Dec – Grip – at Stafford. UK Winter Training League, Leg 2. 1st place of 6.

2013 (7 comp, 10 classes)

  • 17 Jan – Grip – at Stafford. UK Winter Training League, Leg 3. 1st place of 4. 1st place in overall series.
  • 6 Apr – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands. 1st place in comp of 11. British Hub Lifting Champs. 4th place in comp.
  • 11 May – Grip – at Stafford. 21st British Grip Champs. 1st place in comp of 22.
  • 11 May – Armwrestling – at ‘Grip & Go!’, Stafford. L/H Supermatch. v Garry Rickett, loss 0-3
  • 16 June - Grip - at Stafford. The 3rd Gripathon.
  • 16 Sept - Grip - at Lingfield. Grip Tour of Britain journey #1. 1st place in comp of 3.
  • 30 Nov – Grip – at Stafford. Winterfest. 1st place in Stafford comp of 4. 1st place in overall comp of 23.

2014 (10 comp, 13 classes)

  • 11 Jan – Grip – at Stafford. The 2nd Iron Grip Endurance Challenge. 1st place in Stafford comp of 4. 2nd place in overall comp of 22.
  • 8 Feb – Grip – at Stafford. Hands Across the Sea. 1st place in Stafford comp of 4. 1st place in overall comp of 22.
  • 8 Mar – Grip – at Stafford. Thumbs Up. 1st place in comp of 10.
  • 5 Apr – Grip – at Stafford. World of Grip - Britain's Strongest Hands. 1st place in comp of 9.
  • 3 May – Grip – at Stafford. Adjustable Pinch - 10 year Anniversary. 1st place in Stafford comp of 5. 1st place in overall comp of 20.
  • 24 May – Grip – at Stafford. 22nd British Grip Champs. 1st place in comp of 2 in Div 1.
  • 12 July – Stone lifting – at Criccieth, Wales. Stone of Strength Challenge Day. Lifted the 177.5k Criccieth stone six times to just under knees, attaining a level 1 lift.
  • 28 Sept – Grip – at Stafford. Tri-Grip Challenge. 1st place in comp of 5.
  • 12 Oct – Grip – at Stafford. Tri-Grip Challenge. 1st place in comp of 9.
  • 29 Nov – Grip – at Stafford. Winterfest. 1st place in comp of 4.

2015 (7 comp, 8 classes)

  • 11 Jan – Grip – at Stafford. The 3rd Iron Grip Endurance Challenge.1st place in overall comp of 21.
  • 1 Mar – Grip – at Stafford. Wrists of Steel. 1st place in comp of 5.
  • 11 July – Grip – at Stafford. World Record contest. 1st place in comp of 6.
  • 1 Aug - Grip – at Stafford. World's Strongest Hands. 1st place in Open Class of 43. 1st place in 105k+ class of 10.
  • 8 Aug – Armwrestling (BAF) – at Crofters Hotel, Garstang. British Armwrestling Champs, 110k Class L/H. 3rd place.
  • 31 Oct – Grip – at Stafford. 23rd British Grip Champs. 1st place in comp of 9.
  • 28 Nov – Armwrestling (WAL) – at Crofters Hotel, Garstang. WAL World Armwrestling League - UK Qualifier, 102k Class L/H. 2nd place.

2016 (4 comp, 5 classes)

  • 13 Feb – Grip – at Stafford. The 4th Iron Grip Endurance Challenge.1st place in overall comp of 12.
  • 9 Apr – Grip – at Stafford. Silarukov Challenge I. Joint 1st place in overall comp of 3.
  • 14 May - Grip – at Stafford. World's Strongest Hands. 1st place in Open Class of 33. 1st place in 105k+ class of 2.
  • 25 Sept – Grip – at Cheshunt. 'Crushed to Dust' cert at Grip Tour contest.

2017 (1 comp, 2 classes)

  • 2 Apr – Grip – at Stafford. The 24th British Grip Champs.1st place in overall comp of 15. The British Bending & Breaking Champs.2nd place in overall comp of 15.

224 competition days so far. With extra classes on the day the tally is 287 contests.
These are all the contests from 1986 to present. These do not include Record events, non-competitive meetings, etc.

Competition days
Grip (72 comps)
All-Round Weightlifting (46 comps)
Tug of War (35 comps)
Armwrestling (30 comps)
Strongman (18 comps)
Stone Lifting (9 events)
Highland Games (6 comps)
Other Strength (6 comps)
Powerlifting (1 comp)
Strandpulling (1 comp)


 

STRONGMAN EXHIBITIONS

1994

  • 25/26 May – at County Showground, Stafford.

1995

  • 18 Mar – Market Square, Stafford.

2003

  • 31 May – Market Square, Stafford.

2007

  • 18 Nov – Bass Museum, Burton. IAWA Hall of Fame Dinner.

 

Copyright David Horne 2006