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XIII World Ultimate Strongman Belfast NI 2016 - UK Strongest Man - 25/8/2016

The UK Strongest Man 2016 was a very exhilarating and heart pumping show with all the spectators making the competitors perform to their maximum. There was qualifiers from all around the UK to find the final 16 in order to knock Eddie Hall off his throne. The competition was based in 3 popular areas in Belfast which attract thousands of people each day. 

The first day was at the City Hall with four disciplines lined up for the competitors. The duck walk saw Eddie Hall have a shock result finishing last in his group but it was Tom Stoltman who woddled to victory. In Group B Jonathan Kelly did enough to secure the win. The second event was the 150kg incline log which saw Eddie Hall press 19 reps to set a new UK record. In Group B there were good performances for Pa O'Dwyer and Jonathan Kelly of Ireland once again. The third event was the Pole Push. There were a number of heats such as Sean Logan v Ivan Gannon that set the context of the event.  However it was Sean O'Hagan and Pa O'Dwyer who won the event in each group. The final event of the day with a number of athletes fighting for survival was the Sack Load into the Iveco vans. It was a battle of Wales with Nathan Llewellyn and Ben Brunning trying to secure their place in the next day but it was a hyped up Paul Benton who secured his place in the second day. In Group B Ryan Oldfield and Richard Bessant didn't have enough left to beat the rest of the field.

Day 2 was at the historic Titanc building with only 12 of the 16 where competing due to 4 eliminations. The first event was the winch. The athletes had to winch a 12 tonne lorry up 20m course. The athlete's forearms and backs were burning with exhaustion but Sean O'Hagan did it the fastest. Alongside Paul Benton who proved his performance the day before was a blep. The second event was Thor's Hammer. Ivan Gannon of Ireland only managed the opening height but it was Eddie Hall who showed his power throwing 16ft. In Group B, Paul Benton continued his form by winning his second event of the day. The third event was a new event created by Ultimate Strongman. Car rocket squats.This event weighted in excess of 250KG.  This saw Ed Hall dominate the event with his static power, with 12 reps and in group B Jonathan Kelly got 9 reps to secure his place as one of the leaders in the group.  It was the final event of the day and a number of athletes were unsafe at the bottom of the group.  It all came down to the Husefell Stone carry.  In Group A Ivan Gannon used all of his determination but it was Aaron Page who done enough to secure his place in the final.  In group B Ben Thomson walked a new UK record of 74.37 m.  Paul Smith, Pa O'Dwyer, Ivan Gannon  and Sean Logan were eliminated.

It was the final day and all the athletes were trying to knock the beast off his throne.  The tension was high and the first event was the tyre flip weighing in excess of 400KG.  This was a dramatic event with Phil Roberts of England having to withdraw from the competition with injury.  However, it was Aaron Page who slayed the beast with a lightning time of 30.51.  Ed Hall came second with 30.75.  The second event was the deadlift for maximum.  A number of athletes lifted 340 KG but it was the Deadlift King who wiped the field away with a massive 400KG RAW lift.  The third event was the Alex Morton Axle Medley.  Consisting of 4 axles which needed to be pressed overhead.  Again, the bronze and silver axle proved difficult but Ed Hall lifted the first two axles to secure his second victory of the day.  The forth event was the mystery event which was the Hirestore Deadlift hold.  This was a gutsy event and Jonathan Kelly Kelly set the marker of 43.92 but Ed Hall the defending champion wouldn't let go to complete exhaustion and managed a time of 49.42.  The final event was the classic stones of strength.  Ed Hall was so far in front, he could not have been caught so he done the first stone,  However, it was fight for the podium with Jonathan Kelly securing second with 4 stones in 23.96.  Aaron Page claimed third and Paul Benton with forth.  Ben Thomson saved his best event to last finishing 4 stones in the fastest time.  Ed Hall has made history with a 6th consecutive victory of the UK title.  Jonathan Kelly and Aaron Page finished 2nd and 3rd (Their best ever).  Ed was presented with the CNP trophy.  This event will be aired on Channel 5 around Christmas time,  We will see you at the next Ultimate Strongman event near you.

The Rudridge XIII World Strongman Belfast NI Weekend is proud to announce the full line up of disciplines for XIII UK Strongest Man 2016 for coveted CNP Trophy:-

Thursday 25th August - City Hall -1pm- FREE Admission

Friday 26th August - Titanic Quarter -1pm-  FREE Admission

Saturday 27th August - Crumlin Road Gaol -1pm- On line deal - Admission £8.00 per person

Kids under 12 Free 

Gate admission £10 per person

This is the 13th year of the UK Strongest Man. There will be 16 competitors from around the UK who will do battle over 3 days and take part in 13 gruelling tests of strength.  Each day 2 men will be eliminated from each group until we find our final 8 for the grand final to find out who will be the UK strongest Man and will lift the CNP trophy.  Eddie Hall is a 5 time winner of this event.  Could he make it a double-hatrick of wins.  Book your tickets now to find out.

8 competitors in Group A

  1. Eddie Hall (England)
  2. Aaron Page (England)
  3. Sean Logan (England)
  4. Ben Brunning (Wales)
  5. Nathan Llewellyn (Wales)
  6. Sean O'hagan (Ireland)
  7. Ivan Gannon (Ireland)
  8. Tom Stoltman (Scotland)

 8 competitors in Group B

  1. Paul Smith (England)
  2. Phil Roberts (England)
  3. Ryan Oldfiled (England)
  4. Richard Bessant (Wales)
  5. Pa O'Dwyer (Ireland)
  6. Jonathan Kelly (Ireland)
  7. Ben Thomson (Scotland)
  8. Paul Benton (Scotland)

Day 1: Belfast City Hall ...
a) Duck Walk For Distance ,20m course ,4 lane race, longest distance carried wins.
b) Incline Log Reps 150kg, 2 competitors 90 secs , no drop returns .
c) Pole Push ancient Strongman wrestling test.
d) Money Sack Load! Two lanes, 5 sacks each lane 100kg each into 1 Security Van, 90 secs fastest time wins.

Two from Group A and 2 from Group B eliminated.

Day 2: Belfast Titanic
a) Truck Winch ,1 competitor, 90seconds ,20m course.
b) Thor Hammer for maximum height 56lb weight.
c) Squat Reps ,600lb,1competitor, 90sec.
d) Ultimate Strongman Husefell Stone carry for distance, 183kg, 2 lanes ,20m course, 18inch lifting block((£100 bonus for a new UK Record Distance).

Two from Group A and 2 from Group B eliminated, remainder brought together to make a final 8.

Day 3 Final: Crumlin Road Gaol
a) Tyre Flip, 400kg ,20m course, 90 sec, 4 lanes.
b) Deadlift Maximum, , No Suits, Straps allowed, 1 competitor,2 attempts in a minute to win it, 325kg Opener by all competitors and 3 nominated lifts there after (£100 bonus for each competitor that pull 400kg or more!)
c) Axle Medley, 2 lanes, 4 Axles 90 secs ,Bronze 127kg, Silver 147kg, Gold167kg, Platinum 187kg.
d) Mystery event!

 e)Stones Of Strength 115kg ,130kg, 145kg, 160kg and NEW 175kg (£100 discipline bonus for fastest competitor that completes the 5 stones in each group), 90 secs,2 lanes.

Winner be crowned XIII UK Strongest Man for coveted CNP Trophy.

Day 1 and 2 free to watch with final only £10 (special online deal now www.ultimatestrongestman.com )....Book now for biggest strength weekend around!

Special Note To All Ultimate Strongman Strength Fans -Day 4 is FREE to watch for Ultimate Strongman Masters World Championship @ Crumlin Road Gaol with 12 of Strongest Masters on the Planet!!!!!!!!!!!!

Results: Day 1

Event 1 Duck Walk for Distnace

Group A    
       
Position Name Distance Points
1 Tom Stoltman 60m 8
2 Sean O'Hagan 43.80m 7
3 Aaron Page 41.45m 6
4 Sean Logan 40.50m 5
5 Ivan Gannon 40.04m 4
6 Nathan Llewellyn 35.80m 3
7 Ben Brunning 26.80m 2
8 Eddie Hall 24.90m 1
       
Group B      
       
Position Name Distance Points
1 Jonathan Kelly 54.70m 8
2 Phil Roberts 50.71m 7
3 Paul Benton 49.50m 6
4 Paul Smith 44.90m 5
5 Ben Thomson 43.65m 4
6 Pa O'Dwyer 41.60m 3
7 Ryan Oldfield 40.85m 2
8 Richard Bessant 33.14m 1

Event 2- Incline Log for reps

Group A        
         
Position Name Reps Points Overall Points
1 Eddie Hall 19 8 9
2 Tom Stoltman 9 7 15
3 Sean O'Hagan 8 5.5 12.5
3 Sean Logan 8 5.5 10.5
5 Ivan Gannon 5 4 8
6 Ben Brunning 1 2.5 4.5
6 Aaron Page 1 2.5 8.5
8 Nathan Llewellyn 0 0 3
         
Group B        
         
Position Name Reps Points Overall Points
1 Jonathan Kelly 9 8 16
2 Phil Roberts 8 5.5 12.5
2 Ryan Oldfield 8 5.5 7.5
2 Pa O'Dwyer 8 5.5 8.5
2 Paul Smith 8 5.5 10.5
6 Richard Bessant 7 3 4
7 Paul Benton 5 2 8
8 Ben Thomson 3 1 5

Event 3- Pole Push

Group A      
       
Position Name Points Overall Points
1 Sean O'Hagan 8 20.5
2 Eddie Hall 7 16
3 Aaron Page 6 14.5
4 Ivan Gannon 5 13
5 Ben Brunning 4 8.5
6 Sean Logan 3 13.5
7 Nathan Llewellyn 2 5
8 Tom Stoltman 1 16
       
Group B      
       
Position Name Points Overall Points
1 Pa O'Dwyer 8 16.5
2 Paul Smith 7 17.5
3 Ben Thomson 6 11
4 Phil Roberts 5 17.5
5 Jonathan Kelly 4 20
6 Richard Bessant 3 7
7 Ryan Oldfield 2 9.5
8 Paul Benton 1 9

Event 4- Sack Load- 5 X 100KG

Group A          
           
Position Name Sack/Time Points Overall Points Overall Position
1 Ivan Gannon 5- 52.43 8 21 3
2 Tom Stoltman 5- 54.94 7 23 1
3 Sean Logan 5- 59.70 6 19.5 4
4 Aaron Page 5- 60.54 5 19.5 4
5 Ben Brunning 5- 70.30 4 12.5 7- Eliminated
6 Nathan Llwellyn 5- 75.12 3 8 8- Eliminated
7 Sean O'Hagan 2- 36.83 2 22.5 2
8 Eddie Hall X 1 16 6
           
Group B          
           
Position Name Sacks/Time Points Overall Points Overall Position
1 Ben Thomson 5- 42.93 8 19 4
2 Paul Benton 5- 45.66 7 16 6
3 Ryan Oldfield 5- 48.04 6 15.5 7- Eliminated
4 Richard Bessant 5- 64.92 5 12 8- Eliminated
5 Pa O'Dwyer 5- 72.31 4 20.5 2
6 Paul smith 2- 65.28 3 20.5 2
7 Jonathan Kelly 1- 12.88 2 22 1
8 Phil Roberts 1-15.34 1 18.5 5

Results: Day 2

Event 1- Truck Winch

Group A      
       
Position Name Time Points
 1 Sean O'Hagan  28.93 
 2 Eddie Hall  30.08 5
 3  Tom Stoltman 30.42  4
 4 Sean Logan  31.92 
 5 Ivan Gannon  34.68 
 6  Aaron Page 36.42  1
       

Group B 

     
       
Position  Name  Time  Points 
Paul Benton  26.26 
2 Ben Thomson  27.22  5
3  Phil Roberts 29.18  4
Pa O'Dwyer  29.26 
5 Paul Smith  33.75 
Jonathan Kelly  34.00 

Event 2- Thor's Hammer

Group A        
         
Position Name Best Throw Points Overall Points
1 Eddie Hall 16ft 6 11
2 Tom Stoltman 15.5ft 5 9
3 Sean O'Hagan 13ft 4 10
4 Aaron Page 12ft 3 4
5 Sean Logan 11ft 2 5
6 Ivan Gannon 10ft 1 3
         
Group B        
         
Position Name Best Throw Points Overall Points
1 Paul Benton 13ft 6 12
2 Phil Roberts 12ft 4.5 8.5
2 Jonathan Kelly 12ft 4.5 5.5
4 Paul Smith 11ft 3 5
5 Pa O'Dwyer 10ft 2 5
6 Ben Thomson X 0 5

Event 3- Car Rocket Squats

Group A        
         
Position Name Reps Points Overall Points
1 Eddie Hall 12 6 17
2 Aaron Page 11 5 9
3 Ivan Gannon 10 4 7
4 Sean O'Hagan 8 3 13
5 Sean Logan 7 2 7
6 Tom Stoltman 4 1 10
         
Group B        
         
Position Name Reps Points Overall Points
1 Jonathan Kelly 9 6 11.5
2 Ben Thomson 8 4.5 9.5
2 Pa O'Dwyer 8 4.5 9.5
4 Paul Smith 7 3 8
5 Paul Benton 1 2 14
0 Phil Roberts X 0 8.5

Event 4- Husafell Stone

Group A          
           
Position Name Distance Points Overall Points Overall Position
1 Tom Stoltman 41.45m 6 16 2
2 Ivan Gannon 40m 5 12 5- Eliminated
3 Aaron Page 31.32m 4 13 4
4 Sean O'Hagan 27.65m 3 16 2
5 Sean Logan 22.60m 2 9 6- Eliminated
0 Eddie Hall 0m 0 17 1
           
Group B          
           
Position Name Distance Points Overall Points Overall Position
1 Ben Thomson 74.37m 6 15.5 1
2 Phil Roberts 54.24m 5 13.5 4
3 Pa O'Dwyer 51.71m 4 13.5 5-Eliminated CB
4 Paul Smith 49.33m 3 11 6- Eliminated
5 Jonathan Kelly 3.96m 2 13.5 3
6 Paul Benton 1.75m 1 15 2

Results: FINAL

Event 1- Tyre Flip

Position Name Time Points
1 Aaron Page 30.51 8
2 Eddie Hall 30.75 7
3 Sean O'Hagan 32.66 6
4 Paul Benton 33.56 5
5 Jonathan Kelly 45.00 4
6 Tom Stoltman 45.41 3
7 Ben Thomson 47.50 2
8 Phil Roberts 56.37 1

Results: FINAL

Event 2- Deadlift for maximum

Position Name Best Lift Points Overall Points
1 Eddie Hall 400KG 8 15
2 Jonathan Kelly 380KG 7 11
3 Tom Stoltman 370KG 6 9
4 Ben Thomson 340KG 4 6
4 Paul Benton 340KG 4 9
4 Aaron Page 340KG 4 12
7 Sean O'Hagan 325KG 7 8
8 Phil Roberts X 8 1

Event 3- Axle Overhead Medley

Position Name Axles/Time Points Overall Points
1 Eddie Hall 2- 13.73 8 23
2 Aaron Page 2- 22.30 7 19
3 Tom Stoltman 2- 35.68 6 15
4 Jonathan Kelly 1- 7.45 5 16
5 Paul Benton 1- 8.89 4 13
6 Ben Thomson 1- 17.82 3 9
7 Sean O'Hagan 0 0 8
8 Phil Roberts X 0 1

Event 4- Hirestore Deadlift Hold

Position Name Time Points Overall Points
1 Eddie Hall 49.42 8 31
2 Jonathan Kelly 43.92 7 23
3 Paul Benton 36.60 6 19
4 Sean O'Hagan 31.21 5 13
5 Tom Stoltman 29.44 4 19
6 Ben Thomson 27.46 3 12
7 Aaron Page 21.66 2 21
8 Phil Roberts X 0 1

Event 5- Stones of Strength

Position Name Stones/Time Points Overall Points Overall Place
1 Ben Thomson 4- 19.77 8 20 6
2 Jonathan Kelly 4- 23.96 7 30 2
3 Aaron Page 4- 24.96 6 27 3
4 Paul Benton 4- 25.66 5 24 4
5 Sean O'Hagan 3- 14.50 4 17 7
6 Tom Stoltman 3- 17.78 3 22 5
7 Eddie Hall 1- 2.89 2 33 1
8 Phil Roberts X 0 1 8

 

 

 

 

 

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