THE sixth disabled strongman competition took place in Chard on Sunday (September 5).

Athletes from across the UK headed to Britain's Disabled Strongman competition at Holyrood Academy.

They competed in various categories including the max log lift, the axle deadlifts, the front hold, the giant dumbbell press and the stone medley (a mix of atlas stones and natural stones).

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Gary Clarke, who founded the competition in 2015, said: "It was a fantastic day and a brilliant competition - everyone did so well.

"We had 28 people competing and almost a full audience. Everyone loved it, it was phenomenal day.

"I want to say a big big thank you to all the sponsors and all the people that helped the event go smoothly, and to the academy staff who have been really helpful leading up to the event.

"Holyrood was a fantastic venue and the big screen was brilliant."

The winners in each category were:

  • David Walsh – Men’s seated class one
  • Tony Butcher – Men's seated class two
  • Michael Bishop – Men’s standing class one
  • Mark Toner – Men's standing class two
  • Lucy Dunstan-Beasley – Women's standing class one
  • Rebecca Slater – Women's standing class two
  • Gemma Kemple Stevenson – Women's seated class one