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Novce Ireland Strongest man Anyone going?

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  • 23-07-2011 2:08pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭


    http://www.irishstrongman.com/
    Novice Ireland Strongest Man 2011

    Sunday 24July 2011

    2.30 pm start Belturbet festival Belturbet
    Co Cavan



    This great annual event is for all new comers and competitors who have not won a pro event.

    Winner will receive the coveted Finn McCool Trophy and be crowned Novice Ireland Strongest Man 2011.



    Events

    Arm Over Arm Anchor & Chain going in twos

    Axle Press for Maximum

    Hercules Hold 2 cars going in twos

    Stones of Strength

    Deadlift Medley going in twos

    Will probably go meself. Axel press alone would be worth a look IMO.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod




    Hope to get some more vids up. Youtube is killing me all day ! Can't get it to work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,800 ✭✭✭The Guvnor


    Excellent stuff mate.

    Big Glen was excellent as the MC.

    The spotters were also excellent (guy behind etc)- I'm a big fan of protecting the athletes from unecessary injury.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    Jonathan Kelly Irelands strongest man 2011 (one nearest the camera) spotting and marshalling at the event also.

    Gotta say the sun came out goodo on the day. Fierce heat and a slope made that event all the harder. Tyre flips were first. 950lb tyres to be flipped 8 times I think to the finish (420 something kilos) .


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    Bit of a poor decision holding it the same day as GPC national champs no?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    Hanley wrote: »
    Bit of a poor decision holding it the same day as GPC national champs no?

    Was thinking that meself. Know anyone who could organise a Ustream web cast for any of next years events by any chance?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭the drifter


    Hanley wrote: »
    Bit of a poor decision holding it the same day as GPC national champs no?

    you did neither so STFU


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,333 ✭✭✭✭itsallaboutheL


    you did neither so STFU


    Jaysus.. </3?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    Dunno if any one who posts on boards competed in either event. Wonder if they'd write up about it if they did.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,881 ✭✭✭TimeToShine


    What weight is that axle?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    What weight is that axle?

    Final lift was 135kg. 2.5 inch axle. No bearings on the ends, kinda like an apollons axle.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    you did neither so STFU

    Go for a run you bender.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod




    Overall event winner Ricahrd Looney atlas stones final event and one of the few to complete all stones.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭the drifter


    Hanley wrote: »
    Go for a run you bender.

    Thats an epic FAIL...your running more than i am


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,530 ✭✭✭Duck's hoop


    squod wrote: »
    Tyre flips were first. 950lb tyres to be flipped 8 times I think to the finish (420 something kilos) .

    It seemed to me that having that one first wasn't the best decision. From what I saw most of the boys couldn't lift the tyres more than once and only 2 finished it. In the heat it must have shattered them, and a good deal of the crowd drifted off after that first event!

    There was also some interesting freestyle axle lifting attempts, but at least it was entertaining!

    I'm not disrespecting any competitor there, those were some sh1t heavy tyres and fair play, just maybe they were too heavy? It certainly looked like the weight took some of them by surprise...

    As a spectacle it kinda lost out a bit on that score.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    A 900+lb tire sounds outrageously heavy... I thought 700-800 was the norm at that level. Especially considering the stones only went up to 145kg...


  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Hammar


    Arent the tire's they use in WSM 900 pounds???
    And the pros struggle with them.
    The tires on Sunday looked seriously heavy alright,but 900 pounds???
    But what do i know? I was fairly drunk when i was watching it :P

    But Heres a video of Poundstone struggling for 9 reps with a 950 pound tyre,so id doubt any novice strongmen would be able to cope with 900 pound ones


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38BlgYNXDK8


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    Hammar wrote: »
    Arent the tire's they use in WSM 900 pounds???
    And the pros struggle with them.
    The tires on Sunday looked seriously heavy alright,but 900 pounds???
    But what do i know? I was fairly drunk when i was watching it :P

    But Heres a video of Poundstone struggling for 9 reps with a 950 pound tyre,so id doubt any novice strongmen would be able to cope with 900 pound ones


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38BlgYNXDK8

    Bigger than that. Even the bigger lads were caught out.

    It seemed to me that having that one first wasn't the best decision. From what I saw most of the boys couldn't lift the tyres more than once and only 2 finished it. In the heat it must have shattered them, and a good deal of the crowd drifted off after that first event!

    There was also some interesting freestyle axle lifting attempts, but at least it was entertaining!

    I'm not disrespecting any competitor there, those were some sh1t heavy tyres and fair play, just maybe they were too heavy? It certainly looked like the weight took some of them by surprise...

    As a spectacle it kinda lost out a bit on that score.

    I'm with you there. Watched the juniors earlier in the year. Some of them looked real strong. One lad I hadn't seen before looked like he could deadlift the country. So from that point of view........ it's hard to know what weight would be best.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod




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