Belfast's Ultimate Strongman contest to be sponsored by Rudridge

Published:  07 August, 2015

Rudridge will for the second consecutive year sponsor the Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend in Belfast.

The groundwork and civil engineering distributor will be supporting the strongest men competitors from around the world as they compete for the coveted trophy from 27 August to 30 August at Crumlin Road Gaol.

Alan Betteridge, Rudridge director, said: “We are delighted to be involved again this year. It is sure to be a fun filled and action packed five days for the whole family with plenty of trials and tribulations for all the athletes involved.”

The search for the UK’s Strongest Man on Thursday 27 August kicks off the event, with heats taking place at City Hall, Belfast. This will be followed by semi-finals, at the Titanic Museum on Friday 28 August, with the winner being announced and lifting the trophy on Saturday 29 August.

The competition for Master World’s Strongest Man on Sunday 30 August. The weekend will conclude on Monday 31 August with the fight for the title of Junior UK Strongest Man at the Titanic Museum.

Competitors will face tasks designed to showcase their strongman credentials, including the boulder busting ‘caveman lift’, tiring ‘tyre flip’ and backbreaking ‘truck push’.

Five-time European Strongest Man titleholder and creator of the Rudridge Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend, Glenn Ross, will host the events.

Mr Ross said: “The Rudridge Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend has become a mainstay on the competitive circuit and this year will be tougher than ever for our athletes with some extremely challenging tasks. I am looking forward to watching the weekend unfold and seeing if any new records are set.”

Tickets are available to purchase in advance for the finals of the UK Strongest Man on Saturday 29 August and the Master World’s Strongest Man on Sunday 30 August at www.ultimatestrongestman.com/get_tickets and cost £8. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets will be available to purchase on the day for £10 per person.

Events taking place on Thursday 27 August, Friday 28 August and Monday 31 August will be free to attend.

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