Barclays House Strong Man Competition certainly did put the 'fun' back into fundraising. It was a fantastic event, a great atmosphere and the eight competitors who battled for the title did so in true sporting style.
Richard Stokes, John Macris, Rob Best, Bob Jones, Jamie Moon, Al Groome, Gareth Mayo and Kyle O'nions took part in six events which included a car pull, log lift and tyre carry. Some competitors had travelled up from London and Rob Best represented the JTYAF as a guest competitor.
After the six events John Macris (pictured above right) and Rob Best (pictured left), were neck and neck so an additional log lift between the two, finally decided the winner. Even that was a very close call with only two lifts separating them.
Congratulations to Rob who took the title and a huge thank you to the Barclays House Team who organised this brilliant competition raising an incredible £5000 for Cancer Research and the JTYAF. This will make a huge difference to the opportunities that we can provide for local young people in the future and we are extremely grateful to all involved.
Thanks must also go to Russell Jolley from the Conditioning Centre who provided all the equipment and did a brilliant job as compare on the day. W G Jones who donated the wheelbarrows for the medley event and Tesco Ferndown for donating refreshments for the competitors. Thank you to our volunteers who provided invaluable help on the day and obviously a special thank you to the competitors who made it such an exciting event.
It's set to be even bigger and better next year!