Full Steam Ahead for PartyPoker.com Britain's Strongest Man!
Heavyweights from across the country will be converging on Minehead in June to battle for the title of PartyPoker.com Britain's Strongest Man 2008.
Last year's champion, Terry Hollands, who is returning to the popular seaside resort to defend his coveted title, said, "I've been training hard and I'm looking forward to the competition. I'm definitely up for the challenge!
"It's great to be coming back to Minehead as it's a fantastic venue. As well as lifting cars at the harbour and barrel loading on the beach, this year the organisers have set up the fantastic new challenge of pulling steam trains at West Somerset Railway's Minehead station. That really will be a test of strength!"
The event, which is sponsored by PartyPoker.com and produced by IMG Media is supported by West Somerset Council. Contestants stay at Butlins' popular holiday centre on the seafront. The TV series will be broadcast on Five.
Qualifying rounds lift off between June 7 - 9 with trials including tyre flips, chain drags, Atlas stones and keg tossing. The finals will be held on June 11 and 12 and muscles will be bulging as challengers lift cars and pull trains. The presentation ceremony to announce the winner of this year's Britain's Stongest Man will be held on the beach.
West Somerset Council's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Tourism, Cllr Michael Downes, said, "We're delighted that Britain's Strongest Man is returning to Minehead for a second year running.
"We're happy to support national competitions of this calibre in West Somerset. All of the events held on our land are free of charge and give a lot of pleasure to local people and tourists.
"The Council are thrilled to bring this event back to West Somerset because of the boost it provides to tourism and our local economy. We wish the contestants the best of luck in this great challenge."