the joy of strength training

Gubernatrix

April 11th, 2009 at 11:26 am

Save Britain’s Strongest Man!

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Apparently Channel 5 have decided they no longer want to show Britain’s Strongest Man. A petition has been started to persuade the channel to keep it on.

Sign the petition

I am sure there are plenty of BSM fans out there who have enjoyed watching the competition. Strongman as a spectator sport has broad appeal. It is more entertaining for non-practitioners to watch than powerlifting or olympic lifting and it taps into the age-old desire of human societies to pit their strongest people against each other.

At grassroots the sport of strongman is gaining in popularity in the UK largely due to the television coverage. There are so few strength sports on TV that for Channel 5 to drop the show would be a real blow for strength sports in the UK.

If you live in the UK and you value strength sports, please sign the petition. We need to let Channel 5 know that there is demand for this show.

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  • 1

    “If you like this site, please consider supporting me with the price of a cup of coffee (or glass of wine!) via Paypal. Thank you for visiting :)”

    So how much is a glass of wine or a cup of coffee at your place?

    Rolfe on April 12th, 2009
  • 2

    Oh whatever people wish to pay 🙂

    gubernatrix on April 12th, 2009
  • 3

    Not “pay”, that makes it a job, which kills all fun and will get the tax people going. “Donation” or “support” or “gift of appreciation” or something sounds much better 🙂

    I’ll sponsor you a glass or two of wine as thanks for all the good reading and information. Hope others do the same.

    Rolfe on April 13th, 2009
  • 4

    Thanks Rolfe.

    I have had a Donate page up since the early days but I have only recently added the links to the ends of individual posts. I am very grateful for the donations I have had – it really does help me to bring you the kind of depth, detail and variety that this site has got a reputation for.

    gubernatrix on April 13th, 2009
  • 5

    Does anyone know when and where this year’s Britain’s Strongest Man is to be held? I can’t seem to find any information posted anywhere. I’d really like to go this year, so any help would be appreciated.

    Mel on April 22nd, 2009
  • 6

    THE REASON WHY CHANNEL 5 AINT GONNA SHOW IT ANYMORE, IS COZ OF LOW RATINGS, NOWT ELSE. BEFORE YOU READ ON, LET ME STATE I LOVE THE COMPETITION….BUT !!!!…….. HOW THE FECK CAN YOU EXPECT A TV STATION TO SHOW A COMPETITION THAT HAS A COUPLE OF HUNDRED PEOPLE IN THE BACK GROUND? ADVERTISING BY THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE COMPETITION IS TO BLAME.
    HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO TYPE IN:
    THE BRITAINS STRONGEST MAN COMPETITION IS TO BE HELD AT…. ON …… TO THE ……
    NOWT, THATS HOW MUCH.
    I HAVE JUST SEARCEHD GOOGLE, ASK JEEVES etc, TO TRY AND FIND WHERE IT IS, SO THAT MYSELF, MY FAMILY AND OVER 50 MATES CAN GO AND WATCH AND SUPPORT IT………NOTHING.
    IF ‘YOU’ KNOW WHERE, WHEN AND WHAT TIME THE COMPETITION IS, TYPE IN WHERE IS 2010 STRONGMAN BEING HELD, CLICK ON ONE OF THE LINKS AND ANSWER THE QUESTION AND THEN, WHEN 1,000’s OF PEOPLE SEARCH THE SAME QUESTION, WE COME TO THE EVENT AND WHO KNOWS, 2011 MAY BE COVERED BY SKY SPORTS OR BIGGER.
    COME ON ADVERISE MORE.
    CHEERS.

    peter mendez on December 25th, 2009
  • 7

    I am desparateky trying to find out where 2010 contest is being held but the internet has NO ANSWERS! Want to take my sn as we named him Laurence after Laurence Shalaigh LOL!!!

    George P on December 26th, 2009
  • 8

    I look forward to watching uk strongest man competition and am very disappointed to see that it may no longer be televised. It is far better entertainment than some of the rubbish & repeats that they show, come on it’s live entertainment where you cannot predict the outcome. The guys that train all year round for what is a fantastic show.

    Shaun Hayes on December 27th, 2009
  • 9

    got to agree –i would love to go and see a strongest man heat –but can you find out where they are being held anywhere –A BIG FAT NO!

    previously held at butlins minehead–awaiting reply from them but past comments seem to suggest no–also awiting reply from glen ross company–we will see???

    scott on December 29th, 2009
  • 10

    Butlins say they are not holding the event this year –so ??????

    scott on December 30th, 2009
  • 11

    I have been watching BSM and WSM since the days of Geoff Capes and now my 11 year old watches it. Bring it back!!

    Debra Ashmore on January 1st, 2010
  • 12

    I am 11 years old and can’t believe that its not happening any more!

    Brendan Ashmore on January 1st, 2010
  • 13

    I would really like to watch this years 2010 strongest man, but cant find out where or when it is can anyone help please?????

    gemma on January 2nd, 2010
  • 14

    Hiya

    I just want to add my support for continuing the britains strongest man competition. I love watching it and would like to find out when it is being planned for 2010.

    It should definately continue!
    Keep me posted

    Suze on January 3rd, 2010
  • 15

    I wanna go this year too! Keep checking internet, but can’t find any info. Love watching the programme, please don’t scarp it Channel 5!
    I agree, the organisers should definitely promote the competition better. Loads of people wnat to go, but have no idea where or when1

    Sammi on January 5th, 2010
  • 16

    Watched Worlds Strongest Man on Bravo but they have completely changed the set up this year and it was not as enjoyable. Would love to go to watch Britains Strongest Man 2010 but can’t find any info about it. It has been televised in the past but don’t think it is anymore!!!

    Clare Quinn on January 6th, 2010
  • 17

    Think 2010 competition is in Vancover not sure found something on internet.

    Lyn Parker on January 7th, 2010
  • 18

    BRITAIN STRONGMAN COMP IS ALWAYS HELD IN MINEHEAD BUT AS TO THE DATES I AM STILL TRYING TO FIND OUT MYSELF AS I WOULD LIKE TO GO BUT THE COMPETITION IS DEFO HELD IN MINEHEAD, SOMERSET, ENGLAND

    BEV LONG on January 11th, 2010
  • 19

    where is britains strongest 2010 going to be held, tried to find info last year but no one knows, someone MUST know where and when

    dawn on January 18th, 2010
  • 20

    It.S being held in Penarth .South Glamorgan

    patricia on January 27th, 2010
  • 21

    OK, that was a bit random, no when or where in Penarth………..I’ve checked other sites and I’ve found one in which is says it is Minehead on the weekend of the 5th June 2010. Perhaps we have to wait until nearer the time to get come concrete info…..here’s hoping, I’ve been watching it every year on television and I was really hoping to get there to see it live this year..Gutted

    Jo on February 21st, 2010
  • 22

    I’d love to go and support the 2010 competition. Like many others, I’ve tried to find the dates and location via the internet but with no luck. Channel 5 please keep BSM and tell us when it is and we’ll go and watch it live!

    Faye on February 22nd, 2010
  • 23

    The southern qualifier of uk strongest man 2010 is on April 11th @11am till 5pm the address is

    Strength-tec,
    Unit 6, Lysses court,
    High Street,
    Fareham,
    Hampshire,
    PO167BE

    Come along and support!

    helen muncey on March 20th, 2010
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    Thanks for the info Helen. I have also posted the event details on the calendar at http://www.funckey.co.uk

    gubernatrix on March 20th, 2010

 

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