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English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:32 am
by David Horne
English ‘Open’ Stone Lifting Championships

Part of the Gathering event.
Saturday 7 July, 2012
Venue: Grip Factory, Stafford
Promoter: David Horne

Overall results
1. Nick McKinless – 2pt
2. Rob Russell – 5pt
3. David Horne – 5.5pt
4. Chris Lowe – 8.5pt
5. Stew Killick – 9pt
6. Mark Martin-Dye – 12.5pt
7. Pete Kerr - 14.5pt
8. Kris Wragg – 15pt
9. Elizabeth Horne – 16pt

Bodyweights/age
1. Nick McKinless – Male – c.105k – age 41
2. Rob Russell – Male – 140.55k – age 37
3. David Horne – Male – 101.55k – age 50
4. Chris Lowe – Male – 142.05k – age 26
5. Stew Killick – Male – 135.2k – age 41
6. Mark Martin-Dye – Male - 65.95k – age 35
7. Pete Kerr – Male - 81.9k – age 28
8. Kris Wragg – Male – 69.4k – age 27
9. Elizabeth Horne – Female – 78.95k – age 28

Event 1 - Bearhug Heavy Stone Deadlift (185.13k) in 60 secs
1. Nick McKinless – stone + 24.7k = 209.83k
2. David Horne – stone + 20.75k = 205.88k
3. Rob Russell + red bands – 11 reps
4. Stew Killick + red bands – 4 reps
5. Chris Lowe + red bands – 1 rep
6. Mark Martin-Dye + green and blue bands – 25 reps
7. Kris Wragg + green and blue bands – 21 reps
8. Pete Kerr + green and blue bands – 14 reps
9. Elizabeth Horne + green, blue and red bands – 2 reps

Event 2 - Load the Puterach replica stone on to a 3’ 7” loading platform, for reps in 90 secs.
1. Nick McKinless – 9 loads
2. Rob Russell – 7 loads
3. David Horne – 5 loads
3. Chris Lowe – 5 loads
5. Stew Killick – 3 loads
6. Mark Martin-Dye – 1 load
6. Pete Kerr – 1 load
8. Elizabeth Horne – Lift off the floor
9. Kris Wragg - NL

The Puterach replica stone was kindly brought to the event by Peter Martin from Scotland.

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:24 pm
by Kris Wragg
Not got around to uploading much yet as I was knackered yesterday.

Chris Lowe pressing the stone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-nolu4_7Mw

Nick lifting the stone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG9FkVZNp5A

Nicks 209.83kg bearhug deadlift:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtoFiGYtoEU

Will upload more tonight hopefully.

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:57 pm
by David Horne
Nice vids Kris.
Height of platform was 3' 7"

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:12 pm
by Kris Wragg
Davids 205.88k bearhug deadlift: http://youtu.be/UmASba6P-uM

David lifting the stone: http://youtu.be/viE6jvvm2yo

Pete lifting the stone: http://youtu.be/lPNVRdM0ryw

Chris lifting the stone: http://youtu.be/qXQQ1VK1eXk

Stew lifting the stone: http://youtu.be/ROwxozuUsJQ

Rob lifting the stone: http://youtu.be/ZJJp0cN3n2o

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:46 pm
by Chris Lowe
Kris awesome work on all the footage you captured mate 8-) Roll on The Gathering 2016!!!!!! :D

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:44 pm
by james grahame
Well done guys. It looked like a lot of fun and I was delighted to see the stone that Peter brought. Hopefully it was popular enough to merit another stone challenge in the future.

It was very thoughtful to give Peter an award. It is very well deserved as he is doing a great job in raising awareness of stone lifting and what it is all about within a cultural perspective.

There must have been many of us, myself included, that thought the Stones Of Strength book had defined the subject until Peter began to explain and share what he has learned.

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:29 am
by David Horne
Peter is teaching us all what stone lifting is about.
It's rare for me to read of any ground-breaking research being done by anyone, but with Peter each email is full of it! 8-)
The book/s, will be a rarity indeed, and an absolute must for anyone interested in strength and scottish culture.
We will host the English Stone Lifting Champs next year.
If you are over get down to it!

james grahame wrote:Well done guys. It looked like a lot of fun and I was delighted to see the stone that Peter brought. Hopefully it was popular enough to merit another stone challenge in the future.

It was very thoughtful to give Peter an award. It is very well deserved as he is doing a great job in raising awareness of stone lifting and what it is all about within a cultural perspective.

There must have been many of us, myself included, that thought the Stones Of Strength book had defined the subject until Peter began to explain and share what he has learned.

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:00 am
by Mark M-D
For me the Stone lifting was the highlight of an excellent weekend. It was great to talk to Peter about the history of the stones and his research. Lifting that stone onto the platform is the most satisfying feat of strength I've performed and I'll be dragging my family up to Scotland one day for some more.

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:11 am
by David Horne
Mark,
Glad you enjoyed it.
Your lift was superb at such a light bodyweight. You should definitely try thr stones in Scotland; but maybe the Welsh stones first.


Mark M-D wrote:For me the Stone lifting was the highlight of an excellent weekend. It was great to talk to Peter about the history of the stones and his research. Lifting that stone onto the platform is the most satisfying feat of strength I've performed and I'll be dragging my family up to Scotland one day for some more.

Re: English Stone lifting Champs results

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:18 pm
by Mark M-D
David Horne wrote:Mark,
Glad you enjoyed it.
Your lift was superb at such a light bodyweight. You should definitely try thr stones in Scotland; but maybe the Welsh stones first.


Cheers!