So this weekend to celebrate my 44th birthday I took part in my first strongman competition. As it Was first timers category with no age limit or weight limits it was packed with 22 people there was also novice, intermediate and open categories as well as a ladies so the day was busy. Events were as follows for my category: 1) 70kg log clean and press for reps in a minute. Was hoping for 6 but the log felt light so managed 13 reps which was good as Graham hicks was reffing and at the end said my log lifting was the highlight of his day ! 2) 160kg deadlift for reps in a minute. Was hoping for 7 or so, actually managed 12 reps seeing as I felt a pop in my hamstring on rep 7 and a tear on rep 8 was pleased with this. 3) 80kg farmers walk each hand 20m course I did it in 9.52 secs I think happy with this. 4) 80kg keg carry for 20m did this in just over 10secs and managed not to fall over. 5) final event was 76kg stone over bar for reps. Never handled a stone before in my life so was just hoping for a rep. Actually managed 10 in the minute time frame. The day was long first event started at 10am last one finished at 4.30pm. I managed to come 9th out of 22 so happy with that. So as well as competing in powerlifting I can now say I'm a strongman lol, as with powerlifting everyone involved was friendly and encouraging and I'd just say that if anyone here trains for strength then do one competition in your lifetime. It forces you to train harder with more focus and shows you just how much you can actually lift when adrenaline is involved.