Suffolk Strongest Man and Woman contest draws fans to Sudbury

Joe Manning in the truck pull at Suffolk's Strongest Man and Woman in Sudbury. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Joe Manning in the truck pull at Suffolk's Strongest Man and Woman in Sudbury. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

A crowd of around 500 people saw powerful competitors pull trucks, deadlift cars and lift barrels at Suffolk’s Strongest Man and Woman contest at the weekend.

The event, which is now in its fifth year, took place in the car park at Tesco, in Sudbury, on Sunday and raised £1,200 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Suffolk's Strongest Man competitors take on the car deadlift on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Suffolk's Strongest Man competitors take on the car deadlift on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Competitors took on five strength challenges – log press, car deadlift, truck pull, car squat and loading medley – with Dan McNamee crowned Suffolk’s strongest man and Lisa Corallini taking the women’s title.

Suffolk's Strongest Man competitors take on challenges in Sudbury on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Suffolk's Strongest Man competitors take on challenges in Sudbury on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Champion Dan, who also organised the contest, said: “I was diagnosed with a heart condition this year so the result and fundraising for the BHF had extra meaning.

Winner Dan McNamee in action at Sunday's contest. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Winner Dan McNamee in action at Sunday's contest. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

“The event is getting bigger every year and more people keep coming forward with offers of help.

Aaron Clarke in the truck pull at Suffolk's Strongest Man and Woman contest. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Aaron Clarke in the truck pull at Suffolk's Strongest Man and Woman contest. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

“I’d really like to thank Zest Gym for all their help in providing the equipment free of charge, and Lookers Ford in Sudbury for their £500 sponsorship.”

Dan McNamee - who was crowned Suffolk's Strongest Man. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Dan McNamee - who was crowned Suffolk's Strongest Man. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Suffolk's Strongest Man competitors take on challenges in the Tesco car park in Sudbury on Sunday. P

Suffolk's Strongest Man competitors take on challenges in the Tesco car park in Sudbury on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant