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Big Lottery Funding for Local Mums Kickboxing Group

March 14, 2017 in Children & Play, Community Issues, Families & Children, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Other, Sport, Uncategorized

FunMeFit and Steel City Hub, our marketing side of things is thrilled to have helped a small mums and kids kickboxing group in Stannington, Sheffield achieve great things.

 

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The group called ‘MUMMY POWER’ has been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund as part of the National Lottery. We are incredibly proud to be able to share their fantastic news and we know the project will help so many local mums who desperately want to get healthy with their children.

 

Kate Hill, mum of two, who is now the group Chairperson brought the group together after seeing there was a need for inclusive fitness groups that enabled mums to socialise and not worry about childcare. Along with Samantha Marren, mum of one and group Treasurer and Hannah Sanderson, mum of two and group Secretary, they started kickboxing at local gym, Powers Martial Arts Centre, Stannington. They applied for Big Lottery Funding last year and saw a huge rise in local women wanting to be involved.

 

“We are so thrilled to receive this funding from the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund for our friendly, little group. I set up the group initially because I loved kickboxing but didn’t want to do it alone. I struggle so much with childcare after work and didn’t want the kids sitting watching TV after school so I asked my local gym if they’d help.”

Paul and the team at Powers Martial Arts Centre have been totally supportive throughout, doing whatever they could to help. When Hannah and Samantha came on board to support it, there was no stopping us. We applied for Big Lottery Funding and it took almost a year for us to get everything set-up but it was well worth the effort,”

~ Kate Hill, Chairperson for Mummy Power.

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The group now trains together twice a week and the funding has enabled the group to enjoy two, free 1-hour training sessions every week for the women and their children, as well as a free nutritional course and weight programme every month, gradings to build some recognisable skills, achievement awards and free t-shirts and gloves to train with.

 

“Hannah, Kate and I mentioned it to some other mums at school and we were overwhelmed with the response. This funding means that we’ve could offer mums a place to come and exercise whilst enjoying a good, social atmosphere. We always have a great time, everyone is so friendly.”

~ Samantha, group Treasurer. 

 

“The children have their own trainer too for those who want to do kickboxing – they love having their own t-shirts and gloves to wear. We wanted to make sure the mums and kids are rewarded for their hard work too so we are organising awards ceremonies and social events. The Big Lottery Fund has made all of this possible.”

~ Hannah, group Secretary.

 

The gym, owned by Paul Powers, has provided a trainer for the mums and one to work with the children when they want to take part so that no-one is left out.

 

“The group and the funding has been great for our small gym. We were already well-known in the local community but this funding has meant that we are getting more and more families walking through the door to get involved. It’s great to see and we are happy to support Mummy Power for as long as they need it.”

~ Paul Powers, Gym Owner, Powers Martial Arts Centre.

 

The group trains at Powers Martial Arts Centre on Monday’s 6-7pm and Wednesday’s 5.30-6.30pm. There is a suggested donation of £10 per mum for the whole year and a £2 suggested donation per child for the year. This helps the group collect funds for additional uses that benefit the group, such as events and extra equipment needed.
If you’d like more information about Mummy Power, see the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mummypowerkick on Twitter @mummypowerkick or contact Paul at the gym directly on: 07831 763688 or email: mummy_power@yahoo.com.

Top Unusual Sports To Try in Sheffield

February 2, 2016 in Children & Play, Families & Children, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Sport, Uncategorized, Women

Sheffield is a sporting city. Some of us see the Olympic legacy working here, some don’t. It’s hard to ignore the rise in sporting opportunities for young people and children across the city and there’s lots going off within the universities and colleges. However, outside of educational establishments, some of us, usually parents with careers, children and heavy financial responsibilities, struggle to fit sport into our working week.

If you want to get back  into a sport of some sort – perhaps now the children are at school and you have more ‘free time,’ you might want to give some of the more unusual and fun sporting activities a try to really boost your confidence and bring some adolescent, free-feeling fun back into your life.

 

Here’s our list of new things to try this year:

 

Roller Derby

There’s a big team for women age 16+ in Sheffield called the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls. They’ve just started recruiting for new members and although you have to apply for the kit as to buy your own can be expensive, this sport looks to be growing hugely in popularity across Sheffield. The sport comprises of wearing roller skates – yes, not roller blades and lots of protection including a helmet, arms and knee pads. Videos and information can be found on their website: SHEFFIELD STEEL ROLLERGIRLS They also have a big Facebook page and are all over other social media channels, also on FunMeFit as a member.

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Baseball

Although it’s not Baseball season yet, Sheffield’s own Bladerunners have weekly training sessions. We’ve all heard of the American sport but have you ever tried it? There’s very little to fork out for apart from subs of a few quid a session and it’s great fun in the great outdoors that Sheffield is blessed with. The season starts in April 2016 and updated information and contact numbers can be found on their website: SHEFFIELD BLADERUNNERS. They are also on Facebook and you can find their profile on FunMeFit too.

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Kickboxing

We’ve all heard of kickboxing and probably associate it with big blokes kicking the crap out of each other in a ring. These days, it’s a growing women’s sport and a great way to keep fit and tone those wobbly bits. Powers Martial Arts Centre in Stannington is a city leader in its friendly, approachable and well-equipped gym. Offering classes, 1-2-1 sessions, group sessions, family sessions, children’s classes – you name it, they can offer it. They even do safety training and self-defence classes to help local women stay safe. It’s best to catch them on Facebook at POWERS MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE.

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Bouldering

No ropes, no fuss, just climbing up a rock with only yourself to rely on. Luckily for Sheffielders, there are a number of centres around Sheffield offering safer bouldering opportunities than tackling Stanage Edge. The Works in Sheffield is one of the largest bouldering centres in the world – it has everything you’d need to really explore this sport. Not only does bouldering work on just about every muscle in your body, it keeps you slim and keeps your mind active with problem solving tasks. It’s a great all-rounder for any age or ability. With the Mini Works for little ones where parents and children can climb together, there are no excuses. They also run courses and children’s classes. See THE WORKS website.

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If you’d like to stay updated about any new sporting opportunities across the city and further afield, check out our Facebook Page and send us your ideas, photos or events and we are always happy to share.

Business Training & Wellness Packages

August 27, 2015 in Community Issues, Education, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Nutrition, Opportunities, Sport, Uncategorized, Women

Get Your Workplace Motivated & Up-Skilled

Benefiting Your Business

Whatever your industry or sector, there are risks associated. Whether those risks are direct safety hazards i.e. working in front-line public services or indirect health hazards i.e. your workforce spend hours sat at a desks, staring at their computer screens, there are effective, low-cost methods to ensure you and your workforce stay healthier, happier and confident in their abilities.

 

Who We Are

FunMeFit Ltd have been a community-led, health/wellness-focused business for over 3 years. Our main aim has been to promote the services and activities offered by local and national sports clubs, organisations and businesses through our popular network and directory www.funmefit.com. We have been successful in building an extensive list of trusted, qualified connections in the health and wellness, sports, fitness and safety industries and are ready to use these links to assist other businesses with sourcing staff development, training and wellness programmes.

 

What We Offer

Quite simply, we offer a no-nonsense approach for businesses who want to find something to motivate, up-skill or develop their staff. We take the hassle out of your search to find a training provider, motivator, activity provider or key speaker who is right for your business. We listen to your needs, make suggestions, find the right provider, ask for a quote from providers, we add our commission fee (10% of overall cost) and we create a bespoke package according to what you’ve asked for.

We can find low-cost, no fuss solutions to your business needs including:

  • Staff Training – from personal safety to motivation training.

  • Key Speakers – from sports people to business professionals.

  • Team-Building – survival training, corporate fitness, activities and sports.

  • Courses – for staff young and older in confidence, public speaking, management etc.

  • Events – providing and making suggestions for your events i.e. activity providers, sports people, speeches, catering and much more.

 

Our fees

We don’t charge you a penny for our services. We take a commission from the activity providers/key speakers who we will ask for a quote from for your needs.

 

Contact us:

For more information or to contact us to discuss your needs, e-mail Kate or Andy at: info@funmefit.com.

 

For activity providers who want to join our list of contacts and promote their services as part of our network, please register your company/club at www.funmefit.com/register or e-mail us on the above for more information.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Funding Opportunity: Cash for Kids – South Yorkshire

August 8, 2015 in Children & Play, Community Issues, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities

A South Yorkshire radio station has launched a scheme to support charities, community groups and children’s hospices to run projects that are aimed at benefitting disadvantaged children under 18 years of age.

Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids, based in Sheffield, are providing the following funding grants for those who are working with children within the Hallam FM broadcast area.

The deadline for applications is: 16th October 2015 (5pm)

See below for more information and read how to apply:

 

Description

Grants are available to local charitable organisations for projects that benefit children and young people who are ill, disabled or living in poverty in South Yorkshire.

Value Notes

Funding is at the Trust’s discretion.

Extended Description

Sheffield-based radio station Hallam FM provides the Cash for Kids scheme to support charities, community groups, and children’s hospices to run projects that benefit local disadvantaged children who are 18 years of age or younger.

Latest Information

The deadline for Autumn grant round applications is 16 October 2015 (5pm).

Key Criteria

Funding can be provided to registered charities based in the Hallam FM broadcast area.
Successful projects must help disadvantaged children who are aged 18 or younger.

Priority will be given to applications which:
• Directly benefit a large number of children.
• Make a positive impact on young people’s lives.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants will be given to children or projects aiming to help children:
• Suffering mental, physical or sensory disabilities.
• Suffering behavioural or psychological disorders.
• Living in severe poverty or situation of deprivation.
• Suffering distress, abuse or neglect.
• Projects which prevent distress and disadvantages linked to the above.
• Providing opportunities for young people.

 

Application Procedure

An application form and guidelines can be found on the Hallam FM website, click on the link – http://www.hallamfm.co.uk/charity/

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants are advised to submit entries at least one month in advance of the Trustees’ meeting and should contact the Cash for Kids Team for the dates.
Organisations must provide at least two written quotes for the costs of the project, along with a supporting letter and a copy of their most recent audited accounts.

For further information contact the Cash for Kids Team at Hallam FM. (see below for contact details)

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on this site – please see the downloadable files on the right hand panel at the top of this page – or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:

Cash for Kids Team
Hallam FM
Radio House
900 Herries Road
Sheffield
S6 1RH

Telephone: 0114 209 1100
Email: cashforkids@hallamfm.co.uk

Please contact Hallam FM directly for updates/more information. Thanks and happy applying!

New Marketing Services Menu & Prices

June 8, 2015 in Community Issues, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Other, Products & Reviews, Uncategorized, Website Updates

Over the last few months, we’ve been putting together a service menu for our members and non-members based on what services we’ve been asked to provide. Here’s a quick look at what we offer and at what prices. We have a new testimonials page coming soon where you can see the feedback we’ve received from others.

Promotional Services for the Health, Community, B2B, Sports & Fitness Industries

www.funmefit.com is a directory and a social network connecting you with the right people, promoting your brand across social media and helping you communicate with clients. We are now offering low-cost marketing, PR and copy-writing services to help you get noticed even more.

What we offer:

  • FREE Social Media Promotion – Join our free network & directory www.funmefit.com/register.
  • £20-£50 a year – Monthly Social Media Promotion, Online Gallery, Contributors Blog, Offers Feed (services for different levels of membership). Upgrade your membership www.funmefit.com/directory/join.
  • £50 One Off Fee – Social Media Set-Up on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube (if needed) including 30 minutes free consultancy about your social media strategy (either face to face, online or via telephone/Skype). Also includes a free social media ‘how-to’ page with resources.
  • From £30 Per Week – Social Media Management (handling all your social media needs to keep you in touch with your clients/generate further customer interest and raise awareness of your brand). Price dependant on level of service according to your business needs.
  • £30 Per Hour – Business Support Services (getting you set up in business, providing advice and connections to help your grow).
  • Approx. £50 Per 500 words – Copywriting (writing for your business, club, promotional material, print or websites). Depending on whether we need to spend a lot of time researching what we are writing.
  • £150 per 4 Hour Strategy Session & Write-up – Bespoke Marketing Strategy & Services – (looking at how you could best promote your work and raise awareness includes a marketing strategy and suggestions suited to your business).
  • £60 Per Press Release – PR (getting you into print through local/national media). We will write and send your press release out to contacts.
  • Events Vehicle (Harold) – Can be hired for community events, sports events etc. includes PA system. For extra services, in regards to events, please contact us for prices or see Harold’s own website: Can In A Van (coming soon).
  • Prices dependant on business needs – Branding, Websites and Design (getting you a logo and a brand identity, getting you online or helping you to develop your website to appeal to your customers/clients). Outsourced to Foster & Scott, our trusted, local design company.

Whatever you need, if you don’t see it listed as a service above, get in touch to see if we can help. We offer free consultations either via e-mail, telephone or face to face.

Kate Hill & Andy Picken

www.funmefit.com

www.facebook.com/FunMeFit

www.twitter.com/FunMeFit

info@funmefit.com

 

The Importance of Joining Business Directories

April 20, 2015 in Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Other, Sport, Uncategorized, Website Updates

As the owner of a business or organisation in 2015, being visable online is probably more important than the sign outside your shop.

The website is obviously your online shop window and depending on your trade, social media is either equally as important, more important or stands to support your website. What many of us forget to do when we are promoting our business and looking for free or low-cost ways to advertise is listing our business on directories. Directories come in all shapes and sizes – local, national or international.

 

At FunMeFit, we are proud to boast a fantastic, free directory with low-cost packages for those who want a little more from it. For many of our members, their listing on our directory means that they can be found more easily on search engines like Google. It’s a great way to create a prescence online even if you’ve not got a website for your business, services or sports club/organisation.

You can easily join our directory by clicking on this link, it’s FREE:
http://www.funmefit.com/directory/

When people type in a service that you offer i.e. personal training in Sheffield, you want to be one of the first to pop up on their Google search – ideally, being in the top 5 listings means that you’ll rarely be ignored.

Why not set up a free listing on the FunMeFit directory – just join our community first by going here: www.funmefit.com/register (or go to our Join Us page) – leave it a few hours then Google yourself and see what pops up?

By creating a listing with us, you’re also helping our network grow and develop so we can offer the best services.

If you’d like a bit more help with promotion and making your listing look brilliant, our yearly packages start from £20 to a maximum of £50 for our Premium Service. With Premium, you’ll get a full gallery of your own to add pictures to, an offers feed to add offers, a contributors blog, a full page for telling others about your business and much more.

If you’d like help setting one up or need more information, contact info@funmefit.com.

Need a website or a logo?

We work closely with our friends at Foster & Scott who designed our website. Through them, we can offer a whole range of services including website design, branging and logo design, social media services and marketing services plus much more.

Together we have also developed a number of low-cost packages for sports clubs and organisations who need a bit more help with promotion. Just ask if you’d like to know more.

You can check out Foster and Scott here: www.fosterandscott.com

We wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous summer 2015!

FMFTV: Showcasing Community Projects

January 18, 2015 in Community Issues, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Sport, Uncategorized

Happy New Year to all of our members, visitors and friends!

Towards the end of last year, we at FunMeFit, decided to launch a community TV channel to showcase, review and promote the various events, activities and projects running within the communities where some of our members are based.

 

As social media is becoming more embedded into the lives of people across the community, YouTube, naturally is somewhere people are increasingly turning to for answers to questions, for training and education and for entertainment and fun.

Video sharing and downloading are increasing each month. According to recent YouTube statistics, more than 1 billion unique users visit the social network each month – although the reach of a small community video could remain substantially lower, stranger things have happened and that’s an awful lot of potential traffic to miss out on for your business or organisation.

For many smaller clubs, organisations, event organisers and businesses, resources and expenditure might not cover developing content for videos on YouTube. FunMeFit has taken on a couple of filming projects so far where we have filmed, edited and uploaded content for local community projects deserving a voice.

The Chronic Pain Swimming Group Project

Most recently, the MoveMore network forwarded us the details of a small chronic pain swimming group project based at Aston Swimming pool, Sheffield, run by ShipShape and a few volunteers. We arrived with our small camera on its tripod, a microphone and some roughly jotted notes to meet the group. As we are volunteers ourselves, we were unsure as to whether our informal appearance and approach would enable us to gather necessary information about the group.

Upon speaking with Don and Karen, the group organisers and chronic pain sufferers themselves, it was clear to us that these people were inspirational individuals, committed to providing support to some in the community who find themselves challenged, more than most, each day by not just pain but anxieties and other difficulties.

As we spoke to some members of the group, their stories were of overcoming extreme challenges just to attend the group, the group was a huge step forward, helping them out of isolation and anxiety.

Watch and listen to Don and Karen here.

Watch and listen to Janice’s story here. Or see below.

Watch and listen to Alison and her son Jonathan’s story here.

 

 

Watch and listen to Yvonne’s story here.  

FunMeFit’s limited resources and the fact that we run it around day jobs, children and other commitments mean that we can’t assist every member, organisation or group within our community who contacts us but we will make every effort to cover those inspirational stories like those involved in the Aston Swim Group, Sheffield.

You can view all of our videos so far here.

This weekend, we are looking forward (time and commitments allowing) to attending an event run by one of our long-standing, supportive members, WDSAUK in Sheffield on Saturday.
See event here.

 

If you would like more information about FMFTV and our vide service, contact Kate or Andy info@funmefit.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter @FunMeFit.

Small Sparks Funding Opportunity

December 5, 2014 in Community Issues, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Uncategorized, Women

Our friends at Move More in Sheffield have sent us a funding opportunity for our members who are eligible. A small helping hand towards costs for those of you who are really helping people lift barriers and get active.

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“I would like to inform you of an exciting opportunity for groups and organisations who are committed to helping communities Move More. We have some small pots of funding available (£300) to help people lift any barriers to promoting physical activity (e.g., promoting sport to females) or  to create more opportunities to help people engage with physical activity.

Please visit the website for further information http://bit.ly/1yJsFLi. Closing date for applications is 20th Feb, 2015 but money must be spent by the end of March, 2014,” Dr Sarah Scott, Move More Officer.

If you want more information, we can send you the criteria and application form or you can use the link above to go straight to the Move More website.

 

All About Active Sheffield

November 1, 2014 in Children & Play, Community Issues, Families & Children, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Sport, Uncategorized

Sheffield has some of the best sporting facilities in the UK. It has recently been hailed the city of Sport and there are plenty of reasons why. Many of FunMeFit’s members offer either sporting facilities, sporting opportunities or activities and Active8-Sheffield are no exception. Contributing to Sheffield’s ‘City of Sport’ status, here’s a little more about them.

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Active8-Sheffield offers a vast range of spaces, facilities, activities and events to get involved with in Sheffield. Their four multi- purpose sports centres located at Tapton, King Edwards Lower, Ecclesfield and Fir Vale Secondary schools boast a selection of top range amenities that are hireable to the public.

 

Just some of their facilities include:

  • 3G Fully Floodlit 11 a side Astro Turfs
  • Sand Based 11 a side Astro Turfs
  • Theatre/Production Halls with Bleacher Seating
  • Hard Courts – Tennis and Netball
  • Teaching Rooms
  • Meeting Venues
  • Changing Facilities
  • Large Sports Halls
  • Sprung Loaded Gymnasium Floors

All of the facilities can be adapted to suit a variety of activities, whether that be an event, sporting activity, business meeting, party, exhibition or training.

Active8-Sheffield also provide activities and events of their own, including holiday fun camps, various sporting tournaments, fitness classes and charity fun days, all available for the public to get involved with.

Their facilities are affordable for all however big or small your booking and they are always looking for new opportunities to work with the local communities and to develop and grow their activities list.

Contact them today for more details of any of their facilities or work.

Call: 01142402308 Email: info.active8sheffield@interserve.com

Website: www.active8-sheffield.com

You can also find their FunMeFit profile here: Active8-Sheffield

Yorkshire’s Strongest Man 2014 Report

October 25, 2014 in Community Issues, Events, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Sport, Uncategorized

For those that didn’t know, FunMeFit were heavily involved in co-promoting the Yorkshire’s strongest man 2014 competition, which took place on Sunday 19th October at Frickley Athletic FC’s JJ leisure stadium, South Elmsall.

The events included Log Lift, Deadlift, Super Yolk, Vehicle pull and atlas stones. The competition took place on the football pitch where boarding and matting were used to provide a stable platform. The hulks strongman team did an excellent job throughout the competition, moving equipment and changing over the events.

With 14 competitors battling it out across 5 gruelling events, including the world famous atlas stones and vehicle pull, a great spectacle was put on for the 500 plus crowd who came along to cheer their favourite strongman on.

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FunMeFit provided the MC for the day, Andy Picken, whilst Kate and Matthew Hill had exclusive pitch and backstage access to film highlights of the event and interview some of the crowd and competitors – for FMFTV.

Our very own Phil Roberts, and current Sheffield’s strongest man, took part in the competition as the guys lined up on the pitch in front of the guest referee Eddie Hall, Britain’s strongest man 2014 from Stoke, and three times World strongest man contender Graham Hicks from Morecombe.

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Phil Roberts, Sheffield’s Strongest Man by Shaun Morgan.

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Eddie Hall, Britain’s Strongest Man by Shaun Morgan.

Graham Hicks took time to give a quick pitch side interview for FunMeFit over the ground’s PA system to give his thoughts on the day. Thanks to Graham for taking the time out to do this which was appreciated by the crowd.

With a star studded line up of strongmen as guests and officials on the day, as well as two times record Holder and Hulks strongman promoter Mark Anglesea, the crowd took the opportunity to have their pictures taken with their hero’s before and after the competition.

No doubt when the strongmen grace our TV sets at Christmas time, spectators on the day will recognise them again, and will always have special memories of the day the Countries elite strongman came to Frickley Athletic FC in little South Elmsall.

This will include one 87 year old spectator who had a front row seat in our disabled area and gave an interview to the crowd with Andrew Picken. After watching the strongmen series on television every year it was his first live event, and he addressed the crowd with ‘”this is absolutely fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable”.

As the competition heated up, 20 year old Paul Smith really stepped up to the plate by winning the first event – the Hulks log press – an event requiring you to lift the bar from the ground, through the clean, and into an overhead press.

Mixing amongst some serious elite level strongmen, Paul really was a sensation on the day and despite coming sixth overall displayed huge future potential in the sport, which in strongman terms he is yet to peak in at such a young age. Well done Paul and one to certainly watch.

6 foot 5”, and PPS nutrition sponsored strongman Tom Shaw, was tipped as a hot favourite and gave the heaviest deadlift on the day- 380 kg (59 stone 11 pounds). Tom also displayed a blistering performance in the atlas stone event -the only competitor to complete all 5 stones.

Local man Mick Brown from Normanton, cheered on by a vocal crowd, stepped up the plate in every event, whilst always remaining calm, composed and consistently strong.

FunMeFit also grabbed a few words from Mick Brown’s wife Nicola, and Mick’s training partner over the PA who happily gave an insight into Mick Brown’s preparation for the event – for the benefit of the crowd.

As we continued throughout the competition the events became harder as the guys tired from giving so much early on in the competition. This is the point where strategy plays a big part. Who has reserved the most energy, left enough in the tank, or has the will power to put in a big effort in the last two events?

The super Yolk loaded up with 400 kg ( ( 62 stone) and consisting of a frame the competitors have to lift across the shoulders and carry over a 30 metre distance was a difficult event on soft ground.

Many of the guys didn’t make the full distance all gave credible performances, and those that did complete the distance demonstrated immense power and stamina to cross the line.

Soon to find out who had the best strategy in place, the competition resumed as the guys were hooked up to a 4.5 ton loaded van and pulled the vehicle across a 30 metre distance, the winner being the guy to cross the line first.

Next up, the competition finished with the Atlas Stones as the strongmen lined up on the field to await the outcome and standings. First, second and third place trophies glistened in the afternoon sun with prize money for the top three finishers, as the crowd fell quiet in anticipation of the result.

As the standings were calculated, suspense filled the air as the official score cards were presented to Eddie hall to announce the winners. We knew it was close, and as the excitement ramped up, Eddie Hall stepped forward with the microphone to announce the standings and top three podium finishers.

All competitors deserve huge praise for putting on a fantastic show and for being so kind to enable FunMeFit to interview them during the event and capture the drama of the day with video footage.

In third place was our very own Phil Roberts, followed by Tom Shaw in a well fought second place. However, after a short pause Mick Brown’s name echoed around the JJ leisure stadium as the crowd stood to their feet to cheer the winner and now the new Yorkshire’s strongest man 2014.

With a clear winner identified, and an appreciative crowd cheering every single competitor that contributed to a great show, the crowd held back for photos and to buy merchandise from explosive ape and PPS Nutrition.

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Above: Andy from FunMeFit doing the microphone commentary for the day.

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Kate from FunMeFit with Phil Roberts.

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Above: Kate from FunMeFit with Eddie Hall.

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Discussion reverberated around the stadium as spectators reflected on the competition and talked about their favourite event, strong man and the day as a whole. A truly memorable experience for all who witnessed something new at the JJ Leisure stadium.

As the sun continued to set behind the JJ Leisure stadium, and the crowd exited the ground, a calm silence fell around the ground as Frickley staff and the Hulks team cleared the staging and cleared the ground.

What took place at Frickley was a special event and a ground that will now hold fond memories to the top three competitors but especially our very own Yorkshire’s strongest man Mick Brown.

FunMeFit would like to express thanks to the following people involved in this great show;

Promoter Mark Anglesea, marketing manager Nici Pickering and competitors  Tom Shaw, Phil Roberts and Mick Brown for welcoming us to their training gym in Rotherham to interview them, and for putting on a great show at Frickley Athletic FC.

Notable mentions also go to the Hulks team – working tirelessly to set up each event and the two girls manning the turnstiles – a great all round team effort. Well done everyone at Hulks.

Frickley Athletic FC for the use of their ground, providing snack bar, stewards and bar staff on the day and the logistics of food storage, preparation and a very early start Sunday morning.

Links to Photos , video footage and more information
FMFTV
PHOTOS: Local South Kirkby professional photographer Shaun Morgan took some amazing shots on the day and his album can be found using this link: Shaun Morgan
To subscribe to FMFTV for free the link can be found above.

 

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