Wiltshire Publications

Issue 496 – Muscle power at Strongman Competition

PULLING lorries and tractor tyre flips were all part of the challenges in the Westbury Strongman Competition, held at Ironworx Gymnasium in Station Road.

The all-day event on Saturday 3rd September had three weight categories and six events for Westbury’s muscle men to compete in, and was all in aid of several good causes.
Co-owner of Ironworx, Lee Salter said, “The day was a success in every way. The barbecue sold out, every individual broke personal bests, and the weather was perfect. Three of the athletes couldn’t make it but apart from that, it went better than even I expected!
“We had some feedback from some of the guys taking part saying that it was better organised than other local strongman competitions, which meant a lot to me.”
The event was all part Lee Salter’s drive to raise funds for Josselin Tilley, the Westbury girl who was born with CHARGE syndrome, affecting her hearing, sight, eating, drinking, breathing and development. Lee chose the charity as Josselin is the daughter of a close friend. The fundraising drive has also been supporting Wiltshire’s Charlie’s Charity – London Paralympian Shaun Sewell, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and the Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy.
Last month Lee took on the challenge of cycling from London to Paris, a distance of around 300 miles. His combined total from the cycle and strongman competition now stands at £1,400.
Lee is now appealing for his sponsors to get their money to him by 16th September, and still welcomes any additional donations – call Lee on 07860 569974.