Strongman Graham wins trophy

Graham Hicks and James Wilmot after winning UK's Strongest Team in Swindon.
Graham Hicks and James Wilmot after winning UK's Strongest Team in Swindon.

MORECAMBE strongman Graham Hicks has won yet another trophy.

The current England and Britain’s Strongest Man under 105kg picked up the UK’s Strongest Team trophy in tandem with Manchester strongman James Wilmot, 27, at a recent competition in Swindon.

Graham and James had only met a few times before the event but came together perfectly in events such as the two-man truck pull, two-man log lift, two-man frame carry, tag team atlas stones and two-man silver dollar deadlift.

The pair went for a world record in the latter event, attempting to lift 750kg to break the current record of 740kg. They came close but just missed out.

The former Our Lady’s High School pupil, said: “This is it for me now this year so it was nice to finish with another first place.

Especially seeing as we were northern and the other five teams were southerners!

“James has only ever done one other strongman competition. He weighs 115kg but is dieting down to 105kg so he’ll be one of the guys wanting to beat me next year!”

The event was refereed by current World’s Strongest Man Rob Frampton.

Dave Pattinson, of Tactical Training Services in Lancaster, sponsored the pair for their trip down to Wiltshire.