Plans for new strongman family fun event in Melton

Strongmen will be attempting a truck pull, car deadlifts and log pressing at a new family entertainment event in Melton this summer.

By Nick Rennie
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 5:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 9:09 am
Fraser Mann, who runs the Steel Yard Gym and Fitness centre in Melton, warms up for the strongman event by lifting a giant tyre
Fraser Mann, who runs the Steel Yard Gym and Fitness centre in Melton, warms up for the strongman event by lifting a giant tyre

It is hoped the Power in the Park Strongman festival, on Saturday August 20, will be held every year to entertain residents and bring new people into the town to boost the local economy.

As well as the thrilling power lifting events, the event will feature lots of stalls, food stands, a tug of war competition and a children’s power contest.

It will be in the Play Close Park, from 10am until the late afternoon, and is a collaboration between Melton BID and the Steelyard Gym and Fitness centre, which is based on North Street in Melton.

New strongman event in Melton

Lee Freer, chair of the BID team, told the Melton Times: “This will be a litmus test to see if it can become another big event for the town every year.

"We are sure people will enjoy the strongman competition and there will loads of other entertainment throughout the day.

"As well as bringing extra footfall in Melton it will send a positive message to local people about fitness and wellbeing and how it can help your mental health.”

Some Melton people will remember a similar strongman event in the town about 15 years ago which organisers are hoping to reignite and bring back to Melton.

It is hoped this will be very different, with several competitors already signed up to take part from all over the country.

It is a free event for the people of Melton Mowbray and those living around the local borough to attend.

Organisers are still looking for people to compete in the strongman event with a contestants’ fee of £20 being charged to take part.

Lee added: “We are starting off with an open strongman competition, which novices are more than welcome to take part in”

If you want to take part in the strongman event, contact Fraser Mann on 07557 342823 or email him at [email protected] or, alternatively, call Lee Freer on 0781 6051809 or email him at [email protected] for further details on the event.