On Saturday 31st May 2008 I entered the UK’s Strongest Man Northern Qualifier. The events were: 1) 125kg log for timed reps, 2) 125kg farmers for distance, 3) 15 tonne bus pull for 25 metres, 4) Car deadlift for timed reps, 5) Stones. After 3 events my points were ok but I was dissappointed with my bus pull attempt and twisted my knee on the deadlifts on the second rep. It was only a minor injury but after my terrible bus pull, an event I had hoped to win or place highly in, I pulled out as I had no way now of making enough points to reach 4th place and qualify so there was no point in risking further injury. I finished 10th overall.