STRONGMEN from as far afield as Northampton came together for the first Muscle Factory Bodyweight Challenge on Saturday.
Held at the Muscle Factory Lancaster on Lune Industrial Estate, each competitor weighed in on arrival and then had to see how many times they could squat and bench press that weight.
Northampton’s Mike Neale came out on top with 74 reps to win £250 and the Gladiator Trophy. Chorley’s Marc Bromilow was second with 61.
Morecambe strongman Graham Hicks, currently the fourth strongest man in Great Britain, was one of the judges and presented the trophy to Mike.