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Strong Response To Event

COMPETITORS from all over the country flocked to the USN Bolton Arena on October 1st and 2nd to take part in the Bolton Strongman competition.

It is the second time the event has been held at the Arena and the sixth such event in the town overall. Around 100 men and women came to compete in a variety of strength challenges including shield holds, pressing car axles, vehicle pulls and deadlifts, supported by friends and family and cheered on by strongman fans from a wide area.

Mark Felix, 10 times World’s Strongest Man was on hand to meet fans and it was a real family occasion with stalls, demonstrations, games, sports and children’s activities.

Organiser Andy Seddon said the two days “went really well” and he was very happy with this year’s event and looking to build on it for the future.

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Strongman Bolton Returns

A popular showcase of strength returns to the Bolton Arena on October 1 and 2.

Strongman Bolton first began in Bolton town centre six years ago but moved to the Arena last year as the XL Expo.

Now it’s back to its original title, back at the Arena, and bigger and better than ever.

Expect 100 men and women from around the country to compete in the two-day extravaganza of strength and iron will which includes pressing car axles, pulling vehicles and deadlifting up to 250 kilos.

Ten times World’s Strongest Man title holder Mark Felix will be attending along with Commonwealth wrestling medal winner and MMA champion Mike Grundy.

And, as well as those compelling competitions to watch, there will also be a host of family activities, demonstrations, displays and interactive attractions for all ages.

There will also be traditional stalls, a sweet shop, slides and a bouncy castle, martial arts and wrestling sessions, sports taster sessions, challenges, buskers ad brass bands.

Tickets and event information are available at  https://www.facebook.com/Strongmanbolton. Pay on the door is limited; under fives go free.

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Full Calendar Ahead

WE certainly have a busy few months ahead here at the USN Bolton Arena with a variety of amazing events.

On September 18th , Little White Books return with their fantastic Great Northern Wedding Show. It really is THE place to come for anyone planning a wedding as there are stalls from every nuptial area – from bouquets and bridalwear to cakes and cars and from make-up artists and marquees to venues and videographers.

All the experts on hand make this the ideal one-stop shop for wedding planning and it always attracts hundreds of enthusiastic visitors from a wide area. Entry is free if you pre-register at http://www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/great-northern-wedding-show

On October 1st and 2nd Strongman Bolton is back with all the amazing displays of strength. This is a really enjoyable weekend for all the family with a friendly atmosphere, tough competition and some amazing feats of strength on show.

Around 100 men and women from all over the UK will converge on the Arena to compete in this event which also includes stalls, exhibitions, demonstrations and networking. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/Strongmanbolton/ to find out more.

Health and Safety North also returns to the Arena on October 12th and 13th . This is the event when safety and health practitioners and communities from across the North of England come together to learn, network and procure.

One of the major events in the fencing calendar is being held at the Arena on October 15th when the Manchester Cadet competitions are staged for under 17 foilists. Go to http://www.manchetercadet.org/ for more details.

There is more sporting excitement on November 13th when Jungle Fever hits the Arena. This super event involves talented cheerleading groups from a wide area, demonstrating their breathtaking skills to a spellbound audience. Log on to http://www.futurecheer.net/junglefever.htm to find out more.

And on December 3rd and 4th there’s a delightful way to sample some early festive cheer and get ready for the Christmas holidays with The Festive Food and Gift Fair.

There will be a Festive Food Hall, Festive Market Place, Celebrity Chefs, Entertainment Stage, Fashion Shows and much more to please the hundreds of visitors attending.

To find out more about holding your event at the USN Bolton Arena, just contact B2B and Events Manager Hannah Mooney on 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com

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