SOME of the biggest names in the world of strongman will are hoping to stand in front of another sell-out crowd in Chard as the UK’s disabled strongman championships return.

Last year, the Guildhall hosted its first national disabled strongman event.

Seats went fast and even the standing only space was packed to the limit as locals flocked to watch proceedings.

Four time winner of World’s Stongest Man, Magnus Ver Magnusson, is set to return to the town again this year as a judge, as is the founder of disabled strongman, Arnar Mar Jonsson.

The founder of Britain’s Disabled Strongman hails from Chard, and is excited to see the competition returning to his hometown.

Gary Clarke, who will also be competing again this year, said: “We have now put the tickets link live online, and we hope it is going to sell out again.

“We have got five events again this year - hay bale lifts, seated dead lifts, axle press, forward hold and atlas stones.

“It was completely packed out last year and we thank the people of Chard so much for their support.

“Now we are hoping for the same again this year.”

This is going to be the fifth Britain’s Disabled Strongman since Gary set it up in 2015.

“Tickets for Britains Disabled Strongman 2019 are now on sale at Eleos Cafe and Hays Travel in Chard,” added Gary, who has cerebral palsy.

“Let’s get behind this great event. I know everyone enjoyed last year - well I know this year will be even better.

“A massive thanks to all involved from sponsors to loading crew, to the mayor and the good people of Chard.

“Let’s come out in force and fill the Guildhall.

“I guarantee you won’t be disappointed by the awesome athletes on show.”

The date of this year’s event has been set for April 27, with proceedings starting in the Guildhall at 10am.

Last year’s winner was Darren Greenfield, with Mark Smith finishing as the runner-up.

Afterwards, Mark hailed the event as “the best Britain’s Disabled Strongman competition by far.”