TIME is running out to get your tickets for one of the main events in Chard’s calendar year.

The British Disabled Strongman Championships are expected to be held in front of a sold out crowd when the event returns to the town in April.

Last year’s showstopping success saw a packed out Guildhall, with organisers having to turn some members of the public away.

British strongman founder and Chard resident Gary Clarke said that things are hotting up as the big day nears.

He said: “I am so grateful for everyone’s support. Without them I couldn’t do it.

“We are going to have around 20 people competing. We are using the event as a qualifier for the worlds, which is being held in Canada in June.

“We have got Magnus Magnusson and Arnar Mar Jonsson coming back again. They are very much looking forward to it.”

Magnusson is an international name in the strongman world, collecting the title of World’s Strongest Man on four occasions.

Arnar Mar Jonsson is the founder of the world disabled strongman competition, and the pair will serve as judge’s at the Chard event.

Gary added: “We want to fill it up again this year. We haven’t had a lot of tickets sold so far, but it always hots up as the event gets nearer.

“To have it packed before we even started last year was incredible. Then we filled the standing room, and even had to turn some people away.

“We would love to fill it up again this year. It is all very hard work but it is definitely worth it.

“I am getting noticed in the street and people say they are looking forward to it.

“The plan is to go in the some of the Chard schools when the event gets nearer and hopefully do some demonstrations too.”