So this morning I posted an envelope with an application and cheque in for Somersets Strongest Woman being held on August 10th.
This is the information from the website about the events I will be competing in.
“SOMERSETS STRONGEST WOMAN:-
we are making the womens comp 2 tier, meaning it will accomodate female lifters of all standards, where possible there will be a heavier and lighter alternative to each event, the heavier option will score more points, but the full comp will be acsesable to more women and newcomers to the sport…
A clear list of all scoring and rules will be published shortly..
1). log press- reps in 60 secs (clean every rep). 65kg 4pts or 40kg 1pt..
2). car deadlift.. weight to be confirmed but around 100kg heavier weight will be available for extra points.
3). super yolk 150kg 20mtr run or the same run with 190kg for extra points.. 190kg 20 mtr run trumps any 150 run.
4).tyre flip. reps in 60 seconds.. 200kg 1 pt 360kg 4pts.
5). 5x Atlas stones 40kg- 100kg. will offer heavier bonus stone for extra points (tba)
We have done the womens comp this way, to atarct newcomers to strongwoman, we believe a lot of women with no previous experience could start training now and be able to manage most of the events by the time the comp comes around…
good luck to you all .. it will be an awsome show..”
I think my exact thought process as the envelope left my hand and fell into the letterbox is “WTF am I doing?”.