Strongman Paul comes fifth in contest and raises funds for charity

Buxted strongman Paul Price came fifth in a contest at the weekend and raised more than £350 for a mental health charity.

He was pleased to take fifth place out of 16 because he was aiming to get into the top five.

Paul is pictured above and below in action at the contest in Hastings on Saturday.

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From our original story on February 2: Paul, 36, started to get interested in strongman competitions when he returned to the gym after being told exercise would be good for his mental health.

He discovered he had a talent for lifting heavy weights and now trains about four times a week at The Iron House gym on the Bellbrook Estate, Uckfield.

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Paul Price tests his strength.

Paul, who is married to Vicky and has two children, has suffered from depression and psychosis since around 2010. This became worse in 2012 but, having started at the gym in 2014, he is now well on the road to recovery and wants to give something back to help others.

He has set up a JustGiving page to raise funds for Heads On and would welcome donations. There will also be a charity pot at The Iron House.

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Paul Price will be raising funds for a mental health charity when he takes part in a strongman competition in March.

The strongman competition will be held on Saturday, March 25, at Zeus gym in Hastings. Events will include an overhead medley, 200kg deadlift for reps, Conans Wheel, Yoke-a-Truck Pull, and Atlas stone for reps.

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