Strongmen remain undaunted

THE Australia’s Strongest Man event at Oakes Oval in Lismore will go ahead tomorrow, despite Lismore City Council closing its other reserves because of the wet weather.

A council spokeswoman announced the closures yesterday, saying the decision would bereviewed after an inspection at 3pm today.

However, unless the state of Oakes Oval significantly worsened, the strongest man event would go ahead.

The event runs from midday to 5pm and is planned to raise funds for the Lismore Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen.

It includes a variety of displays of strength, ranging from pushing a one-tonne wheelbarrow to lifting a giant 315-wheel axle, and centring on a bid to drag one of Hernes Freight Service’s semi-trailers.

The final word on whether Oakes Oval will remain open for the event will be delivered this afternoon.



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