Young farmer tows tractor in bid for Strongest Scot crown

A super-strong young farmer is pulling a six-tonne tractor around as part of her training to be crowned Scotland’s Strongest Woman.

Kim Best has borrowed one of her employer’s John Deere tractors while shaping up for her next test of strength.

The 26-year-old, a lab scientist for Scotland’s Rural College at its Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory at Moredun’s Pentlands Science Park in Midlothian, paid a visit to the college’s research farm for a workout

See also: Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2020 – get stuck in to regional qualifiers

Enter Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2020

Britain’s Fittest Farmer was launched by Farmers Weekly as a fun way of sparking a vital discussion about the physical and mental health of the nation’s farmers.

This competition aims to get all farmers thinking and talking about their health, physical and mental, to make sure they are in top condition to run their farm businesses.

To apply, go to the apply now page and start your application.

Fill in your details, answer three questions about your ties with farming, what you do to keep in good shape and look after your mental wellbeing and upload a photo or video of yourself.

Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019 winners Sean Cursiter and Fiona Penfold © Colin Miller/RBI

Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2019 winners Sean Cursiter and Fiona Penfold © Colin Miller/RBI

You don’t necessarily need to be a farmer to apply, but you do need to be working within the agriculture sector. The competition closes for entries at 11.59pm on 17 April 2020.

Go to the Britain’s Fittest Farmer website for full details.

Kim, originally from Tain in the Highlands, has previously smashed the world record in the Yoke Walk, completing a 10-metre course with 350kg on her back in just 24.42 seconds.

She now has her sights set on Scotland’s Strongest Woman 2020, which takes place in early May. We think she should set her sights even higher by entering our Britain’s Fittest Farmer competition.

Britain’s Fittest Farmer: Our sponsor and partners

Grenadier: Sponsor

Tough, rugged, agile – the new INEOS Grenadier 4X4 will share plenty of traits exhibited by the winner of Britain’s Fittest Farmer. That’s why we’re so pleased to be sponsoring this rural British physical challenge.

As an uncompromising, no frills, off-road vehicle, the Grenadier will provide all the capability, durability and reliability you need to tackle the toughest tasks on the farm. That’s why we see ourselves as the ideal partner for this true test of grit, endurance and strength.

For more information on Grenadier, pay a visit to their website.

Farm Fitness: Partner

Farm Fitness has rapidly become a burning beacon on the UK fitness scene, attracting spectators and participants from all over the country to come and take a swing at its almost alchemic blend of modified strongman, functional bodybuilding, calisthenics and blistering cardio efforts.

The gym, founded by farmer’s son Tom Kemp, was voted one of the best gyms in the world and ‘coolest outdoor space’ by Men’s Health (PDF)

Tom has blended his farming background with his love of training to create a raw and exciting outdoor environment for people of all strengths and abilities to get fit.

The Farming Community Network: Partner

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.

The charity has helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes.

Volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal or business-related. FCN also runs a confidential national helpline and e-helpline.