Spike Milton wins STIHL British championship

Spike Milton has been crowned British champion of the STIHL Timbersport Series.

Twelve lumberjack sportsmen battled for honours at the first British championship of the series on 22 July.

The victorious winner of the individual title, Spike Milton showed his clear domination of the sport in Britain, winning three of the six individual disciplines and taking second spot in the remainder.  

Milton is of the British team and has represented his country in the world championship  for the past eight years. 

Now after his victory at the weekend, he will return to battle for the individual world title, this time in the 1994 Winter Olympics host city of Lillehammer, Norway in September.

The championship was held at BUG JAM 26, Santa Pod Raceway on 22 July 2012 after original venue the CLA Game Fair was cancelled.  The three-day long combined music and VW motor enthusiasts’ festival attracted 35,000 visitors.

STIHL marketing manager Sean Larter-Conway said:

"We are truly grateful to the organisers of BUG JAM for offering us a new home in such a short space of time, and for the support of all involved both in front of and behind the scenes in making our first ever Championship a resounding success.

"The 12 athletes competing for the title worked hard both off and on the stage, and in great spirit to deliver a truly exciting and highly competitive championship event."

British Championship ranking :

1st :    Spike Milton – Worcestershire
2nd :    Robert Chatley – Worcestershire
3rd :    Bill Huaki – Gwynedd
4th :    Elgan Pugh - Gwynedd
5th :    Glen Penlington - Powys
6th :    Chris Pratt - Bedfordshire
7th  :    Robert Penlington - Powys
8th :    Andrew Evans - Gwynedd
9th :    Chris Addy - Plymouth
10th :    David Thomas - Powys
11th :    Terry Hough - Gwynedd
12th :    Andy Wilkinson – Devon

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