ELGAN Pugh has continued his dominant winning streak by being crowned the best loggersports athlete in the country for the sixth consecutive time at the 2021 Stihl Timbersports British Championship. 

Streamed live from the Telford International Centre, extreme sports fans got to see the top 11 Timbersports athletes from all over Great Britain compete in a head-to-head race against time across six disciplines. Using an axe, crosscut saw and chainsaw, competitors were awarded maximum points for the fastest time in each discipline: stock saw, underhand chop, single buck, standing block chop, springboard and hot saw.

The fast-paced action saw the athletes set 29 personal best times to the delight of the large online audience. Elgan claimed top spot with a consistent performance across all disciplines, with Glen Penlington taking the second spot on the podium for the first time. An ecstatic Tom Redmond took third place in his first professional Timbersports event.

In a change of format for this year, viewers also had the added bonus of watching the Stihl Timbersports British Rookie Championship, which saw the top eight rookie lumberjacks battle it out for the crown. With 24 personal best times and one national record set, the competition was a great spectacle, with Jordan Muscato being crowned overall winner.

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Simon Hewitt, head of marketing at Stihl GB, said: “After a oneyear hiatus, it was great to have Stihl Timbersports action back and all the athletes, both professional and rookie, put on a great show, showcasing their talent and highlighting why they are competing at the highest level. We’re delighted for Elgan and Jordan on their fantastic achievement.”

Elgan said: “It was great to be back in action this year, and to be crowned the champion for a sixth time is a feeling I don’t take for granted.”