The Scottish trips mean a break for Taylor from work as a physical education officer at Wandsworth Prison, a place not known for its mild-mannered inhabitants. Taylor, however, has had no problems in his eight years there, probably something to do with a rather imposing six-foot, 21-stone physique.
Almanack telephoned Taylor before he set off for his first of many weekends' competition, and found him in rather hot form - only two weeks ago he broke the world overhead weightlifting record. He was also cock-a-hoop about going back up to Scotland: he was looking forward to the sport as well as a reunion with his pals, in particular Magnus Magnusson (no relation), a Scandinavian who is at present Second Strongest Man in the World. And there is also the apres sport: they are partial to a spot of nightclubbing.
But isn't there anyone back at home to complain about all his weekends away? 'No, I'm a single man. Got close once. I'm eligible now. Put that in the paper, could you?'Reuse content