The biggest test yet: Battle of Britain 2017

Battle of Britain is renowned for attracting some of the UKs top athletes and 2017’s competition was no different. I had been waiting since the qualifiers in January for what was to be a fantastic day of three deceptively disgusting workouts. Luckily, Form Leeds had four athletes who had qualified for the finals and so I knew at least three other athletes on the day. Once I got there, the venue was full of familiar faces which always calms the nerves. I had managed to qualify in 25th position, but would I climb up the leaderboard on the day?

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Me Against Myself: The CrossFit Games Open 2017

With more CrossFit boxes opening in 2016/17 I knew it would be difficult to climb up the leaderboard in the CrossFit Games Open 2017. Not only does this mean more people, but also more full-time athletes have a crack at trying to secure a spot Regionals and ultimately the Games. For some people, CrossFit is now a full-time job. However, all I was focusing on was beating 2016’s final European placing of 624. If I beat some other local athletes that would be a bonus, but my focus was on improving my overall placing in Europe.

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