Here’s a look at how me, Rob and Matt got on at the BodyPower Games on Sunday as part of Team Richey.
Over the moon that Dale Hancock has made this for me 🙂
It sums up nicely how tough this workout was!!!
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?
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.
Tara and I signed up for ‘The Glacier Games: The Thaw’ competition what seemed like forever ago. We knew it was going to be in the middle of the CrossFit Games Open, but after the last Glacier Games competition, I was convinced it would be worth it. We qualified for this competition in second place, so what happened at the event?