Described as ‘where grassroots meets greatness’, the CrossFit Games Open is a yearly event where CrossFitters across the globe compete against thousands of their peers in five workouts over five weeks. As always, 57North got stuck in! 57North athletes were judged alongside their friends (who are often also rivals!) with fellow members cheering them on.
Naomi Williamson reflects on her CrossFit Open 2018 experience. Last year was my rookie Open and I had no idea what it was. Basically, the Open is the first step in qualifying for the CrossFit Games, the pinnacle of our sport. As a Crossfitter, your whole year’s training comes to a head as you prepare
March the 21st this year saw one of our athletes, Ross MacPherson, compete at the Scottish Weightlifting Open. For Ross this was only his second competition and he did very well coming 5th and setting a new snatch and pb total in the process. As with our last post, Ross doesn’t actually do CrossFit, but
A few months ago now I wrote a blog entry entitled ‘The Wodfather’. It described one of our members, Des Irvine Snr, who competes regularly in the Masters and Veterans division in competitions as he is in his fifties. Apart from his jolly character, majestic beard and barbaric strength, the crux of the post was
Meet the Coaches by Jack Calvert Name: Alan William Esler aka Paddy, Inch High PTI, Chavez… Age: 46 Weight: 72kg Height: 5’ 6” Greatest strength: Mental toughness Biggest weakness: “Anger when I can’t nail something” From: Born and raised in Belfast Biggest coaching bugbear: Lateness Squat: 120kg Deadlift: 180kg Bench: 110kg Strict Press: 82kg
Words by Jack Calvert Feature photo by Dave Shenton The wounded hands of CrossFit 57 North’s Team Thorium competitors are beginning to heal, but the motivation and pride they have delivered to our Inverness box has far from dwindled. Three pairs of 57N athletes – Andy Begg and Kris Hamilton, Lesley Forrester and Agata
Saturday saw what was possibly Scotland’s largest CrossFit event to date – the FFD Throwdown. This was an event set-up to mark the one year anniversary of the Dundee box, FFD CrossFit. For the first time, it saw a host of teams from around Scotland descend on mass to battle through their respective heats and