All for one, one for all

A group of talented fitness fanatics proved they were fighting ‘Fit’ as they competed in a fun yet challenging outdoor competition.

Eighteen members from CrossFit Pendle, based on the Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson, travelled to CrossFit Leeds to pair up and take part in ‘One For The People 2016’.

Michael Rawson, head coach at CrossFit Pendle said: “We always encourage our members to take part in competitions outside of the gym.

“It’s a great chance to test their CrossFit skills and fitness levels against other athletes, and also have fun whilst they’re doing it!

“The event was really well organised; the sun shone and all our members did exceptionally well, working hard in their pairs to complete the workouts.”

The day was divided into four WODs (workouts); all gruelling tasks designed to push the athletes, but also have a fun element. Movements included a 1000m run each, bar facing burpees, sandbag lunges and carrying your partner 100m to name a few.

CrossFit Pendle coach Jess Scothern and her partner Bex Pickles were thrilled to finish in 2nd place against 30 other female pairs.

Jess said: “It was a tough day; the workouts were physically demanding, but also really fun. “Bex and I work well together as a team, playing to each other’s strengths and weaknesses to push harder and nearer to the finish line.

“All members at CrossFit Pendle should be proud, it was a fantastic team effort by all!” A BBQ and bar were provided on the day, and prizes were presented to the top three male and female pairs, plus the top masters male and female pair.