FUNCTIONAL FITNESS DIARY

18 Jul

Functional Fitness Dairy

This diary is of events, competitions and exhibitions that may appeal to fans of CrossFit. It is by no means exhausitive, it will be added to and updated regularly; it is a work in progress.

The sort of events you can expect to find on here range from CrossFit specific courses, Throwdowns and opportunities. Obstacle and Adventure Races, the type where you get muddy and bruised from running through woodland and bogs whilst negotiating both man made and natural obstacles. Strength and conditioning, weightlifting and fitness courses, exhibitions and showcases and pretty much anything else thought to be relevant or of interest.

If you have any events, races or exhibitions that you would like to share with the CrossFit community please send the date, title, location and a brief description (including a link and the cost) to lindsay@crossfitlondonuk.com.

If you can write the  event  in the following format, so we can cut and paste it from your email, that would be fabulous.

Date

Event name

Website (to get more info/sign up)

Cost

Quick description

 

Saturday, 21 July 2012 11:00 – 16:30 (GMT)

Personal Defence Readiness™ Intro Course Incorporating The S.P.E.A.R. System™ – LONDON

to book http://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1106727

At Crossfit Central London £50

July 22nd from 09:00
Spartan Sprint London.
Priority Events, Sandy Lane, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4EJ.
3+ miles with 15+ obstacles. From beginner trail racers to hardcore warriors, accessible to all participants with a degree of fitness and a desire to test themselves. 99% of people who enter will finish. Top 3 men and top 3 women qualify for free entry into a ‘Super Spartan’. Fastest times around 30 minutes.
Individual £45. Team of 4 £42pp. Team of 10 £40pp.
http://www.spartanrace.com/london-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2012.html

July 29th from 09:00
Spartan Sprint Cambridge.
Bassingborn Barracks, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5LX
3+ miles with 15+ obstacles. From beginner trail racers to hardcore warriors, accessible to all participants with a degree of fitness and a desire to test themselves. 99% of people who enter will finish. Top 3 men and top 3 women qualify for free entry into a ‘Super Spartan’. Fastest times around 30 minutes.
Individual £45. Team of 4 £42pp. Team of 10 £40pp.
http://www.spartanrace.com/cambridge-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2012.html

August

August 4th & 5th from 10:00
Total Warrior.
Nr Shap Village, Shap Abbey, CA10 3NB. Lake District
4th 10km. 5th 10mile.
The Total Warrior challenges are not your standard trail runs. The Total Warrior team has worked with ex-military personnel to bring you the ultimate test of strength, stamina, agility and mental determination. The unforgiving Lake District terrain along with our specially designed hardcore obstacles, will mean success is about survival and not speed. So forget about breaking records and bring everything you have to cross the finish line to become a TOTAL WARRIOR!
Individual 10km £62-£80
http://www.totalwarrior.co.uk/index.php

August 12th from 10:00
Spartan Sprint Yorkshire.
Ellington Banks, Kirkby Road, HG4 2RB. Ripon.
3+ miles with 15+ obstacles. From beginner trail racers to hard-core warriors, accessible to all participants with a degree of fitness and a desire to test themselves. 99% of people who enter will finish. Top 3 men and top 3 women qualify for free entry into a ‘Super Spartan’. Fastest times around 30 minutes.
Individual £45. Team of 4 £42pp. Team of 10 £40pp.
http://www.spartanrace.com/yorkshire-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2012.html

August 19th 09:30 – 16:30
CrossFit London iCourse.
CrossFit London UK, Arch 9, Malcolm Place, Bethnal Green. E2 0EU
A one-day course where you will learn all the basic CrossFit moves and more. You will be taught how to perform the nine fundamental CrossFit moves, including the Olympic lifts: squat, front squat, overhead squat, press, push-press, push-jerk, clean, Sumo deadlift high-pull and deadlift. Plus the snatch, kettlebells, handstands pull-ups and ring work. A full CrossFit immersion day.
Individual £115
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779

August 26th from 10:00
Spartan Sprint Edingurgh.
Dalmeny House, South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ. Scotland
Individual £40. Team of 4 £37pp. Team of 10 £35pp.
3+ miles with 15+ obstacles. From beginner trail racers to hardcore warriors, accessible to all participants with a degree of fitness and a desire to test themselves. 99% of people who enter will finish. Top 3 men and top 3 women qualify for free entry into a ‘Super Spartan’. Fastest times around 30 minutes.
Individual £45. Team of 4 £42pp. Team of 10 £40pp.
http://www.spartanrace.com/edinburgh-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2012.html

September

September 1st & 2nd from 09:00
The Nuts Challenge.
Swires Farm, Henfold LaneDorking, RH5 4RP. Surrey.
1st Sept 7km and 14km. 2nd  Sept 21km and 28km.
The Nut’s Adventure Race course is approximately 7km long per lap and is one of the most challenging army assault courses out there. Originally designed by British Special Forces to push the individual to the limit, the Nut’s organisation have come up with a scaling system so participants can choose their level by selecting their distance.
Individual only. 7km (1 lap) £39.99. 14km (2 laps) £45. 21km £50. 28km £55.
http://www.thenutschallenge.co.uk/

September 8th from 10:00
Midlands Super Spartan.
Swynnerton Training Camp, Cold Meece Road, ST15 0QN. Staffordshire.
The Super Spartan obstacle race provides an 8+ mile battlefield of insane mud running with 20+ obstacles to test your physical strength and mental resolve. This mud run of an endurance race will push you to your full potential. Tope 3 men and top 3 women win free entry into the Spartan Death Race. Fastest times will be around 90 minutes, slowest around 3 hours.
Individual £50. Team of 4 £47pp. Team of 10 £45pp.
http://www.spartanrace.com/midlands-obstacle-racing-super-spartan-2012.html

September 9th from 10am
Spartan Sprint Midlands.
Swynnerton Training Camp, Cold Meece Road, ST15 0QN. Staffordshire.
3+ miles with 15+ obstacles. From beginner trail racers to hardcore warriors, accessible to all participants with a degree of fitness and a desire to test themselves. 99% of people who enter will finish. Top 3 men and top 3 women qualify for free entry into a ‘Super Spartan’. Fastest times around 30 minutes.
Individual £40. Team of 4 £37pp. Team of 10 £35pp.
http://www.spartanrace.com/midlands-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2012.html

September 9th from 08:30
Kamikaze Banzai Charge.
Mapperton Farm, Beaminster, Bridport, DT8 3NS. Dorset.
Mapperton Farm offers the crazy Kamikaze runner incredible gradient related challenges to overcome. The spurs and valleys of this amazing tract of land provide not only tightly packed contour lines, but also phenomenal scenery to enjoy as you battle round. To complement the natural features the ‘votwo’ course designers have gone radical and added many more outrageous obstacles; implemented to test fitness, nerve and determination.
Individual full course (2 laps approx. 8miles) £26. Team of 3 £66
Individual half course (1 lap) £18. Team of 3 £53.
http://www.votwo.co.uk/events-1/kamikaze-adventure-run-dorset-2012

September 15th  14:00 – 17:00
WonderBar 2 – Strength Training For Women.
CrossFit London UK, Arch 9, Malcolm Place, Bethnal Green. E2 0EU
Part 2 of 3 strength training workshops for women, by women. Includes (with all the scaling and assistance needed) front squat, overhead squat, push press, kettle bell swing and ring dip. The seminars are run by a team of qualified women of experience, passion and boundless enthusiasm for fitness; and are taught in a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere. Will suit women of all ages and fitness levels.
Individual £40.
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779

 

15 September 2012

THE FOUR NATIONS

Due to a great response from our friends over in Ireland we have now opened this up from the previous Tri-Nations, so we welcome entries from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to make the ultimate dream team to represent each of the 4 countries in the final. Individuals must register themselves and can then partake at any registered affiliate. Entry is via Paypal and the cost is £6. You must state your full name, age and country you wish to represent. Masters are 45yrs+. The WODs will be released in August.

• Please send £6 via Paypal per individual to : jo@trainmanchester.co.uk
• We will release a full list of all registered affiliates at the end of July, so if your box hasn’t already registered with us, give them a polite prompt. Registering your affiliate is free.
• Scoresheets will then be sent out to each affiliate with a secured password.

http://www.trainmanchester.co.uk/upcoming-events/update-now-a-four-nations/

September 23rd from 09:00
X Runner Wildthing.
Wild Park, Brailsford, Derbyshire, DE6 3BN
Wild Thing eXtreme obstacle race is a 5k or 10k trail run, include the Swamp of Doom, Water Slides, Tightropes, Tunnels, Quick Sand, Giant Walls, Cargo Nets, Mud, Water and The Assault Course. The area has undulating fields, wooded areas and plenty of water and mud to wade through. The location is perfect for a 5k or 10k adventure race of this type. The XRunner Wild Thing obstacle race is not for the faint of heart, the natural terrain is an obstacle in itself.
5k or 10k cross country run, with over fifty obstacles.
Individual £40. Teams of 10+ receive a 10% discount.
http://xrunner.co.uk/events/wild-thing-mud-run-obstacle-race/

September 23rd from 11:00
Mud Runner Equinox.
Craufurdland Castle, Fenwick, Ayrshire, KA3 6BW
6ish arduous country miles around the Craufurdland Estate. This course twists and turns frequently over gently undulating terrain with the odd steep bank and muddy pit.
Individual £27.50. teams of 3 or more £25pp.
http://www.mudrunner.co.uk/equinox—23rd-september-2012—event-details.html

October

October 6th from 08:30
Major Series – South.
Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JT
The Major is all about character. It’s not just a run. It’s a major challenge. Running, Mud, Water, Hills, Obstacles. You mustn’t let any of them stand in your way. The ‘Major’ course is 10-12km and the ‘Minor’ 5-6km. Obstacles will be at every kilometer or so with instructors on hand to help, you are allowed to bypass any obstacles you do not feel confident to tackle. Eridge Park has an abundance of muddy trenches, lakes and streams and steep hills.
Individual ‘Minor’ £34. ‘Major’ £39.
http://www.majorseries.com/

October 13th 10:30
Reaper Events Night Race
October 14th  19:00        
Reaper Events Day Race.
Corley, Midlands, CV7 8DX
5.5 miles of extreme running with 20-30 obstacles thrown in! Reaper events bring a new meaning to extreme running. Fields, beach, water, tunnels, mud and challenging terrain..
Individual £35. Team of 6 people 175
http://www.reaperevents.co.uk/index.html

October 20th 14:00 – 17:00
WonderBar 3 – Strength Training For Women.
CrossFit London UK, Arch 9, Malcolm Place, Bethnal Green. E2 0EU
Part 3 of 3 strength training workshops for women, by women. Includes (with all the scaling and assistance needed) The Olympic Lifts – the snatch and the clean and jerk.  To attend this session WonderBar 1 and 2 need to have been completed.The seminars are run by a team of qualified women of experience, passion and boundless enthusiasm for fitness; and are taught in a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere. Will suit women of all ages and fitness levels.
Individual £40.
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779

October 20th and 21st
UKSCA Weightlifting Workshop.
Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, NW4 4BT
This 2 day, practical workshop is designed as preparation for those looking to become UKSCA Accredited and for those looking to introduce Olympic lifts into their strength & conditioning programmes. It covers key technical and coaching points as well as providing the knowledge to incorporate these lifts into training programmes to improve sports performance.
Individual £250. Members £200
http://www.uksca.org.uk/uksca/Common/productList.asp?txtItemTypeID=7

October 21st from 08:30
Major Series – North.
Bramham Park, LS23 6ND. Leeds.
The Major is all about character. It’s not just a run. It’s a major challenge. Running, Mud, Water, Hills, Obstacles. You mustn’t let any of them stand in your way. The ‘Major’ course is 10-12km and the ‘Minor’ 5-6km. Obstacles will be at every kilometer or so with instructors on hand to help, you are allowed to bypass any obstacles you do not feel confident to tackle. Bramham Park has a multitude of muddy bogs, rough off road tracks and thickly wooded areas to challenge you with.
Individual ‘Minor’ £34. ‘Major’ £39.
http://www.majorseries.com/

October 21st 11:00
Mud Runner Classic.
Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL
Run the gauntlet on the very tracks that have been used to develop and test the worlds best all terrain vehicles for 40 years. Land Rover’s uncompromising tracks at Eastnor Castle have been the proving ground for these ultimate vehicles
for a generation. MUD RUNNER CLASSIC, opens these tracks to intrepid athletes with the passion for a challenge. 7ish country miles –many of them muddy.
Individual £27.50. teams of 3 or more £25pp.
http://www.mudrunner.co.uk/the-classic—21st-october-2012—event-details.html

October 21st
British U18 Weightlifting Championships
Empire Sports Club, Bristol.
http://www.britishweightlifting.org/competitions/competition-calendar

October 27th from 08:30
Major Series – Midlands.
Weston Park, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE
The Major is all about character. It’s not just a run. It’s a major challenge. Running, Mud, Water, Hills, Obstacles. You mustn’t let any of them stand in your way. The ‘Major’ course is 10-12km and the ‘Minor’ 5-6km. Obstacles will be at every kilometer or so with instructors on hand to help, you are allowed to bypass any obstacles you do not feel confident to tackle. From steep hills to muddy off-road tracks and obstacles, this venue will leave all you from the Midlands wet, muddy and exhausted, but with smiles on your faces!
Individual ‘Minor’ £34. ‘Major’ £39.
http://www.majorseries.com/

October 28th 09:30 – 16:30
CrossFit London iCourse.
CrossFit London UK, Arch 9, Malcolm Place, Bethnal Green. E2 0EU
A one-day course where you will learn all the basic CrossFit moves and more. You will be taught how to perform the nine fundamental CrossFit moves, including the Olympic lifts: squat, front squat, overhead squat, press, push-press, push-jerk, clean, Sumo deadlift high-pull and deadlift. Plus the snatch, kettlebells, handstands pull-ups and ring work. A full CrossFit immersion day.
Individual £115
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779

October 28th 11:00
Mucky Races – Steeplechase.
Blackwater Farm, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5PH
This course works every muscle in your body! Jumping, scrambling and hurdling over and under 30 different horse jumps will test your endurance. Set in 160 acres of grassland, the course also includes a series of water obstacles, 150 meter Freezing River wade and a few surprises!
Individual £25, £30 on the day.
http://www.muckyraces.co.uk/events.php

November

November 10th and 11th
UKSCA Weightlifting Workshop.
Northumbria University, Newcastle, NE1 8ST
This 2 day, practical workshop is designed as preparation for those looking to become UKSCA Accredited and for those looking to introduce Olympic lifts into their strength & conditioning programmes. It covers key technical and coaching points as well as providing the knowledge to incorporate these lifts into training programmes to improve sports performance.
Individual £250. Members £200
http://www.uksca.org.uk/uksca/Common/productList.asp?txtItemTypeID=7

November 17th and 18th
UKSCA Weightlifting Workshop.
University of Bath, BA2 7AY
This 2 day, practical workshop is designed as preparation for those looking to become UKSCA Accredited and for those looking to introduce Olympic lifts into their strength & conditioning programmes. It covers key technical and coaching points as well as providing the knowledge to incorporate these lifts into training programmes to improve sports performance.
Individual £250. Members £200
http://www.uksca.org.uk/uksca/Common/productList.asp?txtItemTypeID=7

November 18th from 09:00
South London Spartan Beast.
Brands Hatch, Kent. DA3 8QN
“12 mile obstacle race from hell. If you have done any race anywhere in the world…. claiming to be the “toughest race on the planet” you’ll be happy to know this is where it ends … THIS IS THE SPARTAN BEAST”. A 12+ mile race with 25+ obstacles. There is a 3 mile opt out for those who want a dignified exit.
Individual £60. Team of 4 £55pp. Team of 10 £50pp.
http://www.spartanrace.com/london-obstacle-racing-spartan-beast-2012.html

November 24th and 25th
UKSCA Weightlifting Workshop.
Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, NW4 4BT
This 2 day, practical workshop is designed as preparation for those looking to become UKSCA Accredited and for those looking to introduce Olympic lifts into their strength & conditioning programmes. It covers key technical and coaching points as well as providing the knowledge to incorporate these lifts into training programmes to improve sports performance.
Individual £250. Members £200
http://www.uksca.org.uk/uksca/Common/productList.asp?txtItemTypeID=7

November 25th 11:00
Mucky Races – Guts N’ Glory.
Bures Pit, Essex, CO8 5DH
An obstacle race that tests the very fabric of your fitness! This course combines man made obstacles to climb, scramble and jump over including a timed 500m assault course with November’s chilling elements of winter cold, deep mud and freezing water. This is one of the toughest events you will run! 10km and 5km options.
Individual £25.
http://www.muckyraces.co.uk/events.php

November 25th 09:30 – 16:30
CrossFit London iCourse.
CrossFit London UK, Arch 9, Malcolm Place, Bethnal Green. E2 0EU
A one-day course where you will learn all the basic CrossFit moves and more. You will be taught how to perform the nine fundamental CrossFit moves, including the Olympic lifts: squat, front squat, overhead squat, press, push-press, push-jerk, clean, Sumo deadlift high-pull and deadlift. Plus the snatch, kettlebells, handstands pull-ups and ring work. A full CrossFit immersion day.
Individual £115
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779

December

December 1st 09:00
Pain Barrier.
Parkwood 4×4, Tong, Bradford, BD4 0RR
This isn’t any old trail run! We’ve worked hard to create a race which is the most hilly, wet and muddy that you can find. It’s going to push your physical strength, stamina and mental toughness to its absolute limit. You will probably hit your Pain Barrier. Will you survive? A 10km course set in off-road tracks and woodland.
Individual £24
http://thepainbarrier.co.uk/

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