CrossFit Auckland member Debbie Downing aged 52, is currently ranked 16th in the world in the 50-54 year age group after competing for the 2nd time at the CrossFit Games in America earlier this year. Debs will have allot of local fans cheering her on at BATTLE OF THE FITTEST this weekend Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November.
CrossFit Auckland athletes continue to excel; Tila Hamid (69kg weight class) and Puawai Munro-Halkyard (63kg weight class) had powerful performances, both winning their weight class at New Zealand Olympic Weightlifting Championships, Puawai setting two national records in the process. Click through to read about their recent success and preparation for CrossFit Auckland’s Battle of the Fittest.
Testing week is of particular importance to those training with the view of competing regularly as CrossFit Sport athletes in Intermediate, Rx and Masters categories.
It will serve to not only test your current capacities, but to identify the strengths and weakness within a segment of our club membership, therefore assisting in our programming.
We have numerous CrossFit Competitions in the second half of the year for which we have been offered a finite number of places or teams; this mid year testing week will serve as trials for those who wish to be considered and ranked. All three testing protocols must be completed within the designated timeframes.
Invitations to represent CrossFit Auckland as individuals or teams will be made based on trial results and athlete suitability for the respective combines.
We’re proud to announce that your CrossFit Auckland 2014 BATTLE OF THE FITTEST begins with the first ever BATTLE OF THE FITTEST Online Qualifier Competition (OQC). Athletes from New Zealand and Australia are welcome to compete. There will be four OQC workouts to complete across a three-day weekend, with the results to be posted online.
All four of the OQC workouts will be announced 04:00am Friday 15 August. Competitors will have until 23:59pm Sunday 17 August to successfully submit valid videos and scores for each of the OQC workouts. Visit the website for registration and full OQC details. It’s only $20 to compete!
Like the Open, we see this as a rare and wonderful opportunity for the CrossFit Auckland community to come together and support one another as all those participating battle through the OQC WODs.
The OQC can be used as a yardstick for improvement, and an opportunity to train yourself for the skill of competition. We encourage all Rx Members of the Club including Rx Masters (over 40s), to register and take part. CrossFit Auckland will be open all weekend for the OQC (Friday 15 – Sunday 17 August), to set the stage for a competitive and supportive environment. Even if you’re not doing the OQC, please come down and support your CFAK community. All OQC competition submissions require a counter to be in-frame and a video person; so any help over the weekend would be greatly appreciated by your club buddies!
Saturday 16 August 8am WOD Class as normal
OQC 9am to 3pm
Sunday 17 August OQC 10am to 3pm
If you haven’t checked it out yet, visit CrossFit Auckland’s BATTLE OF THE FITTEST official website, and LIKE the 2014 BATTLE OF THE FITTEST Facebook page. These are were all the event announcements are being made, photo galleries and videos are posted, as well as Sponsor and Athlete announcements and profiles. So if you want to stay up with the play … that’s where it’s at!