August 2019 Newsletter

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re enjoying the sunny weather and still managing to WOD in the heat! August is the month of The CrossFit Games. As most of you will be aware, the Sanctioned Events and The Open (that we took part in in March) determine who will compete at the Games. So if you can watch some of it, I’m sure you will love seeing the fittest people in CrossFit battle it out to be crowned The Fittest On Earth! The events are being shown on YouTube - they started on Thursday and will finish tomorrow (Sunday)!

Thank you to all the members that attended the annual Awards night this month! It’s always a good night and it was great that so many people attended! And well done to the winners!

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Competitions and achievements

Well done to the CrossFit Cheltenham teams that competed at Tribal Clash down in Devon a few weeks ago! Tribal Clash is always gruelling so they were all pretty emotional after a very challenging weekend, and have already got places for next year because they loved it so much!

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A few members took part in the Cyprus qualifiers throughout July and have managed to secure themselves a place at the final in October! Owner Steve Bunn qualified 2nd in the 40-44 category and is ready to battle it out for the win! Simon Jennings qualified for the Male Rx’d category, and Abie Jeffries, Holly Gardner and Laura Shelley qualified for the Female Scaled category. Well done to those that qualified and those that just missed the cut!

Box news

Vicky Tustin, Rachel Taylor and Grace Hawken have started taking classes now and we have received some really amazing feedback about them. Well done girls!

Congratulations to Gordon Anderson and Kristy Worgan, and Andy Taylor and Kirsty Glover on getting engaged. There must be something in the water at the box as both of these couples met at CrossFit Cheltenham!

Coming up...

The Predator Series Mixed Pairs Throwdown Summer 2019 - 17th August!

We have had more registrations for the Mixed Pairs Throwdown in three weeks time and have now got just 11 spaces left. I am so happy that there are 10 CrossFit Cheltenham teams entered. The reason we started hosting these competitions is so that our own members could compete and I think this might be the most teams we’ve had enter over all of the ones we’ve done since they’ve become big over the last few years. If you’re not competing, please come down and support the members that are - I’m sure there will be some good battles going on and it will be fun to watch! The CrossFir Cheltenham teams that have entered so far are:

  • ‘WOD a pair’ (Rachel Taylor and Jason Koudoua)

  • ‘Jizzie’ (Josh Brooker-Borny and Lizzie Mawdsley)

  • ‘Weasley Wodders’ (Molly Stone and Matt Boal)

  • ‘If I pass out, bring cider’ (Zoe Stoddart and Joe Markey)

  • ‘Queen & Jerk’ (Anita Walker and Jack Evans)

  • ‘Thunder Clapp’ (Simon Jennings and Joanne Clapp)

  • ‘Booty and the beast’ (Holly Gardner and Yannick Jacques)

  • ‘TBC’ ( Sophia Maynell and Chris Mills)

  • ‘Tall Order’ (Holly Edwards and Lucien O’Donoghue)

  • ‘No WODs given’ (Katie Pickering and Keith Irvine)


The Predator Series Three of a kind Throwdown Summer 2019 - 18th August!

We have also got some spaces left at the Three of a kind Throwdown too! This one has completely sold out but if you want to go on the waiting list to get a space message me. It looks like there will be a good competition between our CrossFit Cheltenham female teams! The teams that have entered are:

  • ‘Bringing flexy back' (Abie Jeffries, Hannah Raynsford and Molly Stone)

  • ‘6am SLAMMERS’ (Holly Gardner, Anita Walker and Laura Gunter)

  • ‘No Trouble Unders’ (Claire Johnstone, Alison Walters and Lorraine Hughes)

  • ‘The Powderpuff Girls (Rachel Taylor, Ellie Moss and Laura Hunt)

  • ‘ZONic’ (Zoe New, Oli Jeacock and Nicola Geoghegan)

  • ‘Blister Sisters’ (Claudia Sauliuc, Hayley Holguin and MJ Bradley)

Pub quiz

Last years Pub Quiz was such a big success that we’re doing it again this year! 13th September at The Feathered Fish!

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Have a great month and as always if you’ve got anything that you would like to go in the Newsletter next month let me know!

Kylie x