Newsletter May 2015

Kudos Corner...

Firstly, We have got to say a huge thank you to Paul Ramage, John E, Kieran H, Ian T, for the excellent work that has gone into our new website. They have all been adding photographs, designing, editing the look and feel of the pages and ensuring it represents us and our community. Well done all, it looks amazing.

Previously @ CSC...

It's always good to see all of our box members continuing the community spirit outside of the classes. It was brilliant to see our members Steve Collins and Simon Chadwick attack the Monster Race obstacle course in April. Steve went on to complete "Farmageddon" a 20km obstacle run later in the month, stomping home some 2hrs after the starting pistols fired.

A big shout out to Lucie Anslow, also did us proud by competing at both the Oswestry throwdown in March and again at the Cheltenham throwdown in April. It's Great to see any member take the bull by the horns and put their training to the test in a competitive environment, it makes us proud.

Also well done to Kieran who completed X-runner with his brother who is also a dedicated member of the box.

Finally, how could we not conclude the box shout outs by congratulating Matthew Taylor in his amazing performance at the Battle of Britain. Matt took a well deserved 2nd place podium position with very little between him and the 1st place honour, great work buddy, keep it up.

In other news, the barbell club has been greatly received by all. Steph Owens continues to build  confidence in those participating in the workshops and it's great to see so many personal bests popping up on members timelines. The course continues into May, so if you're interested, the details can be found in the previous newsletter. There is an extra session being held for those interested on Sunday 3rd May, if your interested please speak to Tim or Georgina for details

Looking ahead @ CSC....

Dates for the Diary

The box will be closed on the following dates;

  • Monday the 4th May (Bank holiday)
  • Saturday the 23rd May (Rainhill Trials day 1)
  • Monday the 25th May (Bank Holiday)

Any changes will be posted in the CSC team Facebook page

Rainhill Trials:

Box Members Jess Cook, Scott Esplin, Tammy Berrisford, Beki Blood & Erica Roberts will be competing at the Rainhill trials over the last bank holiday weekend in May, and as it's such a high profile event we will be closing the box to go and show our support. The box will be closed on the 23rd as a result. We urge you to come along to cheer the guys on at the event, it's bound to be a great weekend and we would love to see you there. Check out the team Facebook page for more information.

CrossFit Games European Regionals 2015  

The 30th & 31st May sees our friend Jo Caulton compete at this years Crossfit regional in Copenhagen. This is a massive event and for those who can't make it in person we will be posting streaming information so we can keep up with the action and show our support from a far. To help Jo, we have some T shirts available to buy at £20 each. The proceeds of which will go to help support Jo and get her to the regionals and allow her to compete alongside the best Europe has to offer. The box will be open but you can bet will be watching the event whenever possible to cheer on her on.

Sunday Classes:

Sunday’s classes have now been extended to 12 spaces, this does mean the class will be extremely tight for spacing so please be patient and listen to and observe the instructions given to you by the coaches .You guys are awesome members and we know you will help out the coach in every way, but to ensure everyone is accommodated and that we continue provide a safe and informative session please do as you're asked and look out for each other.

Sunday Strong Man Sessions

Between May and August, we are going to trial a Sunday Strongman session in the open gym between 12:30 - 13:30. The session will be part of your open gym entitlement.

The session isn’t planned, organised or structured, it will be scalable on the day by yourself and those around you. The movements will be chosen by you and then set out in a sensible manner by the coach on the day. As always If you need guidance or help then ask any member or the coaches participating. This session is meant to be fun for the community, a chance to do something off script with other like minded people who want to build strength in a fun group setting. It also allows us coaches to get down and play alongside you amazing people.

Health and Wellbeing

Injury Clinic:

Paul Hanson Is arranging an injury clinic Saturday 9th May – 09.00-15.30.
45 Minute block sessions £25 a session. If your interested please ask one of the coaches or send us a message.

Closing Comments ....

It's been another great month, some real progress has been made by all and your feedback has been greatly received. As always if you have any events taking place or have smashed any personal goals let us know. The community is all about celebrating our achievements and supporting others too, so speak up ;)
Great work all.  Be safe, be strong but most of all have fun...

Martyn Jennings

Amature Photographer, Father, Part Time Crossfit,