Newsletter - August 2016

August is over already!! really not sure where 2016 is going, but, while the sun is shining I am not going to complain. So another great month at CSC; competitions, new additions, new members there is never a dull moment at the box. lets get started and reflect on some tent pole moments in the life of CSC....

This month we are pleased to award "Member of the Month" to the incredible individual known as Mr Simon Chadwick. Simon has been with Central Staffs CrossFit since the beginning and has put in an amazing amount of work both in and outside of the gym. Simon has contributed much more than being a friendly and positive character in the workouts. Simon has helped build our amazing facility, a place a lot of us call home from home. He has spent many many hours of his own time fixing broken doors, putting in windows, laying the flooring and manufacturing wall bars making us feel more welcome and helping us improve personally.

All of this has been done with a genuine love for the community that is Central Staffs CrossFit.

This award is a way of giving a little love back to Simon. Simon, we appreciate everything you have done for us, thank you for your continued support and congratulations buddy.  

European Inferno

14th August

Member Richard Penwright and friend Tom H competed at the European Inferno in Cardiff on 13th/14th August and finished in a very respectable 66th position out of 150 teams. Well done both & Rich may you continue to make CSC proud.


Tribal Clash

20th / 21st August

Members Carlie Johns, Ness James, Zoe Dudek, Simon Wilson, Paul Ramage and John Wilkinson represented CSC at the 2016 Tribal Clash

Tribal Clash is Europe’s biggest and most exciting team fitness event. With 168 teams, 1008 athletes, the two days challenged the athletes as individuals and as a team, with selection gruelling physical challenges. The event was held on Blackpool Sands in Dartmouth, South Devon. I am sure the guys came away with some unforgettable memories. The event has been billed as "a festival of human endeavour".

The guys put in a sterling performance at the event and came away 145th out of 168 teams.


Congratulations guys, great effort and proud to see those CSC colours flying high.

A full rundown of the event can be seen here

Monthly Additions

The first Tuesday of the month we have added a partner WOD to our programming. This gives the members a chance to bring a friend, so we can give more people an opportunity to see what we do at CSC and get started on their journey into CrossFit. So come along and meet new members who can help push you a little harder, or bring a friend to show them what the community looks like.

Trooper Robert “Chesney” Pearson

Trooper Robert “Chesney” Pearson, 22, from Grimsby, joined his local regiment, The Queen’s Royal Lancers, in early 2007 where he became the driver of a Scimitar Reconnaissance vehicle. He was posted to A Squadron where he took part in Pre-Deployment Training in Viking all-terrain vehicles. He deployed to Afghanistan in January 2008 as part of the Armoured Support Company Royal Marines in support of 52 Infantry Brigade.

Throughout his training and despite his youth and relative inexperience his potential had already been noted.

Trooper Robert "Chesney" Pearson died in an explosion in Afghanistan on 21st April 2008. Trooper Pearson leaves behind his father Paul, stepmother Gillian, and sisters Terrie, Alex and Alivia.

Please join us in remembrance at our Monthly Hero WOD

In-House Competition

24th September

Now don't forget we have our 3rd year anniversary In-house throwdown .

This year though we have come up with something special, not only will our members be taking part, but our coaches will be too.  We have decided this will be our on going theme every year to promote group fun and community involvement for all.

This year will be the inaugural
"Coaches Cup"

There will be 5 teams of all abilities coached and captained by one of our awesome coaches.

Please come along, support and be part of it as it will be fun. The WODs will be scalable to all members and accessible to everyone. If you're a member and your names not on the board below.. Sign up!

So if your in the area, want to watch some of what we do in a fun environment with everyone at CSC being a part of the day. drop us a line or call in to support.

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Closing comments


Well what can I say summer is right on top of us and for lots its holiday season and getting outside the box. Lots of new things as always happening at CSC, we will be saying good luck but not goodbye to Hassan as he heads off to University. We will be having a leaving WOD on 9th September at 3pm so come along and wish him well.

With Hassan moving on, this opens up lots of great opportunities for coaches and classes so look out for changes in the Coaching schedule all classes on Team Up will be allocated a Coach :)

 Whilst the weather is good and before it drops enjoy the sunshine and get outdoors!

Looking forward to catching up with you all and hearing about your Holidays and Break,

CSC Coaching Team

Martyn Jennings

Amature Photographer, Father, Part Time Crossfit,