Roll of Honour: UK Masters 2017

An ongoing record and celebration of Masters achievements in CrossFit competitions in 2017. If you have any results to add, please let us know.

Recommended Reads: #3 Will it Make the Boat Go Faster?

Will it Make the Boat Go Faster – by Ben Hunt Davis and Harriet Beveridge RECOMMENDED BY: Del Kyme Del read it during his Dragonboat days but the lessons (drawn out from the compelling Olympic story of Gold Medal rowers) can also be applied to CrossFit or any aspect of life.

Recommended Reads: #2 Inside the Box

Free+style by Carl Paoli RECOMMENDED BY: Tom Dolly On a simple level some great progressions to get you from A to B. On a deeper level, a great framework for understanding the patterns of human movement. This book makes me forget about chasing numbers and re-learning to trust how I feel when I move well.

Recommended Reads: #1 Free+style

Free+style by Carl Paoli RECOMMENDED BY: Tom Dolly On a simple level some great progressions to get you from A to B. On a deeper level, a great framework for understanding the patterns of human movement. This book makes me forget about chasing numbers and re-learning to trust how I feel when I move well.

Meet the Masters: Clare Muir

Clare’s strength is dipping out and it’s taken her to 50th in the World (50-54) and a first place at Raising the Bar. We recommend following her lead! Dip out FTW!

Meet the Masters: Steve Jefferies

‘Stevo’ might be bargain basement when it comes to kit bags but he’s a class act on the competition floor! When he’s not cracking out HSPU in Police cells, he’s winning gold medals and setting records at the World Firefighter’s Games.

EuroMasters: Filip ‘Biffy’ Wahlback

Filip is a master, coach and athlete who pities the fool that never gets to experience CrossFit. Despite a minor health setback this year, he’s back on track and competed at Raising the Bar, making the semi-final of a hugely competitive 45-49 category!

Meet the Masters: Simon Good

Simon recently won the Vets category of the Castle Games, but his real claim to fame is that he can teach anyone double unders! Form an orderly queue.

Meet the Masters: Christine Moore

Christine adds extra oomph to her CrossFit® with her love of running. She was the only European Woman 55-59 to enter a score for Wod 4 of the Qualifiers and finished 127th in the World!

Meet the Masters: Jane Fox

Jane is a Masters athlete, school teacher and a coach. Despite not exercising at all before CrossFit, this year she made it to the Qualifiers and climbed 62 places to finish 128th in the World (50-54).

Mastering the Menopause

Most women will experience some symptoms around the menopause. The duration and severity of these symptoms will vary. CrossFit women are no different, they are, however, asking their bodies to do things that the vast majority of women their age aren’t. How then are the specific needs of CrossFitters affected by the menopause and what can be done…

EuroMasters: Karin Seelow

Karin is the number 1 athlete in Spain (45-49), she finished the Open Qualifiers in 43rd worldwide and won the 2017 European Masters in Hungary. Meet the EuroMaster…

EuroMasters: Meggi Pavlidis Wind

Meggi is thriving as a Master, a competitive athlete, a coach and a Box co-owner. She’s a German who lives in Greece but is happy to throwdown all over Europe (as long as there aren’t any double unders!).