UK/Ireland Sectional

UK/Ireland Sectional Wrap-up

A last minute venue change doesn't dampen spirits in Suffolk.

The UK/Ireland Sectional took place this past weekend and tested not only the competing athletes but the event organizers as well. After a shift in venue, the event went off without a hitch. Checking in from Ireland, Chris Kemp of CrossFit Northeast England had this to say about his event.

"With a last minute change of venue forced upon the organizers, the workouts at the UK and Ireland Sectionals were all moved from under a roof to under the heavens! Thankfully the weather held off, though it was clear that any amount of rain was not going to dampen this spirits of this community.

The 'Unknown and Unknowable' were definitely called into play with this late turn of events. However organizers, helpers and the community as a whole pulled together to ensure that the day went smoothly -- including challenges such as building an outdoor pull-up rig in a matter of hours!

The day itself continued in this manner, with the UK and Ireland community coming together to provide backing to some fierce competitors. The athletes gave it their all, and came away with the results to match.

The events themselves proved to be great in allowing everyone to get involved -- yet elements such as GHD sit-ups, double-unders, and toes-to-bar proved harsh yet decisive separators of the field in the first two events. The row/sandbag/run combination at the end made for an intense and exciting finish, with some heats turning into storming wins, and others epic battles.

No doubt the men and women that went through will be a force to reckon with at the Qualifiers. Europe, watch out!"

Top 5 Men
1. Owen Satterley
2. Paul Emmons
3. Rob Arnett
4. David McManus
5. Dafydd Dennis

Top 5 Women
1. Samantha Briggs
2. Heidi Wolfe
3. Taylor Wright
4. Megan Selbach-Allen
5. Maegan Dominguez

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5 comments on this entry

1. Hlezy wrote...

Kempie, you little Irish tinker you!

2. kempie wrote...

What have I done now?! ...

3. Rob Silver wrote...

I would say you put on one great event. Judging by the extensive exchanging of facebook friends the past 2 nights, the UK/Ireland sectionals did its primary(?) job of spreading the Crossfit tendrils across the UK/ireland

shout out to Brian Mueller for knocking out the best male time in wod 1 in Heat 1!

4. Elvar Þór Karlsson wrote...

what were the WODS?

5. Paul Briggs wrote...

I would like to congratulate Sam on her fantastic performance, well done sis!!! x


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