With ANZAC day coming up and our Defence Force always ready to go to action, there will always be a need for something like The Legacy Foundation, “Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans. Today Legacy’s caring and compassionate service assists over 90,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants with a disability”
So CrossFit Ruthless decided to start a fundraiser for Legacy in the form of a Teams CrossFit Competition. They aptly called it “Rise for the Fallen”, it was more than just a four WOD’s, the fundraising for Legacy was also part of the overall competition. There was a dawn service before the event started with the local high school’s band playing and laying of wreaths in front of pictures of four fallen soldiers. The minutes silence really humbled you, it made you realise that we are very lucky that we have what we have because of the people who have fought for where we are today.
The four WOD’s were named after fallen soldiers, Leydon-McDonald, Beckwith, Cashman and Brewster, if you would like to know what the WOD’s were please have a look at the CrossFit Ruthless / Rise for the Fallen Facebook site. All I will say about them is I was glad I was photographing them and not doing them, they were very tough, the most pain faces I have seen at event ever. I think the chipper WOD with snatches and the complex back to back was hard for a lot of the athletes, but in true CrossFit style no one complained, they just dug deep and got to it.
The event ran very smoothly and the organisation of the overall event was a credit to the team of volunteers from CrossFit Ruthless and the work done by Lisa, well done to all who helped, the Legacy BBQ was great!
Now for the winners, the RX division was hotly contested and was still very close, the team from CrossFit Alive finished three of the WOD’s in first place, they also raised the most for Legacy, awesome work guys. A team from CrossFit The Stables come in 2nd place with a team from the new formed affiliate CrossFit Might coming in third.
The scaled division saw the CFC Punks come first, with the Kiwi’s and the Quokkas 2nd and the NT4R team come in third.
If you are interested in seeing the rest of your teams photos, send me an email with your team name, division and heat number preferably with a team photo.
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