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Kate Pankhurst

Remembrance Sunday: 'Murph'

As is our tradition, the workout this Sunday 12 November will be the classic CrossFit WOD “Murph”.
There are two sessions to book into for ‘Murph” this Remembrance Sunday; 10.30 and 12:00. Both sessions are 90 mins in length, to give everyone a chance to complete the WOD:
‘MURPH’
For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run
Wear a weighted vest. Break up reps into any order.
NB all scaling/subs options are available: ring rows for pullups, rowing for running etc
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
In addition, we would ask everyone who is available to attend a ceremony at the Memorial in Bethnal Green gardens (outside the library). The ceremony starts at 10.45. We will also be observing 2 minutes silence at 11:00 at the gym
 
Below is a think piece, ‘Service and Sacrifice’, by Andrew last year.
“On Sunday we once again reschedule our CrossFit morning classes to honour those people who gave their life so we might live in freedom.
Remembrance can be viewed as both positive and negative. What we try to focus and reflect on is service and sacrifice.
It is easy to romanticise warfare and violence: Hollywood  does that. But few people want to emphasise the day-to-day services and sacrifices that effective people do in effective relationships.  Too often what eludes us is good old-fashioned respect: for ourselves and others, consideration , empathy, duty and the ability to work hard. (I prefer working effectively, but I hope you see what I’m getting at).
This Sunday, as you remember the sacrifice our (often young) people made at the cost of their lives; commit to making day-to-day services and sacrifices yourself.
Service and sacrifice are not emotional, showy things. They are often done away from the glare of public adulation. Every time you vote, support your colleagues, cherish your partner, help your friends, and act with compassion toward a stranger: you genuinely honour their sacrifice.
Be your own, walking, daily memorial. Serve and sacrifice. ” By Andrew Stemler
 
Check out what we did in previous years
 
https://crossfitlondonuk.com/2014/09/04/remembrance-day-murph-lone-survivor/
 
https://crossfitlondonuk.com/tag/remembrance-day-murph/
 
https://crossfitlondonuk.com/2014/11/09/remembrance-day-2014-at-crossfit-london/
 

Member of the Week: 6 October 2017

This week’s Member of the Week goes to



Diogo Baltazar

Diogo arrives early for Metcon class, and then usually spends 10 minutes casually strolling around the room – on his hands! For someone with his hard-won skill, competence and engine; he’s more than earned bragging rights! But Diogo is quietly awesome in the way he goes about things. Those handstand strolls always get people asking him for tips on gymnastics, which he gladly gives with patience and encouragement.

Love ya’, Diogo! Enjoy your Member of the Week status.

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Member of the Week: 4 August 2017

This week’s Member of the Week goes to



Adam Sumner

Adam anxiously watches the clock 30 secs into a wall-sit.

You know Adam’s in the class (always arrives precisely 9 mins late) as he and yells and shrieks through every lift/WOD. Which is always entertaining.

Secret sources have leaked some little-known facts about Adam

He was the captain of his university ‘ultimate frisbee’ team/club and took Leeds university to the Northern counties championship in 2002 where he placed a respectable 4th place.

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Captain of the Frisbee Team

Also he is a qualified accountant with a legal degree – I think we can all agree he’s not the stereotypical accountant!

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A sumo-deadlifting accountant. Who knew.

So thanks for being you, Adam. Enjoy the praise of your peers this week