This week (Tuesday 10th Feb) we are privileged to have two World Class Olympic Lifters coming to train at HG3 from 4pm to 7.30pm. All are welcome to come along and get involved or just come down for a cup of coffee. Below is a great article we had featured in the Harrogate Advertiser.
They will be doing a training master class and coaching all those that come along. Finishing of with a Clean and Jerk and Snatch Ladder, it is sure to be a great event. So far Sonny has reached 180kg in his Clean and Jerk ladder! Can he get more? Come and see for yourself.
TRAIN WITH AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE IN HARROGATE
British weightlifters visit CrossFit HG3 on their UK charity tour.
Health and fitness fans can find out exactly what it takes to become an Olympic or Commonwealth Games athlete, when two of the UK’s most talented weightlifters visit Harrogate’s CrossFit HG3 on 10th February 2015.
Gareth Evans (2012 Olympian) and Sonny Webster (Commonwealth Games athlete) will visit Harrogate on their UK Titan’s Tour, which takes them to 16 different gyms on 16 consecutive days. The event is open to all, regardless of ability. The aim is to reach as many people as possible, providing a fun and informative evening, whilst raising money for a good cause.
The athletes will demonstrate each of the movements, attempt record-breaking lifts, and provide an insight into a typical training session for athletes at their level. They will also hold a Weightlifting Masterclass, which will give those who want to get involved an opportunity to learn from some of the best UK athletes in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.
All proceeds from the event will go to Help for Heroes, with a £5 minimum donation required in exchange for entry. Throughout the evening, experienced British weightlifting coaches will be available to provide assistance and answer any questions.
“This is a great opportunity to meet and train with these outstanding athletes, whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran,” says Andy Ruddick, co-owner of CrossFit HG3, “we’re delighted to be involved in this event, supporting such an amazing charity.”
Andy and his business partner, Pete Davis, are keen to demonstrate the sport is for everyone, not just Olympians and Commonwealth Games athletes. “These opportunities don’t come up very often,” adds Pete, “it’s a chance for experienced lifters to find out what it takes to get to the top, and for those with no experience to see what it’s all about.”
The Titan’s Tour lands in Harrogate on Tuesday 10th February, between 4pm and 7:30pm, at CrossFit HG3 in Pannal. For more information, visit the website www.crossfithg3.com.