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The Month In Review

This post started off as a little re-cap of the weekend and as I was browsing through all the pics it became clear that the last 30 days have been incredibly busy for Rocky Point!!! So here we go! The last 30 days in review!

The 5th Annual RPCFO Challenage erupted in Richmond. Our sister gym CF Overdrive played host to what had to have been the most spectacular comp we’ve ever run. What started in 2011 with a few RPCF members paying a visit to Overdive and CFO returning the favour the next year has evolved into an annual tradition that pits the two gyms newbies, intermediates and fire-breathers against each other.  A complex scoring system, requiring a quantum computer, is used to track the scoring. Not only are we playing for strutting rights, but a valuable piece of hardware called the RPCFO Challenage Trophy, forged in a mythical East Indian tailor/bookkeeper’s secret workshop.12376735_1101658849868787_8903439127609429558_n

The WODs were intense. Everyone on both sides of the floor brought their “A” game. For many in Div 3, this was their very first time experiencing the competition floor. So hats off and high 5s to all of RPCFs new members who dipped their toes in the bizarre world of “Exercising as fast as you can”. Kinda fun isn’t it?

We had the rare pleasure of seeing a mother/daughter duo in the same competition. The lovely Rosemary showed the intensity that has obviously been passed down to her Valkyrie daughter, Deanna. Love it!

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When the chalk had settled, and the quantum computer brought up to 88 MPH and rebooted, the results lay in CF Overdrive’s favour. RPCF 157 points. CFO 167 points. The trophy remains by Marco Tan’s bedside until 2016 when we’ll do it all over again.

Katrina Smith put months of training and dedication on the line this past Saturday at the BC Weightlifting Association Provincial Championship. Next time you see her, let her know how awesome she is for being the 2nd best 69KG Olympic Lifter in the entire province! She’s also available certain weekends to assist in moving pianos & sofas. Love ya Kat! We had no doubt you’d crush this comp!

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We put the call out to the community to help raise some bux to go towards the BC Kids Hospital Christmas Drive. And the community got behind it! Thanks to you we raised around $1000. We went on a the funnest Christmas Shopping Spree ever.

“Do we get the Number Lovin’ Oven?”

“Hell ya!”

We deliver the spoils on Monday. Once again, thanks so much for helping out. Love ya!

An exhausted Pearl after unloading the Toy Cart

An exhausted Pearl after unloading the Toy Cart

Towards the end of November our Wednesday Night Yoga Instructor, Deidre Sirianni, organized and led a Yoga/Surf retreat to Nicaragua. Lots of fun and lots of help provided to a local English Learning Center. A great success and likely to happen again next year. We’ll let you know when it happens so you can join in on the next one.

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Your very own Coach Errol Clark became the first coach in Western Canada to challenge and pass the new and incredibly difficult CrossFit Level 3 Trainers Exam. This is no joke and only the best trainers in the world will be able to achieve this. Super proud to have him as our Head Coach.

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Coach Tom stepped onto the floor at the BC Masters Challenge and finished 4th out of a field of 20. Events included max burpees over bar followed by 2RM Thrusters, 5 RFT Snatch, HSPU and Bar MuscleUp and concluded with who could nod off the quickest in an easy chair.

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Big Johnathan Peters defied the odds and completed one of the toughest challenges in North America, the 2015 World’s Toughest Mudder. Here’s Johnny finishing another Lap in the middle of the night. A quick trip to the tent to ponder if he’s out of his bloody mind, change his socks, eat a cliff bar, sob quietly for a minute or two, then back out onto the course. Great going Johnathan! If anybody else is feeling as screwy next November, let us know, we should consider a team effort.

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Patty attended a boardroom meeting and had difficulty staying awake.

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We saw loads of new members graduate from Foundations into the Group Class. Here’s just a few below. Be sure to make them feel at home and not to feel intimidated if they happen to see Katrina doing Clean & Jerks.

Deb!

Deb!

Josh & Jess

Josh & Jess

Jerry!

Jerry!

Curtis!

Curtis!

Martin!

Martin!

The RPCF CAL Team ventured into the boonies to compete in the CAL Playoffs at Hybrid Athletics. Here they are below showing true dedication to the “Best Dressed Team” category. CAL will be running again in the Winter. Stay tuned for details as we’ll most likely be entering 1 or 2 teams.

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Troy expels a bug during his bike ride.

Troy expels a bug during his bike ride.

We put out  a Search Party for Stephen Sun at the beginning of the month. He later turned up in a selfie. Holy transformations Batman! Great job Stephen. Your dedication and discipline are an inspiration!

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PRS? We’re absolutely lousy with PRs!!!!!! Every time we turned around someone was breaking a personal record in their Lifts, Metcons and Gymnastics. Cap’n Paddock lifted the equivalent of a Kia off the ground, Dr Feelgood flipped the bird at middle age and cranked out 5 unbroken MuscleUps and the Coachboard was lit up every day with yellow PR badges.

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Finally, several years ago Brian McArthur wrestled and conquered the Big C. This guy is as tough as nails and one of the nicest gentlemen you’ll ever meet. Earlier this month he knocked his 400th WOD outta tha gym! Inspirational!!!!! Love ya Brian. Here’s to another 400!

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