We had a few busy Rocky Point CrossFit members out in the Lower Mainland putting their training to the test.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Katrina Smith and Mike Frydenlund who both brought home hardware from the 43rd Annual Sea Festival Opens.BCWA hardwareKatrina was competing in the Women’s 69 KG class. Employing a Power Snatch and a huge Clean & Jerk (179lbs), Katrina clinched the Gold, her total combined weight a massive 7KG over the 2nd place finisher. Mike left nothing on the table and ventured into PR territory in a chess-like finish with his closest competitor. It came down to a kilogram and Mike was edged out and went home with the Silver. Great news, both have qualified for the BC Provincial Championships that will take place in December. There are still 2 qualifying events between now and then, so if anybody has any interest in giving Oly Comps a shot, you still have plenty of time (Pssst…get in on Parm’s next Oly Seminar first)


I (Coach Tom) completed the 2nd event on his summer list by running in the Scotiabank half marathon.  The first 10K were fast and easy. By kilometer 11, the novelty had worn off and the running got tough. I slid from a 1:42.30 pace to a 1:51 finish. Still good enough to place him 680 out of a field of 3950. Expect a breakdown of the run and tips for you if you plan on doing any longer distance races in your future.

Are you competing in a race or event in the future? Let me know. I’d love to include your story in our blog. Of course next weekend is PentathaWOD. We have a lot of people in the gym (very proud of you) competing so there will be lots of stories to tell next week.Tomhalf