25 August 2016 – Mark your Diaries: Kilos for a Cure is back!

After its massive success in 2015, Kilos for a Cure is back! Hosted at CrossFit 1864, the event will take place on Sunday 16 October from 9.30 am.

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with over 50,000 individuals diagnosed per year? Although treatments are improving and fatality rates are decreasing, there is still no cure for the disease. So, we want you to contribute your efforts to support the efforts of others with Kilos for a Cure, a special WOD to raise money for the charity, Breast Cancer Now. 

We will be doing "Grace" (30 clean & jerks for time) and we'll also have a 1 RM clean & jerk competition, with prizes given out to the fastest "Grace" times for men and women in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories, the top 1 RM, and Best Dressed Athlete (think pink!).

The cost of the event is £10 to participate and all proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Now.

ATHLETE CATEGORIES

There are three Athlete Categories for the event: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. To be eligible for the prizes, athletes in the Beginner category will be using 35 kg (men) / 25 kg (women) for "Grace". Athletes in the Intermediate category will be using 50 kg (men) / 35 kg (women) and athletes in the Advanced category will be doing the workout as Rx, 60 kg (men) / 40 kg (women). The category you are in for "Grace" will be the same as the category you are in for the 1 RM Clean & Jerk.

Not quite at the beginner weights yet? Don't worry, you can still participate! It is completely fine and we encourage you to scale the weights according to your ability. 

How do I sign up?

It's easy! Visit the Kilos for a Cure website: www.crossfit1864.com/kilosforacure

From there, you'll be able to sign up to the Kilos for a Cure mailing list to keep updated with details on the event as they become available, such as how to register, exact timings, t-shirts, our sponsors and prizes!  

Any questions left unanswered?

E-mail maria@crossfit1864.com.

See you all there!


WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Conditioning

Every 2 minutes, for 20 minutes, alternate between A & B

A) 500/400m Row

B) 2 rounds of "Cindy"
5 Pull-up
10 Push-up
15 Air squat

*If your "Cindy" Score is 20 rounds+, consider using a weight vest for this workout

B) 5 rounds, not for time:
5 Strict pull-ups (or negatives)
5 Strict ring dips (or box dips)
- As load as required
- Rest as needed between movements/rounds