Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New Zealand's Biggest Crossfit Event This Weekend

Media Release

New Zealand's Biggest Crossfit Event This Weekend

Friday 22 August

Final preparations are underway for The Wellington Cup CrossFit event this weekend.

The event takes place over 2 days, 23 and 24 August at the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre in Wellington and features top representatives from across New Zealand and Australia. Athletes will participate in a range of CrossFit workouts, completing high intensity combinations of gymnastics, weightlifting and endurance tests as both individuals and teams.

120 athletes are travelling from all over the country to partake in New Zealand's biggest CrossFit event. The event has an All Star team, with some of the World's best CrossFit athletes. Including Lauren Fisher from San Diego, Lucas Parker from Canada, Wes Piatt also from the USA, and New Zealand's own Ruth Anderson Horrell from Invercargill. Unfortunately, Lucas Parker had to pull out last minute due to injury. Lucky for Lucas Parker fans, the athlete is still coming to lend a hand.

The free position on the All Star team was made a competition and offered to New Zealand CrossFit athletes. They were to share why they deserved the elite spot and get as many Facebook 'likes' as they could over a short time period. "What a great opportunity for an aspiring athlete to compete with the the best of the best" says Wellington Cup Co-Director Alice Sciascia. The competition was won by Lefaotogi Paletasaia from Auckland, who said "I'll be inspired and motivated to learn more about CrossFit."

"This weekend we’ll see CrossFit athletes push the limits of athletic performance through this thriving sport" says Co-Director Mike Young, "It's something you don't want to miss."

Tickets are $20 a day and can be purchased on the door. if you want to check out the fastest growing fitness movement on the planet head along. There will be plenty to keep you entertained. Food and coffee available as well as a range of fitness merchandise and gear.

For all the coverage of The Wellington Cup check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheWellingtonCup


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Countdown, And Mary Margaret O’Hara

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news