2012 Events List

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Every so often someone asks what happens in the gym during the time between morning classes and evening classes. To commemorate 2011 and address this question I’d like to share with you 3 things from my iPhoto Event called “Safety 3rd” (DO NOT DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING 3 THINGS, this means you!):

1: 85# Duct Tape Dumbbells. I used these sketchy buggers for Benching until we got proper ones. The documentation was more so I’d have something to show for a potentially busted face.

2: 20″ Box Jump off the knees, again video documentation… Just in case.

3: Keg Grace: 30 Clean and Jerk for time with a 140# water filled keg. phthhh.

…Anyways… On to 2012. Here are Heather’s and my top picks for competitive events in 2012 (DO AS MANY OF THE FOLLOWING AS POSSIBLE, this means you!):

Cretus Ex Duellum: 1st Annual Pre-Open CrossFit Competition; Jan. 21st-22nd, Lynnwood Washington
BC CrossFit Olympic Lifting Competition: 2nd Annual provincial CrossFit Weightlifting meet; Feb. 4th, Semiahmoo High School White Rock
The Monster Erg: 2000m and/or 4x500m relay indoor rowing Competition; Feb. 5th, Victoria
2012 CrossFit Games Open: Step 1 of the CrossFit World Games, Registration opens Feb. 1st, events run from Feb. 22nd to March 25th, Opens are held each week at CrossFit Squamish
Vancouver Marathon: New course as of this year; May 6th Vancouver
Ore Crusher: Multi-lap classic XC through the Cheekeye Fan single-track trails of Brackendale; May 12th, Squamish
Northwest Iron Quest: Spring Powerlifting Meet; May 12th Lynnwood Washington
Whistler Half Marathon: 2nd Annual Whistler Half Marathon; June 2nd, Whistler
Test of Metal: you know, and if you don’t you should; June 16th, Squamish
Tough Mudder: 10-12 mile (16-19km) obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie; June 23rd-24th, Whistler
The CrosFit Games: CrossFit World Finals; July 13-15th, Carson California
Gear Jammer: 52 km point to point race through the Squamish single-track; July 21st, Squamish
Canadian Death Race: 125km foot race in the northern Rockies; Aug. 4-5th, Grand Cache Alberta
Squamish Days: Premiere Loggers Sports Competition of 2012; Aug. 3-6th, Squamish
Squamish 50: Brand new 50 mile race with relay option, Aug. 11th, Squamish
JABR: Finish the season with Squamish’s newest mountain bike race; Aug. 21st, Squamish
Taranis Winter Challenge: A 3 day epic CrossFit competition; Nov, Victoria
Mount Rainiers Strongest Man and Women: A CrossFit Strongman event to raise money for Fragile X; Nov, Sumner Washington

Feel free to Post to Comments any others you may have or I may have missed. As always I strongly encourage you to sign up early if you’re keen as many of these events fill up very fast. If you have any question or are unsure about any of these events come talk to Heather or myself (as always we’ll give you our honest opinion 🙂 ).

In case anyone is interested in a full season of Loggers Sports and some travelling I’ve got the hopes of attending 4-6 events this year. Let me know.