Dear friends, family and CrossFit community, We are reaching out again this year to invite as many of you as possible to join in with us in our annual Hero WOD.
On 25th January 2011, our friend and Box#1 member, Scott Meenagh, lost both his legs in an IED (improvised explosive device) blast whilst serving with the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan.
As the Paratroopers were rescuing Scott, a further IED was detonated, which took the life of Private Martin Bell. Martin was carrying Scott and shielded him with his body, taking the impact of the blast and saving Scott from further injury and ultimately saved his life. He was posthumously awarded the George Medal for his selfless actions and sacrifice that day.
In honour of his friend, Scott designed a Hero WOD; seeing a continuously increasing amount of Crossfit communities and individuals across the world take part in this Hero WOD, paying their respects, is a really positive way of remembering Private Martin Bell GM.
A special Hero WOD. A young man who worked out at our gym last October (Scott Meenagh) has both legs lost to an IED. One of his rescuers lost their life shielding him from another IED. This WOD commemorates that’s action.
DT 5 rounds for time of: 12 deadlifts 9 hang power cleans 6 push jerks