The passed 5 weeks we held our 3rd annual Open Competition. It were 5 packed days with over 100 competitors, and not to forget about all the buddies and family and friends as spectators. The competition ran smooth thanks to the help of our awesome community. There was a ton of work to be done, everyone chipped in and nobody complained.
Thank you to everyone who lent a helping hand in setting up, and executing the competition. The anxiety and stress leading up to the event never made us question why we do it, because once the day kicks off and we see our members pushing themselves, the crowd cheering on their friends and family, and the camraderie of the competitors, we know that it is all worth it.
If there is one takeaway from hosting the Open events, it is that it makes our community stronger. We are not just a gym. For Thess and me, it is our home, and we know many of you feel the same way. When our members are out there competing we cheer for them like family. We had such great support of all of our athletes.
A big congratulations to each member for completing their first Open, or second or maybe third or more. All of our athletes did great, and we – the whole CrossFit Heerlen Team – could not be more proud of how you all pushed yourselves and kept up such high quality movement standards. We already look forward to the next Open.
Thank you again to everyone who made the CrossFit Heerlen Open 2019 an overwhelming success.