Grahamstown Games this weekend

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The Workshop, situated in the Industrial Area, will be launched in conjunction with the Grahamstown Games on Saturday.

The Fitness Box with CrossFit Grahamstown will host the inaugural Grahamstown Games on Saturday 2 September. The event will include an Obstacle course, BootCamp workout, Indoor rowing, mountain biking and trail running.

Simon van der Merwe, organiser of the event said all events will be tackled as a team, “except that the mountain biking and trail running will be 2 athletes (1 male and 1 female) each”.

The Workshop currently consists of Bermuda Lawns and Landscaping, Noom and The Fitness Box. “These businesses complement each other well and create a destination facility with purpose. It has been well received and supported since opening the doors”, said van der Merwe.

Although The Workshop has been open for a period of time a grand opening has been organized for Saturday 2 September to formally introduce the space. Various stalls will be positioned within the parking area coupled with multiple activities and specials running on the day, creating an interesting action packed family outing.

 

The Grahamstown Games came about after a discussion between Mynhardt van Dyk (The Rat & Parrot), an avid cyclist, the owners of The Fitness Box with CrossFit Grahamstown, Trevor Davies and Van der Merwe, realised that Grahamstown has many sport and fitness groups, but little interaction between them. It was then that they decided that to host a multi-disciplinary fitness challenge would be a great way for these groups to come together and have an interactive and fun meeting.

The multi-disciplinary, mixed-team fitness challenge has drawn in local fitness enthusiasts of all disciplines as well as corporate and sponsored teams, and both fun and serious athletes alike.

The Grahamstown Games has picked up some enthusiastic sponsors in Harcourts, Nutritech and The EyeStore, making for some thrilling prizes for the winners (including Adidas sunglasses and Nutritech hampers), as well as many spot prizes. Grocott’s Mail has come on board as the media sponsor. All athletes will receive a goodies bag with a T-shirt and water bottle. Entry per team of four (two men and two women) is R700.

“This is an event for the whole family,” said Van der Merwe who stated that The Workshop’s other shops, Noom and Bermuda Irrigation will host their official launches on the same day. Numerous stalls, kiddies entertainment, music and fun are also expected. “All are invited to support the athletes and revel in the days celebrations,” said Van der Merwe.

For more information, or to enter, email mouse@thornycroft.net (only 25 teams will be accepted). Click the photo below to enter:

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