Supporting Regionals Athletes
Back in January GLC2000 ran a small training camp ahead of the Crossfit Open. Life as a top athlete can be quite solitary, following specialist programming in a quiet or deserted gym 6-7 days a week. So we got some top athletes together in Manchester, the spiritual home of UK Crossfit. It gave them a chance to train, compete, laugh and joke together in preparation for the 2017 Crossfit Open – all whilst we filmed the entire thing and over 10,000 people watched the GLC2000 UK Instagram story!
Here’s who GLC2000 have been supporting and are excited to watch this weekend in Madrid after their awesome Crossfit Open 2017 performances:
Sam Briggs & Emma McQuaid: GLC2000 Athletes
The Meridian Region has always been the most competitive for female athletes. It is great to see that since the GLC2000 training camp in January Sam and Emma have spent a lot of time training together, and even taking on Open workouts alongside each other to push for those extra reps.
The introduction of the 35-39 masters category and her 1st place in the online qualifiers means that Sam has already booked her place at the 2017 Crossfit Games. Although in a sense the pressure is off for Sam, we can guarantee that she will not be taking it easy in Madrid. 1st place worldwide finishes in 17.2 & 17.4 Open workouts show that Sam has still got what it takes to compete with athletes 15+ years her junior. We will be supporting Sam as we have been doing since 2012.
Find Sam on Social Media: @BicepsLikeBriggs #TeamGLC2000 #BicepsLikeBriggs
Emma may have point to prove after narrowly missing out on making the Games with a 6th place finish at the 2016 Meridian Regional. Each year Emma has improved on her Open placing, 2015 saw her finish 6th in Europe, 2016 saw a 5th place finish and the 2017 Crossfit Open Emma finished in joint 3rd in Europe sharing 33 points with Crossfit royalty Annie Thorisdottir.
Emma should be more comfortable at this level so if everything goes to plan we look forward to supporting her in Madison this year.
Find Emma on Social Media: @McQuaid175 #SYSTM #TeamGLC2000
This weekend is Steph’s 5th appearance at Regionals. This year she has opened Crossfit Fortius Cambuslang and has had to train around a long term elbow injury, and still made it to Madrid!
Steph’s time at the GLC2000 training camp was cut short, after her elbow injury flared up on the first day. We caught up with Steph at the beginning of April, and she reported that adding GLC2000 to her usual mobility routine and soft tissue work has helped her elbow feel almost 100%.
Find Steph on Social Media: @Steph_Dekker @CrossfitFortiusCambuslang
We are excited to see Kirsty at Regionals for the first time. Having put in some gritty performances representing GLC2000 in team events over the past couple of years, and having watched her in action, it was clear that if she could stay injury free she would have a good chance at securing her place in Madrid. After a very consistent Open Kirsty managed to finished 27th in Europe overall.
We look forward to watching Kirsty get out and test herself against some of the best Crossfit athletes in the world.
Find Kirsty on Social Media: @Kirsty_Oliver27 #WCCF
Team Esprit de Corps
Esprit de Corps Crossfit narrowly missed out on a spot at Regionals in 2016. EDC Crossfit is a gym with a strong military presence, most of their team members have been to regionals in a team or individual before, so will know what to expect in Madrid.
EDC Crossfit owner & head coach Tom Wyles has been consistently using and recommending GLC2000 to athletes since 2013.
“GLC2000 is a great product that I use myself and I recommend to our members. I’ve seen it help people recover from a variety of joint issues.”