Tuesday, August 04, 2009

HARD'NUP CHALLENGE 2009 - Information

The event is open to all skill, fitness and experience levels. The spirit of the event is a celebration of the growth of CrossFit in Australia, and a coming together of the community. It also marks the 1 year anniversary for our current premises. We will allow scaling and exercise substitution, however by doing so, you will be out of contention and will not be ranked in the results. For the serious competitor will we be enforcing strictness of standard and judging, all other competitors will self-judge.

  • The event will be held at CrossFit Brisbane, 39 Clarence St, Coorparoo QLD 4151.
  • Volunteers need to arrive at 7am (if you are available for the morning)
  • Competitors need to be there at 7:30am (8:00am at the latest)
  • Cost for the event is $25 per person, payable on the day (please bring correct change if paying by cash, we have EFTPOS facilities available)
  • Spectators are welcome, there is no charge for spectators


  • The competition will consist of three (3) workouts
  • The workouts will be announced throughout the course of the day
  • All competitors will participate in the first two workouts
  • Results from the first two workouts will be used to pick the finalists
  • There will be cutoff times for the workouts, to be announced on the day
  • The overall winner(s) will be determined by victory in the the final workout
  • Where possible we will try to organise the heats so that people are matched for ability, skill and fitness level
  • Due to a large number of competitors entered, the event is subject to change on the day
  • The method for scoring the workouts will be announced on the day
  • Prizes will be awarded for 1st Male Overall, 1st Female Overall, Best Performance Workout 1 - Male & Female, Best Performance Workout 2 - Male & Female, and for the best example of "Hard'nup" - the Best & Fairest award


7:00am - Volunteer/Referee/Trainer briefing (closed to competitors)

7:30am - Registration opens, competitors confirm details, complete waiver and pay entry fee
8:30am - Event briefing, announcement of Workout #1, explanation/demo of required technique standards/rules
9:00am - Heats for Workout #1 commence
12:30pm - Completion of Heats for Workout #1, break for lunch
1:00pm - Announcement of Workout #2, explanation/demo of required technique standards/rules
1:30pm - Commencement of Heats for Workout #2
4:00pm - Completion of Heats for Workout 2, Announce Finalists and Workout #3
4:30pm - Workout #3 commences
5:00pm - Presentation Ceremony, Group photo
5:30pm - Sausage Sizzle, swap war stories
7:00pm - Go to the Pub!

  • This is going to be a long day! Bring everything that you need in terms of food etc to allow you to stay at the event all day. There is drinking water on the premises. We request that you bring your own water bottle, preferably with a closed lid to minimise spills
  • There is no requirement to bring your own equipment, we will supply everything that is needed. However, do bring your own strapping tape
  • The events have been chosen to enable maximum participation, we have purposely chosen fundamental movements that are characteristic of CrossFit, ie movements that most people can do
  • You may scale/substitute exercises, however it will place you out of contention for any place in the competition
  • in some case an "allowable" substitution may be specified, meaning that the athlete may chose this alternative exercise and remain in the running. This is at the discretion of the head referee and is allowed on the basis that the substituted exercise has the same "cost" both in time and effort and therefore is considered equivalent for the purpose of competition
  • We encourage you to do what is right for your body. It there is a movement that you cannot do for injury reasons, or if the load prescribed is to heavy, chose a movement/load that works for you and enjoy the workouts
  • A separate warmup area and equipment will be provided for competitors
  • Prior to the start of each heat, competitors will be given a short amount of time to warmup/prepare on the equipment
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that your technique is to the standard prescribed, counting your own reps and generally ensuring that you compete to the best of your ability and within the spirit of the competition.
  • Poor sportsmanship and/or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated
  • Heats will be posted with approximate starting times. It is your responsibility to know when you are competing and to be ready. We will call once for competitors for each heat. Heats will not be delayed while we try to find competitors
  • Results will be recorded for all competitors
  • The judges decision is final

  • Thankyou for volunteering!!
  • The main job that we require help with is assisting with the running of the workouts by keeping time, counting reps and supporting the competitors
  • We will send out an email to all volunteers that have registered with more information closer to the event
  • We are coming together as a community, this is not the Olympics
  • Competitors are expected to do their best, show good sportsmanship and demonstrate a positive attitude
  • On the registration form we have asked you to nominate the sort of competitor you are, we will be adjusting the seriousness of the the judging to match your experience level and goals for the day. ie
    • Standards will be strict for serious competitors, ie the judges will be instructed to disallow reps that are not to standard
    • Standards will be relaxed for non-serious competitors or novices, ie the judges will be instructed to encourage and help
  • Go hard, but enjoy the day!

  • Event T-Shirts will be available for purchase on the day for $30. We have limited numbers and they will be available on a "first in, best dressed" basis
  • The day will end with a casual social function held at the local pub, which is a short walk from the gym (~800m)
  • There is a cafe (~600m) and supermarket (~800m) in walking distance from the gym
  • There is one shower on the premises and three toilets
  • You are welcome to take photos/videos (please give us a copy of anything good!)
  • A coffee van will be onsite from 7:30am till 9:30am
Any questions, please email matt@crossfitbrisbane.com

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