CrossFit Aldermaston Memorial WOD
- For Time (with a Partner)
- 1 mile Run
- 90 Box Jump Overs (24/20 in)
- 80 Kettlebell Swings (24/16 kg)
- 70 Burpees
- 60 Wall Ball Shots (9/6 kg)
- 50 Plate Overhead Lunges (15/10 kg)
- 40 Toes-to-Bars
- 30 Kettlebell Snatches (24/16 kg)
- 20 Pull-Ups
- 1 mile Run
- Repeat back up the ladder to the top. Wear a Weight Vest (10 kg).
With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. Partners perform the 1-mile Runs together. Otherwise one partner works while the other rests (you-go-I-go style). Break up the work between partners as needed. After the second 1-mile Run, return to the 20 Pull-Ups and work back up the list from the bottom of the ladder to the top – finishing with a final 1-mile Run.
Score is the time on the clock when the 3rd mile Run is completed.
About the wod
Background: This workout is dedicated to Anna Victorious tragically lost her year-long battle with cancer on June 7, 2018, she was just 38. She was diagnosed in June 2017, when her daughter was only 6 months old.
“Anna would light up every room she walked into with her infectious smile. She would always have the time of day for anybody. Whether it was just for a chat, a shoulder to cry on, or offering guidance to people who asked for it.”
“Anna showed incredible strength, bravery, resilience, and kindness through her treatment and beyond. She never lost that infectious smile on her face. She continued to help people and change their outlook on life throughout her cancer journey. She truly was and still is a huge inspiration to so many people.”
She was a wife, a mother, and an Armed Response Police Officer with Thames Valley Police (UK). She met her husband, Ed, during a firearms course in 2010. They married 10 days before she passed away.
In 2021 Ed plans to row the Atlantic in her memory via @doitforanna and to raise money for Victoria’s Promise @victoriaspromise who supported Anna throughout her hard-fought battle by providing counseling, specialist beauty treatments, and cleaning services. Childcare was on offer along with wig funding. But according to Ed, what Anna got most out of Victoria’s Promise was the Affinity workshops which brought together young women going through similar journeys and challenges.
Anna was a keen CrossFitter and trained at CrossFit Aldermaston @cfaldermaston (Aldermaston, UK). She loved a chipper WOD, hence the format of this workout. During her treatment, she did some fundraising which involved a 24 wodathon, which she took part in mid-chemo. Her efforts helped the event raise £31,000 for charity.
Anna had a saying from Alice Morse Earle that she lived by, “Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.”
The workout was designed by CrossFit Aldermaston. @phyz1_actual first notified us of the tribute via Instagram.