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“Blanchard (Sapper)”


British Hero WOD

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  • AMRAP in 15 minutes
  • 3 Ground-to-Overheads (70/50 kg)
  • Then, 3 Rounds of:
  • 5 Pull-Ups
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 30 Double-Unders

On a 15-minute clock, complete the ground-to-overheads (snatch or clean-and-jerk), then 3-rounds of the pull-ups, push-ups, air squats, and double-unders. That’s one round. Start again on the ground-to-overheads to begin round two. Score is total number of rounds and repetitions completed in the 15 minute window.

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This British Hero WOD is dedicated to Sapper Blanchard who was killed as a result of a gunshot wound suffered whilst he was dealing with a suspect explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj (North) area of Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Blanchard deployed to Afghanistan on 17 September 2010 as part of the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force. Trained to assist in the preparation and operation of explosive ordnance disposal equipment and the recognition and management of conventional munitions, he was part of an improvised explosive device destroy team operating in Helmand province.

On 30 October 2010, his team was in the process of destroying a device when they were engaged by small arms fire. During the engagement, Sapper Blanchard was struck by a bullet and died from the injuries he sustained.

We first found this workout posted by CrossFit Essex @cfessex (Epping, UK) on their WODvember Facebook page.

See also: “Blanchard (Aaron)” American Hero WOD (unrelated)

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