Apr 25 – Anzac day. 9am Class Only

Apr 25 – Anzac day. 9am Class Only

ANZAC DAY – April 25

After your dawn service, come and join us at 9am for a Hero workout or at 10am for Open Gym. The workout can be scaled for all and is also able to be done as a team. Lest we forget.




Lt Tim O’Donnell, 28, was serving as part of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team in the Bamyan Province, Afganistan, when his unit came under attack.  Lt O’Donnell was killed.


Two other New Zealand defence personnel were seriously injured;  Lance Corporal Matthew Ball, 24, who is a friend of CrossFit New Zealand member Nick’s from primary and secondary school, and Private Allistar Baker, 23.  Lt O’Donnell is New Zealand’s first combat death in Afganistan, and New Zealand’s first combat death in over a decade.  Lt O’Donnell is survived by his father Mark, a former police officer, his mother Mary-Anne, a nurse, his brother Andrew, and his sister Anna.

Nick asked CFNZ if he could create a workout to honour Tim in the traditional CrossFit fashion. He wrote a few words for them as well.

Tim O’Donnell, Matthew Ball and Allistar Baker are New Zealand’s heroes.  It’s intrinsic to the nature of heroism, however, that a hero is the last person who is going to call himself a hero, because the chief characteristic of true heroism is selflessness.  That is what distinguishes true heroism, like those fighting for our country and community, from false heroism such as sports idols and movie stars.  Tim, Matt and Allistar gave selflessly of themselves to fight for our country and felt as if they were only doing their jobs, even though their jobs require them to do extraordinary things.  The New Zealand Defence Force in Afganistan are not men and women who, once in a lifetime, rise to the occasion and go into the fray at great personal peril.  They are people who train to do this, and more, on a daily basis.  New Zealand is proud of their contribution to Afganistan.

This post is dedicated to all those who are in professions that involve keeping our community, and country, safe.  Thank you for your sacrifices. – Nick Linton

400m Farmers Walk 2 x 24′s/16′s Kettlebells
28 Box Jumps 24/20″
28m Bear Crawl
28 Double Unders
28 Ground to Overhead 40/30kg
28m Bear Crawl
28 Double Unders
28 Chest to bar Pull Ups
28m Bear Crawl
28 Double Unders
28 Burpees
28m Bear Crawl
28 Double Unders
28 Pistols
28m Bear Crawl
28 Double Unders
400m Farmers Walk with KBs

Anzac Day Service Programme Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt Dawn Service

  • 5.45am: Parade assembles outside the Civic Centre, Laings Road, Lower Hutt
  • 6am: Dawn Service held at the Cenotaph, adjacent to the Lower Hutt Memorial Library, Riddiford Garden, Anzac Lawn

Petone Services and Bracken Street Parade

  • 7am: Flag ceremony held at the Anzac Memorial Flagstaff, Petone Railway Station
  • 8.15am: Parade assembles in Bracken Street
  • 8.30am:  Service held at the Garden of Remembrance, Memorial Park
By |April 25th, 2017|Named Workouts, Workouts|5 Comments


  1. Matt Dyson April 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Mel time last year 35:47 🙂

  2. Mel Broadbent April 25, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Oh dear lol

  3. Matt Dyson April 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Don’t think you had pistols last year did you?

  4. Matt Dyson April 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Rosie Peterson The shoulder sashes (Mokowaewae) are traditional Army colours, black and red, and worn by all Senior Non Commissioned Officers (SNCOs). a traditional Māori motif or mokowaewae denoting speed and agility. The sash was made by the same techniques called spranging the result was much like a netting that could widen and contract was that if an officer was wounded on the battle field his sash could be used as a stretcher the original purpose of the sash construction started to lose its meaning when the sash was gradually reduced for convenient wearing

  5. Mel Broadbent April 25, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Ha. No.

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