Athletes to deliver Pannal lifting masterclass

Commonwealth Games athlete Sonny Webster (s).
Commonwealth Games athlete Sonny Webster (s).

Two top British athletes will host a weightlifting masterclass in Harrogate next week, entertaining fans and raising funds for charity.

Gareth Evans, who competed at the London 2012 Olynpic Games, and Commonwealth athlete Sonny Webster are taking their UK Titan’s Tour to the CrossFit HG3 in Pannal.

The tour is taking them to 16 different gyms on 16 consecutive days.

The event is open to all, regardless of ability. The aim is to reach as many people as possible, providing a fun and informative evening, whilst raising money for Help for Heroes.

Andy Ruddick is co-owner if CrossFit HG3. He said: “This is a great opportunity to meet and train with these outstanding athletes, whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran,

“We’re delighted to be involved in this event, supporting such an amazing charity.”

The athletes will demonstrate each of the movements, attempt record-breaking lifts, and provide an insight into a typical training session for athletes at their level.

The masterclass will give those who want to get involved an opportunity to learn from some of the best UK athletes in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

All proceeds from the event will go to Help for Heroes, with a £5 minimum donation required in exchange for entry.

Throughout the evening, experienced British weightlifting coaches will be available to provide assistance and answer any questions.

Andy and his business partner, Pete Davis, are keen to demonstrate the sport is for everyone, not just Olympians and Commonwealth Games athletes.

“These opportunities don’t come up very often,” adds Pete, “It’s a chance for experienced lifters to find out what it takes to get to the top, and for those with no experience to see what it’s all about.”

The Titan’s Tour lands in Harrogate on Tuesday, February 10 between 4pm and 7:30pm.

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CrossFit HG3 is Harrogate’s first CrossFit and British Weightlifting strength and conditioning facility. The gym provides classes aiming to improve all aspects of health and fitness.