800g Challenge comes to SCCF


What is it?

This challenge was designed by OptimizeMe Nutrition and the premise is super simple:

Eat 800 grams (g) of fruits and/or vegetables, by weight, per day. 

No foods are eliminated, but only fruits and veggies count toward the 800g. Eat the fruits and veggies or your choice. Hit the macros you want.

Raw, cooked, canned, frozen; doesn’t matter!  If you can weigh it as a standalone and unprocessed fruit or vegetable, you can count it. Yep, that’s it! Here's a one-sheet with all the rules and scoring details.

So why 800g? It’s associated with increased health and is a simplified way to hit those recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. If you’d like more in depth information about it click here.

When will it be running?

Monday August 19th - Sunday September 15th

How do I sign up?

The ZenPlanner store will have tickets available in it until August 18th. You will be able to purchase a ticket here or by using the iPad on the gym desk.

Who is it for?

The challenge is designed to be so simple that anyone can take part! Also, because exercise is not a mandatory part of the challenge, even non-members are welcome to take part - just buy yourself a place here.

Where can I ask my questions?

We will be hosting a meeting at SCCF to go over all the challenge rules and answer your questions. Be sure to be there to meet others and ask any questions you might have

  • Wednesday August 14th @ 1800

How much will it cost me?


How will it be scored?

We will be using SugarWOD to log scores, show a leaderboard, and fist bump throughout the challenge. These scores will be on a private track so only other 800g Challenge participants will be able to see them. More info on scoring and logging can be found here.

Are there any prizes?

Oh yeah! We’re putting up some pretty cool prizes for this one!

1st place = a pair of Reebok Nano 9s (released in the UK on August 15th)

2nd place = a Reebok CrossFit Day BackPack

3rd place = a £25 Reebok voucher

What else do I get?

As well as reaping the health benefits of focusing on a small part of your nutrition for four weeks, you will also get access to a private Facebook group where you will be able to share recipes and food ideas, help each other make choices and keep other participants accountable. SCCF staff will also be in there sharing some of their tips for being successful.

Intramural Open Scores 19.5 and Total

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Everyone’s favourite worst nightmare of a workout got lengthened and dished out gut checks left, right and centre! 19.5 was a superb chance for people to push their boundaries and loads of you stepped up to the plate with thrusters and pull ups all over the place.

The scores for 19.5 are as follows:

Team Aromas got the highest percentage of their team through the door to contribute in some form to their 19.5 total with 70% of the team chipping in at least 1 point. They also won the week with a total of 81 points made up of 64 performance points and 17 judging points. Their MVPs for the week were Matt and Chloe who each earned 10 points.

Their overall MVPs across all 5 weeks were:

  • Chloe 48

  • Gaby 35

  • Lianne 30

Team Carson managed to get 50% of their team to contribute something to their 19.5 score, and picked up 41 performance points and 15 judging points. Louise led the way and was chased all the way by Lisa as they each picked up 8 points.

Their overall MVPs across 5 weeks were:

  • Louise 52

  • Lisa 40

  • Claire 23

Team Madison earned 74 points for 19.5 from 57 performance points and 17 judging points. They got 63% of their team in at some point for 19.5 and showed great team spirit again. Their biggest scorers of the week were Molly (mainly from sticking around to judge so much) and Nicky (mainly from her dedication to her chest to bar progress).

Their overall MVPs across 5 weeks were:

  • Sara 34

  • Molly 28

  • Ben 26

So, the grand totals are in but before they’re revealed we’d like to take the chance to thank everyone for taking part in another great SCCF event. The data shows that every single person who signed up to be a part of the IM Open contributed at least one point to their team’s total. The atmosphere in the gym every Friday night was insane and we can’t wait to do it all again in October (The Open for 2020 has been brought forwards so we get two chances this year!).

We’d like to thank some people with gifts as they routinely went over and above what was asked with no expectation of anything in return.

The first set of people who we feel deserve something more are the team captains who helped make this whole thing possible. Paul, Chloe, Louise, Rhod, Ed and Lauren - we can’t thank you enough for your efforts in making this event truly special for each person who was involved.

The second group of people who we’d like to recognise are all those who earned at least 10 points for their team from judging alone across the 5 weeks.

From Team Aromas:

Chloe (14), Gaby (12) and Pod (10).

From Team Carson:

Louise (26!!!!!!), Lyndsey (13), Lisa (11) and Rhod (11)

From Team Madison:

Molly (16) and Ema (11)

These prizes are £25 online vouchers and will be issued in person to everyone listed above (including twice to Louise, Rhod and Chloe).

And finally, the total scores from 5 weeks of friendly competition:

Team Aromas = 415

Team Carson = 385

Team Madison = 442

Every member of Team Madison can look forwards to seeing their names and achievement recognised on a banner on the gym wall in the near future.

Congratulations to:

Paul Ragg, Lauren Hanna, Ashley Sutherland, Molly Fowler , Charlee Leachman, Joe Elkin, Mike Hannam, Sarah Jewkes, Rickie Lovell, Amir Khan , Javier Escobar, Ema Fallon, Zuber Khan, Charlotte Dungworth, Neil Shore, Martin Burgess, Joe Wesley, Gareth George, Ben Scott, Jay Ghosh, Holly Searson, Sophie French, Nicky Farmer, Alisha Fleming, Jessica Benyon, Rich Sanzeri, Sara Fenton, Shehreen Tariq, Ben Parsons, James Horner, Chris Cotterill, James Horner, Michal Mroz, Alice Brown, Anna Wilkinson and Danni Jayes.

Intramural Open Scores 19.4

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The burpees are finished and the barbells are back on the floor. Any bar muscle ups are long gone and it’s time to move on into 19.5.

But first, a score breakdown, going into the last week of The 2019 SCCF Intramural Open it’s all to play for with less than 30 point separating the three teams

Team Madison

19.4 = 88

Running Total = 368

Madison had a BIG week - getting the most points on performance with nearly double the amount of people from Madison completing the workout when compared to both Aromas & Carson. Once again utilising the head to heads well to gain more points.  Molly was the top point scorer this week for Team Madison.

Team Carson

19.4 = 64

Running Total = 329

Louise once again earning big points - including a huge 8 points just from judging. 

Team Aromas

19.4 = 66

Running Total = 334 

Gaby’s head of the pack for Aromas this week, earning extra points for baking sweet treats & also helping with the tidy up. 

Ben, Mike & Matt for top spots for males with Sara, Chloe & Charlee for the females.