Strength in Depth UK Day 2 Recap

Saturday action sets up for an exciting final day.

The action picked up in London both in the water and on land. The second day of Strength in Depth UK started with rowing and finished with a lot of reps. The men, women, and teams competing are likely feeling the effects of a long day of competition but must get ready for two final events on Sunday. Here’s a Saturday summary of the events in London.

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Regatta SiD

The day started with a rowing event but not on rowing machines. The athletes competed at Royal Docks Adventure which is a local water activity center. UK athlete David Shorunke won the event on the men’s side while overall leader Lukas Hogberg placed 2nd. 3rd place went to Bronislaw Olenkowicz.

As for the ladies, Laura Horvath would be victorious in this event followed by Lois Smith and Camilla Salomonsson Hellman finishing in 3rd place.

Creeping Death

Creeping Death was a workout that included 100 wall ball shots, 75 toes to bar, work on the assault bike, dumbbell shoulder presses, and walking lunges with one dumbbell overhead. It had a time cap of 20 minutes. This is where Mat Fraser made his move. He started the day in 2nd place overall but took this win with a time of 7 minutes, 54 seconds. He finished the event almost 30 seconds ahead of silver finisher Giorgos Karavis. Hogberg did finish third but as a result Fraser scored 12 more points in this event.

On the women’s side, Horvath and Gabriela Migala tied for the win in this event with both finishing in a time of 14 minutes, 58 seconds. The next highest finisher was Haley Adams who was able to complete the workout 35 seconds later.

Clean Bandit

The third and final event for Saturday was Clean Bandit which was another timed event. Athletes had to do 150 total double unders with a ladder of 5 weights of cleans for 10 reps each. The Fittest Man on Earth once again took the win by completing the event in less than 6 minutes. The event had a 10 minute cap. Olenkowicz was the runner-up on the men’s side followed by the UK’s Zack George. Hogberg slipped to 20th in this event which allowed Fraser to conclude Saturday with a 67 point overall lead.

The ladies delivered on this workout as well. Horvath finished the event in a time of 5 minutes, 11 seconds which was fastest on either side of the field. That results in her maintaining the overall leader over 2nd place Migala. She finished this event in 8th place.

The runner-up in Clean Bandit was American Kelsey Kiel with Hellman rounding out the Top 3.

Men’s Top 3

Mat Fraser – 412 points
Lukas Hogberg – 345 points
Giorgos Karavis – 329 points

Women’s Top 3

Laura Horvath – 370 points
Gabriela Migala – 357 points
Haley Adams – 343 points

Team Recap

The Teams competing took part in three workouts on Saturday and the action was like an episode of the CrossFit Mayhem Show. They took the win in all three contests but finish Saturday with only an eight point overall lead over Team Whey’d who managed to finish in the Top 3 for all three contests so they are in contention. Team is not far behind in 3rd place trailing by only 24 points. With two events to go on Sunday, CrossFit Mayhem will have to maintain their current four event winning streak to make sure they leave London with the victory.

Team Leaders

CrossFIt Mayhem – 438 points
Team Whey’d – 430 points – 414 points


The final day of action will include two workouts in the individuals for fans to watch. They are Tin Trail and 21-15-9. The teams have two more events as well before they crown their champions. By the end of the day, we’ll know who leaves London as champions and who also earns their qualifications to the 2020 CrossFit Games.

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