Fitness fanatics take part in spook-tacular Hallowe'en competition in aid of Pendleside Hospice

Gym goers from Pendle were certainly dead on their feet this Hallowe'en, as they battled it out in a gruelling competition to raise money for charity.

CrossFit Pendle, based on the Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson, held its popular Hallowe'en throwdown, raising a spine-tingling £500 for Pendleside Hospice.

Members were invited to get dressed up in spooky costumes and placed in teams of four, to take part in a series of workouts to test their fitness levels.

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Workouts include a fearsome two mile run, followed by movements including barbells, box jumps, kettlebell swings and burpees.

CrossFit Pendle's Hallowe'en throwdown raised £500 for Pendleside Hospice

Mike Rawson, owner and head coach at CrossFit Pendle, said: “We were delighted to host our Hallowe'en throwdown this year, after a couple of years off due to the pandemic.

“It’s a light-hearted and fun competition to raise money for a local charity which means a great deal to many of us.

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“Teams are drawn at random, meaning members, both new and old, are given the opportunity to get to know one another and work together for a common cause.

“The community spirit was epic and days like this are testament to what we’ve built here - I’m really proud of all our members who took part and I’m looking forward to hosting many more charity events.”

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The CrossFit Pendle Hallowe'en winners

Winners of the competition were Chris Jowett, Emily Paton, Chris Gill and Natalie Wright.