2022 UK FITTEST IN THE CITY PAIRS COMBINE

After the fun we all had with the Pairs Combine during 2020 and the London Fittest in the City 2021, we are excited to be combining the two events and running a series across 2022, taking the Turf Games to all corners of the UK.

Think you have what it take to be crowned 'Fittest in the City' (FITC) or just want to get involved and have some fun with your friends - this event will be open to everyone! 

LIVE FITC COMBINE DATES - 

  1. Manchester FITC - CrossFit 3D, Saturday 19th February - Same Sex Pairs - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
  2. Leicester FITC - XINX Fitness, Saturday 12th March - Mixed Pairs - CLICK HERE TO SIGN - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

WHAT IS THE TURF GAMES FITTEST IN THE CITY PAIRS 'COMBINE'?

You've been TRAINING at your gym - now it is time to add in TACTICS and TEAMWORK and get On the TURF.  The Turf Games Combine is a Pairs competition where we visit 12+ gyms across the UK, starting in February 2022 and culminating in FINALS DAY in December 2022.  Athletes will compete in 4 workouts across a COMBINE testing various aspects of their fitness in a fun, competition style format.  Each pair will be on the TURF for between 50 and 70 minutes to complete their workouts and have their scores on our LIVE! leaderboard.

THE FORMAT

The 'COMBINE' will be a PAIRS competition with 3 different categories - 

  • Male (M/M)
  • Female (F/F)
  • Mixed (1M/1F)

Each location will be a 'stand alone' event.  Some locations will be same sex pairs only (M/M or F/F) while some locations will be Mixed Pairs only (M/F).

We will have 2 divisions to enter, please see movements standards below.  The table below is a guide - not all movements will appear at all FITC Combine events.  If you can do the below weights/movements for between 5-8 reps you will be well on your way to having a great day and fun comp.

 *AKBS = American Kettlebell Swing / RKBS = Russia Kettlebell Swing

DATES & LOCATIONS

Below are the confirmed dates and locations so far. We will be adding lots more across the coming weeks so keep an eye out - 

LIVE DATES - 

  1. Manchester FITC - CrossFit 3D, Saturday 19th February - Same Sex Pairs - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
  2. Leicester FITC - XINX Fitness, Saturday 12th March - Mixed Pairs - CLICK HERE TO SIGN - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

COMBINES LAUNCHING SOON - 

  1. SW London FITC - District Fitness, Saturday 2nd April - Mixed Pairs
  2. Worcester FITC - Blueprint Training, Saturday 14th May - Same Sex Pairs

WHAT ARE THE DIVISIONS?

OPEN ATHLETE DIVISION

This is our accessible category that anyone who wants to get on the TURF  - the weekend warrior, the 2-4 x a week gym goer, the person who wants to have a throw around with their mate but not in a 'serious' way - can get involved in.  Their will be partner prizes for the winning team from each event and you can still qualify for FINALS DAY.  This is the perfect division for those who may want to 'compete' in fitness for the first time or just want to be on the TURF and unleash their competitive spirit.

ELITE ATHLETE DIVISION

Athletes who want to test themselves against the best! You are serious in the gym, training 4-6 times per week. You have competed at numerous functional fitness comps, or come from a decent sporting background.  You may even back yourselves to challenge for the silverware at the comp of your choice a want to be in the running to win some big prizes including cash.  You are on the TURF to really push yourself and want to go all in - just like the way you train!

Please respect the categories and ensure that your team enters the right category to make it a fair and fun competition for all.  Any eligibility questions, please email team@turfgames.com.

FINALS DAY QUALIFYING INFO

Anyone can enter any of the COMBINE comps. However, when it comes to qualifying for FINALS DAY, depending on the size of the FITC Combine, whether it is a half day event, full day event or whole weekend event and the number of pairs who compete in each division, will determine how many pairs in each Division & Category, at each city event 'qualify' for FINALS DAY.

Pairs who place highly in each Division will qualify* for FINALS DAY in December 2022!   The winning pairs from each event will win prizes from our partners.

*The number of pairs from each division/category who qualify will vary from city to city.

Please see FAQs at the bottom of the page about competing in multiple events (which is fine :)

Athletes can qualify in a men's and mixed final team, or a women's and mixed final team and compete in both at FINALS DAY.

 

WORKOUT EXAMPLES 

These are the 4 workouts that give a guide as to what to expect at a FITC COMBINE event.  Workouts will vary lightly between locations, but will maintain a similar structure to the below in terms of tests. 

WORKOUT 1

3 rounds of,
400m Ski + 400m Air Runner
15 burpees over rower
then,
max row erg cals for remaining time

Score = For Cals

WORKOUT 2
10 min time cap
1 Athlete preforms a 3RM STOH
1 Athlete preforms a 3RM Front Squat
Score = Athlete 1 lift + Athlete 2 lift

WORKOUT 3
40 synchro wall balls into broad jump for points
Score = Wall time for tie break score + broad jump points for overall score

WORKOUT 4
10 min time cap - AMRAP. 1 athlete working at a time. Athletes can switch out at anytime.

40 burpees to plate
30 DB Snatch (20kg/12.5kg)
20 Box Jump Overs (24"/20")
10 Echo Bike cals
Score = Total Reps

    PRIZES

    The Champion Pairs on FINALS DAY in December '22 of will win some great prizes.

    ELITE DIVISION PAIRS

    Champions - £1,000
    2nd + 3rd Place - Partner prizes

    OPEN DIVISION PAIRS

    Top 3 podium teams will receive prize packs from our partners. 

    PARTNERS 

    WANT TO JUDGE AT ANY OF THE EVENTS?

    We are on the lookout for 14 judges at each location.  All judges will receive an Under Armour Turf Games top plus snacks for the day from our partners.  Please email us at caroline@turfgames.com with subject - COMBINE JUDGE and we will be in touch with more information 

    WANT TO HOST THE FITC COMBINE AT YOUR GYM?

    We are keen to get out to gyms anywhere in the UK, bring the Turf Games team and meet more of the functional fitness community - Scotland, Northern Ireland, Midlands, Devon, Manchester, Liverpool and beyond.  The FITC COMBINE can be on a Saturday or Sunday - or even a Friday Night Lights (minimum 4 hours). If you would like to host one please do send us an email to caroline@turfgames.com with subject - FITC COMBINE LOCATION - and we will be in touch for more info.   

    SEE YOU ON THE TURF

    FAQ

    CAN I COMPETE AT MULTIPLE COMBINES?

    Yes you can compete in as many combine as you like.  However, you can only qualify for FINALS DAY in one division and category once. i.e. you finish first in two events in Mixed Pairs Elite, you will only get one spot in the final.  

    HOW DOES EACH LOCATION/COMBINE WORK?

    Once a FITC Combine location is announced, pairs will need to book a spot in the Division (Elite or Open) and Category (Male, Female or Mixed).  Closer to the event date, heat times will be released.  Teams will 'waterfall' through the workouts according to their start time.  For example, your start time is allocated as 2pm  - workout 1 will be 2pm, workout 2 - 2.16pm, workout 3 - 2.32pm and workout 4 - 2.48pm.  So your pair will be competing for 58 minutes.  You will need to arrive 30 minutes before your start time. Workouts may vary from location to location depending on that locations equipment and space.  The 'tests' may also vary in terms of length depending on location.

    WHAT IF I HAVE ALREADY QUALIFIED?

    If an athlete has already qualified (e.g. in mixed category for example) and competes at another COMBINE with a different partner (in the mixed category) and qualifies again with that pair, they will have the choice as to which pair they compete with in the final. If one athlete from a winning pair can't compete in the final - the team spot will be given to the team that came second at their qualifying event, or a wildcard team. Qualified teams can not 'sub' athletes in for the final unless there are reasonable circumstances as to why the partner can not compete (move abroad etc)

    CAN I QUALIFY IN DIFFERENT DIVISIONS?

    Athletes may compete in Elite & Open divisions throughout the city events, however, an athlete cannot compete in both the Elite & Open Divisions on FINALS Day. If an athlete qualifies for both divisions, they will need to choose prior to the event which division they wish to compete in on FINALS DAYS. The spot they give up will either be offered to the team that finished behind them at the city they qualified in or a wild card pair.

    WHO CAN DO THE COMBINE?

    This series of events is open to anyone and everyone. Whether you are new to functional fitness competitions and want to 'have a go', to people who want to compete for the title. We want to give people something to train for, have some fun, be part of a community and meet some great people along the way (and win some prizes)

    HOW DO I REGISTER?

    We are firming up the calendar in early 2022 and will announce more dates soon.  For dates that are live you can click above to book your space.  Check back here regularly as we will be adding more dates throughout the year.

    WHAT DO ATHLETES GET AT EACH COMBINE...?

    All Athletes that sign up for a FITC Combine, as part of their entry, will also receive pair of Turf Games socks and product from our partners. The cost per pair will vary depending on location, between £80 and £100 / pair (£40/£50 each athlete). Teams that qualify for the final will - the cost will be £120 per pair and will come with some added exciting features.