I have had many of them, in fact I would go so far to say I am a seasoned pro. I have had teenage nights out, when Hooch was still the drink of choice and a dodgy fake ID was all it took to get in a bar. Then I progressed to legal nights at University when the drinks became smaller and more lethal. Finally, I have got to the stage of life where I am happy with a glass of Prosecco in the garden with a gaggle of friends.
I have done three.
I am not a professional.
Today was my third. Like a decent nightclub with a good DJ, it was excellently ran. CrossFit Cheltenham were slick, smooth, and on the ball, and offered some great workouts. This was not like a night at the Ritz, it was more like a night at Koko or Mahiki in London (and yes I did use Google for that – I am 37 – I don’t go to nightclubs.)
After three CrossFit competitions I am starting to notice a distinct similarity between a bloody good competition and a cracking night out.
1. There are powdered substances everywhere…
2. Everyone starts the night pretending they are just going to sit down and not hit the dancefloor.
3. Then a protein shake later, a tune comes on, and the moves break out.
4. After an hour the toilets start to smell like someone died
5. Someone always sets up daft challenges, and there are never a shortage of volunteers
6. Someone always has a camera handy, catches you in a striking post and slaps it on Facebook before you even realise…
7. As the day/night draws to a close – there will be hugging and proclamations of true love.
9. The men will never last the distance…
10. Someone will always nod off in the taxi on the way home.
The only plus is – when you attend a CrossFit competition – you don’t have to deal with the hangover the next day!