Introducing our youngest ever athlete
We are excited to announce Lucy McGonigle has joined the BLK BOX team as our newest and youngest Athlete.
Coached by Sam Duckett, Lucy has been training at CrossFit Enable, a local gym in Newtownards, Co.Down, since she was just 9 years old. In 2021 and at just 14 years of age Lucy burst onto the scene with her first CrossFit competition being The CrossFit Games - the biggest stage in the CrossFit calendar. Holding off 1400 people in her age group category, she took her place in the top 20 worldwide teens. And after an impressive weekend in Madison, Lucy came away with 2nd place, crowning her as the 'Fittest Teen on Earth'.
Since then, Lucy has gone on to win gold at Wodapalooza 2022 and the European Championships in the U.18 age group category. Not to mention the countless PB's she has racked up in training and at local competitions.
BLK BOX LIVE 2021
Lucy's first visit to BLK BOX HQ, was the first time we personally seen how great she is. Competing with Emma McQuaid & Kelly Friel, thrusting two 30kg Dumbbells in the final WOD - Lucy really won over the hearts of everyone in the crowd that evening. Ollie Marchon commenting 'it's the most inspirational thing I've witnessed in a while'