by Rob Burgess

Just seven days to go until more than 600 athletes descend on Three Counties Showground in Malvern for our annual festival of fitness - Wild West 2017!

SPECTATOR TICKETS - https://wildwest2017.eventbrite.co.uk

So what’s in store for athletes and spectators this year?

TIMINGS Fri 21 Jul 5pm: Venue (including campsite) opens

Sat 22 Jul 9.15am: All Teams must be on-site and registered 10.00am - 6.30pm: Day one (three WODs per team)

Sun 23 Jul 8.30am - 4.30pm: Day two (three WODs per team) 4.45pm: Podium presentation

THE VENUE Three Counties Showground is a fully-equipped venue featuring both our indoor and outdoor arenas. There is a cafe serving healthy food and snacks all weekend, open from early to late every day. The on-site campsite offers accommodation for all those wishing to take advantage of it. There is a cashpoint on-site, and free WIFI in Severn Hall.

CHILDREN & DOGS! Children aged 16 and under may attend the event for free and do not require a ticket, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Dogs are ALSO welcome at Three Counties, but again, please make sure they are well looked after all weekend. There is plenty of outdoor space to exercise them (dogs and children!).

ENTERTAINMENT To keep children (and adults) occupied, we are pleased to provide a giant climbing wall which is FREE to use all weekend. In addition we have two live DJs - Rob Williams and Paul Cottington - providing music indoors and out both days. We are pleased to welcome Olympic superstar Sonny Curtis Webster who will be on the Xendurance stand on Saturday so please drop by and meet a true friend of Wild West.

VENDOR VILLAGE This year’s Vendor Village is packed with the very best companies led by our main sponsor CherryActive. Bring your wallets as you’ll have no end of shopping opportunities with the following brands also coming - our apparel supplier Nasty Lifestyle, plus Xendurance Europe, SGF speed ropes, Totum Fitness, Kitbox, EliteGear, Bulut-Tong, Do Sport Live, Bear Strength Clothing, ARES, Vitamyn and Livesore UK.

ATHLETE SERVICES Our athletes will be looked after all weekend with a dedicated warm-up area, secure holding zone (don’t be late!), and full physio/massage services from Pro Performance Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, who will also be selling some great RockTape products at exclusive Wild West rates. First Aid and Trauma Training are also with us to ensure a safe environment. Every lift and every ounce of effort will be captured by our regular media team comprising leading photographers Pete Williamson Photography and Active Stills, with the super-talented Ethan Russell supplying the video.

SOCIAL MEDIA Please use our hashtag wildwestfitness in all posts leading up to and during the event, and make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wildwestfitness

If you have any other questions please drop us an email - wildwestfitness@gmail.com - otherwise we look forward to seeing you next weekend!