1. What brought you to CFS?
We moved from Singapore with our teenage daughters and joining CFS was one of the first things I did. I had been introduced to Crossfit in Singapore months earlier and loved it. CFS was my haven during in the early days when I knew no one here. Then it became a place to work out with friends.
2. What 1 thing would you like members to know.
Quirky fact? The iconic British red telephone box was designed by my great, great Grandfather.
3. What PR are you most proud of? What is your next PR goal?
Not Crossfit I know but….Completing 3 times without injury (bar a few lost toe nails) 112km Wildrun down the Wild Coast of South Africa. Next PR Goal. It’s got to be to get muscle ups in the bag.
4. If you could have anyone coach you through a WOD, who would it be?
Sergei Merkulin- 16 times World Kettlebell Champion. I was coached by him when I competed in KB sports. He has very limited English but it somehow doesn’t matter. The words still ring in my ears – ( said in a strong Russian accent) “ Clara. Again. Practice, practice, practice”.
5. What were you like in high school?
Bit of a silly, giggly fool if I can remember. I was one of the first intake of girls at a British boys boarding school ( 20 girls vs 500 boys). I played netball and field hockey.
6. What movie as a kid scarred you the most?
American Werewolf in London…. I had to sleep in my parents bedroom for a few nights after!
7. What is your biggest first world problem?
Loading and unloading the dishwasher….breaks my soul on a daily basis.
8. What is your favorite meal, in detail?
Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding with roast carrots, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes , parsnips and green beans covered in thick gravy. However it must be cooked by my Mum, eating in Mum and Dads dining room , followed by Bread and Butter Pudding with homemade custard.
9. If you had $1 million, what would you spend it on? Give details!
Girls University education – sorted. Persuade Stuart to stop working so hard, oh and yes a hair transplant. I’d also give more to Epic Arts a wonderful charity in Cambodia. Who use the arts as a form of expression and empowerment to bring people with and without disabilities together. They aim to promote the message that every person counts through inclusive education, community and social enterprise programmes.
10. What are you most grateful for?
Sounds a cheesy but of course my family, health and CFS