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For the fourth year, all members of Crossfit Incursion will be taking on 40,000 ‘burpees’ in an effort to raise vital funds for the Isle of Wight’s Mountbatten Hospice.

Camilla Barton and Nolan Hermans (Co-owners and trainers of Crossfit Incursion) are calling for your help. Head down to Appley Beach at 10:00 on Saturday 31st August to show your support, cheer on the team and if you wish, make a donation.

Mountbatten provides expert care and support to anyone on the Isle of Wight who is facing death, dying and bereavement. On any one day, nearly 1,000 Islanders have access to the wide range of services provided by Mountbatten.

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Camilla says:

“Mountbatten has supported so many of our Crossfit Incursion community and members. Mountbatten is a fundamental care provider on the Island and simply wouldn’t be there without fundraising events like these. We are determined to smash the 40,000 target and raise as much as possible for this fantastic local charity.”

To support the team on this epic challenge, visit to make a donation.

Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten Chief Executive, said:

“Just thinking about this challenge makes my legs ache! A huge thank you to everyone at CrossFit Incursion for being such great sports and taking up this amazing feat. If you’re in Ryde on Saturday, please do go and cheer them on. It’s thanks to support like this that we can carry on providing and growing our services to ensure that no-one on the Isle of Wight faces death, dying or bereavement without Mountbatten by their side.”

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What’s a burpee you ask?

It’s a lot harder than you think! The burpee is a full-body exercise used in strength and conditioning training and as an aerobic exercise. Begin in a standing position, move into a squat position with your hands on the ground and then kick your feet back into a plank position and lie flat. Immediately return your feet into squat position before standing up from the squat position.

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