Peter helps Ireland to success at Four Nations

Peter O'Hara.
Peter O'Hara.

Coleraine man Peter O’Hara is celebrating after helping Ireland to victory in the recent Inov-8 Four Nations Crossfit Games in Manchester.

Peter, who trains at Crossfit Coleraine, was delighted to secure the win for the Irish squad against some pretty strong opposition.

“We were up against England, Scotland and Wales as well as a Masters team and a Barbarians team,” he told Times Sport.

“We ended up winning the competition. We did pretty well in the first couple of workouts and took an early lead, which we tried to maintain.

“But we actually went into the final one point down, but we won the final to take the overall victory. It was athrilling end and an emotional day.

“It was a very tough competition, there was some pretty good athletes competing.

Crossfit is a mixture of Olympic Lifting, gymnastics, weightlifting and cardio.

“It is about finding the best overall person, not the strongest or the fittest, but the best at everything.”

“I’ve been involved in Crossfit for about 18 months now. I absolutely love it.

“I played quite a bit of rugby and I also used to wakeboard, so I have a competitive background.

“I’d encourage people to come along and give it a go.

“I know a lot of guys who play rugby who came along to it and really enjoy it.

“The training really does help with that explosive power you need for other sports.”