ASH Corby and Bea Head showed that they're not just two of the fittest women in Bathurst but two of the fittest women in the country with their high finishes at The Aussie Throwdown.
The Bathurst pair qualified for the weekend's finals at Annangrove thanks to their exceptional qualifier efforts in August, and they once again shone when the pressure was on in front of an audience.
Corby was fourth in the RX women's division, and picked up a victory during the final workout of the event, while a strong start to the event for Head led to a fifth placing in the Intermediate women's division.
Each of the three workouts over the event were broken down into two sections, and it was at the start of the third exercise where Corby rose to the top of the class.
Corby knew her best opportunity to finish near the top was in the workout featuring a combination of handstand push ups and power clean repetitions.
The Bathurst competitor blew the field away with her total of 140 reps in the seven minute window - 17 clear of her nearest rival.
"The events I thought I'd be good at I did well in, and in the ones I didn't think I'd do as well in I managed to do a bit better than I thought I would," Corby said.
"There's a big person's workout and a small person's workout and you've got to take your chances with what you're good at and capitalise on your strengths.
"Since I've done my neck I've struggled to lift a lot of weights but having everyone watching helps you lift the weights you weren't expecting to lift. Hitting the 85kg in front of a crowd was awesome.
"It was great having Bea there as well and seeing her hit a big PB on the clean and jerk. It was a great atmosphere, and hopefully we can get a few more people down there next year."
Corby's clubmate Head had a wonderful set of results in her division, finishing inside the top three on three occasions.
Not only that, she managed to rack up new personal bests in the process.
"I finished fifth which I was really happy about. My aim was to stay in the top heat going into day two and finish in the top five," Head said.
"I managed to get three third places out of six events. I enjoy wall balls and barbell cycling, which was in the second workout so I was hopeful I could do well in that event.
"My highlight was definitely the last event - the clean and jerk ladder. I managed to get a 5kg PB at 85kg, was a great way to finish the competition, and the atmosphere was amazing.
"I have spent a lot of time working on my weaknesses but I have a long way to go before I'll be happy with my gymnastics capacity. We ran through all of the work outs completed on the weekend leading up to the Aussie Throwdown and I managed to better my performance on the day versus practice runs."
Head said the Bathurst CrossFit community's support was what drove her to make a bid for a finals appearance over the weekend.
"This was only my second individual comp and whilst the nerves make you question why you do it to yourself it's a really rewarding experience to be able to see your hard work is paying off," she said.
"It's also a great motivator as competitions have a way of exposing your weaknesses and areas you need to focus more one and improve.
"I train with a great group of people and enjoy the continual push they give me to be better. Making it to Aussie Throwdown was a great by-product of that environment and very humbling experience."