Sunday, July 15, 2007

Freeman Fitness Test

The Freeman Fitness Test, organized by Rob Bradlee with many CSU volunteers, was a success! On a warm and humid day, 15 skiers ran up the access road at Mt. Sunapee to test their fitness against the best distance skier in the US, Kris Freeman. Kris has been using this course for a couple years as a standard test of his fitness level. Today, instead of Kris going by himself, he had other skiers from J2s to Masters to chase up the mountain. The format, dreamed up by Zach Caldwell, had skiers starting in 3 waves. If you were slower than Rob in ski races, then you went in wave 1, if faster then wave 2 four minutes later, and if an elite skier, wave 3 eight minutes after wave 1. The idea was that Kris would catch up to and pass everyone by the time he reached the top. Almost, but not quite! A couple pretty fast people showed up who managed to finish ahead of Kris, although he still managed to finish 2nd overall, with Justin Freeman finishing first. CSU's Andy Milne was first master male, Heidi Henkel was first master woman, CSU Jr. Blaire Robinson was first overall woman and CSU Jr. Jackson Rich was first Jr. boy.

Results will be posted under the results link.

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