Congratulations to Our Springtime Paleo Challenge Winners!

Jun 17th, 2013

Congratulations to Our Springtime Paleo Challenge Winners!

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Jill and Mark, the two Paleo Challenge winners

A big congratulations to Jill and Mark, who took our Springtime Paleo Challenge!  We do two challenges a year, one in the spring, which is based on performance, and one in the fall, which is based on aesthetics.

We evaluated performance by having all participants do the following workout twice, once at the start of the challenge and once at the end of the challenge:

4 Rounds for Time:
Run 400m
30 Squats

The formula we used took into account how participants did on the workout the first time and the second time, and also rewarded time improvement.  The formula was as follows:  

[Time Difference Between First Workout and Second Workout] / [Rank in 1st Workout] + [Rank in 2nd Workout]

For our calculation, we only included participants who did both workouts.

Jill took first place in the workout at the start and at the end of the challenge, and she still managed to shave over a minute off her time.  By virtue of her performance in the before-and-after workouts, as well as her time improvement, she took the Paleo Challenge for the women.

Mark came out on top in a close race between the men.  Karl was the other major contender.  Karl took first the workout both times, but Mark had a huge time improvement (he took 2:43 off his first time).  Due to the magnitude of his time improvement, he edged out Karl.

Congratulations to Mark and Jill, who will receive their take of the cash this week!  And strong work by all who participated!