Wilton police officers are tough on the job–and off. That’s what this group of Catalyst Viking Run 2017 participants from the Wilton Police Department proved once again this past weekend. They took part in the Viking Run 2nd Annual Obstacle Challenge at Woodbury Ski, on Saturday, Sept. 23. One Wilton officer, Sgt. Tim Fridinger, finished in 3rd place overall out of 78 total competitors.

The race is billed as a chance to prove a participant’s “warrior performance skills”–”running, climbing, crawling, traversing, lifting, jumping, carrying, leaping…all in a days’ work for the legendary Norseman who aggressively conquered forbidden Norwegian and North Atlantic terrains.” That’s what these officers did as they competed over a 5 kilometer trek through the rugged, obstacle-laden slopes of Woodbury Ski.

How were the runners tested to see if they had the skills of Vikings of yore? They had to navigate a course comprised of ascending and descending, uneven terrain while negotiating 18 obstacles that tested their strength, balance, agility, and endurance.

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