Behold the obstacle course

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  • Who doesn’t love an obstacle course? Whether you’re old enough to remember the Super Stars on ABC, and the popular show-ending obstacle course, or have seen the brutally tough courses on American Ninja Warrior, or whether you made them up as a kid in the back yard, it’s hard not to have fun racing through an obstacle course. The Sandpoint Nordic Club set up a great course recently as part of their off-season training, including some great features like jumping over a picnic table, somersaulting, crab-walking, monkey bars, diving through a tube, scaling ropes and running up a slide, among other things. Each runner was timed, and all were breathing heavily after finishing. Sandpoint students Mitch Rust, Niah Brass and Rainey Woodward are helping club coach Vicki Longhini put her team through off-season workouts, which include strength and cardio on Monday at Travers and trail running on Thursdays. “Nordic skiing is like cross country running, you need to train year around. It’s going to help in soccer, football, basketball, just overall fitness training,” said Longhini, who has helped the club grow in recent years. “Most of these guys ski together in the winter, and it’s the only time they get together. We’re trying to build more camaraderie by getting them together in the summer.” Pictured clockwise from left: Fletcher Barrett, Caden Billstin and Simeon Dussault. (Photos by ERIC PLUMMER)

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  • Who doesn’t love an obstacle course? Whether you’re old enough to remember the Super Stars on ABC, and the popular show-ending obstacle course, or have seen the brutally tough courses on American Ninja Warrior, or whether you made them up as a kid in the back yard, it’s hard not to have fun racing through an obstacle course. The Sandpoint Nordic Club set up a great course recently as part of their off-season training, including some great features like jumping over a picnic table, somersaulting, crab-walking, monkey bars, diving through a tube, scaling ropes and running up a slide, among other things. Each runner was timed, and all were breathing heavily after finishing. Sandpoint students Mitch Rust, Niah Brass and Rainey Woodward are helping club coach Vicki Longhini put her team through off-season workouts, which include strength and cardio on Monday at Travers and trail running on Thursdays. “Nordic skiing is like cross country running, you need to train year around. It’s going to help in soccer, football, basketball, just overall fitness training,” said Longhini, who has helped the club grow in recent years. “Most of these guys ski together in the winter, and it’s the only time they get together. We’re trying to build more camaraderie by getting them together in the summer.” Pictured clockwise from left: Fletcher Barrett, Caden Billstin and Simeon Dussault. (Photos by ERIC PLUMMER)

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