Formerly the Adamson Bequest Challenge
The Adamson Bequest fitness test was established as the result of the generosity of Graham Thomas Adamson, former Director of Physical Education at the University of Leeds. It is an annual competition to determine the fittest Male and Female student at the University. However, with a decline in the number of competitors over recent years and through feedback received during a number of focus groups, it has been decided that we would review and modernise the long standing University fitness challenge to incorporate more modern measurements and exercises.
This has taken the form of the Archon Fitness Challenge. In order to acknowledge the generosity of Mr Adamson and to continue his legacy, the students will compete for the Adamson trophy which will be awarded to the male and female winner, and the prize money will be paid as per his wishes.
In 2016 the challenge was renamed the Reebok Archon Fitness Challenge and opened up to staff and public Edge members as well as University of Leeds students. In 2017 the events name was changed to the Archon Fitness Challenge, again open to University of Leeds students, staff and public Edge members.
Whats involved in the Archon test …
After registering full event details will be sent to participants.
On the day, Tuesday 9th May 2017, participants can drop in at any time between 08:30 – 15:30 to The Edge Sports Hall 2 to compete.
To calculate this score the individual’s variables are taken into account (height, weight, gender, age etc.) to ensure that everyone can be scored on one league table in a fair and accurate way. This ensures that a woman weighing 55kg with a back squat of 100kg would score higher than a male who weighs 100kg with a back squat of 140kg as she performs at a higher rate and that older participants competing in events are ranked equally when competing against 17-25 year olds.