Biathlon and Lumberjack Jaunt

Hi Everyone-
Just a quick update. Both races are on—Saturday Biathlon and Sunday a Nordic 6 or 18km [3 x 6km] Skate or classical. I skied the LJJ course this morning with good skis and it was really good, plus the high school will have 30 kids shoveling this pm as they are using part of it tomorrow for a Conference race.

Enclosed are a couple of pictures from the Arb this morning.

I will continue to work on the biathlon courses. Not bad, but we can make it better by Saturday.

Bill Meyer

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MNCup Biathlon race #5 info

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Please consider this to be notice that the Biathlon race in Nisswa this coming Saturday will be held, unless something catastrophic occurs.

The outer Blue course is a bit icy at present, and we are working to break that up. We will eliminate the most sketchy downhill in any case and I think we can get the rest skiable when we get the ginzo in on Friday. Meanwhile we will keep shoveling and working it with our two drags.

At worst we will do double laps on the Yellow to replace the Blue.

You can use any skis, but I would recommend you use your second tier rather than your top end race skis. The course will be fast and there is a little dirt showing here and there.

Please let me know that you are coming, [so I can work up a start list] and if so, whether you and any family will join us for a lunch after the races. [we need an approximate count for lunch]

Paul was going to discuss the event with some of his Guard members who are just starting out, so we may have a JrB [SM] class, also.

Any questions, please contact me.
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Minnesota Biathlon Winter 2016-2017 Schedule

Specific times (zero, start, and so on) will be announced by the organizers of the events as the details emerge.

11 December – MN Cup #1 – Mt. Itasca
15 – 19 December – IBU Trials – Mt. Itasca
17 December – MN Cup #2
18 December – MN Cup #3
26-30 December – Y Jr Trials – Vermont
15 January – Snowflake, Duluth
28 January – 10km Pursuit – Nisswa
18-19 February – McMiller/Blackhawk, Madison
5 March – Woodland Trails, Elk River
11 March – MN Cup – Mt. Itasca

20th Annual Fall Festival 3rd Nisswa Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016

20th Annual Fall Festival

3rd Nisswa Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and

Nisswa NW Biathlon

 Saturday, October 29th, 2016

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  • Cam’s Biathlon Range
    • Directions – see attached map. Nisswa is about 15 miles north of Brainerd, MN
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  • 6km Sprint Interval Start (30 seconds apart)
    • PS with Penalty Loops
  • Registration 1:30 PM
  • Zero – 2:00 PM
  • Race Start – 2:45 PM
  • Cost – Free- small donations accepted.  
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon 
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Bill Meyer to volunteer or with any questions – 218 839 4727
  • Light lunch served after race
  • Please contact Bill Meyer at the above phone number if you plan to attend!!

MN BIATHLON FALL FESTIVAL- OCT 29TH AND 30TH

When/where: Oct 29th 2:00 pm zero Cam’s range in Nisswa
Format- 6km Sprint race on roller skis
Cost: free

When/where: Oct 30th, 10:00 zero Elk River range in Elk River
Format: 11.4/9.3/7.3 km Pursuit Format
Cost: $10

NOTE: A FORMAL INVITATION WILL BE PROVIDED SHORTLY. BUT PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
THANKS!!!
VLAD, BILL, BRIAN AND LOU

2016 MNBiathlon Schedule April through November

2016 MNBiathlon Schedule April through November
DATE DAY ACTIVITY LOCATION TIME CONTACT
APRIL
18th Monday Beg Annual Training Statewide Bill
23rd Saturday Time Trial & shooting test Nisswa 10:00 Bill
MAY
13-15TH Fri-Sunday Weekend Shooting Camp Mt Itasca TBA Vlad/Bill
JUNE
15TH-26TH Wed- Sun Shooting Camp + xc bia race Mt Itasca TBA Vlad/Bill
JULY
10TH-23RD Sun- Sat Colorado High Altitude Camp Colorado TBA Vlad
28th Thurs Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 5:00 PM zero Brian Wray
AUGUST
7th-14th Sun – Sun Jericho, VT Combo Jericho, VT TBA Vlad/Bill
Sat/Sun NorAm Biathlon Championships Jericho, VT TBA
15th-20th Mon- Sat Lake Placid Development Camp Lake Placid, NY TBA Vlad
SEPTEMBER
1st Thurs Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 5:00 PM zero Brian Wray
25th Sunday Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 10:00 zero Brian Wray
OCTOBER
20th-23rd Thurs-Sun High Intensity Camp Mt Itasca. ER rge TBA Vlad/Bill
29th/30th Sat/Sun Fall Festival
Sat Roller ski Biathlon Race Nisswa Cam’s rge 10:00 zero Bill/Cam
Sun Roller ski Biathlon Race Elk River Range 10:00 zero Brian Wray
NOVEMBER
18th-27th Fri-Sun On snow camp – W Yellowstone W Yellowstone MT TBA Vlad
Note: In addition there will be a number of 8/12km Time Trials and shooting tests in Nisswa throughout the summer and fall watch the weekly training plan for details.