MNCup #4 in Nisswa, Saturday, Feb 1, 2020

INVITATION 
MNCUP #4—SATURDAY FEB 1, 2020

NISSWA RANGE

Coming up two weeks from tomorrow, Feb 1st, is the next in our MNCup series of races. The following day, for anyone interested, is the BNSC’s Lumberjack Jaunt, at the Arboretum in BRD,  a 6/16 km Nordic race..classical or skate. For information regarding that event—please go to the BNSC webpage.

MNCUP #4 BIATHLON RACE

WHEN: Saturday, 1st of Feb, 2020  

TIME: zero at 10:00 am, races begin when all are zeroed—10:45- 11:00

WHERE: Nisswa range. 24757 Charmin Ave, Nisswa. Lower Roy Lake Rd, Nisswa. Next to the Nisswa Wastewater Treatment Plant/Nisswa Maintenance Facility. Note: there are no bathroom facilities available at the range. 

WHAT: Two races are planned, both short and fast! A 3.15 km sprint [2 shooting stages] followed by the first ½ of a single mixed relay with teams based on finish in the sprint [3 km and 2 shooting stages each w/ relay rounds].  The formats have been picked to help prepare you for the section races if you are in high school. 

CLASSES: There will be no age classes per say. Experienced athletes will carry and shoot normal p,s targets. Younger experienced athletes will do the same but not carry. Anyone who is just advancing from a Novice race will not carry and will shoot prone on standing.

  WHO: Any athlete who has been taught biathlon safety and who has shot on their home range is eligible to participate. All will zero at 10:00 am. All participants will use their own slings/cuffs, except Novices will shoot free position unless they provide a rest for the rifle. Those without their own rifle can use a club rifle but no support will be provided unless they bring something. Up to 4- possibly 5 Novices advancing from a Novice event this year or last can apply. [Based on my rifle availability] 

WEATHER: We have snow. A lot of snow. A whole lot of snow!! And are forecast tonight for up to 10” more. The temps appear to be mellowing toward race weekend. 

COST: There is no cost. 

SIGNUP AND LUNCH: Please let me know by Thursday, Jan 30th if you plan to attend the races. For Novices I suggest letting me know this weekend.  A lunch will be provided at Meyer’s after the races. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH and how many we should expect—parents, coaches etc.

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – Sunday, Jan 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

  • 11:00AM:​ Come see experienced biathletes compete at a 9km, 5-lap race from a close-up, range-side view.
  • 12:00PM – 12:45: Mandatory ​safety instruction and rifle practice.
  • 1:00PM: ​Untimed, low-key 2.4km race. Three ski laps, two shooting stages!

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

$40 / participant
In-person cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.

What’s Included
● Rifle safety and marksmanship instruction.
● Shooting practice.
● A low-key, non-technical, and untimed “race” to test our your new skills.
● Rifles and ammunition will be provided by the club.

Prerequisites
● Parental permission if under the age of 18.
○ For participants under the age of 14, a parent ​must ​be present during the clinic.
● Basic cross-country ski proficiency.
○ You don’t have to be fast!
○ You should be able to ski a few kilometers and negotiate easy hills and turns.
● There is no minimum age to register, but:
○ The rifles will be adult-sized.
○ Attendees ​must ​be able to listen and carefully follow coach directions for the duration of the clinic.

What to Bring
● Skis, poles, and boots.
○ Skate gear strongly preferred, but classic can work.
● Gloves. Mittens will interfere with riflery.
● Appropriate clothing to the weather.
● A snack.
● A positive attitude!

Interested? Have questions?
Contact Brian Wray at brian@minnesotabiathlon.com, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/nBgB4xB3d7489h69A

Fall Festival weekend at Elk River – October 19-20, 2019 – RESULTS

2019 Fall Festival Rollski Biathlon RESULTS – 2019-10-20 – By Event

Place / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPPSSTotal
1 / 1Cervenka, MatejB1:0036:3135:31+0:0013116
2 / 1Stertz, SamYM1:0037:0536:05+0:34232310
3 / 2Bosek, RykerB1:0038:5837:58+2:2713127
4 / 1Landrum, SaylorG1:0047:3546:35+11:04225312
5 / 2Gangi, SannyG1:0050:5749:57+14:26333514
6 / 3Biztan, TeresaG1:0051:1650:16+14:4522127
7 / 1Bouley, CheresaW1:001:00:2759:27+23:56313310

Coming up on the 19th/20th of October, 2019 is MNBiathlon’s Fall Festival! This event will be held on the roller loops and range at the Woodland Trails in Elk River.

New this year will be a 2 hour Novice clinic to be put on with the help of coaches and experienced athletes. That will be followed by a training afternoon emphasizing ski and shooting skills.

On Sunday will be the last Rollerski Biathlon race of the season with zero at 10:00.

As usual, please let me know if you can make it, and to which events.
Bill Meyer, Coach

Novice Event Posting

Fall Festival Posting

MN Biathlon Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2019 – Elk River

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range https://www.minnesotabiathlon.com/venues/

Practice – Saturday, 10/19
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Includes novice event from​ 10:00AM-12:00PM. S​ee separate flier for participation in this event. Experienced athletes needed during this event to help out on shooting points!
Cost: $10​ – b​ut​ f​ree​ ​if you help out with the novice race at 10AM!

Race – Sunday, 10/29

Youth/Junior/Senior Men – 11.4km
5x medium loops, 4 shooting stages, PPSS.
All Others – 9.3km
3x medium, 2x short loops, 4 shooting stages, PPSS.
9.3km distance allowed for novices/masters if requested. Junior women and older may race 11.4km distance if requested.

Registration @ 9:30 AM
Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Either print and complete the second page of the pdf above or online at https://forms.gle/KRAgDVtw8vxE1rAE7

Zero @ 10:00 AM
Race Start @ 11:00 AM
Time-trial start, 10 second interval.
$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.
Racing or practicing?
Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/KRAgDVtw8vxE1rAE7

Interested in volunteering, or have other questions?
Contact Brian at ​brian@minnesotabiathlon.com​ or 651-366-2952

2019 Fall Biathlon Novice Clinic – Elk River – Sat, October 19th, 2019

10:00AM – 12:00PM
Woodland Trails Biathlon Range, Elk River, MN

Directionshttps://goo.gl/maps/fPMgDVz8HswsvDbMA

Interested in biathlon?​ ​Come try it out at our fall novice clinic.
● Learn about biathlon technical basics and race formats.
● Receive instruction on rifle safety and marksmanship.
● Try out what you’ve learned in an untimed, low-key race combining rollerskiing and marksmanship.
● Watch experienced biathletes practice their skills afterwards.
● This clinic is geared towards athletes 13 years and older who are already
comfortable on rollerskis. Younger participants are allowed with some discretion and an adult guardian present​. The rifles will be adult size.

The following will be ​provided by Minnesota Biathlon​:
● Biathlon rifles and ammunition.
● Expert coaching and advice.

The following should be ​provided by attendees:​
● Comfortable workout clothing appropriate to the day’s weather.
● Some water, perhaps a light snack.
● Personal ​rollerski ​equipment (skis, boots, poles). ​Helmets are required!

Cost: $40/participant
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon, paid in-person on the day of the event. All proceeds fund biathlon range work and club operations.
Sign up online: ​https://forms.gle/KXJW9S4kcEYcRjcP9
Clinic is capped at 20 participants.
When the registration cap is reached, those beyond the cap will be placed on a waitlist and notified if a spot has opened up prior to the event.

Questions? ​Contact Brian at ​brian@minnesotabiathlon.com​ or 652-366-2952.