Update for MNCup #3

This morning we groomed the race loops at the Nisswa range. Really worked up better than I expected. We will touch them up on Saturday am also.

There are a few windblown areas with some grass showing and the windy days brought down some pine needles on the camel humps..but otherwise should be great skiing! These courses will reward quick technique transitions, and good cornering skills. The snow will be cold with some ice mixed in—so really fast. Temps are forecast in the low 20’s.

I will send out a start list on Saturday for the Sprint. It will be randomly selected; while the following Pursuit format at 10 sec start intervals will be in the order of finish from the Sprint. Eleven athletes so far are planning on starting.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

MN Cup #3 – NISSWA – Sun, Jan 13th, 2019

Minnesota Cup #3

Date: Sunday, Jan 13th, 2019
Place: Nisswa Range [note change in venue from Elk River!]
Race Format: Sprint prelim, followed by Pursuit race!
Distance:  4.5k Sprint + 5k Pursuit format 5 sec intervals

Registration:  9:15 AM –  9:55 AM
Zero:             10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Race Start:   10:45 AM –Sprint 30 sec Individual start
                      11:30 – approx. Pursuit race

Cost:            $10 (cash or check payable to Bill Meyer Includes lunch at my house after race

You can register at the race but I need to know who is coming and who will stay for lunch including parents!! wmeyer@nisswa.net

Questions?  call Bill 218 839 4727 or email wmeyer@nisswa.net

Minnesota Biathlon 2018/2019 Winter Schedule

Minnesota Biathlon 2018/2019 Winter Schedule

October
Saturday Oct 20th. Training day at Elk River [please contact Bill Meyer if you are interested!]
Sunday Oct 21st Biathlon race, Elk River, 10:00 zero-

November
Nov 17th-25th T camp at West Yellowstone-including a biathlon race there

December
Sunday Dec 9th- Biathlon race Mt Itasca
Sunday Dec 16th Biathlon race Mt Itasca
15th/16th CXC JNQ in Michigan
22/23 CXC JNQ Madison- sprints
Fri Dec 28th Biathlon Trials Official training Soldier Hollow UT
Sat-Mon- Dec 29th-31st Biathlon Trials races UT

January
Sat Jan 5th- Mesabi Invite hs
Sunday Jan 13th Biathlon race Elk River
19/20 CXC JNQ Cable WI
25th-4 Feb- YJr Worlds Slovakia

February
Saturday 2nd Feb, Biathlon race Nisswa
4th-8th Section races hs
14th State meet hs
16/17 CXC JNQ Mpls

March
Sun 3rd of March, Biathlon race Snowflake, Duluth
Sun 10th of March Biathlon race Mt Itasca
28-31 Mar US Biathlon Nationals- eastern venue to be announced.

This Coming Week the 16th of July, 2018

Good Afternoon All,

This coming week is the 2nd week of the 4th month of training. It is characterized by a lot of strength work, and a fair amount of distance and intensity. First summer rollerski biathlon race of the year at Elk River is on Thursday late afternoon/ eve. Please let me know if you are coming, I am working on a start list.

You should be putting in at least 4 roller ski workouts this week. Race on Thurs, a over distance ski of over 2 hrs earlier in the week with some hard sprints thrown in, a specific strength [double pole 10km + legs only 10km] and a Threshold block workout next weekend after some recovery from the race on Thursday. Other activities that are good will be lifting a couple of times, biking standing up, a few short hill runs with poles, and some swim time for cool downs…check your time plans for a time goal.

The schedule for the Nisswa area for the week will be:
Tues 1:00 at the range—some might be late, get there when you can—accuracy, range procedure and some hard combos running.
Thurs- lv Nisswa at 1:45 for ER. Pickup in LF at Holiday at 2:30. Arr ER at 4:00—help set up—zero at 5:00 race at 6:00 or a bit earlier depending on numbers and how zero goes.

Please get your logs up to date—and if you have some gaps earlier in the year—go back and estimate what you did that week. An estimate is better than a blank. For those sharing with me, I will check in on your log, for those not, please forward your current updates to me.

Enjoy the Journey! Hope to see you on Thursday at Elk River! I am expecting we will end up with around 12-15 participants, mostly newcomers. So don’t feel bashful!!


Bill Meyer, Coach
Nisswa NW Biathlon

MN Cup #8 – Nisswa – Sunday Jan 21st, 2018 – RESULTS

NISSWA MNCUP #8—Sunday JAN 21st, 2018

Photos from Lynda Bouley: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9lQSPRaNWtSqunkt2

BIATHLON Results- PURSUIT Format MN Cup #8   Jan 21st, 2018
NAME START P P S S T FIN TIME RACE TIME CLASS PLACE OVERALL PLACE CLASS
Garrett Bechrich 00:10.0 3 1 2 2 8 35:27.0 35:17.0 1 1 YM 10 km
Cam Christiansen 00:00.0 1 1 2 0 4 37:11.0 37:11.0 1 2 JM 10 km
Josh Duda 00:20.0 4 3 2 2 11 55:20.0 55:00.0 1 3 SM 10 Km
Stormy Hegg 01:10.0 2 1 2 0 5 30:21.0 29:11.0 1 1 YW 7 km
Kaisa Bosek 00:50.0 0 2 1 1 4 30:31.0 29:41.0 2 2 YW 7 km
Halcyon Brown 00:40.0 1 0 1 1 3 31:41.0 31:01.0 1 3 JW 7 km
Cheresa Bouley 01:00.0 1 1 2 2 6 33:55.0 32:55.0 3 4 YW 7 km
Emma Watson 01:20.0 0 0 0 1 1 35:23.0 34:03.0 4 5 YW 7 km
Lucy Watson 01:30.0 2 2 4 2 10 31:29.0 29:59.0 1 JG 5 km
Ryker Bosek 01:40.0 na na na na 25:40.0 24:00.0 1 JB 5km**
** Did not shoot 45 sec x 4 hold in range

WHEN: Sunday, Jan 21st, 2018
TIME: Zero at 10:00 am, races begin when all are zeroed—10:45- 11:00
WHERE: Nisswa range. 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. Park on road and ski down to the range.
WHAT: Two races are planned, both Pursuit Format with 10 sec interval starts based on estimated ski speeds. Depending on numbers, we will likely combine the two and run continuous.

First race:
> MM, SM, JM, YM, MW, SW, JW …10 km… 5 x Blue loop
> YW…7 km.. 2 x Blue + 3 x Yellow…..All carry rifles
> Note: Youth classes are normally AGES 16,17,18

Second race immediately after completion of first race:
> Senior B/G …7 km …2 x Blue + 3 x Yellow
> Younger B/G ..5 km..1 x Blue + 2 x Yellow + 2 x Green
> Note: Senior B/G will not carry and can include athletes 16 yrs old or younger. They will shoot at normal targets.
> Younger B/G will not carry and are athletes 14 yrs old or younger

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 unless they provide a rest for the rifle. Target size/shooting position for Younger B/G will be adjusted according to their ability.

WEATHER: Current conditions are good at the range. We received 3” new snow yesterday on top of 3” earlier last week. We will groom on Wed and I will update after that. Prior to the last 3” snowfall we had good coverage. I expect to be able to recommend good skis.

SIGNUP AND LUNCH: Please let Bill Meyer know by Wed eve if you plan to attend so I can adjust the schedule if need be. A lunch will be provided at Meyer’s after the races. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH.