MNCup #7: Mt. Itasca, Coleraine – Sat, March 21, 2020 – CANCELLED

Hosted by Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association

In light of the current fight against the coronavirus, we coaches feel it is unwise to pull everyone together for the race.

Date:               Saturday March 21, 2020

Place:             Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance:       Women- 7.5k
                       Men – 10k
                       Novice race- 4k

Registration:   9:30 AM –  9:55 AM ( day registration only) 

Zero:              10:00 AM – 10:30AM

Race Start:    10:45 AM – Mass Start 

                      11:30 AM Novice safety instruction and practice

                      11:45 Start of Novice race

Cost:             $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions?  call Vlad 218 256 8323   or e-mail cervenkv@gmail.com

MNCup #6 – Snowflake Biathlon & Novice Race – Sat, Mar 7, 2020 – RESULTS

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Center

MN Cup #6 — March 7, 2020 — Snowflake Nordic, Duluth

13K Mass Start

Place Group Place Name Age Category Time Back P P S S Total Notes
1 1 Warren Rosholt 25 SM 55:14 0:00 2 4 2 2 10
10km Mass Start
1 1 Connor Grant 15 B 50:32 0:00 2 3 5 1 11
2 1 Eric Anderson 13 B 54:04 03:32 3 2 0 2 7 PS/PS/PS/PS
3 1 Saylor Landrum 16 YW 57:09 06:37 2 2 4 3 11
4 1 Audry Lahammer 15 G 59:37 09:05 3 4 4 5 16
5 2 Teresa Bitzan 15 G 61:40 11:08 2 5 4 2 13
6 3 Sanny Gangi 15 G 62:54 12:22 2 2 3 3 10 Includes -30s adjustment for competitor crossfire
8 1 Ryan Gaalswyk N 63:06 12:34 0 0 4 0 4 PS/PS/PS/PS
7 4 Lucy Watson 15 G 64:12 13:40 3 1 2 1 7
9 2 Owen Fischer 15 B 67:52 17:20 3 4 0 5 12 PP/PP/PS/SS

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Location: Snowflake Nordic, 4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth (one mile north of the intersection of the Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads)

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance: B, G, YW, MW: 7.5 km; 

      YM, JW: 10 km;

      JM, SM, SW, MM: 12.5 km.

Registration: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Snowflake Nordic Chalet

Zero: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Race Start: 11:00 AM, Mass Start

Cost: $15 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

Novice Race 

Safety Clinic and Practice Shooting at approx.:    12:30 PM

Race Start: 1:00 PM

Race Format:     Mass Start/ 5K (3 by 1.75 km), PP + penalty loop 

                           Classic or Skating

Cost:   $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould) Rifles and Ammunition Supplied by Duluth Biathlon. 

Awards Biathlon at approx.: 12:15 PM 

Questions? Call John Gould at 218-269-2854 

or e-mail: jgould1952@yahoo.com 

MNCup #5 – Elk River Biathlon Sat, Feb 29th, 2020 – RESULTS

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Elk River Biathlon – 2020-02-29 – By Event
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Cervenka, Matej YM 1:00 32:03 31m 3s 0m 0s 1 1 0 1 3
2 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:10 37:49 36m 39s 5m 36s 1 1 2 0 4
3 / 1 Secord, Tom MM 2:30 40:30 38m 0s 0ms 6m 57s 0ms 3 2 4 4 13
4 / 2 Bosek, Ryker YM 1:30 40:29 38m 59s 0ms 7m 56s 0ms 1 2 1 2 6
5 / 1 Mundenar, Joe Novice 2:10 41:30 39m 20s 8m 17s 1 0 0 0 1
6 / 2 Haugen, Greg MM 3:10 43:16 40m 6s 9m 3s 2 0 2 2 6
7 / 2 Wenz, Julian Novice 2:40 43:17 40m 37s 0ms 9m 34s 0ms 5 0 1 0 6
8 / 2 Landrum, Saylor YW 1:50 44:03 42m 13s 11m 10s 1 1 0 2 4
9 / 3 Finlay, Owen Novice 2:20 44:39 42m 19s 11m 16s 5 0 3 5 13
10 / 3 Lidahl, Thomas YM 1:20 44:55 43m 35s 12m 32s 2 1 2 4 9
11 / 3 LaHammer, Audrey YW 1:40 45:33 43m 53s 12m 50s 4 1 2 4 11
12 / 4 Watson, Lucy YW 2:50 50:10 47m 20s 16m 17s 3 4 4 1 12
13 / 3 Kranz, Keith MM 3:20 53:15 49m 55s 18m 52s 4 3 1 1 9
14 / 4 Fischer, Owen Novice 3:00 57:23 54m 23s 23m 20s 2 0 2 2 6

I just heard back from Elk River Parks and we should be good to go on Saturday!! They groomed last night and will again towards or on Saturday. Fast but good skiing! – Bill Meyer, Coach

Woodland Trails Biathlon Range – Directions

9km – All Divisions

5 laps of the famed and thrilling 1.8km “Scouring Rush” loop. 4 shooting stages, PPSS.

Registration @ 9:30 AM

Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Either print and complete the second page of this announcement below or online at https://forms.gle/vpUPqrbVFxMnm6eS9

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

Race for free!

Stay after the race and lend a hand (and rifle) to the novice clinic that will run from noon until 1:30pm. All helpers will have their race fees waived.

Racing?

Contact Bill Meyer at ​wmeyer@nisswa.net​, or sign-up online at: https://forms.gle/vpUPqrbVFxMnm6eS9

Training Article

Hi All,
Here is an older article that has some good solid general training information based on scientific physiology studies.
A] really good background info
B] I think the point about intensity of intervals to increase your speed is right on…just a little over your current race pace. If you are looking at 50 km’s that will basically be at about your lactate threshold. If you are training for 5-10km races you need to figure out how fast you have been skiing—then increase that slightly for your speed training. Simultaneously you need to keep improving your efficiency on skis –your technique. That is a never ending process!!

Enjoy!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Elk River Biathlon Novice Clinic – Saturday, Feb 29th, 2020

Note: The registration cap for this event has been reached, please stay tuned to this website for future events.

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 out 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 is 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/tmB1xCWX3vcfmBVGA