MNCUP #4—SATURDAY FEB 1, 2020
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.