Includes novice event from 10:00AM-12:00PM. See separate flier for participation in this event. Experienced athletes needed during this event to help out on shooting points! Cost: $10 – but free 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/KRAgDVtw8vxE1rAE7
Interested in volunteering, or have other questions? Contact Brian at email@example.com or 651-366-2952
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 652-366-2952.
Good Morning Everyone-
We had another good race yesterday at Elk River. That series is really good to help you put together all the training elements that you work on all year long! Unfortunately the number of participants was quite low—hopefully all the active biathletes in MN will come for the finale in Oct. This morning I sent out the schedule for MN Biathlon events this winter. Try to make them all!!
One reason these races are so good, is the surprises that pop up unexpectantly. Yesterday it was a crossfiring. If you are crossfired upon, you need to raise your hand and yell ‘Crossfire”. That will stop the action—they will clear your target—and you can continue—and they will tell you how many penalties to do before you leave the range. You will also get some time credit for the time you lost.
If you are the crossfirer be aware if there is no one on the wrong target you are shooting at, no one will say anything and it is up to you to check your own target as you leave the range to avoid many 2 min penalties for missed penalty loops.
If you are a coach- in a formal race—you should not say anything except to make the officials aware it is happening and they should stop it when there is shooter on the target being shot at by the crossfirer. If there is no shooter on that target—the crossfirer must be allowed to continue.
If you are a line official and observe someone being crossfired upon—you need to stop the shooting by both—record the target status—clear it—and then give the correct shooter the number of penalties to do and also give the timers the amount of time credit. If there is no one on the target being shot at, the crossfirer must be allowed to continue.
“There are those who have crossfired and those who will.”