$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!
One of the workouts you don’t want to pass on this time of year is shooting just for accuracy. Good to start each workout with a 10+10 minimum. Yesterday we took the opportunity to do that, along with a range procedure drill on roller skis, some short TH combos, some long TH combos and some short RP combos. The wind is rarely bad at ER, but yesterday while not real high, was shifting from side to side.
We had a couple of folks on light duty at least by the end of the workout—so they did a 50 shot test on metal without skis on, both with PR’s in that test. Conner did the 10+10 without skis—but the rest shot standing off of roller skis—a definite handicap—so PR’s in that test were in short supply!!
Good workout day and I would like to thank Jeff Bosek and Landrums for all the help setting up, blowing the course, and closing things down at the end.