Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship.
Training consists of strength and cardiovascular conditioning through static exercises, running, and other dynamic activities.
In the Cadet Biathlon competition the biathlete skis a distance of no less than 5 kilometres and stops at the shooting range to shoot, two times. The shooting distance is always 50 metres and five rounds are fired in each bout at five targets. Cadets shoot in the prone position only.
Remarks / Notes
Practice Notices are sent out Thursday mornings to registered cadets by CI Rudin-Brown, or the designated Cadet NCO.
- Participating cadets are to confirm their attendance by email NO LATER THAN 1800 on the Friday before practice.
The skiing and shooting equipment are provided however, Cadets may use their own skate-skis if they wish.
Any cadet, from any level, may try out for the Biathlon Team.
Equipment and Information - All items listed below are mandatory:
Eat a hearty breakfast
Bring a lunch or light snack
Bring a gym bag or knap sack for all your gear.
Wear good sport running shoes - not "skater" shoes
Wear running gear appropriate for the weather – Do not arrive wearing shorts You can wear shorts under your warm up pants, but you must not arrive in shorts no matter the weather. Camp Fortune is always cooler than in town.
Waterproof (Warm up) pants - No jeans
Bring extra socks
Bring a warm winter coat (waterproof) or rain coat over top of it
Bring a sweatshirt/hoodie or some kind of warm sport sweater
Bring no less than 2 litres of water in water bottles or "Camel Back"
Bring light gloves for shooting and extra mitts to cover your shooting gloves
Wear a hat/tuque or headband to cover your ears. Tuques are mandatory for Cadet competitions. No baseball caps
If you arrive inappropriately dressed you will be sent home
Contact CI Rudin-Brown at 211Biathlon@gmail.com for more information.