On Saturday, participants enjoyed the Autumn sunshine for the latest Wodonga Region biathlon event, the NE Vic Schools Summer Biathlon Relay Championships. Boys and girls came from schools in New South Wales as well as Victoria.
Once again, this popular mountain bike biathlon event took place at the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) Range at Klinges Road, Wodonga.
Biathlon events were a “co-production” by Australian Biathlon and Telemark Nordic Ski Club.
Primary and Secondary School Teams of two had great fun, with participants taking part in two age groups; those under 12 who did laser biathlon using the Larsen Laser Training System, and those over 12, who used regular .22 rifles.
There was a 50/50 split between boys and girls.
Winner of the Snow Trek and Travel Perpetual Trophy for Champion Primary School was Victory Lutheran College.
At the end of the day, everyone went home after a great experience, fired up for this year’s North East Victoria Interschools Competition on 3rd of June. We expect 90-100 participants for that event. In recent weeks, 50 plus athletes have been taking part in after school biathlon training on Wednesdays at SSAA, in the lead up to these NE Vic events.
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