Australian Biathlon, in conjunction with Telemark Nordic Ski Club, runs events in Wodonga, a part of north east Victoria approximately two hours from Mt Hotham, the home of Australian Biathlon. New South Wales members and guests regularly participate in – and run – Wodonga events.
Last weekend, Australian Biathlon and Telemark NSC ran a stand at the Victory Lutheran College Spring Fair. Lynn-Maree Cullen, a retired World Cup athlete, is a members of both Australian Biathlon and Telemark NSC, as well as being an ambassador for Fast and Female. Lynn-Maree reports:
“It was the first year that the fair organisers asked Telemark Nordic Ski Club to operate a “stand” at this year’s Spring Fair.
With the aim of increasing the awareness and participation in Summer Laser Biathlon, Bob, Norma, Paul and I held “running” Summer Biathlon with the laser rifles.
We had over 20 kids, mostly Primary aged, plus several parents come and have a go. They ranged in ages and abilities.
For the younger kids, we paired up with an adult, their parent or Bob/I, to assist with the aiming of the rifle, while the kids learnt to load and fire the laser rifle and run around the 150-200 metre course.
We received lots of positive feedback from the participants and staff regarding our Summer Biathlon “stand” on the day.”
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