The aim was to assist athletes prepare for a successful 2016/17 season, as well as to allow new “Future Stars” to build on their experience during the 2016 Australian Winter Season.
On the Saturday, the Mt Hotham snow conditions near the Hotham Village area allowed a morning ski, which was followed by a running and shooting session at the Hotham Biathlon Arena. After a series of technique and practice drills, there was some fun competition, including the ever-popular relay races.
Saturday afternoon training was a long slow hike in the Hotham alpine area. In the evening there was a seminar, where attenders heard about the changes made at the IBU Congress 2016, along with Australian Biathlon’s overall plans for the 2016/17 Northern Hemisphere Season.
On Sunday, there was a morning jog, followed by another shooting and running session, with a gym session after lunch.
It was a great opportunity for participants of all ages to get together and train at Mt Hotham, home of biathlon Downunder. Many thanks to Cameron Morton, who arranged the weekend’s program, and was assisted by Barry Field, Phillip Colebourn and Genevieve Yan-Colebourn.
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