Source: 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge
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.
Format: Relays, maybe the best biathlon fun of all!
Where: SSAA Range, Klinges Road, Wodonga West – both laser (for Under 12) and regular .22 biathlon (Over 12)
Cost: $5 for laser events (Under 12), $10 for .22 calibre events for Juniors, $20 for Seniors
What to bring: Mountain bike and helmet, plus water, snacks, insect repellant, sunscreen
RSVP on or before Thursday 14 May 2015 to: Michael Wilkinson 0418 467 678 or Bob Cranage OAM 0418 568 657 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer biathlon continues Downunder, with today’s events being the last day of Alexandra Laser Biathlon week at Alexandra, VIC being run by Hamish McLean and Greg Paul, with Mountain Bike biathlon at West Wodonga, VIC being run by Bob Cranage, OAM. For further info, see: https://australianbiathlon.teamapp.com/events
In Winter biathlon, Aussies are about to take part in IBU Cup 1 at Beitostolen, NOR. Lining up today are: Alex Almoukov (Berridale, NSW), Dyllan Harmer (Wodonga, VIC), Damon Morton (Marlo VIC) and Daniel Walker (Sydney, NSW), coached by Nick Almoukov. For further info, see: www.biathlonworld.com
International Biathlon Union expert Ubaldo Prucker visited the sporting shooters range south of Wodonga last week, as part of his review of biathlon in Australia. He was accompanied by Australian Biathlon President, Grant Flanagan. The Border Mail has published this article by Brad Worrall, “In with a Shot at the Title”.
In the best weather ever for the event, an impressively fit and well prepared bunch of riders assembled for the 2014 running of the Scody 3 Peaks Challenge. By thirteen hours after the start, when the Lantern Rouge back marker officially closed the route, a host of new records had been set.
“The calibre of the rider has definitely improved,” says Darren Allen, General Manager of Rides for Bicycle Network. “Average speed is on the increase and at the same time we had a fantastic completion rate.”
An impressive 92% of the nearly 1,800 2014 starters finished the 235-kilometre route, with it’s three major climbs of Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek.
“They’ve obviously done their preparation and followed our training…
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Mountain biking & laser biathlon is back at Wodonga from this Sunday 2 March!
CONTACT Bob Cranage OAM 02 6059 2226 Mob 0418 568 657
Or Email email@example.com RSVP by Wednesday 26 th Feb
Downunder we are hill bounding & roller skiing, while we wait for more white stuff. Here’s a Tour de France reblog to inspire those cross training.
If you thought a bus stuck under a gantry was an exciting beginning to the 100th Edition of the Tour de France or Stage Two’s victory by Jan Bakelants by the barest of margins was nail biting, then Simon Gerran’s inaugural victory for Orica GreenEdge was truly outstanding.
The Tour’s first visit to the island of Corsica fittingly provided Orica GreenEdge’s first stage win at the Tour. It also reminded us that Peter Sagan of Cannondale is not invincible and no one should ever underestimate the talents of Simon Gerrans.
Gerrans is a winner of Milan-San Remo, out sprinting the formidable Fabian Cancellara in the process.
Yesterday’s stage was a photo finish, with the Victorian coming out ahead.
The day really belonged to Orica GreenEdge, not just with their first and much needed stage victory, but also with Simon Clarke spending most of the day out front in a…
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Many biathletes cross train by cycling, at least one current Australian international cyclist , Chloe “Ranga” McConville, is a former biathlete. Here’s a cyclist’s view up to Lake Mountain, site of the Sprint X cross country event, pics from last week. Stunning countryside, eh? The snowmakers had been busy after these pics were taken to get plenty of white stuff for this weekend 🙂 Right now, he’s gunning for his second Tour de France win, but maybe if Cadel Evans gets sick of cycling, he can try biathlon 🙂
When the shortest day of the year rolled around, many of my cycling buddies went out on epic rides to celebrate the Winter Solstice. I, however, spent most of the day in bed and only left the house to buy fish and chips, so I thought I had better go out for a decent ride on the following day to make up for my laziness. And it turned out to be one of those great rides that really makes you appreciate being a cyclist.
My plan was to ride to Warburton, take the unsealed Acheron Way to Marysville, climb Lake Mountain then either ride the Reefton Spur back through Warburton and home (~235km) or ride the Black Spur to Healesville then home (~215km).
The weather was clear and sunny but very, very cold when I left my house a bit before 9am heading towards Lilydale then to Warburton. Other than…
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