October 18, 2017

Time Trial!

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The biathlon and cross country race teams were out enjoying the awesome fall weather, doing the annual September time trail up June Springs Road.

Can you find our biathletes in the photo? Hint: look for neon green…

Strength with Sailors

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Thanks to Coach Bryana and the Central Okanagan Sailing Association for a great time today.  Our biathletes joined up with Bryana’s sailors and enjoyed a strength training session, followed by an hour of paddle boarding – including soccer on the water on paddle boards!

Coach Bryana

Can you spot the biathletes in the photo?

Roller skiing fun!

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Skiing up Glenrosa with Coach Chris

Made it to Telemark!

National Coach Roddy Ward and athletes Julia Ransom and Sarah Beaudry came out to do some guest coaching with our team

Telemark Weekend Camp – training in the Okanagan sun!

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Thanks to Coach Chris, Lorraine, Michelle and Bryana for a superb camp.  From range work to roller skiing to fitness testing at the Apple Bowl, everyone was out training hard and learning new skills.  The camp wound up on Sunday with a time trial event.   It was great to have  Biathlon BC Talent Squad joining in with Telemark athletes and coaches!

In the news…

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Seems we even make the news in Kamloops…!

http://www.kamloopsbcnow.com/watercooler/news/news/Kelowna/17/03/01/Biathlon_season_ends_with_a_bang/

and in Kelowna

Telemark winds down season, hosts Demo Day

Last Range Practice

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We held our last range practice for the season last night for Advanced and Development programs.  We’ll still be skiing as long as we have decent snow, but now is the time to get your rifles serviced and putting them aside for a while.  Watch our Calendar for updates for upcoming practices.

Thanks to all our great coaches, wax techs, parents and volunteers for a wonderful season!

Final Day at Nationals

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Finally, a day when the temperatures were a bit warmer!  Team BC came away with plenty of medals in the Team Relay event, where the top three finishing teams from each province take the podium.

Danica raced up two categories to join BC 2 in the Junior Men/Women category, and finished in 7th place overall.  Well done Danica!

Natalie raced in the middle leg of BC 1 in the Senior Boy/Girl category, and her team was the third province across the finish line to take the Bronze Medal!  Fantastic result!

Colton lead things off for BC 2 in the Senior Boy/Girl category in the mass start with a solid performance, and handed things off just behind BC 1, but ultimately his team finished well down the order.  Way to go Colton!

Thanks to all Team BC coaches (especially our own Coach Chris), wax techs, support crew and parents who made the entire week such a rewarding experience for all the BC athletes.  Congratulations to Telemark athletes Jasper, Colton, Natalie and Danica for a fantastic finish to a superb season.

Canadian National Pursuit Results

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Another very cold day in Canmore, with temperatures starting below -20C but warming as the day went on.  Things had warmed up somewhat by race time for the men, and the sun was out so racing was good.

Jasper wasn’t able to improve his 10th place position in the pursuit, but pushed hard to the finish.

Colton had a good race, picking up 4 places, finishing 12th overall in the Senior Boys category.

Natalie dropped back a few places to finish 11th, while Danica moved up 2 places to finish 13th in the Senior Girls category.

Colton, Natalie and Danica hit 14/20 in their races.

Tomorrow is the final race of the season – the Relay Race.

Nationals Day Two…

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Due to the very cold weather, races started 1.5 hours later than originally scheduled.  It was not a great day for Telemark athletes today in the Individual Competition, with everyone struggling a bit on the range.

Jasper finished 10th, with 10 hits for 20 shooting.

Colton finished 23rd with 11 hits for 20 shooting.

Natalie finished 22nd with 10 hits for 20 shooting.

Danica finished 27th with 8 hits for 20 shooting.

Friday is a training day, followed by the Pursuit on Saturday and Relay on Sunday.  The weather looks to be warming up for the weekend.

Jasper, Colton, Natalie and Danica nominated for Team BC Biathlon Nationals

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Congratulations to Jasper, Colton, Natalie and Danica for being selected to go to Biathlon Canada National Championships in Canmore, Alberta.  All attained an Athletes Percentage of over 90% over the course of the season and have been nominated to compete as part of Team BC.  Good luck to all!

Jasper on course in Canmore

Colton in Quesnel

Natalie at Telemark

Danica at Telemark