Atlantic Cup #1
On February 3-4 Biathlon PEI hosted the first Atlantic Cup of the season at Brookvale Provincial Ski park. Saturday's Sprint race was cancelled due to weather conditions although Nova Scotia athletes made great use of the facilities in lieu. On Sunday all 10 of our athletes competed, winning 5 medals. In the Junior Girls category Allie Martin placed second, and Aria MacDonald placed first. For the Senior Girls category Maddie Taljard placed third, and Clair Miner placed first. Lastly, in the Junior Women category Katrena Thomas placed first. Seasoned coaches Karen Jones, and Peggy Falkenham-Boutilier were present this weekend, and also former biathlete Reagan Mills used his experience to help with the coaching effort. Photos from the event can be found on our facebook page here. The next race for the season is Atlantic Cup #2 whichwill be hosted in Charlo, NB at Les Aventuriers de Charlo on February 16-18.
Atlantic Trials in Charlo, NB
This past weekend Biathlon NS traveled to Charlo NB with a group of 10 athletes and 4 coaches. Hosted by Biathlon NB, the weekend was an excellent training weekend for our athletes with a sprint on Saturday and a 2-person relay on Sunday. For some of our athletes this was their first time competing in the sport of biathlon, like junior men competitor Matt Peachey, who found himself with a second place finish on Saturday after a race of hard skiing. For others it was their first time on skis since their last biathlon competition in March. Overall a very positive start to our competitive season, well done to all the athletes who competed and a big thank you to the coaches for their time and dedication. Photos can be found here on our facebook page.
November Dry-land training camp
This November Biathlon Nova Scotia hosted a dry land training camp at King's-Edgehill School, welcoming athletes of all experience levels. The training camp consisted of roller skiing, aerobic exercises, dry firing and introduction to range procedures. Throughout these activities the participants had one-on-one coaching from our experienced coaching team and also from some of our more experienced athletes. It was a rainy day, although the participants quickly learned that while participating in Biathlon you will be subject to any range of weather conditions. Regardless of the weather the training camp went smoothly, and photos can be found here on our facebook page.