[Members] Biathlon (Sprint & Pursuit) Pictures

Matt Robinson mattlisarobinson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 10:45:41 EST 2012




On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Walter Warwick <walter.warwick at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear CBCers,
>   As your Magnificent and Dear Leader, I am pleased to present courses for
> this weekend's racing. As you will no doubt notice, these courses are a
> slight departure from our usual fare. The advance of the Wilson glacier
> (formerly Lake Wilson) has cut-off a critical access point to the
> Just-Wilson-Heckman nexus. Not only does this require some serious
> re-thinking of our standard loops, it also limits the variety we'd prefer
> to offer over a two-race weekend. With the exception of the 3.3km loop, we
> will be using the same loops both Saturday and Sunday. So, for the Sprint,
> a three-lap, two shoot (PS) race: Senior Men and Junior Men (19-20) will
> race the 3 x 3.3km; Senior Women, Junior Women (19-20) and Youth Men
> (17-18) will race 3 x 2.5km; Youth Women (17-18) and all kids between 15
> and 16 will race 3 x 2.0km; 13-14 year olds will race 3 x 1.5km (shooting
> PP); and tots will race 3 x 1km (shooting PP). Also note that Masters
> racers wanting to compete as Masters can opt for the 3 x 2.5km for Masters
> Men and the 3 X 2.0 for Masters Women. There is, of course, no requirement
> that Masters-aged athletes compete as such. In fact, there are few things
> sweeter than witnessing the completely dispirited countenance of a young
> whipper snapper as he finds himself crushed by a geezer. The choice is
> yours.
>   The pursuit courses will be similarly structured, mutatis mutandis. The
> five lap, four shoot (PPSS) race will cover: 5 x 2.5km for Senior and
> Junior Men; 5 x 2.0km for Senior/Junior women and Youth Men; 5 x 1.5km for
> Youth Women and 15-16 yr olds; 4 x 1.0km (shooting PPP) for 13-14 year
> olds; and the tots will do another Sprint, unless the little tykes all mass
> in protest and overwhelm your event staff. Again, Masters races can opt for
> masters distances (Sr Women and Youth Women for men and women resp.)
> Finally, I expect that will will use a fixed interval start for the pursuit
> with start order determined by the previous day's Sprint result. We will
> announce the pursuit start protocol once we have seen the spread of times
> from the Sprint.
>  Please remember that we require all adults to pre-register either by
> snail mail or the webpage (see
> http://www.coloradobiathlon.org/schedule.html for details). I'd also like
> to remind everyone that you can do one or the other or both races. Those
> who show up for Sunday will simply be queued up at the end of the start
> order for their category--but you must still pre-register.
> I'm looking forward to seeing lots of you all for another fine weekend of
> racing,
> Walter, CBC President
> ps, On a slightly different, less happy note: I continue to hear comments
> from the Eldora staff that the range there is littered with brass. Please,
> please, please clean up after you shoot. Thanks.
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