[Members] D-6Days to Sprint-Pursuit

dean cahow dcahow57 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 23:52:54 EST 2018


Biathletes,

The CBC Sprint-Pursuit weekend of racing is on for next Saturday and Sunday, January 13 & 14.  No secret that we needed new snow to fall at Snow Mt Ranch and overnight Saturday it did.  There is also a gifting of white gold expected Wednesday and Thursday.  The snow expected Wednesday will probably improve our course options for the weekend.  Therefore, final definition of race courses will be deferred until Thursday.  Our commitment is to provide you with safe, fun, challenging courses.  Under current realities the inventory of trails available for such courses is not without limit.  By staying on the cream of the crop we may determine that some course distances be drawn down a bit from those tentatively proposed in our previous bulletin (see below).

With the exception of course information (“Distances and Layouts”), other elements of our previous bulletin remain true.  In addition, please consider the following.

Volunteer Support:  This CBC event, as all others, relies on race day volunteers to step up and assist in support activity.  This is essential to a successful event.  Please consider letting us know that you would like to help - - it will make a big positive difference for your race and/or your racing peers.  Thanks.   

Zero Period Protocol:  The Zero period (9:30-10:15 on our schedule) is a busy, important time for all racers.  We must ALL take responsibility for conducting a safe, efficient, safe Zero (yes, I know I typed ’safe’ twice).  We can accomplish this by all racers operating under the same protocol, described as follows.

1) Sign-up for a Zero position (target lane & paper target) on the white-board at the Crystal Palace.  We Zero on paper targets hung to the left of the metal targets; paper targets are designated A, B, C, etc from left to right.

2) The range is closed (COLD) until opened (HOT) by the Range Chief.  Prior to this, as practical, please meet with the others assigned to your target mat and determine a shooting order among you.  There may be up to 4 or even 5 of you.  A common scheme is to split your group into two; one sub-group Zeros from 9:30-9:50ish, the other from 9:50ish-10:15.  This scheme is far more efficient than trying to manage all four or five racers at the same time - - the result being that all enjoy a more productive and efficient Zero.

3) The range opens when the Range Chief announces, “The Range Is HOT”.  The first member of your Zero group may then ski to the mat.  The protocol for each member is the same, (a) ski to the mat, (b) shoot one magazine / 5 rounds at your assigned paper target, (c) vacate the mat in favor of the next group member.  Ski to and from the mat in the direction of ski traffic.  

4) Do not take/make sight corrections while on the mat or otherwise loll about.  Shoot your 5-shot set, vacate the mat, then scope your own paper and/or take correction suggestions.

5) Unless you are a falcon or an optic superhero, you will need a ‘scope to discern the holes you put thru your paper target.  CBC will set up club scopes (2, I think) for communal use.  This will not serve everyone.  If you have a ‘scope, bring it - up to you whether you wish to share access.  Bottom line; ‘scope support is your responsibility.

OK, that’s about it for this memo.  Thanks very much for your attention.  We look forward to wetting your whistle with course descriptions on Thursday.

It’s going to be great seeing you this weekend (don’t forget, registration is open and has deadlines - see below).  

Dean Cahow, dcahow57 at gmail.com <mailto:dcahow57 at gmail.com>
Co-Chief of Competition

Julia Collins, collinsja at me.com <mailto:collinsja at me.com> 
Co-Chief of Competition
 





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> Subject: CBC Racing, Sprint-Pursuit Weekend!
> Date: December 28, 2017 at 9:14:20 PM MST
> To: members at coloradobiathlon.org
> 
> Comrade Biathletes,
> 
> Feeling repressed, suppressed, pent-up, stifled, smothered, restrained, bottled-in, unvented, checked, curbed, bridled?  After two recalled starts, biathlon relief, release and revitalization are at hand in the form of a two day CBC event.  We are very pleased to announce our ever popular double dose weekend of biathlon racing and invite you to join us in the opportunity.
> 
> CBC Race Announcement - 2018, January 13th Sprint, January 14th Pursuit
> Saturday, Sprint Race: 3 ski legs, two shooting bouts (P-S).  
> Sunday, Pursuit Race: 5 ski legs, four shooting bouts (P-P-S-S) Note: Kids U13 ski 3 legs, shoot 2 bouts.
> 
> Race Saturday or race Sunday or race both days.  The “both days” option offers a juicy, combined experience - racers participating in Sprint and Pursuit will earn their Sunday start position based on Saturday’s result.
> 
> The Sprint - A Time Trial start releases competitors onto the course.  Theoretically you are racing the clock - - go ahead, try not to pay any attention to where your peers & rivals are.  Burn three hard loops and two shooting bouts.  Cross the finish line and know within yourself, that was wicked cool, I am so stoked that I get to do this stuff!  Results will be calculated after the snow and snot settle.  
> The Pursuit - First to the finish line wins (category)!  Sprint results earn your position in the staggered start order of the Pursuit, i.e. you either get a wee jump on those aforementioned peers & rivals or they get a wee jump on you.*  Either way, the race is on and with five ski laps and four visits to the range you are likely to know from moment to excruciating moment where you are in the grand competitive scheme of things.  Cross that finish line and ditto what you knew within yourself at the conclusion of the Sprint, only bigger.
> 
> * Pursuit racers who did not complete the Sprint race on Saturday will be seeded behind Sprint/Pursuit racers within their regular Pursuit category on Sunday.
> 
> Course Distances & Layouts (layouts subject to tweaking, maps will be made available upon confirmation of courses) 
> 
> SPRINT RACES DISTANCES: 
> Open Men / Junior Men, 10.0km 
> Open Women / Junior Women / Youth Men / Novice Men / Masters Men, 7.5km
> Boys & Girls 15-16 / Youth Women / Novice Women / Masters Women, 6.0km
> Boys & Girls 13-14, 4.0km
> Kids U13, 3.0km
> 
> PURSUIT RACES DISTANCES: 
> Open Men / Junior Men, 12.5 km
> Open Women / Junior Women / Youth Men / Novice Men / Masters Men, 10.0km
> Boys & Girls 15-16 / Youth Women / Novice Women / Masters Women, 7.5km
> Boys & Girls 13-14, 5.0km
> Kids U13, 3.0km  
> 
> SPRINT COURSE LAYOUTS: All Courses flow in traditional (Clockwise) direction. All shoot P,S + penalty loop per each missed target.
> 10.0km Sprint: 3X Blue Course (Swenson-Gaskill-Just-Biathlon-Davis-Just-S.Heckman-Wilson-Swenson)
> 7.5km Sprint: 3X Green Course (Swenson-Gaskill-Just-Biathlon-Davis-Just-S.Wilson-Swenson)
> 6.0km Sprint: 3X Red Course (Lowery-Just-Biathlon-Davis-Just-S.Wilson-Swenson)
> 4.0km Sprint: 3X Yellow Course (Lowery-Just-Davis-Swenson to range or finish)
> 3.0km Sprint: 3X White Course (Lowery, Just, Biathlon, Swenson to range or finish)
> 
> PURSUIT COURSE LAYOUTS: All Courses flow in traditional (Clockwise) direction. All shoot P,P,S,S (except U13, P,S) + penalty loop per each missed target.
> 12.5km Pursuit: 5X Green Course (Swenson-Gaskill-Just-Biathlon-Davis-Just-S.Wilson-Swenson)
> 10.0km Pursuit: 5X Red Course (Lowery-Just-Biathlon-Swenson to range)
> 7.5km Pursuit: 5X Orange Course (Swenson-Gaskill-Just-Biathlon-Swenson to range or finish)
> 5.0km Pursuit: 5X White Course (Lowery, Just, Biathlon, Swenson to range or finish)
> 3.0km Pursuit: 3X White Course (Lowery, Just, Biathlon, Swenson to range or finish)
> 
> NOTE: Adults are invited to ski the race distance appropriate to their capabilities. If you wish to ski other than your age-based course distance race please discuss with us at race-morning check-in. 
> 
> REGISTRATION
> 
> As usual, online pre-registration of adult competitors is required.  Registration is now open at the CBC website events page <http://www.coloradobiathlon.org/schedule.html>   Pre-registration for Saturday’s Sprint will close at 5:00PM Friday, January 12th.   Pre-registration for Sunday’s Pursuit will close at 5:00PM, Saturday, January 13th.  Kids may be registered onsite Saturday and/or Sunday during the check-in period.  IMPORTANT:  Per the following schedule, race morning check-in and onsite kid registration is open from 9:00-9:30 - - ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 9:30 SHARP
> 
> SCHEDULE
> 
> Following schedule applies to both days of racing. Start order and start times will be generated for the SPRINT event Friday, after online registration closes.  Start order and start times for the Sunday PURSUIT will be crunched from Sprint results.
>  
> 9:00 - 9:30 Check-in and kid registration at the range (NOTE: online registration required for adults - Sprint registration closes 5PM Friday, Pursuit registration closes 5PM Saturday)
> 
> 9:30 - 10:15 Zero  
> 
> 10:20 Pre-Race meeting
> 
> 10:30 Group-1 Start (waves or need for waves will be determined based on race registration)
> 
> 11:30-12:00 Group-2 Start (approximate, based on progress of Group 1) 
> 
> RACE MANAGEMENT
> 
> Co-Chiefs of Competition: Julia Collins, Dean Cahow
> Co-Chiefs of Range: Kyle Boschen, Bill Quinlan
>  
> Note: Additional race-day volunteer support will be needed. Details will follow within the next race announcement but if you’re already bustin' to declare for being a part of this thing, let us know.
> 
> We are as excited and anxious as you are to get this CBC winter season off to a brilliantly fun, fair and safe start.  Further information on the Sprint-Pursuit weekend of races will be delivered by further announcement, sometime next week.  In the between you are invited to bring to the attention of Dean or Julia any little event related thing that’s on your mind.
> 
> Lookin’ forward to it,
> 
> Dean Cahow, dcahow57 at gmail.com <mailto:dcahow57 at gmail.com>
> Co-Chief of Competition
> 
> Julia Collins, collinsja at me.com <mailto:collinsja at me.com> 
> Co-Chief of Competition
> 
> 
> 
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> 
>> From: dean cahow <dcahow57 at gmail.com <mailto:dcahow57 at gmail.com>>
>> Subject: CBC Racing: Sprint (Jan 13) and Pursuit (Jan 14)
>> Date: December 21, 2017 at 12:45:58 PM MST
>> To: members at coloradobiathlon.org <mailto:members at coloradobiathlon.org>
>> 
>> Biathletes,
>> 
>> Winter and more importantly, more snow are appearing in the Fraser Valley and even more importantly, at Snow Mountain Ranch.  This message a simple encouragement in anticipation of our CBC winter biathlon opener in a couple weeks time (3 weeks, 1 day and about 21 hours . . . yeah, I’m anxious too).  Expect an officious race announcement a week from today (Dec 28).  Until then, on behalf of Co-Chief of Competition Julia Collins and Co-Range Chiefs Kyle Boschen and Bill Quinlan, we look forward to seeing you and facilitating fine, fun, excruciating, and safe racing opportunities over two big days of biathlon.
>> 
>> Feel free to contact me with any early-on questions regarding the event.
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> Dean Cahow
>> Co-Chief of Competition
>> CBC Sprint-Pursuit Weekend
>> dcahow57 at gmail.com <mailto:dcahow57 at gmail.com>
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