Eleven and 12-year-olds at the firing line during the fifth annual bike biathlon at the Terrace Rod and Gun Club Oct. 4.

New recruits hit up bike biathlon

The Terrace Rod and Gun Club hosted its fifth annual bike biathlon earlier this month

  • Oct. 22, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Terrace Rod and Gun Club hosted its fifth annual bike biathlon earlier this month.

Thirty athletes participated, with ages ranging from six-years-old up to masters (“I promised not to release ages of those over 18,” said organizer Chris Schooner in an email) on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.

“This was our second year hosting a pre-race training camp, to teach biking and shooting skills to participants and to familiarize them with biathlon competitions,” he said.

Biathlon consists of two sports combined – in this case mountain bike racing and marksmanship. Competitors race around a trail, shoot, race again, shoot, etc. Distance raced, and number of circuits increases with age and ability. Fifteen seconds is added to a racer’s time for each target missed.

New this year was an enthusiastic group of six- and seven-year-olds who participated in our pre-race training days, and did a demonstration competition on race day.

Results:

6 & 7 year olds (5 participants): 1st – Eagle Cote

2nd – Buddy McCarthy

3rd – Jacob Hartman

8 to 10 year olds (11 participants): 1st – Pavlo Schooner

2nd – Braden Clunas 3rd – Scarlett Cote

11 & 12 year olds (4 participants): 1st – Logan Clunas 2nd – Jonas Struyk

3rd – Jacob Ringma

13 & 14 year olds (3 participants): 1st – Yohannes Vandenberg 2nd – Zachary Bilash

3rd – Gabriel Vandenberg

15 & 16 year olds (1 participant): 1st – Liam Clunas, who raced against the adults, and placed in the top four.

Adult Ladies (4 participants) 1st – Heidi Siebring

2nd – Hanna Gordon 3rd – Debbie Helsdon

Adult Men (2 participants) 1st – Mike Talstra

2nd – Ryan Gordon

“Our most prestigious award, the President’s Award, is given to the athlete(s) who try their hardest, giving their best efforts to the whole event. It was presented to Felicity Cote and Anika Juergensen – with our thanks for inspiring those who competed with them and those who had the pleasure of working with them.

“We would like to thank all of those who volunteered their services, time and resources to help make this event so much fun and such a success,” he said.

Winter Biathlon (skiing and marksmanship) training will be starting this Saturday, October 25th at 10 a.m. at the Terrace Rod and Gun Club. Please contact Biathlon.Terrace@telus.net or phone 250-638-8270 for more information.

 

Just Posted

College buys a yurt to boost student success

Round tent-like structure part of college instructional shift

Soup kitchen sees “groundswell of community support”

Donations toward looming tax bill push non-profit back in the black

Terrace husband and wife honoured for saving each other’s lives

BC Ambulance presented each a Vital Link Award for separate incidents of CPR

Council supports lobby for fair share of cannabis tax revenue

The City of Terrace is throwing its support behind a West Kelowna… Continue reading

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Most Read