Month: March 2016

Amanda & Dominic Sign-off Season in Style

Amanda? Obviously our Adjutant General’s Corps Olympic athlete, Amanda LIGHTFOOT; but Dominic?   Well that is Dominic REITER the son of the Ruhpolding’s Alois Reiter. Alois is the Director of the Chiemgau Arena, home of the World Cup & British Championships and a long term friend of GBR and Army biathlon. Dominic, 20, completed a fine season Read More …

ABDS Courses Looming

It is just 10 days until the start of “Camp Zero” – the initial course for the Army Biathlon Development Squad in Kinloss.  Slightly longer until the Advanced ABDS (which is effectively, the IBU Cup Squad for next season) assemble in Ruhpolding.   Joining Instructions for both Squads will be issued by the Army – Read More …

BBU’s Condolences to Belgium Biathlon

  The British Biathlon Union extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all those who lost their lives or were injured in the Brussels Bombings, yesterday, Tuesday 22nd March.   We offer special condolences to Belgium Biathlon, our fellow NGB member of the “Biathlon Family”.    

Sadness as Season Shuts in Siberia

Marcel LAPONDER is the only British athlete competing this week at Khanty-Mansiysk RUS in the final World Cup of the 2015 – 16 season. Sadly in the 10 km Sprint he finished in last place, shooting 3-0.  Although France & Norway displayed a distinct World Champs hangover it was a different tale for Austria 1st & 3rd Read More …

Awesome Weekend in Oslo Worlds

The Biathlon World Championships ended on Sunday at Holmenkollen Oslo with a feast fit for the watching King Harald V. Following the double success of the Norwegian Women and Men Relay Teams (Friday & Saturday) France’s Marie DORIN HABERT won the penultimate event on Sunday with a clean shoot in the Women’s Mass Start. But, Read More …

Lightfoot Leaves it Late

In her last race of the 2016 World Champs Amanda LIGHTFOOT finally showed her form of previous Championships with a 48th place in the 15 km Individual. Shooting 0-1-0-1 she recorded her second best IBU Points of the season (91.05). Her best came just 2 days later after travelling to Italy and the final IBU Read More …

GBR Mixes it in Martell

As well as a good Sprint at the final IBU Cup Amanda LIGHTFOOT was joined by Martin SHAW to ensure that GBR competed in its first ever IBU Cup Single Mixed Relay. Amanda missed 2 targets but Martin shot clear as GBR finished a very creditable 13th from 19 teams.   IBU Cup 8 – Read More …