Month: August 2016

Promotion for Jacko

  Many congratulations on his promotion (at last!) to Bombardier, go to Lee-Steve JACKSON, our double Olympian and Coach of the IBU Cup Team & AABDS. Jacko serves in 16 Regt RA and to those of you without a military bent, a Bombardier is equivalent of Corporal.      

World Silver Medal for Calum

  Cairngorm’s Calum IRVINE has continued his wonderful summer of success – sadly for us in rowing, not biathlon!   At the World U23 Championships in Rotterdam he was a member of the GBR Eight that finished 2nd in their Final. This follows earlier victories for Edinburgh University in the Scottish University Boat Race and …

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Ginge Goes – Marcel Moves On

  It is with sadness, but with enormous gratitude for their services to British biathlon, that we announce the departure from the BBU of Simon (Ginge) Allanson and Marcel Laponder.   Both have just “signed off” from the Army and during the next few months will be wrapping up their Army careers at 3 RHA …

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Chairman, André Oszmann Steps Down

The BBU Chairman, André Oszmann, has announced his retirement, both as a Board Member and thus also as Chairman. André has been involved with British Biathlon since 2007; has been a Board Member since 2009 and Chairman since 2011. The Board, Members and Athletes are most grateful for all his support, hard-work and enthusiasm during …

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British Championships 2017

“Exercise RUCKSACK”, The British National, Inter Service and Army Biathlon & Cross Country Championships will once again be held in Ruhpolding Germany next year. Cross Country is in Week 1 with Biathlon in Week 2. Click for the Race Programme.    Full timings and admin / entry instructions for civilian athletes will be published in …

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Summer Biathlon World Championships

It is just a few days until athletes hope to gauge their summer training against other top biathletes in Estonia, at the Summer Biathlon. World Championships in Otepää. Equidistant some 140 miles south of Estonia’s capital Tallinn and the Latvian capital of Riga, GBR races will be on 27 (Sprint) & 28 (Pursuit) August. GBR will be represented …

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Calum – Hero of Henley

Fresh from conquering the Clyde (see 26 May) CBNSC’s Calum IRVINE was the victorious team Captain as Edinburg University won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta.

Good Luck Team GB!

The BBU has sent our traditional “Good Luck” Message to Team GB in Rio . Seems to be working so far, as we lie 3rd in the Medal Table, and could even be second by the end of today!