IBU QPs – end of trimester 1

The current IBU QPs for GBR Trimester 2 qualified athletes are: World Cup & World Champs Qual: Amanda LIGHTFOOT 100.13 Lee-Steve JACKSON 103.21; Scott DIXON 110.77; Kevin KANE 132.49; Marcel LAPONDER 132.69 IBU Cup Qual: Nerys JONES 177.04 Alex GLEAVE 202.29 (also World Champs Qual); Rob SIRCUS 192.49; Vinny FOUNTAIN 202.53

WADA 2016

The WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) Prohibited List, Summary of Modifications and Monitoring Programme, effective 01 January 2016 has been published. The BBU is totally committed to the eradication of drugs and doping in sport. It is a personal matter for all athletes, whether they are an Olympian or a novice, to be aware of …

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BBU office closure

The BBU UK Office in now “on the circuit” until 01 Mar 16.  We shall always be on Email and in extremis +44 7834 499830. It is unlikely that results from WC 4 (Ruhpolding – re-located from Oberhof) will be published here before 12 Jan 16. Check all the news on the IBU website and Eurosport!

Rucksack in Ruhpolding

The Army & British Championships in Ruhpolding have a very few minor time changes between 29 Jan & 03 Feb. Check for latest; and pray for snow!!

Ruhpolding to host WC 4 & 5

The Oberhof WC 4 has been rescheduled to Ruhpolding. The competition program for WC 4 will be slightly adjusted as follows (times are CET): Wednesday, 6 January 2016 ARRIVAL – TC Meeting 18:00 Thursday, 7 January 2016 Official Training M + W Friday, 8 January 2016 11:45 – Sprint Men 14:30 – Sprint Women Saturday, …

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World Cup in Oberhof Off!

Biathlon WC 4 scheduled for Oberhof GER 07 – 10 Jan has been called off due to lack of any snow; warm wet weather and winds of 85 km forecast for next 3 days. Substitute venue tba by 27 Dec. Poklujka SLO thought most likely.

Kevin Kane – The Movie

Perhaps without the drama and tension of the Orson Welles Oscar winning movie Citizen Kane our very own Kevin KANE plays a large and impressive part in an IBU TV Video on the recent distribution of over on million Euros’ worth of equipment and supplies from the IBU Supplier’s Pool. Check for Kevin and Video (and Kevin, do …

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BFBS Broadcast British Biathlon

During the season, there is a weekly round-up of GBR & Army Biathlon on the Forces radio station, BFBS. Except for Tue 29 Dec (and probably Tue 05 Jan) it will be broadcast at approx 09:10 GMT on BFBS Aldershot (and at other times on BFBS world-wide).