Biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing or running and marksmanship. It requires tremendous endurance and strength as well as skill and precision. Unpredictable elements including weather and wind conditions make this outdoor sport a fun and rewarding challenge that thousands of cadets participate in each year.
Cadet biathletes participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial / territorial competitions and an annual National Cadet Biathlon Championship.
Biathlon at 2415
Biathlon practices start very early in the training year so cadets can prepare to compete in the Zone Biathlon Competition in mid-November. This competition is run as a Summer Biathlon so it involves running and shooting.
If the team is selected to compete in the Provincial Biathlon Competition in January, the training changes from running & shooting to Cross-country skiing and shooting.
While we welcome all cadets are come out and practice, the Corps is only allowed to enter two teams in the biathlon zones competition: 1 Male and 1 Female.
The corps uses a number of assessments during practices and regular training to determine who makes the teams, such as:
- Attendance at practices and regular training nights
- and many more
Just because soemone is a great athelete, doesn’t mean they are automatically on the team. Being selected for the teams is a privilege as you get to represent all members of 2415 at the competition. Your behaviour and perfomance reflect on all of us.