Biathlon

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Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

Skills – Strength: 5, Balance: 6, Flexibility: 4, Agility: 4, Coordination: 6
Time needed: 4 hours, Cost to try: £free at one of the biathlon clubs listed
Biathlon usually refers specifically to the The sport has its origins in an exercise for Norwegian soldiers, as an alternative training for the military.

A biathlon competition consists of a race in which contestants ski around a cross-country track, and where the total distance is broken up by either two or four shooting rounds, half in prone position, the other half standing.

Organisations

British Biathlon www.britishbiathlon.com
Cairngorm Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club (CBNSC) www.cbnsc.co.uk
Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club (WBNSC) www.wessexbiathlon.org
Budleigh Farm Target Shooting Club (BFTSC) www.budleighfarm.co.uk
East Grange Biathlon Centre (EGBC)

Where to buy Biathlon Gear

www.biathlonsport.com

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