Is It For Me?
This course will cover the core skills required for biathlon. It is aimed at individuals who have no or little previous shooting experience. You will learn rifle safety and the skills required to shoot a .22 bore rifle at 50m targets in the prone and stand positions. You will be introduced to rollerskiing which is used as the summer alternative to cross country skiing on snow.
To get the most out of these four days we recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness.
Prior to your course, please complete the attached questionnaire summarising your previous experience and detailing equipment requirements, returning to Glenmore Lodge at least 1 week before course start date.
Learn and develop shooting skills, and be introduced to rollerskiing, as required for the sport of biathlon.
This course shall include Rifle Safety and Set up, positioning and shooting skills, Introduction to Rollerskiing with some fun shooting competitions.
Safety & Course Acceptance
Rifle handling and shooting is a serious business. Glenmore Lodge reserve the right to decline attendance on this course should they become aware of, or have prior knowledge of, an individual’s unsuitability for this course.
Your course instructor will be Mike Dixon, MBE, BEM. Mike competed in 6 Winter Olympics for Great Britain, one in cross country and five in biathlon, between 1984 and 2002. Mike reigned as Britain’s top biathlete from 1987 to 2002. At the Albertville Olympics in 1992 Mike was the first Olympian to ever shoot a perfect score in the Olympic 20km race.
Mike is a dynamic and inspirational instructor who has been coaching rollerskiing, cross country skiing and biathlon for the last twenty years. He is a Senior Tutor in Cross Country Skiing and Rollerskiing for Snowsport England. In 2004 he started the first biathlon development club for children.
For the last ten years Mike has been commentating for Eurosport’s Winter Season in Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined and occasionally Ski Jumping
What Will I Need?
Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.
- Running wear and shoes
- Midge repellent / Midge Net
- Sun screen
- Plenty of warm clothing
- Thin gloves for shooting/thick gloves for rollerskiing
- Long sleeve top to simulate ski suit
- Small backpack
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
- Glenmore Lodge also has a pool, gym & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!
Rifles, ammunition and shooting equipment supplied.
All rollerskiing equipment, boots and poles supplied, but if you have your own, you are welcome to bring them.
GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:
- Waterproof jackets and trousers
- Day Sacs