Conditions should be excellent for the Shenendahowa classic and the Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon this weekend.
The weekend starts with the Shenendahowa Classic, a race organized by the Shenendahowa Nordic Club. Open and masters ski 10 k, juniors ski 5 km. Registration is available at skireg.com through 10:00 PM tonight.
Course Map for the Shenendahowa Classic
Brian Halligan at the start of last years Shen Classic
Rockett on skis...Carly Wynn at last years Shen Classic
Sunday features the Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon, a 30 km skate race. Registration is available at skireg.com through 4:00 PM on Friday. Day of race registration will also be available at a slightly higher fee. This year we are also giving competitors the option of competing in a half distance race (the micro marathon?) Anyone may sign up for the 15 km race, however only juniors will be eligible for awards.
Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon Course Map
The course is very similar to the one that will be used at the 2010 NYSSRA Champs at the end of February. Expect to see some heavy hitters getting a sneak peak of the course. Mike Wynn is the four time defending champion (he was last beaten in 2004 by Curt Schreiner), will this be the year that someonelse claims the crown?
The L1 Clinic starts at 0900-1500 on Sunday. I will provide drinks and will make chili or something like that to eat but if you want more bring it…. I will make photocopies of the relevent rule info tomorrow and have them for everyone who comes. Try to make the clinic if you can, good range operations will be covered.
Today is the last day to register for the 2010 NYSSRA Championships/ NY Biathlon Championships at the reduced rate. Starting tomorrow the fee will increase by $5.
Register online at skireg.com.
For complete information go to the champs website.
We have changed the ski clinic from MON to TUE (29 JAN) due to the wet and soft conditions on the trails and also the expected snow for Monday. We will also start at 11:00 on Tuesday instead of 10:00 to allow for trail prep after the storm. Remember bring you own lunch. We will have hot chocolate and coffee for everyone. We plan on doing video.
Video from last years 20 km classic race at the NYSSRA Championships. Recorded by club member Darrell Rikert.
Remember early bird registration for the 2010 champs is currently open! register at skireg.com
The club will be hosting a biathlon officials clinic on Sunday January 10th at Curt and Deb’s house. Anyone who participates in this clinic and passes the open book test will receive their USBA level 1 certification. The clinic will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at about 3:00 PM.
The cost is free for USBA members, $10 for non members.
All participants must have the following items:
- Competition Rules
- Disceplanary rules
- Annexes A, B, and F
All of these can be downloaded for free from http://www.biathlonworld2.de/en/download-federation.html
If you have ny questions please contact Russ Myer at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday December 28th we will be holding a one day cross country ski clinic focusing on skating. The clinic is open to skiers of all abilities and ages.
The clinic will start at 10:00 AM and run into the early afternoon.
Coaching will be provided by:
- Curt Schreiner – Three time Olympic Biathlete
- Tom Moffett – 2008 US Masters Biathlon Pursuit Champion
- Sean Halligan – Member of multiple All National Guard Biathlon teams
You can sign up online through skireg.com
. Register early, as we will limit the number of openings to ensure that clinic is as effective as possible. The cut off will likely be between 35 and 45 skiers max. The fee for the clinic is just $10 (non NYSSRA/ NENSA members must add $5 for a one day membership). This fee can be paid the day of the clinic.
The clinic is of course snow dependant. If there are any changes to the clinic we will send out an email to all registered participants, as well as post the info on this website.
Registration for the club sponsored races opens on December 1st. The races you can register for include the Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon, the January biathlon races, and the XC and biathlon races at the NYSSRA Champs. Online registration is available through skireg.com
Links to registration pages:
Please note that you will receive a discount for registering for both biathlon races. You also have the option of signing up now and paying for the race on the day of the race for both the Mini Marathon and the January biathlon races.
Pre-registration is mandatory for the NYSSRA Champs/ NY Biathlon Champs. From now until the end of the year sign up at the early bird discount fee ($5 off).
See the registration pages for complete pricing details.
We will be holding a one day cross country ski clinic on December 28th. The clinic will focus on skating technique. This clinic will be open to skiers of all ages and abilities.
Coaches will include three time Olympian, Curt Schreiner and 2008 Masters Biathlon National Champion Tom Moffett. More coaches will be announced shortly.
There will be a minimum fee for the clinic, and of course the clinic is snow dependant. Stay tuned for more details.
For the second year in a row the Saratoga Biathlon Club was selected to host the NYSSRA XC Championships and NY Biathlon Championships. This years event will feature races in cross country, biathlon, and ski-o, and will take place during the last weekend of February.
For complete information go to champs.saratogabiathlon.com