Even though it is still October we need to start thinking of the upcoming racing season. The racing schedule is taking shape and the first races are on the calendar. As of now, it looks like there will be a short race, possible sprint, on December 17th, after a Toko Waxing Clinic. The race will be held at Osceola Ski Center. Then on January 1st we will host our first race at McCauley Mountain. This is part of our Resolution Day Races. We will hold a 7.5 km sprint race for all classes. Then on Saturday, January 7th Syracuse will host their second race at Osceola Ski Center. On January 28th Saratoga Biathlol Club will host their first race of the season, a sprint, in Day, NY, at the Saratoga Biathlon Club. The next day, January 29th, the Polar Bear Biathlon Club will host our second race of the season. It is a sprint scheduled to start at 1 p.m. This will give us a possible four races before the Empire State Games on February 5th.
Last year several of our possible racers were unable to qualify because we didn’t have two races in before the Empire State Games. This year we have the chance to race in Osceola, Saratoga and Old Forge before the games. Start planning your racing schedule now! Let me know what your plans are so that the Polar Bear Biathlon Club can work with you to help you meet your goals for this season.
Our next shooting session will be on Sunday, October 16th. I hope to see you there!