How to get started in Biathlon
So you’ve watched Biathlon on the Winter Olympics coverage, saw that James Bond film or are looking for a new challenge.
Where do you start?
Australia has a thriving Biathlon community who welcome anyone who wants to participate. Biathlon caters for all age groups; juniors, adults, masters (over 35) and veterans (over 55). Some biathletes go on to train and compete overseas while others just do it in Australia for fun.
You don’t need target shooing or skiing experience to start.
Sydney Biathlon Training
So how do you train in sunny Sydney? There are a number of ways to train without snow.
Running (Intervals & Long distance)
The Australian Biathlon Association (NSW) offers coaching and training sessions.
On snow training camps
Biathlon is open to all ages and abilities. There are various Biathlon camps run over the winter at Mt Hotham. These include coaching, accommodation, skiing and target practice.
The Masters week is a great week of fun, friendship and training.
Winter Biathlon competitions
NSW is well represented in the Australian on-snow competitions.This includes the Victorian Championships and Australian Biathlon Championships. NSW have competitors in most age groups.
Every year biathletes from NSW travel overseas to Italy, Austria, Finland and more to represent themselves and Australia.