We reported earlier this year that Mother Nature beat us when it came to our race on January 1st! Thus Mother Nature 1-Polar Bears 0. This past weekend we evened the score! The Polar Bear Biathlon Club hosted a race on February 1st with a record field for us! We had 20 register, but due to sickness ended up with 18 racers. With the cold and a pending JNQ race immediately following the biathlon race, all classes raced 7.5 km. The temperature at race time had dropped from 12 degrees at daybreak of 3 degrees by 10 a.m. Still, the sun was out and the winds died down to make it a great day for a biathlon race. With the addition of a new Nordic Tiller, the race course was in excellent condition. The U17 class was won by Tyler Rudolph and Megan Greene; The U19 class was won by Connor Hrynuk; Masters Men was won by Sean Halligan; Grandmaster Women was won by Lesley Leach; Grand Master Men was won by Thomas Hay; Novice Men was won by Robert Winter; and Novice Women was won by Stina Bridgeman. For the full results you can sign into Webscorer. The web address is: http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=36145.
We would like to thank everyone for joining us on Sunday. Hopefully you will return for our summer biathlons coming in June and August!