07 June 2017

Tick Tock

I just realized that I've shot on the clock far longer than I remembered.

Biathlon is a timed event!

How long you take to traverse the course is timed and the clock keeps running while you're shooting.  Additionally there's time penalties for missed targets.

Because of limited track space we did the minute penalty per miss rather than running a penalty loop.

I watched several people get all ten minutes of misses added to their times for missing both five-shot strings completely.

I've often said my shooting almost made up for my skiing.

I didn't hardly miss in competition and could calm down and get shooting faster than most of my peers.  But I never really got fast at the skiing part.

It was fun though.

1 comment:

  1. Heh... I really wish they'd bring back military calibers. And stock military rifles! :-)


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