Fumbling clips and slow snow

You thought you were cold last week? Try doing biathlon in that weather.

Quesnel Biathletes endured an extremely cold weekend at the BC Cup 2/Western Championships, in Prince George, Feb1-2.

Race time was delayed on Saturday by 30 minutes, and 1 hour on Sunday, in order to let temperatures warm-up to an acceptable -20, which is the cut-off for racing.

The low temperatures made loading clips very tricky with frozen fingers, and made shooting extremely challenging.

Trail conditions were good, but the cold made the snow extremely slow, with not much glide.

Despite the cold weather conditions, our athletes did well!

–Submitted by Kathleen Roll

BC Cup # 2/Western Championships – Prince George (Otway) Feb 1 & 2, 2014 Final Results

Category

Athlete

Sprint Race Feb 1

Pursuit Race Feb 2

Senior Boys

Konrad Teetzen

24th place

26th place

Senior Girls

Madison Roll

10th place

12th place

Senior Girls

Kyra Teetzen

11th place

11th place

Juveniles

Claire Elden

8th place

14th place

Masters Men

Chris Elden

5th place

6th place

Junior Boys

Ryan Elden

1st place

1st place

Junior Boys

Tristan Elden

11th place

9th place

Junior Girls

Anni Kurta

3rd place

2nd place