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2020 BBU AGM

The BBU will once again have its Annual General Meeting in Ruhpolding in 2020. We would encourage all members who are able, to attend. The

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Rucksack in Ruhpolding

The Army & British Championships in Ruhpolding have a very few minor time changes between 29 Jan & 03 Feb. Check for latest; and pray for snow!!

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Ruhpolding to host WC 4 & 5

The Oberhof WC 4 has been rescheduled to Ruhpolding. The competition program for WC 4 will be slightly adjusted as follows (times are CET): Wednesday, 6 January 2016 ARRIVAL – TC Meeting 18:00 Thursday, 7 January 2016 Official Training M + W Friday, 8 January 2016 11:45 – Sprint Men 14:30 – Sprint Women Saturday, 9 January 2016 12:45 – Pursuit

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World Cup in Oberhof Off!

Biathlon WC 4 scheduled for Oberhof GER 07 – 10 Jan has been called off due to lack of any snow; warm wet weather and winds of 85 km forecast for next 3 days. Substitute venue tba by 27 Dec. Poklujka SLO thought most likely.

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Positive promise in Poklujka

Scott DIXON (81st: 1-0) and Amanda LIGHTFOOT (73rd: 0-2) both recorded their best result of the season in the WC 3 Sprints at Poklujka SLO. Dixon’s 104.39 IBU QPs was his best ever and equates to 11.96% in old money; also a PB. Lightfoot scored 105.24 QPs (12.72%). Marcel LAPONDER did not start due to illness, but the men are still holding on to 25th

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Obertilliach opens the track to trimester two

After a less than memorable performance in the 20 km Individual at IBU Cup 3 in Obertilliach AUT, both Rob SIRCUS Cairngorm BNSC and Vinny FOUNTAIN 16 Regt RA redeemed themselves and qualified for Trimester 2 in the Sprint. They recorded IBU QPs of 190.73 and 196.29 respectively whilst Alex GLEAVE 1 CS Bn REME with 191.57 in the previous Sprint, had already qualified by

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Kevin Kane – The Movie

Perhaps without the drama and tension of the Orson Welles Oscar winning movie Citizen Kane our very own Kevin KANE plays a large and impressive part in an IBU TV Video on the recent distribution of over on million Euros’ worth of equipment and supplies from the IBU Supplier’s Pool. Check for Kevin and Video (and Kevin, do not think you get to keep

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BFBS Broadcast British Biathlon

During the season, there is a weekly round-up of GBR & Army Biathlon on the Forces radio station, BFBS. Except for Tue 29 Dec (and probably Tue 05 Jan) it will be broadcast at approx 09:10 GMT on BFBS Aldershot (and at other times on BFBS world-wide).

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Young Triumphs in Toblach World Cup

For the past few seasons we have occasionally reported on the success of Andrew Musgrave in our sister sport of Cross Country. But, this time it is the other Andrew from Huntly NSC, Andrew YOUNG who deserves praise, admiration and many congratulations on becoming the first ever GBR athlete to stand on the Cross Country World Cup Podium. He finished 3rd in the FIS

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What are IBU QPs?

IBU Qualification Points (QPs) have replaced “percentages” as the method for athletes to qualify for OWG, World Cup, World Champs and IBU Cups. They are similar to the long tried and tested “FIS Points” for Alpine & Cross Country. Unlike percentages an athlete can be evaluated with IBU QPs from IBU Cup level upwards. The QPs are only awarded in Individual

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2020 BBU AGM

The BBU will once again have its Annual General Meeting in Ruhpolding in 2020. We would encourage all members who

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