Eastern Province Biathlon

Eastern Province Biathlon
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How Biathlon works Eastern Province Biathlon

Biathlon

is a multisport discipline which involves running and swimming over various distances for the different age groups. These disciplines take place at different times on the same day. The running takes place first and the swimming will follow thereafter in either a 25m or 50m pool. Times are recorded for each athlete and points are allocated according to times recorded. The ideal is to achieve a combined score of at least 2000 points. (click here for table)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING TIMES ARE UNDER REVIEW AND MAY BE CHANGED.

Biathlon Age Groups and Distances

The following table will give you the distances for each age group with there times to achieve 1000 points for Biathlon.
AGE GROUP RUNNING SWIMMING PER YEAR
GIRLS/LADIES DISTANCE TIME DISTANCE TIME BONUS POINTS
U/8 400 m 1:58.00 25 m 0:35.00
U/9 800 m 3:36.00 50 m 0:50.00
U/11 800 m 3:16.00 50 m 0:46.00
U/13 1 000 m 3:51.00 100 m 1:28.00
U/15 1 000 m 3:44.00 100 m 1:25.00
U/17 1 000 m 3:44.00 100 m 1:25.00
U/19 1 000 m 3:45.00 100 m 1:26.00
OPEN 1 000 m 3:45.00 100 m 1:29.00
JUN VETS (27-39) 1 000 m 3:45.00 100 m 1:30.00 8
VETERANS (40-49) 1 000 m 3:50.00 100 m 1:34.00 15
SEN VETS (50-59) 1 000 m 4:08.00 100 m 1:40.00 15
MASTER (60-64) 800 m 3:56.00 50 m 0:52.00 20
MASTER (65-69) 800 m 3:56.00 50 m 0:52.00 100+30
MASTER (70-74) 800 m 3:56.00 50 m 0:52.00 250+41
MASTER (75+) 800 m 3:56.00 50 m 0:52.00 455+52
 
AGE GROUP RUNNING SWIMMING PER YEAR
BOYS/MEN DISTANCE TIME DISTANCE TIME BONUS POINTS
U/8 400 m 1:53.00 25 m 0:35.00
U/9 800 m 3:21.00 50 m 0:50.00
U/11 800 m 3:10.00 50 m 0:46.00
U/13 1 200 m 4:21.00 100 m 1:26.00
U/15 1 600 m 5:28.00 100 m 1:22.00
U/17 1 600 m 5:09.00 100 m 1:21.00
U/19 1 600 m 5:09.00 100 m 1:21.00
OPEN 1 600 m 5:04.00 100 m 1:21.00
JUN VETS (27-39) 1 000 m 3:17.00 100 m 1:21.00 8
VETERANS (40-49) 1 000 m 3:24.00 100 m 1:26.00 15
SEN VETS (50-59) 1 000 m 3:41.00 100 m 1:32.00 15
MASTERS (60-64) 800 m 3:07.00 50 m 0:49.00 20
MASTER (65-69) 800 m 3:56.00 50 m 0:52.00 100+30
MASTER (70-74) 800 m 3:56.00 50 m 0:52.00 250+41
MASTER (75+) 800 m 3:56.00 50 m 0:52.00 455+52

Running - For every 0.20 seconds faster than the benchmark, 1 point will be added to your 1 000 points, and for every 0.20 seconds slower, 1 point will be deducted from you 1 000 points.

Swimming - For every 0.10 second faster than the benchmark, 1 point will be added to your 1 000 points, and for every 0.10 second slower, 1 point will be deducted from your 1 000 points. For Athletes swimming 50m the swim adjustment will be 16 points per second when faster, and drop 16 points per second, when slower than the benchmark.

Example:
Boys U/13 - Running 1 200 m and Swimming 100 m.

Time recorded for running was 4:18.58 which will give him 1012 points
Time recorded for swimming was 1:25.12 which will give him 1009 points.
This will total up to 2021 points.


Biathletes aim for a combined score above 2 000 points. Please refer to the provincial team Selection Criteria set by the EP Biathlon Management.