League EventsWhat to expect at a league eventWe start registration early to ensure biathletes have sufficient time to warm up. Each meeting starts with the running event. The order of the event programme varies as decided by the Management Committee. Distances and time standards can be found under the “How Biathlon works” link. Depending on the number of athletes, this usually takes up to 2 to 2½ hours.
On completion of the running heats, we do the swimming. There is sufficient time for warming up after the running until the swimming starts. Swimming is completed within 60 to 75 minutes.
On a normal day, a league event is run from 09:00 to 12:00. Late Registration (Penatlty Fee R 50.00) closes promptly at 08:30, to allow for the administration to take place and officials to be slotted and announced.
Times are entered into a computer to calculate the points. These are checked and then posted on the website as soon as possible. We also mail this to our members, and the link to the results are posted on the EP Biathlon Facebook page.
Officials are provided from the Under 8 to 19 age categories, and any other person willing to support. It is expected from all biathletes in these age categories to provide at least one official per family. Certain exemptions do apply. When an athlete is registered for an event, it will be accepted that his/her official is available to assist.
Age groups are determined by the age on 31 August (the season runs from 1 September to 31 August the next year). Go to “What age group am I” on this website if unsure.
Only biathletes and officials are allowed on the track and pool deck.
From league events, we select Provincial teams to compete at Inter provincial events and the SA Championships at the end of the season (March/April). Please visit “Selection Criteria” on this website. We have our Inter provincial in October and support the Southern Free State Inter provincial in Bloemfontein in the October school holiday and the Highgate Inter provincial at Oudtshoorn on the first Saturday of February.
We provide well organised and enjoyed events to our biathletes. This is made possible by a dedicated management team supported by ALL our members. We trust you will enjoy being part of the Eastern Province Biathlon family.