About

FOUNDED
Mike Dixon Olympian
 Cairngorm Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club was founded in 2004 by Mike Dixon, MBE,BEM, with the specific aim of bringing young people into this challenging and exciting sport at an earlier age than had been possible in the past, when biathlon in the UK was available almost exclusively to members of the Armed Forces. The first Club sessions took place in 2005 at Glenmore Lodge, in Glen Feshie and on the Newtonmore-Kingussie cycle track. Since then Club members have gone on to achieve considerable success at the GB Biathlon Championships and GB Cross-Country Ski Championships as well as on rollerskis at GB Rollerski events throughout the UK. Some have gone on to compete for Great Britain in both Cross-Country skiing and in Biathlon.

Club members have represented Great Britain in International biathlon competitions including the Olympic Youth Winter Games, the IBU World Cup, IBU Cup, IBU World Youth Biathlon Championships, European Youth Olympic Winter Festival and other overseas competitions. The Club has also enjoyed considerable success at the GB Biathlon Championships and GB Cross-Country Ski Championships, held in recent years at Ruhpolding in Germany.  Club members also compete in the annual GB and Scottish Rollerski series run at a number of different location throughout the UK and Scotland.

WHERE
 Based at the purpose built Olympic Biathlon Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge (Aviemore, Inverness-shire), Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre is located in the heart of Cairngorm National Park.

Rollerskiing on smooth tarred tracks, substitutes for cross-country skiing on snow and takes place on
the custom built tracks at Glenmore Lodge and in the surrounding areas of the Spey Valley, where the road or cycle track surface permits.

Biathlon target shooting and the majority of training with Biathlon Rifles or Air Rifles takes place on the range in the grounds of Glenmore Lodge.  From time to time there may also be dry-firing training sessions held indoors at Glenmore Lodge.

AIMS
 The CBNSC aim is to encourage individuals and families, to promote fitness, have fun & develop juniors for a club team to attend National races, the British Championships annually, and in the long term for International races and to become members of British Biathlon & Nordic Ski teams.

WHO
 Members are welcome from age 10 upwards, subject to their ability to roller blade and any waiting list.

INSURANCE
 Being a club member gives you Civil Liability Insurance benefits with Snowsport Scotland (SnSc)

 

Club Coaches

Head Coach Fiona Lowe Ex Biathlete SSE Level 1 Rollerski Instructor       Assistant Coach Geraldine (Gerry) Sircus B.Ed Outdoor Education PG Diploma Physical Education SSE Level 1 Rollerski Instructor Assistant Coach/Range Control Officer Catriona Strang SSE Level 1 Nordic Instructor SSE Level 1 Rollerski Instructor NSRA Range Conducting Officer   We also encourage …

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Club Officers

Chairman – Mike Dixon, MBE, BEM Vice Chairman – Fiona Lowe Secretary – Anne Cowie. Treasurer – Matt Dare. Head Coach – Fiona Lowe Child Protection Officer – Alison Dare Athletes Rep:  Lachlan Cowie

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Constitution

CAIRNGORM BIATHLON AND NORDIC SKI CLUB CONSTITUTION 9th November 2010 1. NAME. The club shall be known as the”Cairngorm Biathlon and Nordic Ski Club” and shall take effect from 3rd November 2004. From hereon it shall be referred to as “the Club”, , 2. OBJECTS. The objects of the club shall be: – (a) To …

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