𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗔 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘀
The 45th annual Biathlon SA Championship was held in Gqeberha this past weekend, 1 and 2 April.
This year’s event enjoyed record attendance, with over 800 biathletes participating.
Union High School Grade 8 learner, 𝗕𝗲𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗺𝗸𝗲, was selected to represent EP Biathlon and he participated with pride. There was tough competition out there, with strong teams from the likes of Free State, Border, North West and, reigning champions, Western Province, to name but a few.
𝗕𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝘂𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲!
• Ben’s dad, Grant, also competed, coming second in his run in his age category, and knocking four seconds off his swim to make it his best biathlon yet.
All in all it was a wonderful event, confirming once again that, aside from competing against the clock, making friends and renewing friendships is also an important part of what Biathlon stands for.
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗯𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲?
Biathlon is a multisport discipline that involves running and swimming over various distances for the different age groups.
The next season kicks off in September 2022. Anyone interested in becoming involved in biathlon, or who just want to get a feel for what the sport is like, can contact Claire Lemke at 076 965 5914 to find out more.