Biathlon

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Cheerful Dave    pirate
21/02/2013 at 10:14

You'd be OK if you could run faster than him DF3.  Just don't hide in his bathroom.

21/02/2013 at 10:18
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

You'd be OK if you could run faster than him DF3.  Just don't hide in his bathroom.

Ouch, too soon for those jokes??

Nah ........

21/02/2013 at 11:45

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/493151/gallery/gun2_0.png?width=350

 Used to do them at the Kodak sports ground. 

It was a while back. Probably wouldn't be allowed now. Shame, it was a right laugh.

When that picture was taken, I could run 34 minutes for 10k, my average score was 85% plus.

 

 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
21/02/2013 at 11:55

Can you imagine health & safety on that these days?!  You should make that your avatar.

21/02/2013 at 12:23
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

Can you imagine health & safety on that these days?!  You should make that your avatar.

Good idea.

I'll do that right now

Done!

 

Edited: 21/02/2013 at 12:42
21/02/2013 at 12:43

Im not entirely sure health and safety in biathalons has improved all that much.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/biathlon-crazy-graf-points-rifle-face-135447110.html

 

"The 24-year-old was competing in a biathlon sprint race - which combines cross-country skiing with shooting at targets - at Oberhof when his rifle sight became blocked by snow.

As horrified spectators and TV viewers watched on, Graf turned the rifle around and aimed it at his mouth while he tried to blow away the obstruction.

Biathletes' weapons are loaded with live ammunition and can be triggered by as little as half a kilogramme of pressure.

Graf was disqualified from the race, and British Eurosport expert Mike Dixon said the sport's governing body, the IBU, could hand him a lengthy ban.

Dixon, who represented Great Britain in biathlon and cross-country skiing at six Winter Olympic Games from 1984 to 2002, explained just how dangerous Graf's actions were.

"The bullet's exit speed is 500 miles per hour, it's deadly, and you absolutely do not want to be looking down the sharp end of that barrel," he said.

"If you have snow on your sights you have to keep the rifle pointing down the range and then blow down the sight from the safe side - don't ever turn the rifle towards your head.

"And even the arc that crosses through the crowd - you never, ever point the rifle towards the spectators."

21/02/2013 at 14:19

I saw what Graf did live, I almost had a heart attack. What a plonker!

21/02/2013 at 16:05

From the video of John Darling "The Hunter" he makes a couple of relevant points as regards the shooting of guns.

The first was "Beware where the pellet (or bullet) ends up." (or might end up)

The second was "A breach of common sense is a breach of safety".

Graf broke both of those rules.


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