The third and final winter biathlon of the season at the Pemi Fish and Game Club in Holderness was held at the club's shooting ranges on Saturday, March 7. The biathletes were greeted with near perfect conditions with the temperature 3 degrees at 6:00 AM and reaching 31 by early afternoon. Ample snow cover blessed the participants with grooming provided by the local Squam Lakes Trailbusters snowmobile club. Thirty-five people registered for this winter biathlon event, a new high for winter biathlon at the club with two on snowshoes and the rest skate-skiing. Ages ranged from 10 to 71. Two biathletes shot "clean" (no misses) and several had only one or two misses.
The Match Class was won by Kevin Baier with a time of 28:05. The Novice Class was won by Gwynne Gallagher, 42:36. The Beginner Class with Penalty Loops was won by Nathaniel Farny, 37:35. The Beginner Class with Penalty Minutes was won by Jessica Solomon, 42:20. The Snowshoe Beginner Class was won by Judi LeCount, 44:42. William Morse, age 11, won the Age 12 and Under Class with a time of 42:56.
Summer biathlon events will be offered by the club where participants run, walk or wheelchair (adaptive) four times with shooting between each run and a final run, the same format as in the winter events. The summer dates are May 30, July 4, August 15, September 12 and October 4 (Mountain Bike).