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1BKL contact: Natalie Duval  746-3920  cpspalding@tds.net

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Sunday 3/19/17

 Biathlon Results and Photo Album

Name Bib Time 2k (A) Hits 2k (A) Adjusted Time
Ava 302 9:01 1 8:01
Cea 300 11:08 3 8:08
Liam 306 11:50 1 10:50
Charlotte 301 12:06 0 12:06
Giselle 303 22:00 5 17:00
Gianna 304 21:02 4 17:02
Thea 307 21:58 1 20:58
         
    Time 2k (B) Hits 2k (B)  
Cea 300 12:26 3 9:26
Liam 306 14:01 3 11:01
Will 308 14:38 0 14:38
         
    Time 4k Hits 4k  
Ava 302 22:17 4 18:17
         

Sunday, 3/12/17

The Biathlon BKL Race is rescheduled!  Upon the anticipated arrival of a good snow, the BKL & citizen's race Biathlon will be held at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds on Sunday 3/19, at Noon.  2k or 4k with opportunities to shoot at targets.  Citizen’s Race following at about 1 p.m.  $5 registration, day of race, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.  


Tuesday, 3/7/17

Please drop off any BKL rental equipment in my garage, at your convenience before 3/31, at 735 South Road.

BKL is over, but skiing opportunities remain.  Pat's is skiable after hours, after 4 p.m., Sunday-Wednesday through 3/26, then any time!  

March 11, Waterville Winterwild, http://www.winterwild.com/index.php?doc=27_490

March 11-12, Waterville Paintball Biathlon

March 12 Youth Biathlon Clinic, Jericho, VT https://www.nensa.net/event/shooting-stars-youth-biathlon-festival/

March 18, Gunstock Winterwild, http://www.winterwild.com/index.php?doc=27_525

March 26 Dublin Hill Climb, Dublin, NH https://www.nensa.net/event/2nd-annual-dublin-hill-climb/

March 26 Girls with Guns Biathlon Clinic, Craftsbury, VT for girls 8-18 ,https://www.nensa.net/event/girls-with-guns-biathlon-clinic/


Sunday 2/26/17


 

Sunday 2/19/17

  • Last week of formal BKL!
  • Sunday 2/19 BKL at Bohanan Farm, classic, directions  4-5 p.m.  Park & meet near kiosk.  Ski on Blackwater River Loop, down Burrage Road across Penacook Road from kiosk.   Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.  NO BKL at Pat's Peak on 2/19.
  • Tuesday 2/21 BKL at Bohanan Farm(?).  Classic.  3:30 to 4:45.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.  
  • Friday BKL 2/24 at Fairgrounds.  Skate or classic.  3:15 to 4:45.   Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.  Followed by BKL Pizza Party at Dimitris, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Head count needed for pizza!
  • Sunday 2/26 at Fairgrounds 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  BKL Biathlon!  Skate/ biathlon, short course, 2k, or 4k options.  Fun and chocolate for all!  Day of race registration from 9 to 10:30.  Race starts at 11.  Kids race followed by adult/open class.  NO BKL at Pat's Peak on 2/26.

Thursday 2/9/17

  • BKL Friday 2/10. Classic ski day at Fairgrounds, 3:15-4:45.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share. Bring a sled!
  • Saturday 2/11 Options:  Pat's Peak Winter wild & Proctor Ski Area Event -- check BKL Calendar for more information
  • BKL Sunday 2/12 at Gould Hill Orchard, Classic ski day.  11 a.m. to noon.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.

Tuesday 2/7/17

  • BKL Tuesday 2/7, at Fairgrounds, 3:15 to 4:30.  Classic ski day.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.
  • BKL Friday 2/10. Skate ski day at Fairgrounds, 3:15-4:45.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share. 
  • Saturday 2/11 Options:  Pat's Peak Winter wild & Proctor Ski Area Event -- check BKL Calendar for more information
  • BKL Sunday 2/12 at Pat’s Peak, 4 to 5, Classic ski day.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.

Saturday 2/4

No BKL on Sunday 2/5 at Pat’s Peak.  

Sunday 2/5 Options: 

Gunstock BKL obstacle course race Sunday 2/5 at 10 a.m. at Gunstock,http://www.gunstock.com/events/events/845/ .

Chittendon VT Mountaintop Paintball Biathlon on Sunday 2/5, https://www.skireg.com/12th-annual-mountain-top-paintball-biathlon.  

2/5 Strafford Biathlon Clinic, VT http://straffordnordicskiing.com/biathlon, starting at 1 p.m.


Monday 1/30/17

BKL Tuesday 1/31, at Fairgrounds, 3:15 to 4:45.  skate ski day.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.

BKL Friday 2/3. Skate ski day at Fairgrounds, 3:15-4:45.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share. 

No BKL on Sunday 2/5 at Pat’s Peak.  Instead, sign up for the BKL obstacle course race Sunday morning 2/5 at 10 a.m. at Gunstock,http://www.gunstock.com/events/events/845/ .  Or try the Chittendon VT Mountaintop Paintball Biathlon on Sunday 2/5, https://www.skireg.com/12th-annual-mountain-top-paintball-biathlon.  Or sign up for a real biathlon on Saturday or Sunday, if you think your BKL skier would be ready to try skate skiing and target shooting with a 22 cal rifle.  Firearms safety and instruction provided to novices.  2/4 Biathlon clinic/race, Holderness NH http://pemi.org/biathlon.html; 2/5 Strafford Biathlon Clinic, VT http://straffordnordicskiing.com/biathlon.


Friday 1/27/17

BKL Friday 1/27, at Fairgrounds, 3:15 to 4:45.  skate ski day (or no wax classic).  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.

Saturday 1/28.  BKL Race in Dublin if you are interested (tends to be challenging).  The biathlon in Holderness NH will not have enough snow for skiing.  Running remains a possibility, along with target shooting using that club's 22s:  http://pemi.org/calendar/wc201701281.html.  

BKL on Sunday 1/29 will be at Pat’s Peak from 4 to 5 p.m.  Be prepared for classic skiing.  Bring a helmet, headlamp, and cocoa and hot cups to share.


Wednesday 1/25/17

Here are the times from Sunday's BKL races at the fairgrounds.

Congratulations to all of the participants, thanks to all of the parents and Sam G., who helped, and thanks especially to Steve E., whose grooming made it all possible!

January 22, 2017 Blackwater BKL Race Times

Bib No.

Obstacle Course Time

1K Time

2K Time

300

4:15

8:15

 ---

310

3:16

6:13

14:35

311

3:29

6:46

14:07

315

4:03

7:11

 ---

324

3:30

5:27

12:15

325

3:31

6:14

13:51

326

2:51

5:12

12:51

327

2:34

4:30

9:45

328

3:32

6:40

unavailable

329

4:42

7:30

unavailable

Looking Ahead:

BKL Friday 1/27, at Fairgrounds or Bohanan Farm Trails(?), 3:15 to 4:45.  Classic ski day.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.

Saturday 1/28.  The biathlon in Holderness NH will not have enough snow for skiing.  Running remains a possibility, along with target shooting using that club's 22s:  http://pemi.org/calendar/wc201701281.html.  

BKL on Sunday 1/29 will be at Pat’s Peak from 4 to 5 p.m.  Be prepared for skate skiing.  Bring a helmet, headlamp, and cocoa and hot cups to share.


Monday 1/23/17

No BKL on Tuesday 1/24.  Cancelled due to rain and freezing rain in forecast.

Congratulations to the ten BKL skiers who finished at least two of the three BKL races at the Fairgrounds on Sunday 1/22!  Results and times by bib number will be posted on Facebook and on the Blackwater website.

Looking Ahead:

BKL Friday 1/27, at Fairgrounds or Bohanan Farm Trails(?), 3:15 to 4:45.  Classic ski day.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.

Saturday 1/28.  Try a biathlon in Holderness NH (target shooting using 22s and skate skiing), using the rifles provided at the range, starting at 8 a.m.:  http://pemi.org/calendar/wc201701281.html.  

BKL on Sunday 1/29 will be at Pat’s Peak from 4 to 5 p.m.  Be prepared for skate skiing.  Bring a helmet, headlamp, and cocoa and hot cups to share.


Saturday 1/21/17

  • Congratulations to the four BKL skiers who raced in the citizen's 4k race at the Fairgrounds today!
  • BKL Race Sunday 1/22, skate and obstacle course at Fairgrounds, starting at noon.  2k, 4k, & shorter option.  Low key and not scary with prizes and chocolate for all participants, Grades K-8. Registration day of race $5, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.   
  • No BKL at Pat's on 1/22.  Join us at the race!
  • BKL Tuesday 1/24 may be moved to Town Library/Houston Fields, depending on the weather.  Watch for an email Monday 1/23.

Friday 1/20/17 (Back to Gould Hill!)

  • Citizen’s Race (including kids) Saturday 1/21, around noon.  Skate or classic at Fairgrounds, probably starting around noon, following HS and MS ski races.  Cheer on the school teams from 10 to noon.  Citizen's Race Distance = 4+/- km.  Registration day of race $5 from 11:15-11:50.
  • BKL Race Sunday 1/22, skate and obstacle course at Fairgrounds, starting at noon.  2k, 4k, & shorter option.  Low key and not scary with prizes and chocolate for all participants, Grades K-8. Registration day of race $5, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Thursday 1/19/17 

  • BKL Friday 1/20 skate at Gould Hill Orchard, 3:15 to 4:45, Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share at the end of practice.
  • Citizen’s Race (including kids) Saturday 1/21, around noon.  Skate or classic at Fairgrounds, probably starting around noon, following HS and MS ski races.  Cheer on the school teams from 10 to noon.  Citizen's Race Distance = 4+/- km.  Registration day of race $5 from 11:15-11:50.
  • BKL Race Sunday 1/22, skate and obstacle course at Fairgrounds, starting at noon.  2k, 4k, & shorter option.  Low key and not scary with prizes and chocolate for all participants. Registration day of race $5, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Any questions contact: Laura Marron 603 540-5749  or lauramarron603@gmail.com  

Monday 1/16/17 (updated 8:55 p.m.)

No formal BKL practice Tuesday 1/17.  Conditions at the Fairgrounds are not favorable for skiing, yet.  Some of us will meet for ice skating at Kimball Cabins at 185 Main Street in Hopkinton Village from 3:30-4:30 p.m. http://hopkintonconservationland.org/kimball-lake/  Bring ice skates, cocoa and hot cups to share! 


Thursday 1/12/17

BKL practice on Friday 1/13 will be at the Hopkinton Town Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Note time and location change!  Meet in front of the library next the Community Room area (left side of building when you face the main entrance).  Depending on whether there is enough snow outside for skiing, we will either be classic skiing, or we will be inside watching ski videos.  Bring equipment for classic skiing and shoes for inside use.  Please bring cocoa to share!


Monday 1/9/17

BKL practice on Tuesday 1/10, at Fairgrounds from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.  Skate practice.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share.


Sunday, 1/8/17

BKL practice on Sunday 1/8, at Pat's Peak from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Please bring cocoa and hot cups to share, classic skis, helmet, a headlamp, and suitable kick wax for cold conditions, 10-15 degrees, NW winds around 10 mph.


Thursday, 1/5/17

BKL practice on Fri. 1/6/17, at 3:15 to 4:30 at the Fairgrounds.  Skate practice.  Bring cocoa and hot cups to share at 4:30, and please ski with us!  On Saturday 1/7, at noon, following a middle/high school ski race at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, there is a 4.6 km citizen's race, suitable for older BKL kids and parents.  Terrain is similar to Hopkinton Fairgrounds, with a couple of small, steep hills.  Registration at 11:30, $5 per entrant, day of race.  For more information, see http://www.discoversandwich.com/events-calendar.html.


Sunday, 1/1/17

Rain is in the forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.  We will either cancel, or move the practice to the Hopkinton Library Community Room (www.hopkintontownlibrary.org) to talk about waxing, drink cocoa, and watch ski videos. Watch emails for updates on Monday.


Thursday, 12/22/16
Check your email to see if BKL will meet (formally or informally -- i.e., just to ski) at the Fairgrounds on Friday 12/23, from 3:15 to 4:30.  We will have no BKL practices on Tuesday 12/27 or Friday 12/30 or Sunday 1/1.  We start up again on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at 3:15 to 4:30 at the Fairgrounds.


Sunday, 12/18/16
BKL will meet at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, 12/20, from 3:15 to 4:30.  Be prepared for a skate skiing & bring cocoa and hot cups to share!  We will have no BKL practices over the Break.  We will start up again on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at 3:15 to 4:30 at the Fairgrounds.


Tuesday, 11/8/16
BKL sign-up & Ski Swap night. Tuesday Nov. 8 6:30-8:00 p.m. Maple St. School Library Hopkinton, NH 


Saturday 11/5/16 
NENSA sponsored fall clinic for Bill Koch League volunteers and others interested in improving their Nordic skills, to be held this Saturday, 11/5, at Lincoln/Subury High School: Lincoln-Sudbury High, MA  -- Saturday 11/5, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (about 1.5 hours from Hopkinton).   More Info


Announcing the new method of communicating with BKL parents. In an effort to minimize emails, notices, announcements and BKL calendar will be published on this page.