Sunday, December 19, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Sunday treated me a little better. I think I surprised everyone, including myself, considering it was my first classic race since a 5km BC Cup race in 2006. It was an easy course to ski, but a hard course to race. With perfect -12 (approx) temperatures and hard-as-rock snow everyone was going fast so for me it came down to bringing my speed with me in transitions and been really precise and focused for all three laps. The results were all really tight which meant every stride mattered. It was a great day and I gave it all I could have expected. I finished 13th in the open men, 1:27 behind the winner.
Here are the results:
I'm starting to get excited about the next two weekends where Ill be racing in Vernon followed by Rossland. I have a shot at qualifying for the BC Canada Winter Games Team in Rossland and Silverstar is one of my favorite places in the world! Lots of excitement in the next bit and I look forward to keeping you updated!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Best 2|
|30||7||Marc Andre Bedard||94.03||94.68||98.97||96.83|
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
|Sept. 17 2010|
|2||Mass Start||2xLong - 3xShort|
|12||8||Marc Andre Bedard||01:20.0||43:09.0||41:49.0||1||3||1||1||6||94.03|
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
This past weekend I made my way to Prince George, BC to accept Pacific Western Brewery's Hometown Heroes Award! The press conference happened Friday (June 11) and they announced that I would be awarded a commission on Canterbury Beer and Organic Energy Max energy drink over the next 6 months. The award was very welcomed and it felt great to be recognized for all the work Ive put in over the years. A huge thank you to PWB and Pacific Sport. Their help will go a long way this season!
Monday, May 17, 2010
The 2010/2011 season has begun which means high motivation and big training to match big goals. After a six week break, recovering from shoulder surgery, and a well needed rest, I'm back in full swing, training hard for another exciting year. I have started the base training season which is full of strength training and long slow distance (long runs and bike rides) to build a solid cardio leading into the summer. This week I put in about 600km on my road bike, which felt really good after spending the last two months resting. It feels so good to get started up again, and I've set some demanding goals to keep me motivated through the off-season.
Monday, March 8, 2010
The Canadian National Championships (Canmore, Alberta) this past week marked the end of 2010. It was also my final season as a Junior and Sunday's gold medal was a perfect way to end it. The week started Wednesday March 2nd, with the Junior Mens 10km Sprint. I won a silver medal and finished 20 seconds behind Alberta's Beau Thompson. With two mistakes prone and one standing, I was determined to shoot stronger in Thursday's Individual. With poor prone shooting, my chances of a medal became slimmer and slimmer, finally finishing in 5th place. I had the fastest ski time by over 1:30 minutes, but with no gold medals the pressure was on for the weekend. I spent the Friday (official training) in the range building up confidence for the upcoming 12.5km pursuit. Saturday's race was what I had been waiting for all year. I came into my last standing with one mistake and almost 2 minutes in the lead. I misses 3 on my final standing but finished with a strong bell lap and secured my first gold medal of the week.
Monday, January 25, 2010
After an up and down week at North American Cup #3 in La Patrie, Quebec, I pushed through some technical difficulties to qualify third for the 2010 World Junior Champs in Torsby, Sweden. On the weekend I started with a third place finish in the 10km Sprint, 29 seconds behind the lead. I started the pursuit on Sunday behind Scott Gow and Joel Pacas of Alberta. I had an aggressive first prone to come into the range for the second shooting 1st, 5 seconds in the lead. I broke my sling hook going into position and was forced to shoot without using my armband. I tried to shoot, but had five misses and dropped into 10th. I finished the race in 5th but came to Sweden with a fire to redeem myself. The first race is on Wednesday and I’m excited to represent Canada and all my sponsors at the International level. This is the highest level for my age in Biathlon, and these competitions pave the way into the senior IBU Cup and World Cups/Olympics. For results and event info you can visit: http://www.biathlonworld3.de/en/events.html/do/showevent?EventId=BT0910JWRLCH__
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Visit: http://www2.flex-art-studio.com/NORAM%202010%20-%20La%20Patrie/ for over 2200 pictures from Canadian Trials!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday January 14th 2010 (10km Sprint)
I started the week with a second place finish in the 10km Sprint competition, crossing the line 58 seconds behind Scott Gow (Alberta). I recovered from 2 mistakes prone to hit 4 out of 5 from the standing position. The 3.3km course featured some difficult climbs accompanied with a steep technical downhill. I am confident for the weekend and am aiming for some better shooting. I am currently tied for first in the North American circuit and am motivated to fight for the top position.
Saturday January 16th 2010 (10km Sprint)
Sunday January 17th 2010 (12.5km Pursuit)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
As I continue to improve from year to year, my sponsors become more and more important. As I enter my final year as a junior, I am training harder, traveling more, and encountering bigger expenses to accomplish my goals. This season, National Firearm Association, Prince George Rod and Gun club, Daniel Giroux (Flex art Studio.com), Alain Baril, Rudy Project Eyewear, Louise Lambert, Icebreaker Nature Clothing and the Squamish Boston Pizza have all invested their money, time, and support to help me reach the podium. Their help shows their appreciation for sport in Canada and I cannot express how grateful I am for their ongoing support. Even with the Olympics at home, Canadian athletes receive very little support. Through my sponsors generous help, I am able to train full time and focus everything I have on reaching the podium. A big Thank you!