Welcome to the web site of the Wessex Biathlon and Nordic Ski Club. The purpose of this site is to introduce people to the club, provide a point of contact and advertise events. The site can be navigated by the menu at the top or by clicking on the links on each page. As a sport Biathlon represents a unique challenge, requiring a high level of physical fitness with physical and mental control for accurate shooting under pressure. Cross country (Nordic) skiing is an integral part of biathlon and widely recognised as one of the most effective forms of exercise. Due to a lack of reliable snow in England, roller skiing is widely used to train cross country skiers and is a growing popularity sport. Summer Biathlon, the sister sport of Winter Biathlon combines either roller skiing , running or mountain biking with rifle shooting and is the format for most UK training.