We run regular training weekends at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex. We take those who are interested in 'having a go' right through to full International athletes, capable of success at the highest level on a World stage.
This is a rapidly-growing and developing sport and we are constantly developing our training techniques and resources in response. Our mission is to provide best solution that helps everyone to be the best that they can be. If you're interested to find out more, please contact us by completing the contact form on our website.
What is Target Sprint?
Target Sprint is the fast-paced exhilarating sport which combines running and shooting. Athletes must run 400m, then shoot 5 targets at 10m using an air rifle, before running another 400m, shooting another 5 targets and then a 400m sprint to the finish! All athletes start at the same time and the first across the line is the winner. It therefore requires two very different skill sets, with athleticism and calm precision, plus the mental fortitude to change between the two disciplines.
Originating in the winter Biathlon, the sport is being actively promoted by the ISSF and already enjoys a strong International presence, which may ultimately see it becoming an Olympic sport.
Sedgemoor Training was established specifically to train athletes in this sport. Using the world-class facilities at Yate and the support of Internationally-recognised shooting coaches, it is the British Shooting centre-of-excellence for the sport in the UK. We offer support at all levels of ability, from the Elite athletes who have already competed on a World stage, to raw beginners wanting to give the sport a try with all equipment being provided.
All equipment is provided, so to start with you just need normal athletic clothing and trainers (no spikes).
As you progress in the sport, you may wish to buy your own rifle and equipment for independent practice, and we can offer advice with this. However, many athletes (including some of the GB squad) compete with our rifles, so this is not a necessity.
GB Target Sprint Head Coach
GB Target Sprint Selector