So just what is Laser Run? If you haven’t heard of it before, Laser Run is an exciting new sport that welcomes all ages, levels and abilities, with no previous experience needed. Having grown into its own competition, the Laser Run originated from the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon, with athletes alternating between running and shooting a laser pistol at designated targets.
Together on the starting line, athletes set off to complete a short run, before finding their allocated laser shooting bay. When they have registered five accurate shots or 50 seconds (whichever comes first) athletes must complete their run!
Most importantly, Laser Run offers a fantastic entry point to multi-sports (like Modern Pentathlon or Triathlon) as well as introducing young athletes to lesser-known sports, such as Shooting. It challenges stamina and speed, along with focus and composure; all of these important athletic skills are translatable to other sports, too!
Four of our Junior Harriers represented their school in a recent Laser Run event at Durham; Sarah and James Wilcock along with Alex and Daniel Boyer. All did exceptionally well winning their class and James is very well placed to progress onto the National Schools Games in August at Loughborough University.