Run/Shoot is an event similar to Target Sprint, but swaps rifle for pistol to create a sport that combines both pistol shooting and running.
A typical training/competiion session will take place over a four hour period where the participants will receive a training session in shooting and running followed by a competition.
The guns used in Run Shoot are .177 air pistols. A training session teaches participants how to use the guns in a safe, controlled way and will teach them all the basics of how to hit the target.
There are two types of targets used in the Run/Shoot event, a static paper target used to generate a score, and also a knock down target (similar to the ones used in the winter biathlon) which are used in combination with the running event.
Participants will also take part in a basic skills and warm up session in the running.
The competition will start after the participants have finished their training sessions and it will start with a 10 shot static shoot. The score will be converted into points and will count towards the final results.
They will then start the run/shoot element of the competition. Participants will start on a start line and run into the shooting range. They will then proceed to knock down targets. The aim is to knock down five targets before running. There is a time allowance of one minute 10 seconds for each shoot, if they get to the one minute 10 second limit they will then have to run. Participants will then run around a track which is 200-600m long (dependant on space) and come back in to repeat the process two more times.
After the last run they will cross the finish line and the time will be converted into points, these points will be added together with the static shoot points to create and overall score. (The athletes will also get a bonus 10points for every knockdown target hit during the run/shoot element)
The reason for the static shoot as well as the run/shoot is to create an even balance between accuracy and speed across the whole event.