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NEWSLETTER - 29th August 2012

Autumn is kicking off with a bumper month for roller skiing and Snowsport England has just announced its cross country skiing courses for the winter season - read on to find out more about LRNSC and other organisation's upcoming events ... and get along as a participant or supporter!

2 September - Wessex & Army Sprints at Castle Combe
Go to these ever-popular roller ski races organised by Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club for a fantastic day out near Chippenham in Wiltshire.  There are individual races for men, women and junior, youth and novice skiers plus men's and women's team relays, all in free technique.  Follow this link for more information and entry form.

8 September Huntley Roller Ski Championships
9 September Cairngorm Classic Hill Climb

Two good reasons to go to Scotland - find out more about these British Rollerski Series races from the links on their website.

15/9 LRNSC Day Walk in the Chilterns
A 20km circular walk in the Chiltern hills, take your nordic walking poles for a ski specific workout. Find out more.

23/9 LRNSC Roller Ski Course at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit
A great opportunity to learn how to roller ski or improve your technique.  And we're welcoming a new instructor to the team, Devon Spika - she's been skiing since she could walk and racing since age 11! 
Devon moved to London two years ago after competing throughout university in the USA. She raced at national championships in both the US and Canada. In 2010, she earned nine top 25 finishes and four top 20 finishes on the US university circuit. In 2009, she finished in the top 25 in every university race and had six top 20 finishes and three top 15 finishes. Prior to attending University, Devon spent one year living in Norway and training at Meraker Videregaende Skole near Trondheim [the school specialises in sports and Petter Northug went there!].
Devon completed the Snowsport England instructors' course this year and is excited about instructing people of all levels and sharing her love of skiing. She also hopes to take part in a couple of ski marathons this winter.

She'll also be helping out on our 25/11 course and you can save money by booking all the autumn courses before 12/9.  See our roller ski course web page for more information or go straight to our booking page.

23/9 LRNSC Roller Ski Race /GB Series 11 - Skiathlon
Find out more about this 2x7.5km race [there's also a shorter junior/novice option] and register online in advance to save money and helpt the organiser!

29-30/9 SSE Roller Ski Course Lancaster
Another opportunity for top level coaching and well worth making the journey for - see more details on Snowsport England's website.

SSE On-snow Cross Country Ski Courses - Obertilliach, Austria
Want to improve your cross country skiing?  Snowsport England is running two 'On-Snow' courses during the coming winter season 2012-2013.
The first is an early season cross country skills course with Alan Eason to be held at Obertilliach, Austria, 9-16 December 2012 - follow the link from this page for details of this course. There is also the possibility of running a race training course at the same time if there is enough interest.
The second course is again at Obertilliach, Austria, 17-24 February 2013. This is a replacement venue and time for the course (XC and Telemark) that has been held at Kvitavatn, Norway for the past twelve years. Details of this will be available shortly.

What are you waiting for, plan and book your places now!
Looking forward a good roller skiing autumn and next season's snow skiing!
Mary Wray

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