Very glad to see lots of new
and returning rollerskiers this January. With
ski holidays coming up, this is an exciting time to get involved in rollerskiing and brush up on skills.
We have a 4-wk classic course beginning on Saturday morning, and a 1-day Dorney course with advanced and beginner groups this Sunday. Read on for more information and rollerski news.
HYDE PARK COURSES
We've had a huge turnout for our New Years' courses at Dorney and
This Saturday we have a 4-week classic rollerski course starting at 11.30 in Hyde Park - see http://www.rollersk
DORNEY GOOD WORKOUT
Have you ever wondered how many calories you burn off rollerskiing? Skier Ulf Rehnstrom recorded 3,200 kcal on his heart rate monitor at the last Dorney Level 2 course, compared with 1,900 kcal for the Level 1 course he did in the autumn. It just shows how the more you practice, the better the workout you get (we did 3 laps of
Our next Dorney course is this Sunday, 3rd February then on Sunday 24th February. I've added a Level 2 group to the 3rd Feb day in response to demand. To book up - and burn off some calories - go to http://www.rollersk
I'd like to welcome new instructor Ekaterina Rachel to the coaching team at Dorney. Ekaterina grew up in
Ekaterina became qualified as a rollerski instructor back in October, through the Snowsport England coaching scheme, and will be instructing at Dorney this weekend.
ROLLERSKI TOUR CALENDAR
With the growth of British rollerskiing, each year there seems to be more activities to get involved in. Each year I come up with a rollerski racing calendar (last year's is at http://www.rollersk
The LRNSC recently published a UK wide rollerski tour calendar in its newsletter, which I've reproduced here - see http://www.rollersk
At the Dolomitenlauf (see below) I met up with Hilary Field of the London Region Nordic Ski Club - a remarkable character who had just celebrated her 70th birthday by taking part in the Jizerska Padesatka ski marathon on 13th January.
It's been good to hear of other rollerskiers who have taken part in ski marathons, and I've added their accounts at http://www.rollersk
I'm just back from a weekend trip to the Dolomitenlauf in the Austrian Tirol. Great snow up in the fairytale resort of Obertilliach made this an enjoyable race, despite a hilly course and fairly high altitude (the race was to be in the flatter and lower town of
I should possibly have taped on my ski pole tips as one was lost when someone skied over it (so skied 30k with just one pole). I took inspiration from Hugh Pritchard, who one year skied the whole 42k La Sgambda race one year with only one arm - the other was in a sling!
SNOWSPORT ENGLAND ON-SNOW COURSE
More info at www.ssenordic.
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN
The British Biathlon and Cross-Country Ski Championships began on Saturday in Obertilliach, Austria. You can follow results and goings-on at the British Biathlon website, www.britishbiathlon
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
This year sees some of
Fiona Hughes (Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club)
Sarah Young (Huntly Nordic Ski Club)
PJ Barron (Huntly Nordic Ski Club)
Alastair Duncan (Cairngorm Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club)
Andrew Musgrave (Huntly Nordic Ski Club)
Simon Platt (Lakeland Cross-Country Ski Club)
Simon Spencer (Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club)
Alex Standen (Huntly Nordic Ski Club)
DIET - http://www.mastersk
Good training, good holidays and take care!
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