ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 9th April 2013
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ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 9th April 2013

�Spring brings a chance to rollerski in more daylight, and (we hope) warmer conditions. �Now is the time to enjoy evening rollerski sessions on softer tarmac.

This week we make a return to Richmond Park with evening and weekend sessions, and we start new sessions in South Oxfordshire. �We'll have something regular happening 5 days a week between now and the end of June, and it will be our busiest Spring to date.

As well as our sessions, Snowsport England will be running several coaching days �over the Summer, and the London rollerski racing begins in a month's time. �There are plenty of opportunities to become a better skier in this pre-Winter Olympic year!


CLUB PLANS - SPRING / SUMMER
Our regular club in Hyde Park is building up for the Summer season, and you can find our programme here - http://rollerski.co.uk/clubprog.html �If you're keen to build up your performance and technique, this is the place to be.


COURSES COMING UP�

We have a small number of 4-week courses coming up, aimed mainly at beginners -�
Hyde Park
4-wk skating beginners' course - begins this Saturday - 11.30 - http://rollerski.co.uk/events2.html
4-wk classic beginners' course - begins next Thursday eve - 18.30 - http://rollerski.co.uk/events1.html

And a beginner / advanced coruse at Dorney Lake -
1-day course - this Sunday, 14th April - http://rollerski.co.uk/events3.html

(We will run other 1-day courses at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit and Hyde Park this Spring, and will be back at Dorney Lake late August).


RETURN OF RICHMOND ROLLERSKIING - OUTDOOR FITNESS COLLECTIVE
Rollerskiing returns to Richmond Park on Tuesday evenings, and some Saturday afternoons, under the auspices of the 'Outdoor Fitness Collective'. �We'll be providing the rollerskiing, but booking is through the OFC website. �The OFC is a newly launced 'multi-sport' organisation based on land and river around Richmond in SW London.

It is the brainchild of Jonathan Bramley, an advertising guru who lives in nearby Sheen. �He has brought together a variety of outdoor sports, ranging from kayaking to kettle-bells, all run by experienced local coaches. �The idea is to get out of gyms, and enjoy exercising outdoors in nature. �You can find out more at -�http://www.outdoorfitnesscollective.co.uk/

There is a very special offer of 10 sessions for �95 here -�http://www.outdoorfitnesscollective.co.uk/schedule-booking/#tmup=membership/list/29244/


ROLLERSKI SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
We are also teaming up with South Oxforshire District Council, to provide 'taster' rollerski sessions in Wallingford as part of their Get Oxfordshire Active scheme. �You can find more information here - http://rollerski.co.uk/nr123.html� Other venues will follow, and we hope to create a regular group in Oxfordshire.


NEW PRODUCTS
We have some great new items on sale for Summer 2013 -�
* �Salomon S-Lab Skate Pro 2014 - �http://rollerski.co.uk/boots_sk_pro.html
* �Pole sharpening Diamond Files (only �12!) -�http://rollerski.co.uk/buypoles.html#file
* �Powerslide X-Plorer Classic multi-terrain rollerskis -�http://rollerski.co.uk/powerslide_classic.html

We also have a full range of Alpina Summer Rollerski boots coming into stock next week - to make warm-weather training more comfortable.


ROLLERSKI RACING
The 2013 Rollerski Racing calendar has been announced - you can find dates of this year's races here - http://rollerski.co.uk/ns033.html��

All the London races take place at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, and are well worth doing if you plan to race on snow. �Race organisers the London Region Nordic Ski Club put on a good event, with chipped timing equipment which ensures timing accuracy.


SKI MARATHON CONGRATS
Well done to everyone who took part in the recent ski marathons. �The past season saw a big increase in the number of British ski marathon-ers, and it was great to see so many rollerski-trained racers on the result lists. �153 British racers took part in the Engadin Skimarathon, which was run in beautiful conditions. �Our on-snow coach, Alan Eason was the fastest Brit in a time of 1hr 41mins, and I managed 2hrs 3mins (a sub 2-hour time is proving elusive). �You can see the British results here -�http://services.datasport.com/2013/winter/esm/esmrang/LANDGB.HTM


E MIDLANDS CLUB
Two of our Dorney regulars are at the initial stages of setting up an East Midlands Cross-Country Ski / Rollerski Club. �Mark and Michele Smith would be interested in making contact with potential members, and can be reached via their Facebook page -�http://www.facebook.com/NordicSkiEastMidlands� Or let me know, and I'll put you in touch.


GB SKI TEAM UPDATE
With the 2014 Winter Olympics looming, there is great sense of optimism in the GB cross-country ski team. �The team performed very well at the recent World Championships, which is entertainingly recounted in athlete Andrew Young's blog (forgive his English - he is currently living in Norwegian...) �-�http://ayoungxcskier.blogspot.co.uk/

Fellow team mate Andrew Musgrave has been making headlines again, winning a Gold medal in the team event at the Norwegian National Championships. �Unlike last year when he finished second in an individual event, he is actually allowed to keep his team medal. �You can find an interview with Andrew here (helps if you speak Norwegian) -�http://www.ostlendingen.no/sport/vinteridrett/nm-gull-til-musgrave-og-sundby-som-koste-seg-pa-budor-1.7834606

Andrew's sister Posy - who's one of our instructors in London - has also been skiing well this season and is currently GB's #1 female skier.


CAMBRIDGE ROLLERSKI TOUR
On 4 May there will be a rollerski tour around Grafham Water and on Sunday 5th May a rollerski tour from St Ives to Cambridge, along the new guided busway. �This path has become a mecca for rollerskiers in the county, with its freshly laid tarmac providing a smooth and excellent surface. �You can find out more information on the events, being run by the Yorkshire Dales Cross-Country Ski Club at -�http://www.snowsportengland.org.uk/blog/2013/03/cambridgerollerskicycleweekend2013b


OTHER STUFF
* �For biathlon fans - The Spy Who Loved Biathlon (feat WC biathletes) -�http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuE7qAB_TrI
* �Also for biathletes - Mike Dixon biathlon courses in Scotland -�http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/course-biathlon-qualifications-index.asp
* �Summer training from Carl Carrier, ex-GB biathlon team -�http://www.zerozerosports.com/summersommer.html


Do get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions - good rollerskiing!


Best regards,
Iain & The Team



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Iain Ballentine
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