Autumn marches on, and skiing edges closer. We hope this newsletter is of interest - both from us and across the world...
We're proud to welcome legendary biathlete Mike Dixon to Hyde Park on Saturday 9th December. Mike will be leading a skating masterclass from 2-4pm, followed by a talk afterwards in the Mitre Pub.
Mike is a 6-times Winter Olympian in biathlon and cross-country skiing, and has carried the flag at no fewer than 3 Olympic opening ceremonies. He is currently the main biathlon commentator for Eurosport, and is a leading motivational speaker.
We're very lucky to have Mike with us - he's one of the most inspirational coaches and characters you could meet - and we wouuld encourage you to book the masterclass and / or his talk afterwards. Places are limited, and it would be best to book up in the next week or so. More details on http://www.rollerski.co.uk/nr033.html
We have 2 Dorney 1-day dates coming up soon - this Sunday 26th November and Sunday 10th December. For more information and to book, see http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events3.html
Our Hyde Park, Richmond Park and Dorney classes continue - see http://www.rollerski.co.uk/class.html - an ideal way to get back into skiing before the New Year.
We've just received our first delivery of the year's most eagerly anticipated cross-country ski books, Stride & Glide. With chapters on cross-country skiing, rollerskiing and nordic walking, this book is a comprehensive, up to date, easily readable and useful manual for beginners and racers alike. A good Christmas book.
You can order it online at http://www.rollerski.co.uk/books.html
These may also make good Christmas presents for friends or relatives - order them online at http://www.rollerski.co.uk/giftvouchers.html
They can be redeemed against any of our classes, courses or private instruction, or rollerski equipment.
The snow keeps falling in Norway which bodes well for competition this season, as well as our New Year's trip - see http://www.rollerski.co.uk/cross.html
One thing we always recommend for building up arm strength is stretch bands. You can use bungee elastic, or alternatively something like this -
Make sure you have a full range of movement with your arms, bringing in your triceps and lateral muscles. You can also isolate just your triceps.
This continues apace. We've recently had coaching sessions with British Champion Alan Eason - who will be around this week before heading off to the continent for training.
A recent highlight is the Hyde Park Checkpoint Challenge - see http://www.rollerski.co.uk/challenge.html for results, and to find out how you can take the challenge...