Cross-country skiers are made in the summer!
Although it’s our quietest time of the year for teaching, it’s the time when a
really good foundation for the winter can be laid. We’ve lots of news and
stories on the world of rollerskiing and cross-country
skiing. So please read on, and do keep up your rollerskiing!
COURSE SPECIAL OFFER
Our last 4-week course of the summer starts on Thursday 19th July. As an extra incentive, if you book this course (or any September 4-week course) before the end of July, we’ll send you a copy of “Nordic Manual”. This book gives a lot of detail on classic and skating cross-country ski technique, and is the ideal companion to any course of cross-country skiing.
Book at http://www.rollersk
A couple of years ago I did the Trans’Roller rollerski race in
WAYMARK AND EXODUS
Ski holiday companies Waymark and Exodus are combining their brochures and admin this season. This will have little impact on Waymark’s holidays - with the same destinations and leaders - but means the holidays will appear in Exodus’s winter brochure.
We reckon this is good news for the future of cross-country skiing. Waymark is famous for its success in bringing people to the sport - with only the British Army introducing more people to joys of cross-country skiing each year. In opening up Waymark’s holidays to Exodus’s larger customer base, the trips can only reach a wider audience. Our collaboration with Waymark / Exodus will continue, and we will announce our joint holidays later in the year.
NEW CLASSES IN
Our Dulwich 4-week course is coming to an end, but due to popular demand, I’ve added a few dates at Dulwich to the website. You can book a fortnightly class session in July and August at http://www.rollersk
MARWE SALES ON A ROLL
Good news for the Marwe rollerski brand – see http://www.rollersk
ROLLERSKI SERIES START
The GB Rollerski Series began earlier this month at
Congratulations to all who braved the elements at Dorney on our last two days. The 1-day course at the end of May started in torrential rain, and didn’t get much drier, while the 10th June course was in blistering heat all day!
Our next two Dorney dates are 15th July and 26th August - see http://www.rollersk
YOU TUBE VIDEO - NORTHUG
This is a great YouTube video, featuring Norwegian XC ski superstar-in-
GROUP ROLLERSKI LESSONS
We’ve added a special page for Special Group rollerski lessons. We’ve increasingly been doing one-off lessons for office groups, hen parties and friends, and structured courses for schools and army teams.
We’d encourage you to book an office party on rollerskis – it’s certainly something different, and good fun.
More details can be found on http://www.rollersk
ROLLERSKI INSTRUCTORS COURSE
Alan Eason is now in
ROLLERSKI TRAINING ARTICLE
I came across the following article which I found quite interesting – it’s by Pete Vordenberg who’s a US Olympic skier (and US distributor of Elpex rollerskis!)
Our rollerski club in
It’s been great to see the progress being made each week, and it’s clear to see the training going on between sessions. A particular mention must go to Megann and Michael Lennard, who’ve both made the most incredible progress, and have barely missed a session since Easter. See http://www.rollersk
GOODWOOD AND WESSEX RACES
A couple of additions to the rollerski racing calendar - Goodwood motor racing circuit is the venue for Camberley Skaters’ annual roller marathon on 29 July, and rollerskiers are welcome (with rubber pole tips).
Nothing official yet, but the word on the street is that the Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club are planning a big rollerski race for the end of October at a top venue. Keep reading these emails for more information.
For the 2007 rollerski race calendar, see http://www.rollersk
All the best,