Roller Ski News 6th November 2007


In a few short weeks Eurosport's cross-country ski and biathlon coverage will be in full flow. This allows a great chance to compare notes with the best skiers in the world! Getting good 'visuals' of technique is invaluable in improving your own technique.

With snow around the corner now, we wish you good luck with your training and rollerskiing.

SKATING COURSE

Our last 4-week courses of 2007 begin this weekend. On Saturday we'll have two skating groups at 11.30 - beginners and advanced.

I will be taking the beginners group and Alan Eason - just off the plane from Australia, http://www.rollerski.co.uk/profilealan.html - will take the advanced group. There are still a couple of spaces in both groups, and I'd encourage you to sign up if you want to get to grips with the basics, or really improve your technique and speed.

Booking and information at http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events2.html

SHORT ENGADIN OPTION

More news from the world of ski marathons. The Engadin Skimarathon has introduced a shorter 21k option - everyone will start at the same place, but the 21k-ers will finish half way. If you enter the 42k race, you can decide on the day to do the 21k race and your time will be recorded in the 21k results.

The Ski Marathon calendar is at http://www.rollerski.co.uk/nf003.html

DORNEY COURSE

Our next Dorney course is on Sunday 18 November. I will be taking the beginners group, and Alan Eason will be taking the advanced group. The course is 55 (using our equipment) or 45 (using your own equipment).

For booking details see http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events3.html

SNOW AT BRUKSVALLARNA

Always good to see early season snow - it's arrived in Bruksvallarna, Sweden, just across the border from Roros, Norway (and a former favourite of Snowsport England).

http://www.funasdalsfjall.se/webcam/walles_vinter.htm

GLUEHWEIN ROLLERSKI TOUR OF RICHMOND PARK

One of the highlights of the rollerski year is the annual London Richmond Park Gluehwein Tour. Admittedly, the idea of combining alcohol (+ mince pies) with rollerskiing seems a bit mad. When you're actually doing it though, in good company (both human and deer), guided by stars and light pollution, it seems very right.

The tour takes place on Saturday 1st December, meeting 7pm at Sheen Gate, Richmond Park. Mulled wine and mince pies will be provided by the London Region Nordic Ski Club, and you may be invited to join the club afterwards! All competent rollerskiers are welcome and lights and helmets are essential. Ski hire is available.

The nearest station is Mortlake (on Richmond line from Waterloo) and the map is http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=520483&y=174567&z=1&sv=520483,174567&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf

SUCCESS AT WESSEX RACES

The Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club had a very successful inaugural race at Castle Combe race circuit. Teams from London, Wessex, the Army and the RAF took part. Winners in the mens team event were four Russians living in the London Region. Although full results have yet to be made public, we would like to congratulate the following rollerski regulars, who all won prizes: Megan Lennard, Michael Lennard, Marne Salter, Glennis Dore, Kristian Callaghan, Gemma Gaskell.

SKI GANGING

All are welcome to our weekly ski ganging session. Meet at 20 Brookfield, Highgate West Hill, N6 6AS, 19.00, Tuesdays.

TREADMILL TESTING ON ROLLERSKIS

Don't fancy rollerskiing in the dark? Then why not bring your rollerskis to the gym - http://www.nordicskiracer.com/cgi-bin/news/news_item.asp?NewsID=2052

CLASSIC SKIING ARTICLE

The great upsurge in classic rollerskiing has prompted me to dig out the following:
PART 1 - http://www.masterskier.com/article.asp?aid=204
PART 2 - http://www.masterskier.com/article.asp?aid=238


All the best,
Iain

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Iain Ballentine
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Roller ski instruction & rollerski shop
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W: http://www.rollerski.co.uk

E: iain@rollerski.co.uk
M: 07968 286129
T: 020 8348 2540

Rollerski courses coming up -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events.html

Save on rollerski packages -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/buypackages.html

Come cross-country skiing this winter -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/cross.html

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