ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 12th October 2009

ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 12th October 2009

It's been great to see so many rollerskiing lately - on Saturday we had a record 30 beginners in Hyde Park, and there's great interest in roller skiing and cross-country skiing this Autumn.

Training for the winter is stepping up, and there are lots of good opportunities for improving your technique and getting out on rollerskis. Hope to see you soon, and hope you find the info below on courses, technique, races and other stuff useful.

DORNEY COMING UP
We have our 1-day course at Dorney Lake on Sunday (18th Oct), this is a great chance to brush up on technique and get some miles in. We'll have beginners and Level 2 groups, and a variety of instructors on hand. See http://rollerski.co.uk/events3.html.
We will also have Dorney courses on 8th and 22nd November and 6th December.

NOVEMBER COURSES
In Hyde Park we have a 4-week skating rollerski course beginning Saturday 7th. See http://rollerski.co.uk/events2.html. This will be our last skating course of the year.

HOCHFILZEN 2010 - CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TRIP
The 18 places on our Obertilliach course booked up quickly, so we have added another trip. In February Alan Eason and team will run a course in and around the village of Hochfilzen, Austria, followed by the Koasalauf ski marathons. What makes these trips unique is the quality of instruction - Alan is a great instructor, and very up to date on technique. For more info see http://rollerski.co.uk/cross.html.

WESSEX & 4-HR ROLLERSKI RACES - essential ski marathon practice
This Saturday the London 4-hour rollerski race takes place at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, more info and booking form can be found here: http://www.londonnordic.org.uk/storage/website-documents/2009-web-documents/LRNSC_Race_calendar_09.doc.

The Wessex Races take place the following Sunday, although entries must be in by the end of this week. If you'd like to join our team for the Wessex Races, you can find out more info here: http://rollerski.co.uk/nr061.html.

You can find results from the recent London Sprints here: http://rollerski.co.uk/downloads/londonsprints.htm.

BRITISH SKI & SNOWBOARD SHOW
We'll be at the British Ski & Board Show at the NEC in Birmingham later this month. As well as roller skiing, you will be able to test your cross-country skiing power on the new Concept 2 Ski Erg. We'll be creating a Nordic Zone with holiday company Nordic Challenge and some Norwegians, and will have plenty of rollerski kit available to buy and try on.

SKIERG MODEL
Hyde Park skier and triathlete Catherine Thomas has been selected to be the face of the Concept 2 SkiErg in their UK promotional material - you can see some pictures here: http://rollerski.co.uk/nr077.html.

OTHER IDEAS & INFO

For help on skate ski technique, Huntly Nordic Ski Club have a useful page including videos and explanations, see http://www.nordicgeek.co.uk/wordpress/?p=601.

The Summer Biathlon World Champs took place a couple of weeks ago in Oberhof. There is some very good rollerski technique you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_CZ4Sx93o8.

Snowsport England have a good loppet / ski marathon race guide, have a look at this: http://www.escnordic.org.uk/loppets/loppetguideraces.htm.

Some great pictures of rollerskiing and ski ganging in America: http://www.teamtoday.org/Stories.aspx.

For more videos & info, become a fan on our Facebook site, http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Cross-Country-Ski-Club/109118512973.

Best regards,
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

Hochfilzen 2010 - XC ski on snow -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/cross.html

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

Club Facebook page -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Cross-Country-Ski-Club/109118512973

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