ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 15th July 2010
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ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 15th July 2010

5 YEARS OF ROLLERSKI

It's five years today since since I left the rat-race to set about developing the sport of rollerskiing. Since then it has grown and grown, and it's been a huge pleasure to see so many people 'get it'!

Over the last few months I've been taking stock a bit, and put in much time time re-organising behind the scenes. I hope you will notice many small differences and improvements this Autumn. I'd like to say that none of this would be happening at all without the support of everyone reading this message. Thank you for your part in getting this all started, and I hope you will be involved in next 5 years of Rollerski.

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This month there are quite a few announcements - the build up for the Winter has begun...


AUTUMN BEGINNERS' COURSES

Our main 6-week beginners' course of the Autumn will begin on Saturday 4th September in Hyde Park - for more information, see http://rollerski.co.uk/events8.html.

Our next 1-day course at Dorney, near Windsor will be on Sunday 29th August at Dorney Lake, see http://rollerski.co.uk/events3.html. We'll be adding extra Level 2 day courses at the more challenging Hog Hill (Essex) and Hillingdon Cycle Circuits later in the Autumn.

You can find a full course listing at http://rollerski.co.uk/events.html.


CROSS COUNTRY SKI HOLIDAYS

Last year we ran two trips to Austria, comprising a week of cross-country skiing, followed by a ski marathon. These were led by Alan Eason, one of the UK's most experienced ski instructors, and were a great success. Dates and details for our cross-country ski + ski marathon trips in 2011 are now up, see http://rollerski.co.uk/cross.html.


CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS

This season we are stocking the excellent Salomon Equipe 9 range of racing cross-country skis - you can find out more about these at http://rollerski.co.uk/buyskis.html.


ROLLERSKI RACES - SAT 17 JULY & SAT 7 AUGUST - HILLINGDON

This Saturday's race is a 1-hour 'Free Technique' race, meaning any technique goes! Organised by LRNSC, see - http://www.londonnordic.org.uk/roller-ski-racing/.
The August race is a 'Pit-Stop Pursuit', 7.5k classic, followed by 7.5k skate with a changeover in between. We're running this one, with Snowsport England, more details here: http://rollerski.co.uk/ns042.html.


SNOWSPORT ENGLAND ROLLERSKI COURSE

The Chairman of SSE Nordic, Adam Pinney, has mentioned that the SSE course in London is nearly full. This is on 7th-8th August, and is a very good one for anyone interested in racing on snow. They have few courses in London, and they're well worth getting onto. I've posted all details here: http://rollerski.co.uk/nr082.html.


MIKE DIXON BIATHLON COURSES

Mike Dixon OBE, 6-times Winter Olympian and Eurosport biathlon commentator, will be running a series of biathlon courses in August / September, for anyone interested in starting out in biathlon. For more information, see http://rollerski.co.uk/nr083.html. Rob Dorward, one of our Hyde Park skiers and a former lightweight rower, is now in the GB Biathlon Development Squad.


BITS & PIECES

Some good pictures of rollerskiing in the USA: http://www.nordicskiracer.com/news.asp?NewsID=4900.

Cross-country skier vs Ski machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Al37OUJ2E.

YouTube Channel for some good training ideas: http://www.youtube.com/user/gEmsbOk33.

Uphill interval ideas: http://fasterskier.com/2010/07/pro-workout-uphill-intervals-with-james-southam/.


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

Rollerski technique DVD: http://www.rollerski.co.uk/techprog.html.

Rollerskiing in the news: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/outdoors/outdoor-activities/7188432/Get-your-skates-on...-and-ski.html.

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

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