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Cross country skiing and roller skiing

Skiing in London?  Yes!  Join our community of cross country skiing enthusiasts based in and around the Capital.  Find out about the benefits of joining LRNSC and more about this Club

Join and learn to roller ski - it's great for fitness and fun, plus it's the best way to prepare for cross country skiing.  There are sessions for children and for adults, tasters as well as courses for beginners and improvers - . Plus we organise the London series of roller ski races.  And you can cross country ski with us.

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Special December offer - LRNSC buffs

An ideal Christmas gift for any sports person or just a treat for you - LRNSC buffs are versatile, seamless head and neckwear in an exclusive design incorporating the Club logo.  They protect against wind, cold and UV light.  Made in 100% microfibre they also wick moisture away when the pace heats up.

Special December offer: buy one for £7.99 [£9.29 inc p&p] or two for £14.99 [£16.29 inc p&p] - order nowUsual price is £8.95 each [£10.00 inc p&p] or two for £16.95 [£18.20 inc p&p].

Order by 18 December for delivery before Christmas.


Roller ski tour of Richmond Park with mince pies & gluhwein

Club members - come to our annual twilight tour of Richmond Park on Saturday 8 December at 1630 with seasonal refreshments - read all the details.


Results - The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race

Sunday 4 November saw 18 excited and enthusiastic youngsters take part in this The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race, an event for under 20s.  For many it was the first time they had raced on roller skis.  After completing a time trial to determine racing order they then completed agility sections and short races in different age categories. 

Winner of the Memorial Trophy was Joseph Rosenfeld of the British Nordic Development Squad [BNDS] with Jasmine Uth [BNDS] and Haakon Tofte [LRNSC] winning the U14 categories, and Noah Barnes [LRNSC] and Chloe Govett, the U12 categories.  Trophies were kindly presented by Lucy Smith, Barnaby Norman's mother.

See the results and links to photos and videos.


London Region Challenge Cup - results for the final race and series

Race winner Szymon Orlowski with race director Gerard EvansFor the final 1hr/30min race at the Olympic Park, congratulations go to senior winners Szymon Orlowski [LRNSC] and Fern Cates [Hyde Park], masters winners Martin Watkins [Wessex] and Barbara Grogan [Hyde Park], and junior winners Beth Ireland [LRNSC], Tristan Marshall [Hyde Park] and Toby Dunnet. See the full results and links to photos.

Well done to the overall Challenge Cup Series senior winners, Martin Watkins and Fern Cates.  See the full series results and links to photos.

Thanks to everyone who supported the event by entering or helping with registration, marshalling and timing.



A full racing & training weekend ahead

The Barnaby Norman Memorial CupQuick reminder that the final roller ski race in the London Region Challenge Cup takes place on Saturday [3/11] at the Olympic Velopark and on Sunday the Barnaby Norman Memorial Race for under 20's takes place alongside our courses and taster at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. 

Volunteers and spectators are very welcome at both events, and there's still time to enter the Memorial Race [until 6pm Friday].


20 October - roller ski race results

For the London Region Challenge Cup 42km and Four Hour event - see the results and lap times.

Well done to Fern Cates, female winner of the 42km and 4 hour event, Martin Watkins male 42km winner, and Gregorz Motyka who skied 93km to win the male 4 hour event.  Congratulations to everyone who took part in in these races.


New date for Cambridge Busway tour - 28/10/18

See the photos

There's a new date for the members' Cambridge Busway roller ski tour - Sunday 28 October - meeting at the same time, 1030.  Please ensure you sign up for this [no charge] so we have your contact details in the event of any last minute changes - sign up here.



Book your place at the annual Club dinner by 14/10

The Club's annual dinner is always a popular event where you meet other members and swop skiing plans and stories over lovely food and wine. The menu is available now so to join us for this year's dinner at Brasserie Blanc Southbank on Saturday 3 November, you need to book by 14 October


Enter The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race Now

If you're under 20 and looking for a challenge on Sunday 4 November enter this new roller ski event now.  

The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race will start with a prologue/time trial followed by knock-out races over a course of approximately 1km.  There'll be a special agility/ski cross section in the middle.  It will be suitable for skiers of all abilities and experience.

The U20 age category will race on matched skating skis while the U14 & U12 categories can use their own kit or borrow from us for the event.  It's free of charge if you're a member of a Snowsport England or Snowsport Scotland club member, and just £5.00 to cover insurance if you're not.  Read all about this event.



Latest standings in the GB Roller Ski Race Series

With just one race left in the GB series, the standings to date [after eight races] make interesting reading. There's a clear leader in the Senior Men's category while it's all up for grabs in the other categories. 

The final races organised by Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club take place on 28 October - enter now on their website.