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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.

Scroll down to read our latest news.

 

Friday
Aug312018

Oberhof Ski Hall trip - 2 places now available

Two places have come available on this popular early season cross country ski trip to Oberhof Ski Hall - please contact the organiser asap if you're interested.

Wednesday
Aug222018

Race entry now open for all races in the London Region Challenge Cup

The first skating matched ski race is the 10.5/4.5km roller ski time trial on 23 September.  Enter now - places are limited and race entry closes on 19 September or sooner if all the places are sold.

Read more about the new London Region Challenge Cup roller ski race series.

Tuesday
Aug072018

New - The London Region Challenge Cup roller ski races

Marwe 610 skating skisNew for the autumn - The London Region Challenge Cup - 3 roller ski skate races on matched skis. LRNSC is organising this with equipment from The Roller Ski Co.

The races start in September and there will be an overall trophy for the events in each age category. Based on existing LRNSC races, the Club will handle all the organisation and the Roller Ski Co will supply Marwe 610A skis which will be kept exclusively for racing.

Race entry will open later this month. Read more ...

Tuesday
Aug072018

LRNSC photos from Sunday's SUP session

Check out the photos from the Club's SUP session at Paddington Basin.  Thanks to Jeremy Price for organising.  Despite some initial wobbles [and swims] everyone enjoyed a standing tour beyond Little Venice, negotiating boats, revellers, geese, swans & seasonal duckweed!

Tuesday
Jul312018

GB Roller Ski Race Series - latest standings

Photo: A SoderbackSee the standings after the first four races in the Series - Holly Rees-Lay and Martin Watkins currently top the Senior categories, with Beth Ireland, Jasmine Uth, Titus Clark and Logan Duncan leading their respective Junior categories - well done to everyone!

Thursday
Jul262018

Announcing The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race

Barnaby Norman, on back row 2nd from left, pictured with members of BNDSThis new roller ski event for under 20 year olds is being developed in memory of a former regional BNDS skier, Barnaby Norman, who died tragically in 2018 as a result of a short illness following a chest infection at the age of 19.
It will take place on Sunday 4 November and is being organised by BNDS [British Nordic Development Squad] in conjunction with LRNSC [London Region Nordic Ski Club] and The Roller Ski Co with the support of the Norman family.  It will be open to all roller skiers under 20 years old.  Read more ...

 

Sunday
Jul082018

Results of the LRNSC 1hr/30min FT race 7/7/18

Not only was the thermometer hovering around 30C but England was about to play Sweden in the World Cup, so a big round of applause to all the racers.  Congratulations go to the winners of the different classes: 

  • Senior men:  Szymon Orlowski [LRNSC], Iain Ballentine [Hyde Park] & Martin Watkins [Wessex]
  • Senior women: Fern Cates, Holly Rees-Lay & Nicole Lunstead [all Hyde Park]
  • Masters: Martin Watkins [Wessex] & Amanda Richardson [Hyde Park]
  • Junior categories:  Beth Ireland [LRNSC], Rebecca Dargie [Cairngorm] & Tristan Marshall [Hyde Park] 

See the full results and lap times, plus photos.  Thanks go to everyone who supported the race.

Friday
Jun292018

Club SUP session 5 August - book your place by 5 July

Stand-up paddleboarding is another sport that delivers a full body workout and complements nordic skiing.  There's a special private session for Club members in Paddington Basin that will include tuition and a guided tour of Paddington Basin, Little Venice and the Grand Union Canal.  See more details about this LRNSC event

There are still some places available and you need to book by 5 July.  See you on the water!

Monday
Jun252018

Roller ski race results - 24/6 10.5 & 4.5km classic races

See the results and lap times [more photos to follow].

Well done to everyone who raced on this warm Sunday!

Thursday
Jun072018

2018 GB roller ski series - calendar and results

This year LRNSC is hosting the calendar and results for the GB roller ski series of races, as well as running three of the races :-)