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The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race – Sunday 3 November 2019

Enter now - entry is free of charge but skiers must register by 30 October

About this race

This roller ski event is exclusively for those under 20 and aims to encourage young British Nordic skiers to race regardless of ability and experience.

It 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 Barnaby Norman’s family.

Barnaby NormanWe ran the the event for the first time in 2018  to commemorate former regional BNDS skier, Barnaby Norman, who died as a result of a short illness following a chest infection at the age of 19. His family have very generously provided the trophy for this annual event

Barnaby was an enthusiastic and talented young skier who had recently started training with the English section of the BNDS.  He was a promising cross country runner and also brought the skills, balance and core strength he had gained during his six years at the Royal Ballet School to Nordic skiing.  In January 2018 he went to Norway to develop his cross country skiing where he tragically and suddenly passed away.

Race format & skis

It will start with a prologue/time trial where each competitor will get a time, followed by knock-out races until we get winners (the numbers in each knock out race will be determined by the number of competitors).
Skiers in the U20 class will race on matched roller skis.  Those in the younger categories will use their own skis or can borrow equipment from us for the event.  There will be no charge for any equipment but you must enter the race in advance so we know what you need.
The course will go clockwise from the clubhouse up the back straight and return the same way with a special agility/ski cross section in the middle to test skills and strengths – the total length is approximately 1km.

Race prizes, categories & equipment

Barnaby Norman Memorial CupEvery entrant will receive a commemorative wristband and there will be prizes for winners in all the categories as well as a cup for the overall winner.

The event will be open to all roller skiers under 20 in the following age group categories, both male and female, based on age at 31st December 2018:
Under 20 - using matched skis [Marwe 610 skating skis supplied by The Roller Ski Co
Under 14 - using skis of any type [your own or borrowed]
Under 12 - using skis of any type [your own or borrowed]

How to enter - enter now

Entry is free of charge but skiers must be registered in advance for equipment and race timing purposes.
For anyone not a member of a Snowsport England or Snowsport Scotland Club there is a cost of £5.00 for mandatory insurance cover.

There will be no entry on the day.  Entry closes: 6pm 30 October 2018
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1000  Club house and circuit open - the agility section will be set up during this period and there will be some  time to practice before the race starts.
1130  Check in & bib collection opens
1200 Start
1330 approx. Prizegiving


Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, 11-12 Springfield Road, Hayes, UB4 0LP [entrance is shared with Goals centre]
Please allow plenty of time to get to the circuit as traffic can get quite congested in the area around the middle of the day.  Free parking available.
See map