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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 as well as tasters, courses and training/practice sessions for adults. We also organise the London series of roller ski races.  And you can cross country ski with us.

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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].


LRNSC at the Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Festival

Szymon Orlowski & Grzegorz Motyka pictured with Marc Walker of done to all the LRNSC members who took part in the Wessex Festival last weekend - there were some impressive results.  Szymon Orlowski and Grzegorz Motyka came second the Laser Biathlon Sprint Relay Knockout, Szymon also came second in the 12km Individual race, and Beth Ireland came third in the 6km Women's race.

Well done to Grezegorz Stasik and Megan Campbell who also represented the Club, and thanks to Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club for organising.

See more pictures here [photos by Beata Nowok]

Szymon and both Grzegorzs belong to the Club's strong group of Polish racers, some of whom finally met through LRNSC although they probably competed against each other many times in their home country.  They learned to ski almost as soon as they could walk and trained either in Nordic Combined or Biathlon.  They’re planning to compete more next year and to quote, 'a good female biathlete' is hoping to join them – they’re usually modest about their achievements so this must mean top class! 



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.


Results from the first London Region Challenge Cup Race

Results and lap times from yesterday's London Region Challenge Cup 10.5/4.5km Time Trial are now available Congratulations to the category winners, Joseph Rosenfeld, Fern Cates, Martin Watkins, Amanda Richardson, Haakon Tofte, James Slimon and Freya Uth. Well done to everyone who took up this first challenge.

Click to read more ...


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.


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.