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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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Vacancies on cross country skiing trips

Due illness/injury there are now vacancies on 3 Club trips:

Click through for details and contact the organiser if you're interested. NB You must be a Club member to take part in these trips.


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...

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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].


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