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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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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.

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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.


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 ...


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!


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!


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 ...



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.