If competing at the Huntly Sprints isn’t enough for you, here’s Adam Pinney’s invitation to the SnowSport Englang Rollerski race and training weekends for 2009
SnowSport England Rollerski Events
Hardly it seems the winter season has wound up but the Huntly sprints are upon us. This year the weekend has been extended with a hill climb from Rhynie to the Clash car park for those wanting to make a full weekend’s rollerski entertainment.
Event Flyer 2009
Following the last post about Alex Standen getting into the World Cup rankings we have more good news – Callum Smith has broken that barrier at a race in Pello, Finland.
Congratulations to Simon Platt of Lakeland Club who is also joining this group.
These Finnish races also saw PJ Barron & William Newman score their best ever FIS points & Sarah Young continue with her challenge of obtaining World Cup qualification
Only three years ago it seemed like it was a nigh on impossible dream that the UK would have a nordic skier who was skiing at world cup level. Well things have changed a lot recently with club member Alex Standen joining that elite group which now contains three club members.
By Alan Telford
I recently attended a course on child protection run by Aberdeenshire Council. One of the subjects which came up was codes of conduct for club members.
This was raised at a recent comittee meeting and proved to be a very conterversial subject. Some people thought it was a good idea, others saw it as part of the onslaught of bureaucracy that is engulfing society.
I’d be interested to hear comments from club members, should we have a code of conduct and if so what should it contain? Please use this posting to share your views….
Our Secretary, Peter Thorn as been beavering away during his last stint offshore. He’s produced the latest newsletter (available March Newsletter (PDF)) and also produced the 2009 GB Rollerski Series Calendar. So keep the weekends of 30/31 May and 12th September free to race at Huntly.
If you want more activity over the summer why not enter Ming’s Challenge Ming Event Details Saturday June 6th 2009.
Huntly Nordic Ski Club in collaboration with Snowsport Scotland will be hosting a Cross Country Ski Officials Training course on May 2-3 2009. The course take place at Huntly Nordic Ski Centre and the Clashindarroch forest and will be run by one of the two UK FIS accredited race officials, Jim Davidson.
For More Information please download the SNSC Nordic Ski Officials Course document.
Eric Anderson of ABR Trails , Ironwood, Michigan recently pubished a review article in Cross Country Skier Magazine surveying the range of of snowmobiles for grooming ski trails. As the club is thinking about replacing the snowmobile I read the article with great interest. The article alluded to a grooming DVD so my interest was piqued.
In this post feminist age it’s interesting to note that women’s sporting horizons expanded this week with he worlds first World Cup ski jumping competition for women, in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Gold was taken by Lyndsey Van of the USA jumping 97.5m (243pts), Silver by Ulrike Grasessler (Germany) 93m/239 pts and Anette Sagen (Norway), 94m (238pts)
NRK Article On Event
2019 Update….In the end Women’s Ski Jumping made it into 2014 Sochi Olypics. The first Olympic champion was Carina Vogt.
In case you missed it, there was an article on nordic skiiing on the BBC magazine programme Countryfile this weekend. It featured a presenter learning how to cross county ski with Sandy Thorn and interviews with club members, Roy Young, Callum Smith and Andrew Young. The article was filmed last weekend at Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre.
We’re going to get a copy of the item to view from here. Here’s the link to the episode on the Countryfile website.
BBC Countryfile logo