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Clash Challenge 2020

We have been unable to hold any rollerski races this summer and the club’s activities have been severely curtailed. We are throwing out a challenge to all members to set their fastest time up the Clashindarroch Hill Climb course. The Clashindarroch Cup & Quaich will be awarded to the fastest gentleman and lady.

The rules, map and course profile are attached.

Please act in a responsibly and ski / behave in a safe and considerate manner at all times while completing this challenge.

Thursday Sessions have Restarted

Thursday night club sessions restarted on Thursday 20th August 2020.

It’s back – Club Thursdays 

Our next Club night is this Thursday, 17th September.

All sessions need to be pre-booked (all can be booked at the club website
https://www.nordicski.co.uk/wordpress/calendar/  )
The booking form will give details of the session even if the home page doesn’t.


A leader will check you in to the session (Registration) & ask you to sanitise your hands.


There will be a place for you to place kit you have with you, you might want to ensure you have a visibly named black sack to put it into in case it rains 
Any prebooked loan kit will be available outside the centre (prebooking of kit is on the Booking form)


You should have hand sanitiser and a face covering on you in case you require first aid but face coverings do not need to be worn during the session unless you prefer.

After registration and distribution of kit, a leader will be around to keep things flowing & help with any issues.

At the end of the session kit should be returned to its return position. To minimise handling of kit only the designated people will put kit away.

Socially distanced cup of tea and chocolate biscuit at the stone circle for the moment are no longer allowed, so we have to leave after the end of the session. We will update the tea and biscuit situation as soon as rules allow.

Please remember to bring with you:
Hand sanitiser
Face mask

Booking

Please book on line by going to the club Website & then the events page where you will find a booking form by clicking on the date.

Click here https://www.nordicski.co.uk/wordpress/calendar/

(The form will ask for contact info & a Covid screening question as well as details of any hire needed)

We will limit the session to 30 people “in the field of play”. We are still able to run sessions under the new Covid19 regulations starting Monday 14th September as there is an exemption for organised sports.

The booking form info will be destroyed after 4 weeks – this is to make sure we are able to respond to any requests from Track and Protect

Departure

We intend to wind up the skiing at ~20:50 and, at the moment and under the rules in force form 14th September people will have to depart straight after the ned of the session.

Equipment

Where possible it would be great if members could use their own boots (& poles) & Rollerskis but the booking form will allow you to book all of this if needed.

If borrowing equipment please wear gloves as our leaders will have to put the kit out and away.

If rollerskiing please remember to bring your bike helmet and protective glasses

Finally

Bring a smile.  It seems a hassle to get this all together but as the junior members of SMT have shown that a positive attitude and enjoyment of the possible makes for a great session.

Look forward to seeing you at the session or one during the following weeks.

Please get back to the Club Chair if you have any worries or issues with the sessions.

HNSC Provisional Winter Calendar

Our provisional winter calendar can be found here Items in red or highlighted need to be finalised. This version is as of 25/10/19. I still need dates for the British champs in Ruhpolding and the date for the End of Season Mountain Tour will be weather dependent – here’s hoping it ends up being late in April

Huntly Sprints and Clash Hill Climb

The Huntly rollerski sprints and the Clash Hill climb are to be held on the weekend of Saturday 25th May/ Sunday 26th May 2019. An entry form is included below. Entries for both both races would be preferred in advance, but there will be no entries accepted for the Hill climb on Sunday. Last day of entry for the Hill climb is at the Huntly sprints on Saturday.

01_Huntly Sprint Rollerski_Clash Hill Climb_entry form_2019

Huntly Sprints and Clash Hill Climb – results

The Huntly sprints and Clash hill climb were held over the weekend of 26-27th May with warm and sunny conditions which made for some wonderful races.  We also ran some mini sprints for all comers on the Friday evening, with entrants ranging from first time racers to experienced veterans. All the results are below:

Huntly Sprints_Elite KO races_26May18

GB03_Clashindarroch Hill Climb 2018_Results

GB02_Huntly Sprints_Time Trial Results_26May18

Mini Huntly Sprints 100m results

Thank you to all who took part and a big thank you to all the numerous marshals, without their support we wouldn’t be able to put on such a fine set of races.

There are lots of photos on our Facebook page – thanks Alan.

A special mention should be made of all four winners of the Clashindarroch Hill Climbs: Holly Rees-Lay, Jasmine Uth, Callum Smith & Logan Duncan all set the second fastest times ever for their respective climbs. Which according to my logic makes it the overall fastest Clash climb ever.