Andrew Musgrave has been having an oustanding week at the Norwegian championships, on Thursday he came in second place against a field of Norway’s best skiers including Peter Northug. This has caused considerable consternation and soul searching in the Norwegian press. Read more about this at the BNDS website. Apparently BBC sport were not interested in this story although they were aware of it!
On Saturday Andrew continued his excellent form with a 5th place in the Norwegian Championships 30km Skiathlon. Lying 21st after the classic leg he skied the 3rd fastest skate time to pull back to 5th overall.
Club members are invited to attend the British Nordic Ski Squad Celebration Day on Sun 2nd May at the Huntly Nordic & Outdoor Centre. This is your chance to meet some of the BNDS athletes, coaches & helpers & celebrate a pretty successful season for the Squad.
Rick has contacted me to highlight the Ming Endurance event which will be held on May 15. It has been very well attended in the last few years . There are two courses to choose from and there is also the Ceilidh in the evening. The endurance event is free with donations to British Nordic Development Squad. The Ceilidh is also in aid of BNDS, tickets from Rick.
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Here are some photos from the recent World Junior Championships. Thanks to Trish Baron.
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The British Olympic Association (BOA) officially announced the names of the cross-country skiers that will represent Britain at the
Andrew and Roy this Summer
Vancouver Winter Olympics in February. They are: Andrew Musgrave (19) & Andrew Young (17) both Huntly Nordic SC & Fiona Hughes (19), Yorkshire Dales Cross-Country SC.
Andrew Musgrave in 2008
If you’re in the face book generation you will be interested to know that the British Nordic Ski Team has made it on to the FIS Cross Country Facebook page.
Also if you have missed it they have been turning some good results in recent competitions. Andrew Young picked up 96 FIS points in the races at Oberwiesnthal on the Northern German/Czech border. This puts him in the frame for the for the 2010 Olympic selection procedure.
Andrew Young also took the U18 title at Marbach, Switzerland yesterday.
Go to http://www.bnds.org.uk/ to read the latest news of the British Nordic Ski Team
The British Nordic Development Squad have just launched their new website at www.bnds.org.uk/
This replaces the old British Nordic Squad website. It will carry news of all British Nordic Ski Teams from senior down through the various younger development squads.
BNDS BAGPACK VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY REQUIRED – SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER
The annual BNDS bagpack is upon us once more at ASDA, Huntly between 10-4pm on Saturday 5th December.
Please let me know how many of your family members will be free to help by 29/11/09 so that I can plan who will do which slots. We normally do 2 hour shifts; i.e. 10-12, 12-2 and 2-4 manning up to 4 tills. I would like as many athletes as possible to take part to make the Squad visible to the local community who have always been very supportive of this national squad. In total I will need 4 athletes and 1 adult per 2 hour slot. Please wear the team GB jackets or the blue hoody or t-shirt (if you have one) on the day and I will hand out name badges.
Eagle eyed visitors to the ski centre today will have noticed members of the BritNordic Ski team trying out their new strips for the 2009/2010 season. The strip this year is sponsored by Trimtex the Norwegian sportswear manufacturer based in Lillesand. Hopefully they will receive lots of positive publicity from our team members this year!
Yagi Models The New Strip
British Coach Roy Recommends The Strip