Back on a windy day in early December, members of YDCCSC had a walk on Alkborough Nature Reserve on the south banks of the Humber. Click on the photo for a bit more info.
It was cold but dry and bright for the first roller ski session of the year at York Sports Village. And how marvellous to see so many new faces! About 20 donned roller skis for the very first time including 4 children, all of whom progressed through the drills and looked like they’d been several times before.
It will be great to have some new members for 2016……
A select group gathered in the fog at the York Sports Village Cycle track on the first day of November. (Some of the more experienced Yorkshire Dales skiers were enjoying roller skiing in Scotland this weekend- we hope to hear how that went and add some photos and a short report in due course.)
We started with a 3 km race. Those with more experience completed this on classic skis whilst others took to skate skis. This race was won hands down by Miroslav Havelka who completed the 3km in 9 minutes 35 seconds. Tim and Chloe Griffiths did amazing well in their first race coming in at 13, 37 and 14, 54 respectively. Young Will Tomlinson skated with great style and came in at 18, 37, but biggest applause must go to his 6 year old sister Grace who was by far the most improved rollerskier of the day. Grace completed 2 full laps and a short lap in 25 minutes and 10 seconds, a huge leap up from previous events where she has done one lap.
With barely time to catch breath we moved on to the endurance event, with 4 skiers doing 30 minutes and 3 more continuing on to an hour. Again this was won convincingly by Miroslav who completed 24kms in 61 minutes and 4 seconds. Steph Cook was not far behind him in second place overall (First Lady) Steph achieved her goal of breaking the women’s lap record for York Cycle Track by completing 23 laps (23 kms) in 60 minutes and 46 seconds. Well done Steph!!! Third in the one hour event (sounds better than last!!!) was Martin Roscoe who powered round on some old classics and completed 16 laps in 60 minutes and 9 seconds.
So well done to all who took part, especially those entering for the first time.
From Helen Bell:
We had a great day of racing at York Sports Village with good competition and unexpected warm and sunny weather. Many thanks to all the competitors for coming along (quite a distance for some) and a big thank you to all of the helpers who made it such a success.
Click below for the full race results, and have a look at the photos on our gallery page.
This is a typical weekend session! (In our dreams!!!)
Rumours abound about the soon-to-be-released Go Rollerski Video. Will the mature club members get a look in? Or will the young whippersnappers steal the day? How will Richards hair look? Did we manage to breath in for long enough? Will it show Debs and Amy rollerskiing or just eating cake?
WATCH THIS SPACE……..