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……
Before Christmas Eve gets into full swing (unless it already has in which case you will be reading this some time next week – hope you had a great Christmas!) , we thought it only right to send a few festive wishes your way.
Our fingers and toes are crossed for lots of the white stuff – these weather people can and do often get it wrong (ever the optimist) – the club will send out info if and when this does happen over the Christmas period. We can all get together and have a little slide and glide…fingers still firmly crossed 🙂
Merry Christmas everyone!
To celebrate a fantastic year of rollerskiing at York Sports Village, the decision to put on a Christmas race with a twist was an easy one to make.
First thing to note is that there will be trackside festive refreshments after the race if the weather holds out – these will move inside if not. A great incentive to have one final blast around the track with friends and family before we finish for 2015.
Second this is a race like no other that has been done here before…a 5km handicap race to allow everyone to cross the line at roughly the same time. It is daring, it is mildly competitive but most of all it is a great opportunity to have lots of fun!
Contact Martin Roscoe for further details and if you would like to take part. firstname.lastname@example.org
What a couple of weeks of changeable weather ! Autumn is firmly upon us but soon we will be looking to Winter with fingers crossed for snow and blue sky days. Before we get to the skiing though, we wanted to let you now about a club walk in North Lincolnshire that we are looking forward to with intrigue and wonder and would love as many members to join us as possible!
Anna Moody will be leading the walk Saturday 5th December and has sent us the October 2015 report of the plethora of wildlife making their home there be it permanently or as a stopover for more far-flung climes. She has advised that December could well be very different but this is surely the charm of nature…? Further details about meeting place and times TBC.
P.S. If you would like a copy of this report to whet your appetite, you will find it sitting in your inbox (it was sent out last Friday to members) or get in touch to find out more!
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.
We launched the new website quietly a couple of weeks ago now without fuss nor fanfare but for a fab cross country skiing club such as ours, I think we can now release the white doves, get the town crier ‘oh yayying’ and most definitely write a welcome to the NEW blog post!
Have a good look around and get yourself comfy with the new layout and features – Facebook has made an appearance and will update automatically which will help keep everyone on their toes with current news and interesting articles. We have a lovely shiny brand new events calendar with organiser details to find out more and maps to help you find your way to them.
Over the next few weeks we will explain some of the newer features and take you through the updated ones to hep you get acquainted with the NEW but for now go forth and enjoy! P.s. You are welcome!
Yes, the much anticipated Go Rollerski video has arrived in our mailboxes. The rollerskiers shown ranged in age from 6 years to over 70 years old, proving that roller skiing is well and truly a sport for all. Well done to all involved! Click below to watch, watch and watch again.
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!!!)