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What a fantastic turnout we had this weekend in York for our Sunday morning roller ski session which was perfect for the mid point of this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018. A lovely group of beginners were put through their paces by our resident roller ski instructor, Martin Roscoe, and as you can see, the pictures do not lie – they really did enjoy it!
Its been a wet and windy weekend up in the Ribble Valley but we remained in high spirits as we battled the gales and bog hopped our way across Plover Hill towards the summit of Pen-y-gent. We took the decision to descend before the final push as visibility was poor and winds were getting stronger and stronger. Others took themselves off to explore Hawes, Sedbergh and Dent. Dave and Glenda’s excellent catering revived us all back at the lodge. Another great weekend – the 25th visit to Gearstones Lodge by the YDCCSC.
Despite cold and grey weather, we have seen good numbers of roller skiers on the track since Christmas. All have benefitted from the expert tuition of Martin, Martin and Richard and progress has been made in both classic and skate technique. Frosty conditions on a couple of sessions have meant that those who normally skate have tried classic roller skis. Practising both styles does improve overall technique, so every drill counts.
A number of YDCCSC members started this annual occasion off in style with a rollerski skills training weekend in Lancaster with SnowSport England…a full report will be available in the upcoming Winter newsletter!
There are 3 rollerski sessions this starting with Leeds – Wednesday 7pm, York – Friday 7.30pm and culminating in a Don’t Chat, Just Ski event at York – Sunday 9am….oh and an intro to ski parkour…be intrigued! be very intrigued!!
Hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas break and have lots of lovely skiing related stories to tell (or maybe you have a holiday booked and are counting down the days till you go!)
Some of our members have been enjoying the delights of Switzerland and Norway over the New Year and Christmas so keep your eyes peeled in the next newsletter for their holiday reports and snowy photos.
Rollerski sessions have started back last Friday at York with Martin Roscoe and further details of upcoming sessions will be finding their way to you via the usual means (please get in touch if you are interested in coming along to them). We’ll also be back at the Wakefield track too but as yet we don’t have a start date – we’ll let you know ASAP.
Let’s raise a toast to a fab 2017 of cross country skiing and rollerskiing! Cheers!