Ski de Femme – Sat 11th August: 10 am

Please note that the Ski de Femme is definitely on the Saturday and not Sunday as was shown on the previous Poster emailed earlier today.

The 2018 Ski de Femme event is on Sat 11th August
starting at 10:00 am in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl.
Event comprises instruction in the morning with a fun race starting about noon.

Registration is essential — Please click [HERE] then just follow the instructions.

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Presidents request…

Dear Birkebeiner club members

As many of you will know BNSC runs a number of races across winter, ranging from citizen participation races to FIS accredited National championships. These races are run by the BNSC race sub-committee but require the contribution of a number of volunteers in order for them to run smoothly. Because our membership changes over the years, not everybody is aware of the race committee’s work.

If you are interested in being involved in helping run these races, please let us know. There are a range of roles that you can take on and a wealth of experience you can draw upon from other club members.

In 2018 we are responsible the following races and events:

  • Sun 8th July                Birkebeiner Classic (C) 2.5/5/10km (Falls Creek)
  • Sat 11th August            Ski de Femme (F) Fun Race 1, 2.5 & 5km (Falls Creek)
  • Sun 12th August          Rocky Valley Rush/Sun Val Ramble (15/7.5km) (F) (Falls Creek)
  • Thu 17th August          North East Primary School Relays (Falls Creek)
  • Sat 18th August           AUS Open Sprint Champ’s (F) (Falls Creek)
  • Sun 19th August          AUS Open Champ’s 5/10 km (C) (Falls Creek)

If you are interested in being on our list of race volunteers please let me know.

Regards
Ewen Silvester (President)

Email: president@birkebeiner.org.au

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Adult Instruction Clinics

• Coach: Cambria McDermott (visiting American coach)
• Meeting place — Falls Creek Race Hut in the Nordic Bowl 10 minutes before clinic start time.
• Registration is essential. Maximum of 8 participants per clinic with places allocated on a first in first served basis. Please email to <nick@birkebeiner.org.au> Note: Clinics will only go ahead if there is a minimum of 3 participants registered.
• Skating — All Clinics will use the skating technique. Clinics are aimed at the developing intermediate level skier.
• Clinics are for members only.
• Dates are:

  • Saturday July 21st — 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 24th — 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Tuesday August 7th — 10:30 am-12 noon
  • Tuesday August 14th — 10:30 am-12 noon
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You have been warned!

The club’s 2018 Birkie Junior 2 Day Development Camp is being conducted this coming weekend July 14-15 and has 35 juniors plus parents and coaches. The club has been conducting these junior development camps since 1983. That’s a lot of camps and a lot of juniors.

They use the clubhouse for a lunch break between ~12 noon and 1:00 pm on both days, so this is a good time NOT to be in the clubhouse! So please schedule your time around these times. Paul and Bron Gray (camp co-ordinators) would appreciate it as it is a full-on weekend.

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Hoppet Training Group Schedule

• Coach: Cambria McDermott (visiting American coach)
• Meeting place — Falls Creek Race Hut in the Nordic Bowl 9.50 am
• Day & Time — Monday 10 – 11:30 am.
• Registration is essential: Please email the <secretary@birkebeiner.org.au>
•Clinics are for members only.
• Dates are:

  • July 16th 
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13
  • August 20
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Results of Birkebeiner Classic XC Ski Race – Sun 8th July

Click [HERE] to view the results of the Birkebeiner Classic XC Ski Race – Sunday 8th July. There were 45 participants for the opening race of the season. Thanks to Michal Trnka (Alpine Timing) for providing the online results.

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Mid-Season Dinner at Roi’s Diner – Tawonga

  • When: Thursday 19th July 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm meal.
  • Where: Roi’s Diner – 179 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga.
  • Meal is part subsidised by the club.

Please RSVP with any dietary requirements by Tuesday 10th July to Michelle Forrer. Emailmishforrer@gmail.com> or Mobile: 0417 206 672.

As a courtesy to Roi and Sue they need to know how many to cater for so please let Michelle know ASAP.

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Man of the Mountains

This photo and article about Allan Marsland appeared in the local Kiewa Valley paper ‘The Alpine Observer’ – Wednesday 4th July. Click [HERE] to read the great article.

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2018 Club *SNOW* Events Registration

The club has established a *SNOW Events Registration Portal for all events the club will be conducting or assisting with e.g. Vic Juniors this season. Thanks to Michal Trnka for all the hard work in getting this setup.

The below events are currently available for on-line registration.

  1. Birkebeiner Classic (C) – Sun 8th July – $25 Adult / $10 U18 (Family max. $50)
  2. Ski de Femme – Sat 11th August – $0 (no cost & ladies only event) — Free instruction & an optional fun race following.
  3. Rocky Valley Rush (F)  – Sun 12th August – $25 Adult / $20 U20 / $10 U12 (Family max. $50)
  4. AUS Open Sprint Champ’s (F) – Sat 18th August – $40 (late entry $60)
  5. AUS Open Distance Champ’s (C) – Sun 19th August – $40 (late entry $60)
  6. Victorian Juniors registration to be added soon.

Click this link <https://my.raceresult.com/101880/> to take you to the Registration page then just follow the instructions.


NOTE Access to the *SNOW* Events Registration Portal can also be found on the club’s website Home Page (bottom right under On-Line Race Registrations), Birkebeiner Classic & Rocky Valley Rush website pages.

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Birkie News update

  1. Junior Birkie & Junior Joey Programs start this Sunday 1st July. Birkie Racers 10:15 am (C), Birkie Juniors 10:15 am (C), Joey Gliders 11 am (C) & Junior Joeys 11 am (C) — Meet at the Nordic Bowl. Parents are reminded that registration is essential and is done by clicking on this link <Junior Registration>. Click [HERE] to view the full seasons Junior Program.
  2. Registrations for the Junior Birkie Camp have closed. 30 juniors have registered.
  3. Mid season dinner at Roi’s Restaurant – Tawonga — Thursday 19th July 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm meal. Meal is part subsidised by the club. Please confirm your attendance and any dietary requirements by Tuesday 10th July to Michelle Forrer: Emailmishforrer@gmail.com> or Mobile: 0417 206 672.
  4. Birkebeiner Classic Ski RaceSunday 8th July starting at 10:30 am in the Nordic Bowl. Entries at Windy Corner Day Shelter from 8:30 am. Click [HERE] for more details.
  5. Falls Creek GuideCross Country. Click [HERE]
  6. Madshus X3 Hypersonic Skis — 180cm waxable classic Skis with NNN bindings. The pictured skis below were left in the clubhouse last season. If they are yours or you know who belongs to them please contact the secretary by email <secretary@birkbebeiner.org.au> and include a telephone number. If they are not claimed within two weeks they will be given to a worthy junior member.

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