XC News — Summer

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End of Season BBQ

The Club had good numbers (50) at its end of season BBQ held on the 28th November 2020 at the picnic area by the Lake. Thanks to Michelle Forrer and Elaine Thomas for organising.

The Gray clan were there in numbers
The Forrers and Derricks
Sanders and Leccardi families

Bushwalking Australia needs a CEO

Dear bushwalkers

Bushwalking Australia is seeking a volunteer part time executive officer.  If you are interested in finding out more about this position it is now live on Seek Volunteer. : https://www.volunteer.com.au/volunteering/159900/Executive-Officer

Kind regards

Colin Macdonald
Board President

Telephone:  0417 373 064
Email: colin@bushwalkingvictoria.org.au
Web:   www.bushwalkingvictoria.org.au

Snow Australia FIS Rollerski International – Feb 13th-14th

Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra. Click [HERE] for all details and Registration.

Action at last years Roller Ski Championships Canberra ACT

2021 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Oberstdorf Germany

Australia will have four representatives at the World Championships from 23 February to 7 March 2021. Club members Phil Bellingham and Katarina Paul as well as Mark Pollock (Wang SC) and Steve de Campo. National coach Valero Leccardi cannot be there due to COVID-19 restrictions but he has in place a wax technician, a coach, and a manager for the team. Click [HERE] for all details of the Championships.

Mark Pollock has written an article about the team’s program so far and what pre-Championship events are coming up. Click [HERE] to read.

2020 Hoppet – Do It your Way – Participation Summary

2021 Worldloppet Virtual Racing League

The Worldloppet Virtual Racing League – short, Virtual Racing – is our answer to these weird times! As the world federation for popular skiing, we have to face the fact, that COVID19 is changing our beloved sport and passion, at least for this upcoming season. We have to consider cancellations, travel restrictions, limitations etc. To face these possible problems, the race organizers came up with a new race format: The virtual races.

The Worldloppet Virtual Racing League is combining all the virtual race formats of Worldloppet Member Races to one league. We created a system similar to the well known Worldloppet Passport & Master system: Every athlete who completes 7 virtual races from 7 different countries achieves the title “Virtual Racer“. All available disciplines and distances are valid. This is not replacing the Worldloppet Master title and also not valid for the Worldloppet Passports, but it is an addition, to keep the popular skiing community together in times like these. It is also a once-in-a-lifetime-chance, to get a title, available only now.

Click [HERE] to find out all about it.

Click [HERE] to Register & Join the Virtual Racing League.

This from Worldloppet — During summer and autumn, we experienced the first virtual races. The Kangaroo Hoppet – Do It Your Way was a best practice example. Also, Ushuaialoppet, Merino Muster, and Fossavatnsgangan organized such a virtual event. And many more will follow.

Snow Australia Medal Recipients — past Para Olympians

Snow Australia has announced three more cross country recipients of the Snow Australia Medal from the 1980 and 1984 Para Winter Olympic Games. They are Peter Rickards and Kyrra Grunnsund (Geilo Norway 1980) and Rodney Mill (Innsbruck Austria 1984).

Click [HERE] to read all about them on the club’s website Ski History page.

To read all about this initiative click [HERE].

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