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Three months ago Gail and I decided that we wanted to raise money for a worthy cause ( we have chosen The Brain Research Trust – funding world-class research into neurological conditions ) by undertaking a ' new' sporting challenge . This lead us to learn to X-Country Ski .To do this we engaged the services of Iain Ballentine the founder of Roller Ski UK who has given us the confidence , and sufficient technical skill to make us believe that we can complete the Engadin Ski Marathon Engadin Skimarathon which takes place on the 14 March 2010 .
As well as roller ski training at our local bicycle track ( when the bikers would let us .....! ) we have also used an indoor ski machine , and done plenty of power walking . On the 13 February we put our ' off snow' training to the test , and went to Norway to experience the 'real thing' . We had 4 days of one-on-one tuition , and we are looking forward to the big day .
For the technically minded , Gail will ski Classic style , and Fraser Skating style . ( think Biathlon - without the gun ...! )
Please give your support to a worthy cause .
Gail and Fraser