The Aldwych Speed Club is an affiliated long-track club. 

Long Track speed skating is run on a 400 metre ice track.
There are many indoor ice centres in Holland with 400 metre tracks
UK Long Track runs several training week-ends each year
at De Uithof in the Hague, from novice to expert.

More information on UK LongTrack HERE and HERE
UK (GBR) Records HERE
World Long Track results HERE
More information on 400 metre tracks in the Netherlands HERE

British Long Track Championship 2019 Report

Many members of the Aldwych speed skating club (who train doing Short Track at the Guildford Spectrum) went to The Hague in Holland for the 2019 British Long Track Championships. With no 400m rink in the UK they have to go to Holland to train and compete.
Much as last year we went with a strong team, including some new members amongst the old hands, with a good mix of skaters across all age categories and both sprinters and long distance skaters.
On the first day they raced in the usual time trial format, over the sprint distances of 500m, 1km and 1,500m. Those that prefer distances could race in either the 3km or 5km later on. The club picked up wins and podiums in a number of distances.
On the second day we had a "supersprint" competition (average times over two 100m and two 300m races), followed by a "mass start" points race (up to 16 laps) and finishing with the a team pursuit race.
The event is very inclusive for a national championships with a number of international friends and Dutch locals racing with the British skaters, having a great time but unable to win medals.
Once again the club took the best team award.
The team was:
Joseph Armstrong
Dante Dalili
Anton Carter
Paul Connaghton
Peter Carr
Peter Carter
Solomon Prempeh
Tanith Turner
Philipa Draper
Alexandra Snowdon

British Long Track Championship 2019 Results

The 2019 British Long Track Championship was held on 23rd and 24th March at
De Uithof, Den Haag, Netherlands
Results can be found HERE
Download pdf of detailed results HERE
And Mass Start HERE

Long Track Calendar 2018/19

Oct 6, Oct 7 - Back On Ice Weekend - De Uithof
28 Oct - 2 Nov - Long Track Training Week at Inzell click HERE for info
Nov 17, Nov 18 - Training Weekend and races - De Uithof
Dec 15, Dec 16 - Training Weekend - De Uithof - including Christmas Meal

Jan 12, Jan 13 - Training Weekend - De Uithof
Feb 2, Feb 3 - Training Weekend - De Uithof - including races
Feb 9, Feb 10 - Training Weekend - De Uithof - including races
Mar 9, Mar 10 - Training Weekend - De Uithof
23rd, 24th March - British Championships - De Uithof
IMSSC Master's competition list from IMSSC HERE

Viking Race 2019 Heerenveen (NED) 1 - 2 March 2019

Peter Riches breaks his own 3000 metres British record at the Viking Race 2019 in Heerenveen. Also competing for GB was Alexandra Snowdon who gained a PB twice in the 500 metres.
Results HERE

Country Match NOR-SWE-FIN-GBR Hamar (NOR)23 - 24 February 2019

Peter Riches sets another British record. This time in the 3000 metres at the Country Match between Norway, Sweden, Finland and Great Britain at the Viking Ship stadium in Hamar, Norway. Also competing for GB were Alexandra Snowdon and Theo Collins who both gained PBs in 500, 1000 and 1500 metres. The Viking Ship or Vikingskipet, is a unique ice stadium shaped like an upturned ship set in a lakeside location which has hosted Olympic speed skating.
Results HERE

World Junior Championship 15-17 Feb 2019 Baselga di Pinè Italy

500m Men 15 February
23 of 55 Peter RICHES MB2 37,51 SB
1500m Men 15 February
18 of 44 Peter RICHES MB2 1.54,97 SB
1000m Men 16 February
32 of 48 Peter RICHES MB2 1.14,81 (SB 1.14,73)

ISU Junior World Cup 9-10 Feb 2019 Baselga di Pinè Italy

1000m Men 9 February
27 of 36 Peter RICHES MB2 1.16,06
500m Men 10 February
29 of 38 Peter RICHES MB2 38,05 SB
1500m Men 10 February
21 of 29 Peter RICHES MB2 1.58,46
Mass Start (10 laps) Men 10 February
11 of 22 Peter RICHES MB2 5.32,46 1 point

UK Long Track Training Weekend Den Haag (NED) 9-10 Feb 2019

A great weekend for UK longtrack, with six personal records beaten and fifteen season bests set.
Race Results HERE

The Alternative Elfstedentocht (11-Cities-Tour) 2019 Edition
at Lake Weissensee, Austria

The world's biggest ice sports event with 3000 active participants in speed skating marathons over 50, 100 and 200 km at lake Weissensee in Carinthia.
Mainly the Dutch are attracted by this fascinating sport and have been coming to lake Weissensee every year at the end of January since 1989.
At the ice skating marathons that are open for everyone an unmanageable number of speed skaters cope with the 200 km.
Their target is to get 200 km done on speed skating boots once a year.

Paul Connaghton of Aldwych Speed Club will be there again this year 2019 to complete this gruelling course again hoping to achieve a time of under 10 hours. To do that he sets out before dawn and finishes as the sun sets. Best of luck Paul.

Weissensee Eismarathon Weissensee Eismarathon

   For more information click HERE                   For programme click HERE

Long Track Race Results 22 December 2018

Dutch Masters Cup 2018-2019 - II Heerenveen (NED)
500m Men
16 of 85 Peter CARR M45 GBR 42,42 SB
1500m Men
7 of 35 Peter CARR M45 GBR 2.09,79 SB

UK Long Track Training Weekend Race Results 16 December 2018

Pupillen en Baancompetitie Junioren C Den Haag (NED)
300m Men - Pupillen
1 Dante DALILI      MYC 38,82 SB
4 Samuel SURGUY MYC 41,27 SB
5 Tom SMITH         MYB 41,28 SB
500m Men - Pupillen
1 Dante DALILI      MYC 1.05,92 PR SB
3 Samuel SURGUY MYC 1.06,77 SB
7 Tom SMITH         MYB 1.08,33 SB
1000m Men - Pupillen
1 Peter RICHES         MB2 1.18,06
2 Robert MITCHELL   M45 1.27,08 SB
3 Tom HARRIS           M? 1.41,65 PR SB
12 David BUTTERISS M75 1.54,48 SB

ISU Junior World Cup 24-25 Nov 2018 Tomaszów-Mazowiecki POL

24 Nov 2018   1000m   1.15,04
25 Nov 2018    500m   38,05
25 Nov 2018   1500m   1.57,89 SB
24 Nov 2018   1000m   1.24,86

Long Track Training Weekend and Races

November 17th and 18th was the second UKlongtrack weekend of the season. It was well supported by about 20 skaters aged from under 10 to over 70 years old. Three on ice sessions were preceeded by warm ups and dry land training. Races were held on Saturday (seniors and up) and Sunday (juniors).
Click HERE for results

Long Track News 15.10.18

UK Long Track Results HERE

The Alternative Elfstedentocht (11-Cities-Tour) at Weissensee takes place from Mon. 21st of January to Fri. 1st of February 2019.
Paul Connaghton of Aldwych Speed Club will be there again for the 2019 edition after successfully completing the 200km course in January 2018.
Best of luck Gary.

Long Track Race Results

Heerenveen (NED) 6 October 2018
500m Men (39 competitors)
7 Cornelius KERSTEN MSA GBR 36,70 SB
26 Peter RICHES MB2 GBR 38,53 SB
1000m Men 20 competitors
15 Peter RICHES MB2 GBR 1.14,73 SB

Long Track News 2018/19

Training weekends for UK Longtrack
Sep 15 - Sep 16
Season Opening & Talent Spotting Weekend at Elfstedenhal | Leeuwarden | Friesland | Netherlands
1st Training Weekend of the 2018-19 season and UK Longtrack Talent Spotting Weekend.
Oct 6 - Oct 7
Back On Ice Weekendat De Uithof | Den Haag | Netherlands
Opening weekend at De Uithof, NL.
Full weekends training session.
Nov 17 - Nov 18
Training Weekend at De Uithof | Den Haag | Netherlands

Several 400m tracks in Netherlands open during September; Elfstedenhal at Leeuwarden on 17th and Thielf at Heerenveen on 11th. Most others open first or second week in October.

UK Long Track Links

LongTrack Archive 2016-2018

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