Improving Performance

Improving Performance

The British Squad is provided with the support they need to become world class orienteers. Whether it is advice on sports science, nutrition, injuries, or recovering from an illness, the British Squads receive expert advice.

Squad Physio and Medical Support

Support is always available by emailing Lead Physiotherapist Kim Baxter.

Liba Sheeran, our ex team physiotherapist describes core stability exercises and how to optimise performance:





Coaching and Training Advice

Written by Göran Andersson (ex GB Performance Coach and current coach to the Swedish Team) and translated by Jamie Stevenson. This book describes all the aspects of becoming a World Class athlete.


Useful links

UK Sport works in partnership with the home country sports councils and other agencies to lead sport in the UK to world-class success. Sign up for the UK Sport newsletter at to find out all the latest news.

Sport England is the Government agency responsible for advising, investing in and promoting community sport and talented athletes. Further information can be found at


British Olympic Association (BOA)

The BOA is responsible for everything to do with GB competing at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The BOA is not funded or controlled by government, has no political interests and dependents on commercial sponsorship and fundraising income. The BOA is the strong, independent voice for British Olympic Sport. Their website has lots of useful advice.


English Institute of Sport (EIS)

The EIS provide a nationwide network of world class support services, designed to foster the talents of our elite athletes. The range of services supplied by the EIS spans sports science and sports medicine, additionally the EIS delivers a Performance Lifestyle programme which provides supplementary career and education advice. Unfortunately Orienteering is not currently one of the EIS supported sports. Further information can be found on the EIS website.


Peak Performance Sports Injury Bulletin

Advice from the latest Sport Science research with lots of useful information on sports training, injury prevention and cures.


World of O

The best starting point for International Orienteering News, giving you news from all big and small orienteering sites around the world.



This is the official site of the International Orienteering Federation.