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World Championships - Middle Distance and Relay Athletes

GB elite athletes all set ready to go to Middle distance and the Relay races!

Great Britain all set to compete in the Middle distance and the Relay races at the 2017 World Orienteering Championships in Estonia!

The Middle distance race takes place on the Thursday 6 July 2017 scheduled to start at 12:00 – 17:00 with the Relay race on the following day – Friday 7 July 2017.

The Middle Distance and Relay terrain offer very detailed contours with many depressions and ridges between them Run ability and visibility vary from very good to poor and there are almost no open areas on the terrain and only a handful of marshes.  Tartu Ski Marathon track is passing through the area and there are also some smaller paths and tracks.

Meet the Great Britain Team selected for the 2017 World Orienteering Championships and who will be competing in the Middle distance race on Thursday 6 July in Estonia next week.

Middle Distance Race

Men

Women

William Gardner

Coach:
Dave Sprot

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
84 (Sprint) 188 (Forest)

Best Results:
Junior World Orienteering Championships 2013: 12th Relay
European Youth Championships 2011: 16th Relay

William Gardner Profile

Jessica Tullie

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
64th (Forest) 358 (Sprint)

Best Results:
World Championships 2015: 9th Forest Relay 

Jessica Tullie Profile

Peter Hodkinson

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
33 (Sprint) 89 (Forest)

Best Results: 
World Orienteering Championships 2016: 4th Mixed Sprint Relay
European Championships 2016: 7th Mixed Sprint Relay     
World Universities 2016: GOLD Mixed Sprint Relay

Peter Hodkinson Profile

Jo Shepherd

Coach:
Eva Jurenikova

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
59 (Forest) 85 (Sprint)

Best Results:
World Orienteering Championships 2016: 12th Relay
European Championships 2016: 7th Mixed Sprint Relay

Jo Shepherd Profile

Ralph Street

Coach:
Edward Nicholas

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
25th (Sprint) 47th (Forest)

Best Results:
World Championships 2016: 4th Relay
World Championships 2015: 4th Relay
European Championships 2014: 5th Relay

Ralph Street Profile

Hollie Orr

Coach:
Jason Inman

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
21 (Forest) 168 (Sprint)

Best Results:
World Championships 2016: 8th Relay
European Championships 2016: 6th Long
World Cup no. 4 2016: 6th Long
Junior World Championships 2009: 7th Relay

Hollie Orr Profile

Meet the Great Britain Team of athletes selected for the 2017 World Orienteering Championships who are ready to compete in the Relay race on Friday 7 July 2017. 

Forest Relay

Women

Megan Carter-Davies

Coach:
Mark Saunders

Current IOF World Ranking Details: 52 (Sprint) 82 (Forest)

Best Results:
Junior World Orienteering Championships 2016: 4th Middle
Junior World Orienteering Championships 2016: 5th Relay
Junior World Orienteering Championships 2016: 7th Sprint

Megan Carter-Davies Profile

Cat Taylor

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
47 (Forest) 50 (Sprint)

Best Results:
World Championships 2016: Mixed Sprint Relay 4th
World Championships 2015: 5th Middle, 6th Long
World Championships 2014: 6th Relay
World Cup no. 11 2015: GOLD Middle
World Cup no. 6 2014 Bronze Long
European Championships 2014: Bronze Long

Catherine Taylor Profile

 

Hollie Orr

Coach:
Jason Inman

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
21 (Forest) 168 (Sprint)

Best Results:
World Championships 2016: 8th Relay
European Championships 2016: 6th Long
World Cup no. 4 2016: 6th Long
Junior World Championships 2009: 7th Relay

Hollie Orr Profile

Reserves: from the GBR team

Forest Relay

Men

Graham Gristwood

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
41st (Forest) 476th (Sprint)

Best Results:
World Championships 2008: GOLD Relay
World Championships 2011: 4th Sprint
World Cup Final 2010 SILVER
European Championships 2014: 5th Relay
European Championships 2010: 10th Sprint

Graham Gristwood Profile

Ralph Street

Coach:
Edward Nicholas

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
25th (Sprint) 47th (Forest)

Best Results:
World Championships 2016: 4th Relay
World Championships 2015: 5th Relay
European Championships 2014: 5th Relay

Ralph Street Profile

Alan Cherry

Coach:
Mukhidinov Vyacheslav

Current IOF World Ranking Details:
80th (Forest) 537 (Sprint)

Best Results:
European Championships 2016: 12th Relay

Alan Cherry Profile

 

Reserves: from the GBR team

Staff

Staff who are accompanying the Great British Team at the World Orienteering Championships this year are:

Liz Campbell, Lead Coach
Warrior Orienteering Club

Liz, says: 
“I am passionate about supporting people to perform at the highest level they are capable of and as we approach the World Orienteering Championships I am looking for all our athletes be it their first World Orienteering Championships or their 13th World Orienteering Championships to demand the very best from themselves.  The terrain in Estonia is tough and unforgiving it will be an exciting week!”

 

Ed Nicholas, Team Manager
Auld Reekie Orienteering Society and Ok Södertörn Club

Ed has been Assistant Coach since 2015 and is Individual Coach to Ralph Street (WOC 2017); Harrison McCartney (JWOC 2017) and Nathan Lawson (JWOC 2017).

Ed, says: 
“There is a very exciting group of dedicated athletes who genuinely want to achieve success. It is fantastic fun to work with them and support them in turning their ambitions into reality. It's great to also see athletes develop and get faster; stronger and technically better as they push on to win medals and get on the podium.”


Dr Sarah Rollins, Team Doctor
Southern Navigators. 
Sarah has been Great Britain’s Team Doctor since 2014.  She is an ex GB Orienteer (2000 to 2013) and took part in 11 World Orienteering Championships, countless World Cups and Park World Tours and 2 World Games.


The full World Orienteering Championships Programme can be read here.

Keep up to speed with the action from the World Orienteering Championships here

British Orienteering wishes all of the Great Britain team travelling out to Estonia a safe journey and all the very best with their final preparations.  We look forward to the excitement of the World Orienteering Championships and of course cheering on our GB athletes throughout what will be a fantastic week of world class orienteering. 

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