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Interview #10: Training in Lockdown Interview with Euan Tryner (SYO)

British Orienteering has published a series of interviews over the last week with some of our GB athletes and it has been great to hear of all about their really positive on-going training activity and advice.

British Orienteering started this interview series off with the first interviews being with Grace Molloy (Forth Valley Orienteers) and Alastair Thomas (Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC) and West Cumberland Orienteering Club (WCOC) who are members of the British Orienteering’s GB Talent Squad Tier 2. 

We have now heard from eight of our GB Senior Elite athletes:   Jo Shepherd (INVOC), Fiona Bunn (TVOC/CUOC), Kirstin Maxwell (RR), Hector Haines, Cat Taylor (SYO), Sarah Jones (Lakeland Orienteering Club), Jonathan Crickmore (Sheffield University Orienteering Club), Alice Leake (Airienteers).

British Orienteering started this interview series off with the first interviews being with Grace Molloy (Forth Valley Orienteers) and Alastair Thomas (Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC) and West Cumberland Orienteering Club (WCOC) who are members of the British Orienteering’s GB Talent Squad Tier 2. 

Now let’s hear from Euan Tryner in the British Orienteering GB Talent Squad Tier 1 and member of South Yorkshire Orienteers.  

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Interview #10: Training in Lockdown Interview with Euan Tryner (South Yorkshire Orienteers)

Euan Tryner

GB Talent Squad Tier 1

Club: South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO)

How have the current restrictions impacted on your training?
Euan:   “The current restrictions have mainly affected my technical training given you can still go out for runs but can’t travel to any areas and obviously can’t race. With all the races now in the autumn I have re-planned my training phases. Not being in school has meant that I can train when it suits me, so I tend to train late morning as a break from school work.”

 

Before Lockdown did you attend any of the talent training camps? If so, what were the key things that you enjoyed?
Euan: “I attended all of the talent camps this season. One of the best bits about the camps is the ability to train on great areas with great coaches but it is also a bit of a social opportunity as well.”

 

What advice have you got for other athletes or members in a similar position with their on-going training?
Euan:  “Be positive! Whilst I’m gutted that many of the competitions have been cancelled or postponed it is a great opportunity to try and improve your physical aspect of orienteering. A lot of people have more time and can therefore train a bit more than when work/school was restricting you. As well as this if you do need to stay in you can still work on your strength.”

 

What is your number one Lockdown training session?
Euan:  “I have been doing lots of long runs, the mornings tend to be quieter so you can avoid people. I also run a junior circuit session for the club on zoom.”

Have you still been able to access support from your coach or orienteering athlete friends, and if so how?
Euan:  “I’ve been doing video calls every week with my coach mainly doing typical armchair training exercises like looking at old courses but also talking about how to train in the current circumstances.”

What box sets have you been able to catch up on during Lockdown?
Euan:  “I’d never watched Brooklyn 99 so I decided to see what the fuss was about.”

 

Have you got any Lockdown projects on the go at the moment?
Euan:  “I’m currently mapping the urban area around my house which is helping to keep me busy.”

Thank you Euan. We wish you all the very best with your on-going training.

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As a sport, we must work together to resume orienteering responsibly as and when the relevant government determines it is safe to do so.

The Board of Directors at British Orienteering have committed to following the respective advice of each government, and therefore there are likely to be periods when types of orienteering activities permitted, vary between different parts of the UK, depending on the government guidelines and regulations.

The latest statement from British Orienteering can be found here.
Resumption of Orienteering

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