Place of Residence: Linlithgow/Oxford
Experience: When did you start/How did you get into Orienteering?
"I have been orienteering all my life."
Clubs: What orienteering clubs have you been part of?
"Forth Valley Orienteers, Oxford University Orienteering Club, Kalevan Rasti."
"I usually run or orienteer 6 days a week and do two strength sessions. I sometimes have football training too."
"I don't have too many pre-race routines or habits. I just like to make sure I've warmed up properly and like to stay relaxed in quarantine by chatting to the team, reading, or playing cards. I am slightly superstitious about bib numbers and will happily explain in detail what makes a good or bad bib number."
Favourite terrain/venue/event in UK/World:
"Hard to say, there is a lot of quality terrain in Scotland but training and racing in new terrain is always fun. As an event, O-Ringen is hard to beat but the international races are special."
"Peas, pork pies, and chocolate (not together)."
"I like playing football. I have recently been playing a lot of frisbee in the sun."
What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?
"Learn how to use your compass. (Hopefully, I won't need it much at WOC this year though)."
British Orienteering wishes you all the very best Grace with your final preparations.
Ahead of the World Orienteering Championships 2022 in Denmark, British Orienteering is posting interviews of the GB athletes selected to compete so that all members can get to know the GB team.
Please keep an eye out for these interviews which will be posted on the British Orienteering website this week, and follow all the action live here throughout the World Orienteering Championships which start with the Sprint Relay on Sunday 26 June!
Good Luck to the British Team