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Interview with GB Elite Athlete: KRIS JONES

Place of Residence:  ​Dundee

GB Kris Jones

Experience:  When did you start/How did you get into Orienteering?
“I started orienteering around the age of 12 when my parents started taking me to events.”

Clubs:  What orienteering clubs have you been part of?
"​Forth Valley Orienteers, Swansea Bay Orienteering Club."


Training Routine:
"​Typically, two harder sessions a week - normally on Tuesday and Friday - with a longer run on the weekend. All other runs are easy. Normally I run between 80 and 100 miles a week."

Race Routine/habits:
I normally like to do a short 15–20-minute jog in the morning before a race but this might not happen on the day of the Knock-out Sprint as there are already four races that day."

Favourite terrain/venue/event in UK/World
"Sand dune terrain like the areas on the Gower peninsula."

Favourite Food:
"Anything sweet."

Other Hobbies:
"​Mostly just running and orienteering. Alongside full-time work that keeps me busy."

The 2008 World Orienteering Championships Relay Team - Jamie Stevenson, Jon Duncan, and Graham Gristwood.​"

What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?
​"Enjoy what you are doing, and success will follow."


British Orienteering wishes you all the very best Kris with your final preparations.



The World Orienteering Championships 2022 in Denmark starts tomorrow afternoon (Sunday 26 June) with the Sprint Relay. 
In the run-up to the Championships, British Orienteering has been posting interviews of the GB team so that all members can get to know the GB team.  Today is the last interview with GB Kris Jones, but if you missed any then you can still view them here on the following links.

Interview with GB Elite Athlete: ALICE LEAKE

Interview with GB Elite Athlete: MEGAN CARTER-DAVIES

Interview with GB Elite Athlete: CHARLOTTE WARD

Interview with GB Elite Athlete: GRACE MOLLOY

Interview with GB Elite Athlete: JONATHAN CRICKMORE

Interview with GB Elite Athlete: NATHAN LAWSON

Interview with GB Elite Orienteering Athlete: RALPH STREET


The International Orienteering Federation brings the World Orienteering Championships LIVE and the world's best orienteers to your living room with the HQ TV stream with English commentary and much more. 

Watch all the live-action here throughout the week.


Good Luck to the British Team.