Tuesday, May 8, 2012

National Orienteering Week ~ What is your favourite aspect of Orienteering?

As part of National Orienteering Week in Canada (NOW), we asked our High Performance Program athletes "What is your favourite aspect Orienteering?"

"I love that I can control what happens during every event or training session, and that I can concentrate on staying in the moment and only thinking about how to get to the next control." Pia Blake

"I love how different it is from anything else. Instead of having a specific course that must be run, the courses and terrain are all so variable it is always interesting." Kendra Murray

"Orienteering is always a challenge. I also love the feeling of knowing that a control is going to be just over that hill, or on the other side of that boulder, and then actually seeing it!" Emily Ross

"That the sport involves lots of mental training as well as physical training." Trevor Bray

"Running through the woods at full speed with full control." Robbie Anderson

"The unique experience: Venturing into the unknown, the thrill of the hunt, the satisfaction of the kill… (e.g. taking the control)." Eric Kemp

"The problem solving aspect, and that the fastest runner will not necessarily be the winner." Louise Oram

"I appreciate that it is a sport where you absolutely need to hammer. And though you don’t have to be smart, you just need to be clever." Will Critchley

We have orienteering events on all over Canada this week. Check out the NOW website and find out what's going on in your area!

You can follow our High Performance Program athletes as they train and compete throughout the year on this blog,on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrienteeringCAN

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