The funding went towards attending a World Cup orienteering event in Sweden and the Junior World Orienteering Championships. The world cup was a senior event and was a great experience to compete against the best orienteers in the world. My race was in the sprint discipline and I had a good run to finish 64th out of around 150 competitors. Unfortunately due to a technical difficulty the race was voided, but it was a great experience none the less.
The Junior World Orienteering Championships in Norway didn’t go well for me at all. I got ill during our rather long travel day which effectively ended by competition before it had begun. I still managed to compete in the relay at the end of the week and my team finished 10th nation which was a decent result in a strong field. I am very grateful to the foundation for giving me these opportunities!