Daniel Stansfield – Orienteer

Dan Stansfield was awarded a grant for his trip to the Junior European Cup.

This is a competitive international event for which I am one of six M18s in Britain selected. I will gain valuable experience in racing at a top end elite level. It will also allow me to compete with the best juniors around and try to achieve an international podium. I will come away from these races with more experience and a better understanding of elite competition.
My main achievement to date is placing second at the Scottish Six Days (international orienteering event) which allowed me to be selected for the M16 British team to compete at the European Youth Championships in October 2013. Here I achieved 17th in the long distance and ran for the British team which placed 6th in the relay race. I aim to target the Junior World Championships next year as a stepping stone onto the more elite senior levels.