Laura King – Orienteering

Laura King has been awarded a grant towards her contribution towards membership of the British Orienteering Talent Squad.

I would like to thank you for my grant which I shall use to assist me in funding my British Orienteering Talent Squad membership. So far this year I have been on two extremely useful training and coaching weekends in Lincoln and in Dorking, each with a different focus. The first focus being planning for the season ahead and also the provision of sport science support for orienteering. This involved various strength and conditioning sessions including an introduction to Plyometrics and various talks about dealing with injuries and the psychological side of competing. The second was on analysis of the fundamentals skills and working on their development. Despite being recently injured I have managed to apply what I have learnt to my training over winter and am now beginning to build it up before the competition season. I am about to go on my third BOF talent camp this weekend at near Blencathra where I hope to further improve my technical skills so I am well prepared for the season to come.