you very much for supporting my recent funding application to help cover costs
for competing in the Junior World Orienteering Champs 2019 in Denmark, which I
have just returned from.
I had a fantastic time competing. I was going in order to gain experience of
world class racing for my future junior orienteering career, and in that way
was determined to produce solid performances that I could be proud of in all 4
event kicked off with the sprint around a very technical housing estate in
which I placed 63rd, 89 seconds down on the winner. I was very pleased with not
only this performance but also my race in the challenging long distance the
next day where I was one of four GB male athletes to achieve a top 50 place,
coming 43rd. This was my personal highlight of the week and I will remember
that race for a long time.
next event was the middle qualification, in which although I wasn’t able to
qualify due to making around 2-3 minutes of mistakes, I learnt many invaluable
lessons about how to go about racing this discipline, namely the need for a
very high level of technical accuracy! The final event was the relay, in which
I ran second leg for the men’s second team. I ran a good race with only one
mistake, which was an excellent way to cap off a fantastic week of racing not
just for myself, but also for team GB. This year’s JWOC was our nation’s most
successful ever, with 4 medals and another podium place!
Once again thank you so much for your funding, which very much made a difference to my being able to compete in the championships: a truly unforgettable experience.