Orienteering World Cup 2005
Orienteering World Cup 2005
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Helen Winskill

Interviewed by: Lizzie Adams (Southampton/Sheffield University)

1

UK club?

South Yorkshire

2

Foreign club?

V�ster�s, Sweden

3

Age? Birthday?

Age 30 Birthday 3 May 1974

4

Where do you live?

Sheffield

5

When did you start orienteering?

Age 9

6

How much do you train each week?

7 hours running + 3 hours other.

7

How do you split the training between speed training and technique?

2� hours speed; 1� technique.

8

Is there one tip that has particularly helped to improve your performance?

Do your own thing!

9

What indulgences (if any) did you have to give up?

Free time.

10

What do you do to relax?

Knitting and being creative.

11

What areas do you like orienteering in most?

Lake District; Sweden.

12

Have you won any races?

Local fell races and lots more.

13

How do you run so fast through terrain without falling over or twisting an ankle?

Practice and training in terrain; night orienteering helps.

14

Was there any other sport you enjoyed when you were at school and had to give up to concentrate on orienteering?

Hockey and netball.

15

Did you do cross country when you were at school and, if so, were you any good at it?"

Yes - best in school!

16

Which famous people have you met?

Margaret Thatcher.

17

What music do you listen to?

Punk Fiend, Sugababes.

Interesting fact about the interviewer:

I have met Jude Law.

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