Orienteering World Cup 2005
Orienteering World Cup 2005
Surrey Hills, England
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Graham Gristwood

Interviewed by: Jenny Steinitz (South London)

1

UK club?

Octavian Droobers (Coventry)

2

Foreign club?

Tyrving

3

Age? Birthday?

Age 20 Birthday 31 May 1984

4

Where do you live?

Woking, Surrey

5

When did you start orienteering?

age 2

6

How much do you train each week?

4-5 days a week.

7

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

1 or 2 technique sessions a week.

8

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

Take all opportunities. Enjoy it.

9

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

Sweets and late nights.

10

What do you do to relax?

Cinema with mates.

11

What areas do you like orienteering in most?

Surrey.

12

Have you won any races?

British Sprint Champion 2004 + three British Junior titles.

13

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

I watch out!

14

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

Badminton, athletics.

15

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

Yes and yes.

16

Which famous people have you met?

Jamie Stevenson.

17

What music do you listen to?

Rock, Indie, Oasis.

Interesting fact about the interviewer:

I have fish called Coke, Fanta and Tango.

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