Orienteering World Cup 2005
Orienteering World Cup 2005
Surrey Hills, England
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Mark Nixon

 

1

UK club?

Edinburgh University

2

Foreign club?

Stora Tuna IK, Sweden

3

Age? Birthday?

Age 20 Birthday 26 June 1984

4

Where do you live?

Edinburgh

5

When did you start orienteering?

1990 ish

6

How much do you train each week?

10 hours.

7

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

Periodisation: 100% fitness in winter; more technique in racing season.

8

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

"Concentrate on personal mastery" - Steve Sylvester (Sports Psychologist to GB Squad).

9

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

-

10

What do you do to relax?

Listen to music.

11

What areas do you like orienteering in most?

Really technical areas.

12

Have you won any races?

Junior European Cup 2004- Classic and Relay Gold.

13

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

Balance and body control; core stability.

14

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

No.

15

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

Not enough, in retrospect.

16

Which famous people have you met?

Matt Le Tissier.

17

What music do you listen to?

Euro trance - yeah!

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