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2022, Emily Gibbins, Orienteering, Sweden Training Camp

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Thank you for your support for my Great Britain orienteering trip. I was having so much fun I didnโ€™t want to come home!!! I thoroughly enjoyed two weeks of training with lots of different exercises and activities. Having never been to Scandinavia before the beautiful but complicated Forestโ€™s were difficult to get used to and Iโ€™ve certainly improved my map reading skills as a result of the technical terrain. It was exhausting but I made so many new friends that I now see regularly at other events. We did lots of swimming and volleyball as well although safe to say I wonโ€™t be making any national volley ball appearances any time soon.

Two weeks in Sweden left me super fit and as a result I came home to win bronze at fell running Junior Home International and gained qualification for the Great Britain mountain running team to run in Thailand at the World mountain running champs!

I am looking forward to upcoming orienteering events such as Junior Inter Regionals in Northern Ireland at which I can put into practice all of my skills learnt out in Sweden!ย 

Thank you againย 

Emily Gibbins