Start OrienteeringA Newcomer's Guide

Posted: Fri 11 Jan 2019

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging adventure sport. It's easy for anyone to start and fun to do. You learn to navigate, develop confidence and discover new places. Orienteering is a sport that exercises both your mind and body.

The presenter, Graham Gristwood, is a member of Forth Valley Orienteers.

Graham has 13 Senior British Championship Gold medals. His international career highlights are a Gold medal in the World Champs Relay in 2008, a Silver in the World Cup Final 2010 and 4th place in the World Champs Sprint 2011. He has competed in 13 World Championships as well as being a member of the British team at the Mountain Running World Champs. He has a wide range of international experience winning the Swedish Relays Champs with Södertälje-Nykvarn Orientering in 2012, coaching IFK Moras OK. He now runs with the Finnish Club Kalevan Rasti.

Graham has recently been appointed technical director for World Champs 2022 which will take place in Edinburgh.