November is here. The nights are drawing in and the air is getting colder. For November, we spoke to Millie N. Millie has been orienteering for around 7 years now and is very committed. Regularly attending our Saturday series, she consistantly puts out strong results. She is also an associate member of the Yorkshire squad, showing her strength in the sport - here's what she said...
- When/how did you start orienteering? When I was in Y4 - I was around 7-8 years old when I first tried orienteering.
- What’s your best achievement? Getting proficient at reading a map so I am able to navigate by myself.
- What big events and club competitions are you doing this year? I'm practicing for the World Schools' Orienteering Championships in Serbia. There is a qualifier that determines whether or not you will be able to represent England.
- Who's your main rival? In school events, my main rival is Imogen P because she always beats me and I always end up second.
- What training do you do? I like to do map reading exercises and intervals, and I also attend Wednesday evening club nights.
- What’s your orienteering goal? My goal is to go to Serbia for World Schools.
- What comes to mind when told ‘We’re going orienteering’? A hard run around a difficult forest, getting lost and pondering over the map before luckily stumbling across your control.
- What other sports/activities do you do? I do hockey, I play for Rotherham under 16s and the women's 2nd team.
- What's your favourite meal? Anything nice: I love pasta, curry, spicy foods, sunday roasts, however I'm not a big fan of potatoes.
- What’s your orienteering top tip? Always keep your map orientated because it's so easy to get lost and confused if you don't.
And a couple of bonus questions....
- With the nights drawing in, what do you like/dislike about Night-O? I'm not a huge fan of the darkness!
- What is your favourite Halloween treat? Drumsticks - they are the best out of all sweets!