We are proud that three very high calibre individuals are Patrons of Scottish Orienteering.
Former elite orienteer and double world gold medallist
I am very happy to be a patron for Scottish Orienteering, and to lend my experiences with elite orienteering to assist with any publicity work that the SOA may have. It sounds like a great project, and I hope that the SOA reaps the benefits heading towards the World Orienteering Championships in Scotland.
London 2012 Paralympic handcycling silver medallist, Rio 2016 handcycling gold medallist and Trail orienteer
It’s my honour to be a Patron for Scottish Orienteering. Whilst my orienteering days have been limited since training with the British Paracycling Team, my enthusiasm about orienteering isn’t any less. Since I discovered the sport as a student and enjoyed running and navigating in Britain’s countryside, it was great after I became paralysed that Trail-O could offer a way to continue map-reading and enjoying woodlands in Scotland and overseas. The fun, friendship and adventure it offers, not to mention the physical and mental challenge, impress on me that orienteering is a fantastic sport and a sport for all.
Read more about Karen on her website.
Mountaineer, walker, author, broadcaster and editor, recipient of Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture
I’m delighted to become involved with Scottish Orienteering especially at a time when many of us want to encourage young people in particular to take up a healthy and active lifestyle. I’ve had many years of fulfilment from being able to navigate successfully over Scotland’s mountains with a map and compass and I’m keen to encourage others to discover the skills of successful navigation.
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