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Athlete Profile: Carol Ross

Born 1988
Hometown Moncton, NB
Currently living Truckee, CA, USA
Club Orienteering New Brunswick
Occupation Mathematician
Training log Attackpoint
Personal sponsors Bell, Icebug

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
NAOC relay.

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.
12th in WOC 2011 relay with Emily and Louise.

What is your first orienteering memory?
My dad telling me to duck while he bashed through NB forests with me in the baby backpack.

What is your favourite orienteering story or experience?
Orienteering under the Matterhorn when Swiss O Week was in Zermatt was incredible.

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
Clermont-Ferrand.

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
Iceland and Greenland are definitely on my bucket list.

Do you have any other achievements from 2012 that you’d like to share
I learned to ski-o at the Tahoe world cup races!

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
Thierry Gueorgiou.

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
Run Black Diamond, Barebones, COCs.

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
Cross country skiing and trail running.

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
Peanut butter and bananas.

Tell us something that we might not know about you….
I get really excited about making vegan cheese.

 

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