|Currently living||Whitehorse, Yukon|
|Clubs||Yukon Orienteering Association|
|Occupation||Footwear buyer and ski tech|
What was one of the highlights of your 2016 season?
This year I went to Jukola with team Yukon and that was such an eye opener for how popular the sport is in Europe.
Which race/races are you most excited about for 2017?
I am really excited for a 20km midnight race in Greenland
What race/event is on your orienteering bucket list?
O-Ringen, I still haven’t been and really want to go.
Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
I don’t have seasonal awareness when it comes to hiking or adventures.
What are some of your 2017 goals outside of orienteering?
I want to be able to rock climb a 5.10 route clean.
What orienteering technique are you currently working on to improve?
I am horrible at precision compass bearings.
Tell us about other ways you are involved in orienteering (eg, coaching, mapping, organizing events…)
Last year I helped coach the Junior program in Whitehorse and I am also on the HPP committee.
What sort of mental training do you do to improve your orienteering?
In the past I have done map memory. You look at a leg for ten seconds and then you have to tell your partner your route, attackpoint, catching feature and control feature all from memory.
Describe one of your favourite training exercises.
I really like Dice-O. Any one can win! You have 2 dice and you roll and whatever numbers you roll those are the controls you go to even if you roll a number more then once you still have to go to it. The person that wins is the one who gets all the controls first.
Jennifer is a member of Orienteering Canada’s 2017 High Performance Program.