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Athlete Profile: Jennifer MacKeigan

Born 1993
Hometown Whitehorse, Yukon
Currently living Whitehorse, Yukon
Clubs Yukon Orienteering Association
Occupation Footwear buyer
Training log Attackpoint

What race are you looking forward to in 2019?

I am really looking forward to the World Cup races in China. I saw some orienteering maps from there a few years ago and I have wanted to go since then.

What is your favourite orienteering event that you have done so far?

That’s a hard one! Hhmm I would say it’s a tie between a few events, Jukola, Cappadocia-O and WOC this year.

Which map in Canada do you think all orienteers have to try at least once?

Well this summer a lot of people got to experience the Lewes Lake map but if you haven’t you should. It’s a super tricky map and you can’t lose contact with the map.

How do you normally prepare for an important race?

I study maps of the area ahead of time if possible. The night before the race I sit done, read the bulletin and make a race plan. I will write down key things for me such as distance, climb, type of terrain and special features. After I will think about what tactics I will need to race well.

What do you like to do outside of orienteering?

I love exploring the mountains. When I’m not orienteering I am trail running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing or hiking.


Jennifer is a member of Orienteering Canada’s 2019 High Performance Program.

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