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Athlete Profile: Adam Woods


Born 1994
Hometown Coquitlam, BC
Currently living Coquitlam, BC
Club Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club
Occupation Software developer
Training log Attackpoint
Twitter Name @_runwoodsrun

What race are you looking forward to for 2018:

WUOC in Finland is my main focus, but the NAOCs in Whitehorse are a close second.

When did you start orienteering?

I was introduced to orienteering briefly as a child, but 2008 was the first time I attended a GVOC event.

What is your best orienteering memory?

The WUOC sprint in Hungary was one of the most unique sprint races I’ve run. (The fact that it was my best race of the 2016  WUOC may also have something to do with it being a favorite memory).

What is your favorite type of orienteering and why?

I enjoy the forest relays due to the challenge of running in packs but having forked courses. Using the other runners to speed up your navigation while maintaining contact with the map is super rewarding when you pull it off.

What is the best orienteering advice that you’ve received?

“Have something you can run towards” – navigating becomes much easier when you can see where you want to be in the distance.

Who is your orienteering idol or inspiration?

Ted de St Croix. His 10th place finish at WOC has been very inspirational for me.

What are some of your 2018 goals outside of orienteering?

I’m a voracious reader and plan to read at least 52 books in 2018.


Adam is a member of Orienteering Canada’s 2018 High Performance Program

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