Graham Gristwood

Graham Gristwood

Graham Gristwood

Graham left the squad at the start of 2019 so as to avoid any potential clash with his role as (Volunteer) Technical Director for the 2022 World Champs which will be held in Edinburgh. He continues to be available for forest selection. After winning the British Nights early in 2018 he spent the rest of the year injured and unable to compete. In 2017 he was JK and British Champion.

The highlight of my international career is probably my Gold medal from the WOC relay in 2008 and I have now competed in 14 WOCs. I have been pleased over many years of top level orienteering to have given advice and guidance to help many of the GB team members. I started out with Mole Valley OC and the South-East Junior Squad, and have since run in UK with Octavian Droobers and Sheffield University. I now live in Dunblane and run with Forth Valley. I have had a wide range of experience with international clubs: I won Swedish Relays Champs with Södertälje-Nykvarn in 2012, and subsequently became coach for IFK Moras OK. Now I run with the Finnish Club Kalevan Rasti who have had tremendous success over a number of years winning Tiomila and Jukola.

Including the British Middle Champs Sept 2019 I have 15 Senior British Champs Gold medals. I have competed for the British team at the Mountain Running World Champs.

I have drawn orienteering maps since leaving university, and now work as an Events Manager for Ourea Events.

Clubs: Forth Valley Orienteers (Scottish OA) and Kalevan Rasti (Finland)

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