Cliodhna Donaghy –    Great Eastern Navigators (GEN)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

My first memory is doing a permanent course in Lough Key Forest Park, falling, and being told that it would hurt less if I didn’t cry and kept going…

What is your favourite terrain?

I like forest best because it’s fast running (usually) and there’s more to go on than just contours and boulders.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

I love the speed of a sprint event, but I also enjoy the challenge of long distance.

What was your favourite event so far?

It has to be the Danish Spring last March, my first time in a Scandinavian forest.

What was your first event in the Green Jersey?

It was the 2016 JHI in England. (I finished 14th of 16, but I did have the fastest run in…)

What do you like to eat pre race?

I don’t like to eat much before a race – a bowl of cereal and some toast for breakfast, and a bar and banana an hour before my start.

What is your favourite bit of O clothing?

My purple decathlon leggings that don’t match anything!


Many thanks to Cliodhna for sharing with us. We look forward to catching some glimpses of Cliodhna in her purple leggings in the future!

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland