Ruairí Long -UCDO
What is your first Orienteering memory?
Tough one. Plenty of memories from 2009 onwards but it’s tough before that- maybe some primary schools orienteering?
What is your favourite terrain?
Scandi Forest- especially in Norway. The Trondheim area with open, runnable marsh is amazing.
What do you think is your best distance/discipline?
Long; gives more time for a nice meander around the forest.
What was your favourite event so far?
O-Ringen or Jukola. The really big events are incredible- nothing like the buzz of 20,000+ orienteers.
What was your first event in the Green Jersey?
JHI 2012. Fun to still be racing with the same group of people.
What do you like to eat pre race?
A banana or something similarly boring.
What is your favourite bit of O clothing?
UCDO top- Weird pride that I sorted out the order for the gear.