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.

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