Athlete Profile

Adam Woods

Team Canada Program Athlete 2021-2023


  • Born: 1994
  • Hometown: Burnaby
  • Currently Living: Burnaby
  • Orienteers for: Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
  • Occupation: Software Developer
  • Training Log: Attackpoint


Q: How did you first get involved in orienteering?
A: I first tried orienteering with my parents when I was in early elementary school.
In late high school I discovered the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club existed and the rest is history!

Q: If you had one tip for young orienteers what would it be?
A: Focus on the fundamentals. Always have a plan when leaving a control!

Q: What would a typical week of training look like for you (at a part of the season of your choosing)?

A: 6 sessions a week. 1 long run, 1-2 times on a map and min 1 interval session.

Q: How do you normally prepare for an important race?
A: I focus on getting lots of rest in the week before the completion - traveling to the completion can often make it challenging to get good sleep so coming in well rested is essential!

Q: What is your big life orienteering goal?
A: I want to be running M21E at age 50

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