Athlete Profile

Jan Erik Naess

Team Canada Program Athlete 2022


  • Born: 1998
  • Hometown: Mississauga, ON
  • Currently Living: Calgary
  • Orienteers for: Orienteering Calgary (FWOC), CAOC, Fossum IF
  • Occupation: Student - Geomatics Engineering
  • Training Log: Strava


Q: If you had one tip for young orienteers what would it be?
A: Use what you have around you and train with a team. When maps are available run on them, but if trainings are hard to put together, leverage your school XC and Track teams to become a great runner. Then you'll be able to get better on a map because running will be easier.

Q: How do you normally prepare for an important race?
A: Training camps in similar terrain, running in a test race to fine tune high performance navigation and lots of map reading beforehand!

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