Athlete Profile

Robert Graham

Team Canada Program Athlete 2022

About

  • Born: 1996
  • Hometown: Ottawa
  • Currently Living: Ottawa
  • Orienteers for: Orienteering Ottawa
  • Occupation: Software Developer
  • Instagram: @robbiejaroslav
  • Personal Sponsors: Trident Triathlon Coaching

Q&A

Q: How did you first get involved in orienteering?
A: I was carried around many courses as a baby by my parents.

Q: If you had one tip for young orienteers what would it be?
A: Learn from your experiences.

Q: What would a typical week of training look like for you?
A: Cardio workouts and strength training during the week and longer activities or races on the weekends. I try to keep a good balance of orienteering-specific training and cross training to keep my body and mind happy.

Q: How do you normally prepare for an important race?
A: Study maps on or near the venue and train on maps close to home that have similar terrain. Ottawa is great because we have a wide variety of terrains close by so I can choose maps that would best prepare me for certain races.

Q: What is your big life orienteering goal?
A: North American champion in the middle or long distance.

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