Grantown Grammar pupil wins British Long Distance Orienteering Championship
Grantown Grammar pupil Alice Kemsley wins 2019 British Long Distance Orienteering Championship.
Grantown Grammar S2 pupil, Alice Kemsley (13), won the British Long Distance Orienteering Championships held in Yorkshire on Sunday (5 May 2019). Alice, who trains with Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club (BASOC), won the event for her W14 age group.
Alice completed the 4km (105m) race in 32:14 which included running and map reading and passing through a series of controls (checkpoints) as quickly as possible. This impressive performance showcased Alice’s ambitious approach with her speed, accuracy and concentration leading her to victory.
Councillor John Finlayson, Chair of Highland Council’s Care, Learning and Housing committee, said: “Alice is clearly a determined athlete whose commitment to her sport of choice is inspirational. This is a fantastic achievement and I have no doubt that Alice’s determination and ambition will inspire her peers at Grantown and beyond to recognise the importance of setting goals and enjoying healthy approaches to wellbeing in shaping their young lifestyles.”
Two other Grantown Grammar pupils, Izzy Cox (17) came 6th in the W18E and Anna Cox (15) came 12th in the W16A which is a fantastic achievement for a British competition.
The British Orienteering Championships held this past weekend were hosted by the clubs of the Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association, on 4th, 5th and 6th May 2019.