Congratulations to Peter Hodkinson (St. Anne’s) and Alan Cherry (Exeter alum), who have both been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2014 World University Orienteering Championships.
Both Alan and Peter were Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme scholars here and Peter is currently ranked 11th, Alan 30th in the UK.
Peter, who was the Blackwell’s Scholar and nominated for Oxford University Sportsman of the Year 2013, formed part of the men’s team relay which finished 3rd at 2014 BUCS Championships in Leeds this February.
In 2013 he finished 1st Varsity 3000m Steeplechase and 2nd Varsity Cross Country. This will be Peter’s 2nd trip to a World University Championships after he travelled to Spain two years ago after a run of performances including 3rd in the Senior British Championships and 3rd in the BUCS Championships which led to his selection.
Alan Cherry graduated in 2013 after forming a formidable part of the Oxford men’s team at Oxford. He is eligible by virtue of regulations stating those available for selection can be currently studying at the institution or have graduated the year preceding the championships they wish to enter.
We also have interest as the team manager is former Sports Federation Administrator Edward Nicholas.
Great Britain Orienteering Team competing at the World University Championships in Olomouc, Czech Republic, 8-10 August.
Jonathan Crickmore (University of Sheffield)
Scott Fraser (University of Edinburgh)
Peter Hodkinson (Oxford University)
Kristian Jones (Sheffield Hallam University)
Alan Cherry (Oxford University)
Dave Scorah (University of Sheffield)
Kirstin Maxwell (University of Edinburgh)
Rhona McMillian (University of Sheffield)
Tamsin Moran (University of Sheffield)
Lucy Butt (Durham University)
Rebecca Harding (University of Edinburgh)
Charlotte Watson (University of Edinburgh)
Jo Shepherd (University of Edinburgh)
Will Gardner (University of Sheffield)
Ed Nicholas – Team Manager
Mark Nixon – Coach
Sarah Wilkins – Physio
For more information on the World University Orienteering Championships click here