Athlete Profile: Grace Molloy

Several images of performance athlete Grace Molloy (Orienteering)


Grace Molloy

Course and Year of Study

MPhys Physics (2nd Year)


St Johns




Forth Valley Orienteers

Highest Competition Level


Best Achievement

Gold and two bronze medals at Junior World Orienteering Championships 2019

Short Term Aspirations

Get selected for senior GB team

Long Term Aspirations

Win a gold medal at the World Orienteering Championships

How did you get into the sport?

I have been orienteering my whole life as my parents were already involved in the sport.

How has the Blues Performance Scheme helped you?    

I found the S&C support particularly useful and also liked having someone to talk through my long term training plans with. I was supported when I wanted to take some time out of uni for international competition and the Blues Performance Scheme helped me arrange this with my tutor.

What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?    

It's very doable to balance sport and academia but you need to be organised. I like to have rough plan for the term and also make detailed week by week plans.

How have you managed training during lockdown?

Most of my training is running so I was lucky in that it wasn't too difficult for me to keep training. I missed the competitions but just enjoyed being able to train and improve.