Athlete Profile: Zac Hudd

A photo of Zac and his dog by a lake and a photo of Zac competing for Great Britain


Zac Hudd

Course and Year of Study

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st Year)






IFK Lidingo, West Cumberland Orienteering, Oxford University Orienteering Club

Highest Competition Level

GB at Junior World Champs level

Best Achievement

6th place at World School Championships, U21 British Sprint Orienteering Champion

Short Term Aspirations

Get a medal in the relay at the Junior World Championships, in Turkey this year (hopefully resceduled in the Autumn)

Long Term Aspirations

Get a medal in the senior world championships

How did you get into the sport?

My parents took me to some races when I was younger and I gradually I took training more seriously

How has the Blues Performance Scheme helped you?

A well planned program has added consistency to my Strength and Conditioning

What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?

80% of your best is fine if you do it consistently.

How have you managed training during lockdown?

Mostly I've been going back to basics and working on weaknesses as we don’t know how long it will be until we are competing again

Any advice for Oxford Uni athletes during lockdown?

Set some key short term goals to motivate you to replace competition