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SECOND NATIONAL SUCCESS FOR NEWTON RIGG SPORTS STAR

Date: 23rd May 2018

A Talented and determined Outdoor Adventure Sports student has taken first place at the British Schools Orienteering Championships.

First year Outdoor and Adventure Sport student, Louis Morris, became the first year 18 champion despite being only sixteen years old at the prestigious championship held at Balmoral Castle on Saturday 19th May 2018.This follows his outstanding achievement at the British Schools Orienteering Championships in December 2017, where Louis was placed second overall.

Since his other fantastic achievements, Louis has been improving his technical skills and training hard. Louis said, “I’m extremely pleased with the result, and I can definitely see an improvement in my overall performance. The area of the course was quite hilly, which worked to my advantage having done lots of training in the Lake District. I also had good control flow throughout, which I meant didn’t have to stop to read my map."

Working towards his next goal of the British Sprint & Middle Distance in Bristol in September, Louis is attending a training camp over the summer break in Norway with the North West Junior Orienteering Squad for a week. The group will train in different weather conditions to the UK as well as focusing on their technical terrain skills.

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