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Megan Carter-Davies breaks records at World Orienteering Championships

Peter Hodkinson

Peter Hodkinson

16 August 2016

Megan Carter-Davies, a 1st Year Mathematics student and member of the University's Orienteering Club, competed for Great Britain in two World Championships this summer.

After breaking her leg earlier in the year, Megan showed great determination to make a smooth recovery and get back to fitness in readiness for the races. The hard work paid off and she has had some record breaking performances.
 
At her final Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) held in the Swiss Alps; Megan came 7th place in the Sprint Distance, 4th place in the Middle Distance and 5th place in the Relay. Her Middle Distance result equals the GBR record. (full results here). Megan also raced at the World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) in Hungary and achieved a gold medal. (Full results here).
 
Megan says: "I'm not really sure what to say about this season! Way better than I could have ever, ever expected and awesome to win with my amazing team mates at the WUOC Sprint Relay and also awesome to come 5th at the JWOC Relay! Great to see what keeping a cool head and just finding the controls can do, and looking forward to (hopefully) a full training year! But for now, rest!" 
 
Megan will take over as Orienteering Club Captain for 2016-17.

Further information

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