Chris Smithard

Chris Smithard

Chris Smithard

First appearance for GB at World Championships: 2015. Best result: 2017 - Sprint - 14th.

World Cup 2013 - Norway Sprint - 4th.

JK Champion 2019.

British Sprint Champion 2012, 2nd in 2021 and 2022.

Many national relay successes with Forth Valley.

Picture: Chris was second in the JK Sprint March 30th 2018 Chris Smithard

I grew up in Chester and was a member of Deeside Orienteers until 2016. I ran several Junior Inter-Regionals as a member of the North-West Junior Squad, and represented England at Junior Home Internationals. I went to Sheffield University studying engineering and running for the Sheffield University team, ShUOC. Whilst there, I organised the 2011 Harvester Trophy Relays, with an early use of GPS tracking in the UK. I now live, work and train in Stirling. I run for Forth Valley Orienteers and my overseas club is OK Pan Kristianstad (Sweden).

I have developed a website for analysing orienteering performance based on my and Kris Jones' method for how to orienteer. It is designed to help other people improve their orienteering technique.

Clubs: Forth Valley Orienteers (Scottish OA) and OK Pan Kristianstad (Sweden)

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