Hollie Orr

Hollie Orr

Hollie Orr

I was born in Glasgow and with my family started orienteering at the age of 9 soon becoming a member of Clyde and the Scottish JuniorSquad. As a 14 year old I helped Scotland win the Junior Home International for the first time in 2002.

I went to Edinburgh University where I studied mechanical engineering and played an active role in the orienteering club, including captain in my final year. I then began work as an engineer, moving to Ulverston, and joining Lakeland OC. I worked for a number of years in Norway and joined Halden SK (Norway), and although now based back in Britain, I have remained a member and was in their winning Venla team in 2016.

I am now back in Ulverston working in Barrow and training with the local fell running club. I enjoy most outdoor pursuits, always keen for an adventure, it was the adventurous nature of orienteering which originally lured me to the sport. Away from orienteering I enjoy some more creative activities including art, cooking and design.

First appearance for GB at World Championships: 2010.

Best Results: 14th Sprint Relay, 7th Forest Relay, 26th Sprint, 21st Middle, 16th Long.

Clubs: Lakeland OC (North West OA) and Halden SK (Norway)

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