Fergus Kenyon

Name and age class

Fergus Kenyon M12


Tell us about when/where/how you started orienteering.

Lesley and Paul Coutts told us about it. My first run was near Elgin. I was only little.

Why do you like it?

Because I like running and exploring new places. I like playing after my run with my friends.

Your best orienteering memory?

I enjoyed falling in the swamp after my run at Uath Lochans last year. I loved running down a bank covered in lichen at Culbin, it gave way and I slipped down!

Your worst (and/or funniest?) orienteering memory?

The worst has got to be when I fell over a long on the way to the start and broke my arm!
The funniest was running across a supposedly seasonal marsh but it went up to my waist, I was not going the correct way!

Your favourite O area?

I like everywhere I've ran apart from the sink hole place in the Welsh 5 days.

A top O tip for others/favourite piece of kit?

I like my thumb compass and my tip would be don't lose your thumb compass!

In your other life... what do you like doing when you're not orienteering?

I have recently got a corn snake and I handle it every day, it did poo on me!
I like building with lego and sharpening sticks

What's your orienteering ambition for the next year?

To try and reach 200 events

Anything else you would like us to know?

Snakes are amazing.