-About Elevate-

Elevate is about helping people improve their orienteering performances. Our first step has been about turning a quantitative analysis spreadsheet into a web application for anyone to use. The creation of the site was supported by the Orienteering Foundation and the work of Chris Smithard and James Errington. The initial research that provided the basis of the technical method used was carried out by Kris Jones with more info here.

Chris Smithard

Been orienteering longer than I can remember. Ran at World Champs in 2015 (sprint relay) and 2017 (sprint) both times coming 14th. After a disastrous orienteering year in 2016 things needed to change and I started adapting my technique to the Principle methodology in Autumn 2016 and believe it to be one of the significant reasons for a much better set of results in 2017 (3 top 20s in World Cups). When not running I’m eating, mapping and working for my o club in Scotland. I’m looking forward to helping more people improve their orienteering technique and ultimately their performances! You can find me on attackpoint, powerof10 and WorldofO.

James Errington

Email me: james (at) maprunner.co.uk

Undergraduate Computer Scientist at the University of Southampton, currently in my 2nd year. I've been orienteering all my life and have competed in competitions in over 10 different countries, including Romania, Iceland, and Albania. I've also competed alongside Chris at USIC orienteering in the Czech Republic. Aside from Elevate, I also contribute towards the development of Routegadget 2 with my father, Simon. You can follow my runs on Strava (When I find time between uni work!), my code commits on Github, and my day-to-day musings on Twitter.