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2017 New Zealand JWOC Team
By NZ JWOC Team - Fri 26 May 2017 8:55pm
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Introducing the 2017 New Zealand JWOC Team.

Brawn before beauty

Callum Herries

  • Post session cheat meal: Tiramisu
  • Roll up song: All Star
  • Interval session: 10 x 100m Hill Reps in Auckland Domain
  • Favourite training session: Fartlek in the Dolomites
  • Orienteering hero: Tommy Hayes
  • Role model/s: Everyone in M85
  • Favourite quote: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” – Seneca
  • My teammates would not know this about me…My bedroom doesn’t have a bed in it.


Cameron de L’Isle

  • Post session cheat meal:  Baked beans
  • Roll up song:  Hunter by Galantis
  • Interval session: Mini Nick Willis sesh: 2*600m, 2k, 2*600m, 1k, 2*400m  
  • Favourite training session:  35min orienteering tempo + extended warm up/down, on a contour only map in Woodhill
  • Orienteering hero:  TGIF
  • Role model:  Eliud Kipchoge
  • Favourite quote:  “It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” Sir Ed Hillary
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. #sugarfree2k17

Devon Beckman

  • Post session cheat meal: Chicken Sizzling and curry puffs from Ruang Thong at the legendary Mercury Plaza
  • Roll up song: The entire works of Kanye West (Yes, all 9 Hours)
  • Interval session: A dirty fast Michigan (1 Mile tempo pace, 1km fast, 1 mile tempo, 800m fast, 1 mile, 600m, 1 mile, 400m
  • Favourite training session: 15 minute tempo run followed by 6 km of orienteering sprintervals
  • Orienteering hero: Rune Isaksson
  • Role model/s: Me in 10 years, Duncan Morrison
  • Favourite quote: So you see every day, every week, every month and every year of my life, my hero’s always 10 years away. I’m never gonna be my hero. I’m not gonna attain that. I know I’m not, and that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing. – Matthew McConaughey
  • My teammates would not know this about me:  Almost able to recite word for word the entirety of The Life of Pablo.  – also working on The Wolf of Wall Street with Ed.


Ed Cory-Wright

  • Post session cheat meal: Choccy Milk and half of a one square meal!
  • Roll up song: Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza (feat. Tinie Tempah)
  • Interval session: 6 x 3min w 2 mins jog in between
  • Favourite training session: Control picking
  • Orienteering hero: Chris Forne
  • Role Model/s: Chris Forne… Mum and Dad
  • Favourite Quote: “Never give up, find a way cause that’s what winners do” — Surfs Up (2007)
  • My teammates would not know that… My left pupil is bigger than my right.


Nick Smith

  • Post session cheat meal: My brothers baking
  • Roll up song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmLHQZ9Op-E
  • Interval session: Hills
  • Favourite training session: Long run in the mountains
  • Orienteering hero: Chris Forne/Nick Boss Hann
  • Role model/s: As above
  • Favourite quote: “We were on a pie mission the whole way” Chris Forne- Godzone 2015
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. Secretly I want to be an adventure racer, but I like sleep too much.

Tommy Hayes

  • Post session cheat meal: Milkshake with extra protein boost
  • Roll up song: Sunrise by Childish Gambino
  • Interval session: 4 x negative split Mt Eden hill reps
  • Favourite training session: Recovery session in the spa after training
  • Orienteering hero: Tim Robertson.
  • Role model: My sister
  • Favourite quote: ‘The world is your lobster’
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. My natural hair colour is actually pink.


Stephen Harding (2017 Reserve)

  • Post session cheat meal: $5 Chicken McCheese combo + choc milkshake
  • Roll up song: Hard to beat Skrillex’s Bangarang
  • Interval session: Jog 400m, Sprint 400m, x5, followed by 5x100m sprints
  • Favourite training session: Orari reserve double loop
  • Orienteering hero: Some scandi fella
  • Role model: Mo Farah
  • Favourite quote: ”Nothing is ever so bad that it can’t get worse”
  • My teammates would not know this about me…I’m a qualified Underwater Ceramics Technician.

Alice Tilley

  • Post session cheat meal: A bag of RJ’s Raspberry chocolate licorice!
  • Roll up song: Savage – Whethan(ft. Flux Pavilion and MAX)
  • Interval session: 6x1km intervals
  • Favourite training session: speed training
  • Orienteering hero: Marquita Gelderman
  • Role model/s: my friends and family
  • Favourite quote: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” -Buddha
  • My teammates would not know this about me… I can clap with one hand.


Dani Goodall

  • Post session cheat meal: Chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce, or curry puffs with sweet chilli sauce
  • Roll up song: Whatcha Say, Jason Derulo – covered by Ed Cory-Wright
  • Interval session: Interval time at school because I’m well hungry by 10:40
  • Favourite training session: Long missions and forest trainings
  • Orienteering hero: Tove Alexandersson and Hanny Allston
  • Role model: Katie Cory-Wright
  • Favourite quote: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. Katie, Ed & I are actually triplets!

Katie Cory-Wright

  • Post session cheat meal: Crispy m&m’s
  • Roll up song: Pump it – The black eyed peas
  • Interval session: To the fridge and back, 10 times
  • Favourite training session: Anything with hills 🙂
  • Orienteering hero: Jean Cory-Wright
  • Role model: Simona Abersold
  • Favourite quote: “Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be Ambitious. Keep your priorities straight and your’e head up. Do what you love, love what you do”.
  • My team mates would not know that I…… am surprisingly good at imitating different accents (especially Geordie)

Kayla Fairbairn

  • Post session cheat meal: bagels
  • Roll up song: Give Me Everything
  • Interval session: 6x400m
  • Favourite training session: Anything in the Forest
  • Orienteering hero: Sophie Bachman / Tommy Hayes
  • Role model: Pitbull
  • Favourite quote: If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire – Pitbull
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. I can clap with two hands.

Jenna Tidswell

  • Post session cheat meal: Anything yum
  • Roll up song: Resolution (kygo edit) Matt Corby
  • Interval session: 4x600m.
  • Favourite training session: Run through Havelock reserves
  • Orienteering hero: Gustav Bergman
  • Role model/s: Lisa Carrington
  • Favourite quote: Each step takes you closer to your goal
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. I was born in Australia.

Lara Molloy

  • Post session cheat meal: Flame Tree Hall catering
  • Roll up song: On Top of the World – Imagine Dragon
  • Interval session: Hill reps on Bell’s track
  • Favourite training session: Long run, in the Wellington hills
  • Orienteering hero: Tove Alexandersson
  • Role model/s: Simone Niggli and Alice Tilley
  • Favourite quote: Comparison is the thief of joy
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. I don’t like pizza.

Marina Comeskey (2017 Reserve)

  • Post session cheat meal: Chocolate brownie cheesecake
  • Roll up song: Poi e
  • Interval session: 5 x 800m, 3 hill reps up the hill home
  • Favourite training session: intensified intervals on cool terrain  (straight running interval before O interval)
  • Orienteering hero: Lizzie Ingham
  • Role model/s: My mum, dad and grandad
  • Favourite quote: If you are given two options, take the harder one because you’ll regret it if you don’t. At least if you take the harder one and fail you’ll have tried. – Alison Hargreaves
  • My teammates would not know this about me…. I can ride a bike in a moon boot.

Ross Morrison – Coach

Karen Beckman – Manager


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