"I think it is really important for the next generation to get a chance to compete against, and meet National Team athletes,” said Nishikawa. “When I was a juvenile racing at Nationals, I was so inspired to be able to meet some of my idols who were on the National Team, so it’s important to me that I am here.”
That is what it was like for me growing up orienteering in southern Ontario and being able to see and then race against the likes of de St Croix, Lowry and Sidney every few weeks.
Yeah, would be great if Harvey could at least race the Sprint, but the Quebec experience was probably pretty exhausting. He really is a celeb there.