<< this, very well written sums up current feelings/situation.
- Appreciate sports problems are "1st world issues" and we should be happy to be healthy. Plus there's a lot of people fighting to improve the situation which is really appreciated.
- When everyone couldn't race it was easier, a bit harder knowing we can't go to Europeans as we can't travel and watching other teams on camps/MOC races. It's hard being stuck in the city for so long, can't see coaches and orienteering training limited due to embargo issues too but we are doing our best.
- Now it's even more frustrating as things open up closer to home, Kara (also competes at GB in her sport but it's also not Olympic/Commonwealth/professional) and I had entries to an elite 5km last night postponed from ages ago (sub 18:30 cut off, small field, course closed to public) but all Scots were told they couldn't attend due to guidelines re leaving local authority so we're obviously didn't go Podium 5km happened on Saturday and Scots attended (some but definitely not all may have had dispensation through triathlon being an Olympic sport).
- For the same reason I can't attend the first orienteering sprint selection race as I legally can't leave Edinburgh. It's really tough that being in GB team means nothing if you're not in a favoured sport. My teammates and training partners all work very hard, we are athletes but it's also just a sad state of affairs that sport in general is so far down the line with the mental and physical benefits it brings to many.
- I'm hungry for a race and whether it's running or orienteering there's fire there and I'm ready for smash it when the opportunity comes!