Rhodri Buffett

10 April 2011

Sport/Event: Orienteering, Cross country and Mountain Running

Date and Place of Birth: 1988, Abergavenny, Wales

Height: 5ft 9″

Weight: 58 kg

Date arrived at Team Bath: October 2006

Course of Study: Sports Engineering

Length of Course: 4 years

Clubs: British Orienteering Team

Occupation: Student/athlete

When not at university he is based in South Wales. He has been skiing since he could stand on skis, and orienteering since five, but started taking orienteering more seriously when he joined the Welsh Junior Squad at 13, and has since represented GB at the Junior Worlds in Sweden in 2008, having missed the 2007 championships in Australia due to a stress fracture.

He took a year out of university for the 2008/2009 season, to aid the transition from Junior to Senior, and has since been selected to run the long distance race at the World Orienteering Championships in Hungary this August.

In previous years he has won the British U16 Mountain Running Championships, and represented Wales at both the Senior and Junior World Mountain Running Trophy. He is also the current World Winter Triathlon 20-24 Age Group World Champion, and was also selected to ski for GB at the World U23 Cross Country Ski Championships in 2009.

Competitive Record:
British U16 Mountain Running Championships 2003 – 1st

European Youth Orienteering Championships 2006 – Relay Silver

British Orienteering Championships 2006 – M18 1st

JK Orienteering Championships 2006 – M18 1st

Junior European Orienteering Championships 2006 – M18 Sprint 9th, Long 10th

JK Orienteering Championships 2007 – M20E 3rd

World Junior Mountain running Trophy 2006 – 37th

British Orienteering Championships 2008 – M20E 3rd

Junior World Orienteering Championships 2008 – Sprint 42nd, Middle 46th, Long 82nd, Relay, 13th

World Mountain running trophy 2008 – 106th

JK Orienteering Championships 2009 – M21E Sprint 2nd

World Winter Triathlon Age Group Championships 2009 – 20-24 age class 1st

World Orienteering Championships Long Qualifier 2009 – 21st in heat

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