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Welcome to Octavian Droobers, celebrating 50 years! 1965 - 2015

The Droobers, Octavian Droobers or OD as they are known are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands, UK.

  • Unlike most sports clubs we do not have a fixed weekly meeting point, but instead organise events on a regular basis around the area. See the Events page for details.
  • Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages 5 - 85 years are invited to explore our local woods and parks. We offer help and guidance on how to read maps and use a compass and electronic timer for newcomers at each event.
  • To see a short video explaining what the sport involves, have a look at the Beginners page.
  • For further information about the club please call 01926 632189 or email
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Orienteering - The adventure sport for all.



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Traversing city pavements, crossing bridges over docks and racing around cathedrals saw club members searching for controls on varying levels whilst enjoying the fine weather.

Well done to Alfie Bullus M16, winner of the Men’s Junior race, who took 21.14mins on the 3.03km course at the Lincoln Orienteering event. In the Men’s Open there was a tussle between OD juniors Harrison McCartney M18 who was just beaten into 2nd place in 58.56mins by Nathan Lawson M20 58.01mins on the 8.84km course with 125metres of climb.

Chris McCartney M45 was 5th on the Men’s Veteran 7.1km course taking 47.18mins and David Lawson M50 7th in 51.00mins. Bruce Bryant M55 was 8th in the Men’s Ultra Vets 3.83km race. Anne Straube W40 was 4th in 46.59mins and Liz Phillips W50 7th in 51.00mins in the 4.75km Women’s Vet race. Margaret Willdig W60 was 6th in 39.22mins on the 3.83km course.

The very varied course made an exciting fast race around Gloucester Docks. Sophie Kirk W21 was 2nd female and 6th overall in 49.55mins on the longest Blue 6.7km course.  continued.....

15th Aug 2016



OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 2016


Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)




 After surviving the snow on Kilnsey Moor on Day 3, Easter Sunday, these three intrepid Droobers, Peter Carey, Sheila Carey and Barry Elkington, took their place on the podium gaining a 2nd place, on Day 4 at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield, in the Ultra Vets Relay.  




2nd in the Junior Relay Race at the JK2016 Easter International Orienteering Festival. 


Barry Elkington at Compass Sport Cup

Barry at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016




Finn Williams Stein St Augustines RC Kenilworth

Schools Champs runner


 Tabitha Lunn All Saints Primary School

 Schools Champs runner



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FOUND:  A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.