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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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At Sutton Park, the annual West Midlands championships event, incorporating the W. Midlands League, was organised by Kerrie Flippance and volunteers from Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club welcomed 240 competitors from all over the midlands.

As current league leaders, club members turned out in large numbers to battle for positions. Fifteen juniors and seniors won titles at the great park and woodlands venue in Sutton Coldfield.

West Midlands Champions

OD juniors were very successful and Tilly Flippance was W10 champion taking 45.52mins on the 2.75km Yellow course, other junior winners were: M12 champion Finlay Flippance, 43.59mins and W12 Josie Smart 73.29mins on the 3.5km Orange course, M14 Jacob Oxtoby 28.50mins and W14 Pippa Smart 42.12mins on the Light Green 3.4km course, M16 Felix Lunn 36.34mins on the 4.9km Green course, M18 Sam Leadley 50.02mins on the 6.3km Blue course.

Senior winners were: Sophie Kirk W21 champion taking 52.59mins on the Blue 6.3km course; Alistair Powell M35 champion 65.09mins on the 8km Brown course; M45 Tom Jeffries 58.02mins on the 6.3km Blue course; W40 Anne Straube 38.35mins, W45 Juliette Soulard 49.31mins and W50 Liz Phillips 47.17mins all on the 4.9km Green course; M70 Peter Carey 34.30mins and W70 Karin Kirk 45.33mins on the 3km Short Green course.

Coombe Country Park

The event planned at Coombe Country by Michelle Oxtoby and family, had three courses, a short Yellow and two score courses. Several newcomers and beginners enjoyed the challenges with juniors using them to train for the upcoming British School Championships, and Warwick University Students for the British University Championships.continued.....


10th October 2017


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World Orienteering day 2017


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Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle


JK 2017 Veteran Relay Winners2c Barry2c Sheila and Mike 170417

JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions


Interland podium

Interland Podium

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Interland Team


Will Gardner with M21 class Midland Championships Trophy 2017

Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy 


Mark Pawsey MPand Mayor of Rugby2c Councillor Sally Bragg

Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg


Martin Ward at WOW Rugby

Martin Ward at Rugby


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Liz Phillips on the podium.


Laurie Bradley Trophy winners 2017

Laurie Bradley Winners 2017 


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Juniors with trophies at West Midlands Orienteering Championships 


Myton School wins Year 9 class in British Schools Score Orienteering Championships

Will Gardner winning the Caddihoe chase Trophy October 2016Max Straube Roth at Caddihoe Chase



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.