Welcome to Octavian Droobers!

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.

World Orienteering day 2017
Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle
JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions
Interland Podium
Interland Team
Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy
Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg
Martin Ward at Rugby
Liz Phillips on the podium.
Laurie Bradley Winners 2017
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.
  • 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 information@octavian-droobers.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WILL GARDNER SELECTED FOR BRITISH WORLD CUP TEAM

 

Congratulations to Will Gardner who has been selected to compete in the 1st round of the World Cup series taking place in Helsinki, Finland from 7th to 11th June. He will join 10 other British athletes and will be racing in both the Middle and Long distance disciplines and has also been selected for the mixed sprint relay. The club wishes him and the British team every success.

 

World Orienteering Day

 

Octavian Droobers celebrated this day by organising two events based at Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, park and an urban and running an introductory session to 40 school pupils at Compton Verney. This brought the number of participants to 118 which will add to the worldwide current number of 160,000 from 64 countries and regions at 822 registered events. It is anticipated that over 350,000 competitors will have joined in after all events have been recorded.

 

Results from around the country

 

Lakeland National weekend

On the 1st Day at Caw, Max Straube-Roth M10 was 2nd in 22.57mins on the 1.5km Yellow course. At Stickle Pike on Day 2 Matthew Elkington M21 was 5th in 44.13mins on the 6km Black course, with 300 metres of climb. Jill Emmerson W55 was 7th on the 3km Short Green course in 42.45mins, Carolyn Marr W70 3rd 53.49mins on the 2.33km course and Max Straube-Roth M10 2nd in 20.20mins on the 1.52km course.