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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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Following some great orienteering runs at the selection race held at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, the day before the championships it has been announced that Kenilworth School and Sixth Form Junior Boys team have been selected to represent England at the World Championships. This is a great honour for the school and Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club congratulates the team, who are all club members. The World Championships will be held in April next year at Palermo, Sicily where the boys will compete against other teams from around the world. Oliver Lunn was the star performer winning the M14 4.8km course in 29.49mins, Oliver Flippance was 6th, Cameron Williams-Stein 12th, Felix Lunn 16th, Nathan Chapple 27th and Christian Roberts 32nd.

Several schools from Coventry and Warwickshire entered individuals and teams in the British Schools Championships at Sutton Park. Competing against over 750 pupils, the competition was tough and congratulations go to club members who represented their schools and notable individual results were: Year 7 Girls – 4th Florence Lunn, Kenilworth School, 8th Josie Smart, Myton School, 10th Tabitha Lunn, Kenilworth, Year 9 Girls 11th Pippa Smart, Myton School, Warwick, Year 8 Boys – 10th Peter Markham, Ash Green School, Coventry, 12th Jacob Oxtoby, King Henry VIII, Coventry, 17th Joe Quinney, Southam College, Year 10 Boys – 6th Felix Lunn, 9th Oliver Lunn and 10th Oliver Flippance, all Kenilworth School. Full results are on the www.bsoa.org website.continued.....

29nd Nov 2016


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.