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

 

October edition of British Orienteering's E-Newsletter: CLICK HERE

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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT NATIONAL INTERCLUB FINAL

 

 

 

Following a pre-qualification round the club members travelled to Pippingford Park, in West Sussex, to compete in the national interclub Compass Sport Cup final. The club finished overall in 5th place and our top 25 counting runners amassed a total of 2198 points, this was much improved from our last final in 2017 when the club scored 1835 points and an 8th place.

 

Top scorer was Sheila Carey W70 who scored 98 points (from a possible 100), achieved by coming 3nd on the Hyper Vets 3.5km course in 44.14mins. Lesley Ross and Duncan Birtwistle scored 97, Barry Elkington 96, Will Gardner 96, Nathan Lawson 95, Anne Straube 93, Alistair Powell 92, Alistair Landels 91, Richard Gardner 90, Andy Emmerson 89, Bob Brandon 88, Nadine Wright 88, Juliette Soulard 87, Sue Hallett 86, Keith Willdig 85, Bruce Bryant 85, Peter Carey 84, and club juniors: Josie Smart 84, Max Straube-Roth 80 and Pippa Smart 80. Tom Jeffries scored 79, Jill Emmerson 79 and Liz Phillips 73.

 

Next years final will be staged at Sutton Coldfield and will be organised by Octavian Droobers. The club captains are looking forward to an even better result next year.

23rd October 2019