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BRITISH ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS - INDIVIDUAL AND RELAY
Three silver medals and a bronze were presented to Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club members after competing near Balmoral in Scotland in the individual British Championships.
Congratulations to William Gardner M21 who was pipped into second place by only 34 seconds. He took 92.48mins on the Mens Elite championship course of 13.9km with 600 metres of climb. On the same course Matthew Elkington M21 was 8th in 95.47mins.
A silver podium place was achieved by Anne Straube on the Womens W40 class who took 83.07mins on the 6.325km course. A silver place was also awarded to Hilary Simpson W75 who took 82.33mins on the 3.4km course. Sheila Carey was 3rd in 64.46mins on the W70 4.225km championship course.
Lesley Ross was 7th on the W50 5.725km course taking 72.46mins. Alistair Powell, club captain was also 7th in 78.27mins on the M40 8.95km course with 375 metres of climb
Young junior Rupert Powell, at his first championship, was 5th on the M10 2.55km course taking 33.12mins and Max Straube-Roth was 10th in 40.45mins. Paul Gregson was 3rd on the short M35 course. Max was the junior winner of the British Trail Orienteering championships at nearby Crathes Castle.
The W40 team of Lesley Ross, Liz Phillips and Anne Straube had a great 3rd place podium result. A fifth place was earned by the ‘Odds On’ team of Duncan Birtwistle, Matthew Elkington and William Gardner in the Mens Premier Race, with a total of 100.50mins only 9 mins behind the winners. Alistair Powell, Richard Gardner and Bruce Bryant were also placed 5th in the M40 relay race.continued.....
22nd May 2018
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
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
Juniors with trophies at West Midlands Orienteering Championships
OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 2016
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 at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016
Schools Champs runner
Schools Champs runner
FOUND: A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.