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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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Orienteering - The adventure sport for all.



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On offer this Saturday evening, 18 February, is a fun challenge for runners and walkers to experience orienteering at night. The venue is Hartshill Hayes Country Park, 3 miles north west of Nuneaton, and is Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club’s third in a series of winter season ‘after dark’ events.

There is no need to pre-book, arrive at the Country Park visitor centre, and park using the pay and display machines. Competitors will be competing on one course and will visit as many control points in ascending order, with a value of 10 points each, as possible within a choice of time limits of 60 minutes. Any additional time incurred will attract penalties of 10 points per minute.

Bob Brandon is the organiser and has designed the course so that beginners will be able to find the easier controls, positioned on distinctive features. A large scale map with all features, including tracks, fences, trees and hedges are clearly shown. The event starts from 5pm until 7pm and help will be provided, bring a head torch and compass if you have one. Entry costs are £1 for juniors and £5 for seniors plus an additional £1 for hire of an electronic timer. Full details are on www.octavian-droobers.org website.continued.....

14th Feb 2017


liz phillips on the podium

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.