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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RESULTS ROUND UP

 

Urban racing was popular with Octavian Droobers club members this weekend, with Lincoln, Sheffield and Tewkesbury being the locations of the events.

 

First up, as part of the Race the Castles series in Yorkshire on Saturday, was the Sheffield race which saw Peter Carey M75 the outright winner of the Men Hyper Vet class racing around the 3.9km course in 31.59mins.

 

Around Lincoln City on Sunday Peter Carey M75 was 2nd on the Mens Hyper Vet 3.09km course taking 28.12mins, Sheila Carey W70 3rd on the Womens Ultra Vet 3.09km course taking 27.33mins, Sue Bicknell W75 was 4th on the Womens Hyper Vet 3.09km course in 42.18mins and Keith Willdig M70 was placed 8th on the Mens Ultra Vet course taking 38.40mins on the 4.45kmm course.