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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COVENTRY HOSTS MAJOR SPORTING EVENT

 

To celebrate Coventry European City of Sport 2019 Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club staged a well attended and received national Coventry Weekend of Orienteering.

 

On Saturday 8 June at the University of Warwick with assembly in the

brand new University Sports Centre nearly 300 runners competed in the two sprint races around the campus. The club welcomed orienteers from all around the UK and Europe with the youngest competitor 6 years old and the oldest 86. The steady rain did not deter and all enjoyed the morning and afternoon races planned by Anne Straube.

 

On the following bright and sunny day the arena village was at Whitefriars Pocket Park in the centre of Coventry and nearly 400 runners took part in the Urban City race. We welcomed 45 entries on the day. Octavian Droobers were pleased to receive a grant given by Coventry City Council towards the running of the Urban race. The complex nature of the city with its extensive renovation and construction programme meant there were constant changes to the map and planning of the excellent courses by Bruce Bryant.

 

Octavian Droobers events organisers Phil Kirk and Keith Willdig received many compliments from attendees that have been conveyed to the huge team of club member helpers and to the main supporters University of Warwick and Coventry City Council. The club is now preparing another major national event ‘Coventry Urban European City Race’ to coincide with Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021.