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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FOREST OF DEAN

Always a challenge and the Forest of Dean weekend of orienteering did not disappoint. The extremely wet boggy conditions throughout the beautiful woods proved tricky when navigating across steep sided streams. On Saturday club members competed at the North Gloucester Orienteering Club organised middle distance event at Mallards Pike. This was part of the Southern Championship weekend and with courses to suit all levels of age and ability. On the longest Black course Duncan Birtwistle M21 was 4th in 39.22mins, Chris McCartney M50 was 10th in 43.55mins on the Brown course, Trevor Simpson M80 8th on the Short Green in 49.56mins and Max Straube-Roth M10 was 8th on the Orange course in 39.25mins.

 

Hundreds of orienteers competed on Sunday at the Southern Championships event at Churchill Inclosure and Cannop Ponds in the Forest of Dean. Bristol Orienteering Club organised this national event.and OD were successful in many of the age classes. Congratulations to the 4 winners of their age classes from the club: Sheila Carey won the W70 4.375km course in 53.55mins, husband Peter Carey won the M75 4.925km course in 63.20mins, Anne Straube won the W40 6.15km course in 59.36mins and Lesley Ross won the W50 5.5km course in 54.30mins.