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WEST MIDLAND CHAMPIONS
At Sutton Park, the annual West Midlands championships event, incorporating the W. Midlands League, was organised by Kerrie Flippance and volunteers from Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club welcomed 240 competitors from all over the midlands.
As current league leaders, club members turned out in large numbers to battle for positions. Fifteen juniors and seniors won titles at the great park and woodlands venue in Sutton Coldfield.
West Midlands Champions
OD juniors were very successful and Tilly Flippance was W10 champion taking 45.52mins on the 2.75km Yellow course, other junior winners were: M12 champion Finlay Flippance, 43.59mins and W12 Josie Smart 73.29mins on the 3.5km Orange course, M14 Jacob Oxtoby 28.50mins and W14 Pippa Smart 42.12mins on the Light Green 3.4km course, M16 Felix Lunn 36.34mins on the 4.9km Green course, M18 Sam Leadley 50.02mins on the 6.3km Blue course.
Senior winners were: Sophie Kirk W21 champion taking 52.59mins on the Blue 6.3km course; Alistair Powell M35 champion 65.09mins on the 8km Brown course; M45 Tom Jeffries 58.02mins on the 6.3km Blue course; W40 Anne Straube 38.35mins, W45 Juliette Soulard 49.31mins and W50 Liz Phillips 47.17mins all on the 4.9km Green course; M70 Peter Carey 34.30mins and W70 Karin Kirk 45.33mins on the 3km Short Green course.
Coombe Country Park
The event planned at Coombe Country by Michelle Oxtoby and family, had three courses, a short Yellow and two score courses. Several newcomers and beginners enjoyed the challenges with juniors using them to train for the upcoming British School Championships, and Warwick University Students for the British University Championships.continued.....
10th October 2017
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.