13/12/2017 AFTER DARK EVENT CANCELLED
OCTAVIAN DROOBERS TOP THE WEST MIDLANDS LEAGUE
The final league event for 2017 was held at Hay Wood, near Baddesley Clinton, and club members turned out to compete with some great running around the woods, across all age classes to clinch the title. OD have accumulated a total of 7403 points well ahead of the other West Midlands clubs: Wrekin Orienteers 6895, Harlequins 6574, Walton Chasers 6349, Potteries 6038 and City of Birmingham 2160.
Scorers for the club, earned from best 5 races, from the 12 events, with a maximum of 100 points per race were: Finley Flippance M12, Jacob Oxtoby M14, Tom Jeffries M45, Juliette Soulard W45, Lesley Ross W50, Barry Elkington M60, Peter Carey M70, Sam Leadley M18, Josie Smart W12, Florence Lunn W14, Sheila Carey W70 who all scored 500 points and Chris McCartney M45 498, David Leadley M50 491, Kevin Ross M50 415 and Felix Lunn M16 499.
The Hay Wood event was organised by John Middler and all the courses were planned by juniors Oliver and Felix Lunn. The club welcomed over 130 competitors from across the midlands and several new orienteers, including a group of Sea Scouts from Warwick, who enjoyed the experienced of navigating around the woods. Individual winners of the courses were: Imogen George W12 Warwick Sea Scouts took 8.07mins on the 1.3km White course, Oscar Barnby M10 Walton Chasers 17.54mins on the 2.5km Yellow course, Martin Mitchell M50 Harlequins 36.40mins on the 2.9km Orange Course, Jacob Oxtoby M14 31.27mins on the 3.5km Light Green Course, Peter Carey M70 33.51mins on the 3.2km Short Green course, Lesley Ross W50 34.07mins on the 4km Green course and Alistair Landels M45 44.22mins on the 6.8km Blue Course.continued.....
28th November 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.