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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GREAT TRAINING DAY FOR NEW JUNIORS … AND THEIR PARENTS

 

Nearly 30 juniors plus their parents, scout leaders and teachers, from Warwickshire, Coventry, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Worcestershire experienced some super orienteering training at Rough Close Scout Camp organised by Andy Emmerson.

There were many club helpers without whom it would not have been possible. We look forward to seeing them at our next events especially the Schools Orienteering Championships and representing the club in the Yvette Baker Trophy heat and other competitions.

 

 

ORIENTEERING SKILLS WEBSITE

I hope you might like to link to my orienteering skills website from OD club pages.

www.betterorienteering.org

Do get back to me with any questions.

Best wishes
Duncan Bayliss
Wrekin Orienteers

 

BRITISH NIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS & CHILTERN CHALLENGE WEEKEND

A truly great weekend of orienteering was held at Hambleden, near Henley, overlooking the swollen Thames river. The pristine private woods provided some spectacular courses for the Saturday British Night Championships and the annual major fixture, the Chiltern Challenge on the next day.

 

The organisers, Thames Valley Orienteers, welcomed over 1000 entrants who ran through the beautiful beech trees and up and down the steep sided valleys and who were also treated to great views and occasional glimpses of hares, deer and yes, wallabies!