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Following successful runs at the Dymock Forest event in Worcestershire, organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club, the West Midlands Association announce the following Octavian Droobers are West Midlands Individual Champions for 2016.

Congratulations to the Juniors Champions: Tilly Flippance won the W10 category, Florence Lunn W12, Pippa Smart W14, Peter Markham M12, Cameron Williams-Stein M14. Senior women winners are: Kerrie Flippance W40, Lesley Ross W45, Liz Phillips W50, Elizabeth Urquhart W60, Sheila Carey W70 and Hilary Simpson W75, Senior Men winners are Ben Flippance M35, Chris McCartney M45, David Leadley M50, Barry Elkington M60 and Peter Carey M70.

After 11 events held at various venues around the West Midlands Octavian Droobers club members have accumulated an amazing 7162 points to become the West Midland League Champions for 2016. Wrekin Orienteers scored 6904 and Walton Chasers were in 3rd place with 6684 points. Contributing to this by scoring maximum points of 500 from their best performances at 5 league competitions were:  Finley Flippance M12, Nathan Chapple M14, David Leadley M50, Liz Phillips W50, Barry Elkington M60, Peter Carey M70, Florence Lunn W12, Sheila Carey W70, Hilary Simpson W75, Sue Hallett W70. The following club members points were added to the total: Oliver Lunn M14 with 495, Lesley Ross W50 475, Liam Chapple M45 416, David Dunn M35 404 and Richard Steel M50 372.

13th Dec 2016 

Results from Dymock Forest

On the longest course Brown 9.2km with 245 metres of climb, Ben Flippance M35 took 105.53mins to come 9th and David Chandler M21 was 10th in 129.21mins. The event run by Harlequins Orienteering Club in Dymock Forest, used some tough and complex terrain, with much of the area covered by brambles, crisscrossed by a wet, muddy path network, and runners had to negotiate fallen branches searching for controls.

David Leadley M50 won the Blue 7km course with 170 metres of climb in 61.07mins, Chris McCartney M45 was 3rd in 62.20mins and Barry Elkington M60 was 7th in 68.12mins. Bruce Bryant M55 was 5th on the Green 4.4km course in 48.34mins, Stan Alexander M60 7th in 50.20mins and Liz Phillips W50 9th in 51.19mins. Sheila Carey W70 won the Short Green 3.7km course in 45.09mins, Peter Carey M70 was 3rd in 48.58mins, John Bowman M70 6th in 57.04mins.

Juniors from the club did very well: Pippa Smart W14 was 1st on the Light Green 3.5km course in 50.27mins and Cameron Williams-Stein M14 2nd in 53.06mins. Florence Lunn W12 was 1st on the Orange 3.2km course in 29.38mins, Peter Markham M12 2nd in 31.26mins, Tabitha Lunn W12 3rd in 38.47mins and Finley Flippance M12 4th in 40.13mins. Josie Smart W12 was 2nd in 24.33mins on the Yellow 2.5km course and Tilly Flippance W10 was 5th 50.16mins. the youngest juniors also ran well: Finn Williams-Stein M10 was 1st on the White 2.1km course in 17.13mins and Max Straube-Roth M10 was 2nd in 27.28mins.     

6th Dec 2016