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Congratulations to Will Gardner, who will be taking his place in the GB team at the World Orienteering Championships this weekend in Estonia. The club wishes him and the team every success. Will is also a member of Rugby and Northants Athletic Club.

Octavian Droobers continue to enjoy racing around the towns and cities this summer. In Loughborough Bruce Bryant was 1st on the Mens Ultra Vet 3.9km course in 36.38mins, Peter Carey was 8th and Roman Kotecky 9th. Josie Smart was 2nd on the W12 1.5km course in 15mins and Pippa Smart 2nd on the Womens junior 4km course in 49.58mins. Lesley Ross also clocked up a 2nd place on the Womens Open 7.4km course taking 72.52mins. Liz Phillips was placed 4th in 60.44mins and Jill Emmerson 5th in 66.23mins on the Womens Veteran 5.8km course. Andy Emmerson was 5th on the Mens Veteran 7.4km course in 61.36mins. On the Womens Super Vet 3.9km course Jane Stew was 6th, Sheila Carey 7th and Joanne Leigh 10th. Sam Leadley W18 was 10th in the Mens Open taking 86.46mins on the 9.1km course. Sue Bicknell was 5th on the Womens Ultra Vet 3km course.

Nottingham Orienteering Club organised the Meadow Sprint event and after two sprint races Liz Phillips was 3rd overall in the W40 class as was Bruce Bryant in the M55 class. Peter Carey was 2nd in the M65 class and Sheila Carey 3rd in the W65 class. At the Hull City of Culture weekend on Day 1, Liz Phillips was 2nd overall after completing 3 races in the Womens Veteran class. Bruce Bryant was 1st overall in the Mens Super Vet class and Mike Hampton joint 6th in the Mens Ultra Vet class. Nathan Lawson was the winner of the Mens Open Hull City Race on Day 2 taking 38.84mins on the 8.1km course and David Lawson M50 was 2nd on the Veteran Mens 7.6km course in 44.18mins.

27th June 2017


Will Gardner GB kit 2017

Will Gardner, looking very happy in his new GB kit. Will was selected as a reserve but got a last minute call up to join the team in Estonia.


Octavian Droobers joined the 1000 runners to experience two days of racing around Bristol Harbourside from the event centre at the impressive City Hall. Day 1 incorporated the popular Euro Tour and attracted competitors from all over the continent. The courses took the northern part of the Harbourside and Clifton Wood area, a complex under and overpass road system and a start high up at Cabot Tower.

Bruce Bryant M60 was 3rd in 39.51mins on the Ultravet 4.4km course and Mike Hampton was 2nd M70 on the same course taking 44.04mins. Chris McCartney M45 was 4th in 57.45mins on the Veteran Men 6.7km course. Liz Phillips W50 was 5th from a field of 90 entrants, on the Supervet Women 4.6k course in 40.05mins. Hilary May W60 was 5th on the Newcomers 3.2km Short course taking 47.54mins. Nadine Wright W21 was 11th on the Senior Womens 6.7km course in 70.40mins.

Day 2 used the Harbourside East and Temple Quarter areas and competitors had to navigate through parks, in and around buildings and cross several bridges. Duncan Birtwistle M21 was 4th on the Open Men 7.5km course in 42.49mins. Sheila Carey W70 was 2nd on the Ultravet Women 3.25km course taking 31.55mins. Chris McCartney M45 was 4th on the Veteran Men 6.35km course in 44.09mins and Iain Botheroyd M45 was 8th in 44.43mins.

13th June 2017