Club News by Karin Kirk news@octavian-droobers.org

RESULTS FROM CANNOCK CHASE

 

 

Octavian Droobers, West Midlands League leaders, performed well at the Badgerslade event organised by Walton Chasers Orienteering Club. The worst of the weather held off until after the event had finished and many club members were pleased with their results running through the woods, crossing paths and avoiding most of the brambles.

 

Top performer on the longest course, 8.2km with 190 metres of climb, was Oliver Flippance M18 who took 55.41mins to find 19 controls. Alistair Landels M50 was 7th in 58.19mins, club captain, Alistair Powell M40 8th in 60.28mins, Sam Leadley M20 10th in 61.20mins and Anne Straube W40 top woman in 72.46mins all on the same course. On the 6.7km Blue course with 180 metres of climb Barry Elkington M60 was 5th in 52.51mins and Lesley Ross W50 10th in 56.05mins. Felix Lunn M18 was 3rd on the 4.6km Green course taking 46.08mins, Bruce Bryant M60 5th in 46.53mins and Florence Lunn W16 top female junior in 55.06mins.

BEAUTIFUL WOODS AROUND ASHRIDGE ESTATE

 

 

Will Gardner M21 was again the fastest runner, this time at the Ashridge event organised by Herts Orienteering Club (known as Happy Herts). Along with over 500 competitors many OD members enjoyed the lovely sunshine and fast running through the woods. Will’s time was 65.54mins on the 13.6km Black course with 190 metres of climb and Harrison McCartney M21 came in 3rd just behind in 68.43mins.

 

On the 7.6km Blue course Lesley Ross W50 was top woman, 5th overall, taking 57.02mins just ahead of 6th placed Barry Elkington M60 58.45mins. On the 5.2km Green course, Bruce Bryant M60 was 8th in 44.12mins. Hilary Simpson W80 was 4th on the Very Short Green 3.4km course in 63.25mins. Sian Gardner W60 secured 9th place on the 4km Light Green course taking 56.36mins.

 

Everdon Stubbs Results:

John Ward and his team, organised a superb Saturday morning event, welcoming many new runners and families to the fine woods at Everdon Stubbs, near Daventry. There were three courses of differing lengths and technical difficulty. The introductory short course of 1.2km with 11 controls to find was won easily by first timer David Bull and his son in 12.20mins, Josie Smart W14 was 2nd in 15.47mins and Diana Hailey W75 was 3rd in 24mins. David Thacker M40 was 1st on the 2.5km medium course finding all 18 controls in 22.08mins, Rob Smart M50 was 2nd in 26.23mins and Liz Phillips W55 3rd in 26.42mins. The long course of 4.6km was won by Sam Leadley M20 in 33.10mins, Mark Rookledge M50 was 2nd in 35.14mins and Jacob Oxtoby M16 was 3rd in 36.40mins.

26th February 2019

 

Two youth runners at Everdon Stubbs Orienteering event.