YVETTE BAKER QUALIFYING ROUND RESULTS
The junior team travelled to Baggeridge Park, near Dudley, to compete for a place in the national final of the interclub Yvette Baker Trophy. It was a first time for several of the very young team and a great experience. They lost to Deeside Orienteering but are expected to qualify to go to the final to represent West Midlands in Druridge Bay later this year.
The junior team results: on the Green 4.6km course Felix Lunn was 2nd in 33.59mins, Oliver Lunn 5th in 38.22mins and Oliver Flippance was 6th in 39.18mins. Jacob Oxtoby was 4th on the Light Green 3.6km course in 44.15mins, John Cherry 5th in 45.46mins, Florence Lunn 6th in 51.53mins, Nathan Chapple 7th in 52.05mins, Pippa Smart 8th in 52.21mins and Tabitha Lunn 10th in 64.19mins. On the Orange 3km course Luke Cherry was 2nd in 35.29mins, Peter Markham 3rd in 35.32mins, Josie Smart 6th in 46.51mins and Thomas Chapple 8th in 48.28mins. Lewis Oxtoby won the Yellow 2.3km course in 18.52mins, Emily Knox was 2nd in 20.19mins, Giacomo MacGibbon 3rd in 26.32mins, Sebastian MacGibbon 4th in 29.44mins, David Knott 5th in 31.09mins and Shane Creedon 6th in 31.59mins. Tilly Flippance was 4th on the White 1.6km course in 26.33mins.
OD students competed in the annual British University and Colleges Orienteering Championships held at Wharncliffe, Sheffield. Julie Emmerson came 4th in the Womens A class talking 52.04mins on the 6.6km course with 250 metres of climb. Matt Elkington was 5th on the 10.6km, 406 metres of climb, Mens A class in 65.36mins, and Nathan Lawson was 11th in 68.08mins. Stephen Elkington was 4th on the Mens B 6.6km course in 64.42mins. In the relays Matt helped his team from Sheffield University to 2nd place and Nathan to 6th place while Harrison McCartney’s team from Oxford were 7th. Julie’s team from Durham were placed 9th.
Other results: at Hugset in South Yorkshire Bruce Bryant was 5th on the Blue 4.1km middle distance course in 45.16mins. John Bowman was 4th at Rushmere Country Park, near Leighton Buzzard, on the Short Green 3.7km course taking 50.26mins and young Max Straube-Roth was 1st on the white 1.6km course in 15.26mins. At Westonbirt, Bristol Orienteering event, Barry Elkington was 6th on the 7.7km course in 53.14mins and Mel Elkington 9th on the Orange 3.4km course in 47.01mins.
21st March 2017
WARWICKSHIRE SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS
On Saturday Octavian Droobers staged a very popular and successful schools championships at the Memorial Park in Coventry. The rain stayed away and the blossom on the trees made a picturesque setting for the start and event arena. Organiser Phil May and a team of helpers ensured a smooth operation from the start to the finish for students from 17 schools around Coventry and Warwickshire. The event also attracted several beginners and experienced orienteers from around the area.
Barry Elkington, club chairman, handed out prizes to winning individuals and schools. Individual winners of the Year 5 Girl’s were Olivia Sarkies and Georgia Dowling, running as a pair from Crescent, Tilly Flippance, Parkhill Junior, was 2nd and Hannah Wheeler, Stivichall Primary, 3rd. Max Straube-Roth, Grange Farm Primary, was the top Year 5 Boy, Rory Sarkies and Thomas Brinklow, Crescent, were 2nd and Sebastian MacGibbon, Bablake Junior, was 3rd. Year 6 Girls winner was Emily Soane and Laura Masera, St Augustine’s Kenilworth, and Rosie Bonvey, 74th Coventry Scouts, was 2nd. Giacomo MacGibbon, Bablake Junior, won the Year 6 Boys class, Lewis Oxtoby, King Henry VIII Preparatory, was 2nd and Adrian Jaros, 74th Coventry Scouts, was 3rd.
Lower Secondary Girls course was won by Pippa Smart, Myton, Martha Curran, Kenilworth, was 2nd and Florence Lunn, Kenilworth, 3rd. Nathan Chapple, Kenilworth, was top Lower Secondary Boy, 2nd was Cameron Williams-Stein, Kenilworth, and Christian Roberts, Kenilworth, 3rd. Louise Woolley, King Henry VIII, was the winner of the Upper Secondary Girls competition , Hannah Matthews, Kenilworth, was 2nd and Holly Glover, Kenilworth, was 3rd. Felix Lunn, was the winner of the Upper Secondary Boys race, Oliver Lunn was 2nd and Oliver Flippance 3rd, all Kenilworth School.
School Team results: Bablake Junior School, Coventry were top Primary School, with Crescent School, Rugby, in 2nd place and 3rd place was awarded to the 74th Coventry Scout Troop. Congratulations to Kenilworth School and Sixth Form who took 1st place in both the Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary category. Southam College were 2nd Lower Secondary and King Henry VIII School, Coventry, were 3rd. King Henry VIII were 2nd Upper Secondary team and Bablake Senior School 3rd.
OCTAVIAN DROOBERS THROUGH TO NATIONAL INTER CLUB FINAL
This year the club competed at Parkhall Country Park, near Stoke on Trent in the preliminary heat of the National Inter club Compass Sport Cup. To get to the final the club’s challenge was to finish ahead of Deeside Orienteering Club, last year’s 4th placed club in the final. The terrific score of 2446 points against DEE 2418 points, saw the club through to compete in the final in October on Dartmoor, Devon. Club members turned out in force and this great team effort was praised by Vice Captain David Chandler.
The top 25 scorers for the club were:
William Gardner M21 scored 100 points to win in 46.53mins, Duncan Birtwistle M21 was 2nd with 99 points and Alistair Powell M35 scored 97 all on the Brown course. 1st place for Nathan Lawson M20 (100 points), 2nd for Alistair Landels M45 (99) and Chris McCartney M45 scored 97 on the Short Brown Course. On the Blue women’s course Anne Straube W40 scored 99 and Juliette Soulard W45 98, David Lawson M50 scored 97 and David Leadley M50 96 on the Blue Mens course. Lesley Ross W50 was 2nd on the Green Women’s course scoring 99, Liz Phillips W50 4th 97 points and Jill Emmerson W50 96 points. Andy Emmerson M60 won the Green Men’s course scoring the maximum 100 points, Barry Elkington M60 was 3rd 98 points and Mike Snell M60 scored 95.
On the Veterans Short Green course Mike Hampton M70 was 2nd scoring 99, Peter Carey M70 was 4th 97 points and Margaret Willdig W60 scored 95 points. The club did well on the junior courses with Felix Lunn M16 winning and scoring 100 points on the Junior Men’s course and Oliver Lunn M16 was 2nd with 98 points. Nathan Chapple M14 won the Orange course by 10 mins scoring 100 points and Cameron Williams-Stein M14 scored 96 points. Pippa Smart W14 scored 98 points and Florence Lunn W12 96 points on the Orange Women’s course.
14th March 2017