Welcome to Octavian Droobers!

Octavian Droobers – also known as The Droobers or OD - are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands (UK)

New to Orienteering?
Want to learn more about orienteering and how you can get involved in the sport? Check out our Newcomers - About Orienteering section before trying a Permanent Course or coming along to our next event.
Go Orienteering on our Permanent Courses
Find out the locations of our permanent orienteering courses. The perfect way for Beginners to go orienteering.
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Find out how to become a member of OD today and enjoy all the benefits of Club and British Orienteering membership.
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Go Orienteering on our MapRun Courses
Take part in "virtual" OD MapRun courses at more than 25 locations using the MapRun6 app.
OD MapRun results
All the 2020 / 2021 MapRun results are available here
The other extreme of orienteering...
OD Elite orienteers: Will Gardner and Matt Elkington but also Duncan Birtwistle, Nathan Lawson and Phil Vokes

Event News

Next Spring Social: Bedworth Miners Welfare Park, Saturday 10th June @ 12:00

An opportunity to meet up for an informal run - with a choice of MapRun courses - followed by a location for food, drink and chance for a chat...

Start/Finish/Parking: Miners Welfare Park (North car park), off Rye Piece Ringway, Bedworth CV12 8JT

Courses: Long, Medium, Short and Easy.

Long and Medium courses have a loop of controls in the town centre in addition to those within the Miners Welfare Park. Any under 16 Juniors on the Long or Medium courses will need to be accompanied by an adult. These courses have a high density of controls which will necessitate full concentration if running at speed. The Short course is a "cut-off" of the Medium course that stays within the park.

Long:          6.6km/60m/52 controls. 2-pt. map. (Optimum distance: 7.2km)
Medium:   4.0km/40m/33 controls. (Optimum distance: 4.6km) The Medium course is easily "walkable" in about 1 hour...
Short:        2.0km/25m/21 controls. All within the park and suitable for juniors or anyone wanting a shorter run..
Easy:          1.7km/10m/16 controls. All within the park and suitable for beginners and juniors.

Map: A full ISSprOM sprint orienteering map at 1:4000 with 2m contours, updated May 2023.

Reserve a map: A small supply of waterproof maps are available at a cost of £2. To reserve a map please email brucebryant(at)btinternet.com with your choice of course.

Afterwards: At the Mayors Cafe: in the park

More details here

Planner - Bruce Bryant


Hinckley NW Urban

Results are here (including a link to Routegadget)


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