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

ORIENTEERING RESULTS ROUND UP

WITNEY, KEDLESTON HALL AND CRACKS HILL

At the Witney Urban race, club members were seen running around the town, Chris McCartney M50 was 3rd on the Mens Open 8.1km course taking 54.41mins and Mark Rookledge M55 was 7th in 62.34mins. Sheila Carey W75 was way ahead on the Womens Hyper Vet 3.8km course taking only 37.25mins. On the Mens Hyper Vet 3.8km course Peter Carey M75 had a fast race winning in 35.02mins just ahead of Mike Hampton M75 36.24mins. On the Womens Ultra Vet 3.8km course Joanne Leigh W50 was 2nd in 45.07 and Karin Kirk W70 6th in 49.19mins.

Kedleston Hall event, organised by Derwent Valley Orienteers, attracted OD club members, and top 10 places were achieved on their respective courses by: Keith Willdig M70 (5th), Nadine Wright W21 (9th) and Margaret Willdig W65 (10th).  

Cracks Hill in Crick, near Rugby was a great new venue for the club and orienteers enjoyed the hilly challenge. On the long 4.8km course with 100 metres of climb, Will Gardner was 1st in 30.30mins, Alistair Landels 2nd in 34.20mins and Tom Jeffries 3rd in 40.09mins Juliette Soulard was top woman and took 47.34mins. Leading runner on the medium 3.4km course was Bruce Bryant in 29.44mins, Levi Pagaine M21 was 2nd in 37 mins and George Normand M75, Leicestershire, 3rd in 39 mins. The club welcomed several newcomers to try out the sport. Winners were Sarah Blackstone who found all the controls in 26.57mins on the score course and Finlay and Lucas Ross won the short course in 12.20 mins.

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  • News - 22nd September 2021

    News - 22nd September 2021

    NEXT LOCAL RACE – CRACKS HILL, CRICK The Autumn local programme of events start on Saturday 25th September with several orienteering races in the afternoon around Cracks Hill, between Crick and Yelvertoft. To enter these visit the club website www.octavian-droobers.org..  Contact the organiser to reserve a place or enter online to experience this fun outdoor adventure sport for all ages. For more information tel: 01926 632189.   Read More
  • News - 21st September 2021

    News - 21st September 2021

    ORIENTEERING CHASE WEEKEND IN HAMPSHIRE A major weekend of running was enjoyed by Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club members in the New Forest at Godshill, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire organised by Wimborne and Wessex Orienteering Clubs. The popular two day Caddihoe Chase Weekend attracted nearly 600 entries from around the country. Congratulations to Kirsten Strain who won her W35 class on Day 1 and took 2nd place on Day 2 and to Barry Elkington M65 was 2nd on both Days and to Hilary Simpson W80 who also clocked up 2nd places. Full club member results in age classes were: On Day 1, Read More
  • News - 14th September 2021

    News - 14th September 2021

    Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Redditch Orienteering Results This weekend the club members enjoyed some urban orienteering in towns and cities staged around the midlands. The Cambridge race saw several first places for Octavian Droobers: Peter Carey M75, Liz Phillips W55 and Sheila Carey W75 all won their classes, Mike Hampton M75 was 2nd and Bruce Bryant M60 3rd in their classes too. At the Great Linford event, Milton Keynes, Peter and Sheila were also in great form winning their classes and Mike was 3rd in his class. Results from the Church Hill event in Redditch, organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club Read More
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