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)

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All the Summer Series 2020 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




This weekend Octavian Droober Orienteering Club members competed at two events in the Lake District: the British Middle Distance 2021 Championships, staged at Summer House Knott, and the 2021 Northern Championships at High Dam near Newby Bridge.


Three Club members achieved the great accolade of becoming a British Champion – Max Straube-Rothwon the M12 title in 21.29mins on the 1.8km course with 110 metres of climb, Alistair Landels was 1st in 38.13mins in the M50 class 3.9km course with 265 metres of climb, Kirsten Strain 1st in the W35 class taking 39.07mins on the 3.6km course


In the M21 class 5th place went to Nathan Lawson in 36.33mins, 7th William Gardner 38.09mins and 10th was Duncan Birtwistle 39.22mins running on the 4.8km course with 295 metres of climb. Other top ten finishers were Barry Elkington 6th in the M65 class, Peter Carey 5th M75, Trevor Simpson 2nd M80, Anne Straube 4th W45, Liz Phillips 10th W55, Sheila Carey 2nd W75 and Hilary Simpson 3rd W80.

Events Calendar

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  • News - 1st June 2021

    News - 1st June 2021

    SPRINGTIME IN SHROPSHIRE - MIDLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS VICTORIES     The biannual event in Shropshire this year was reduced from a 3 day event to single one day race around the Stapeley and Rorrington hills and incorporated the midland championships. The beautiful weather made the tough physical courses, with lots of climb and amazing views across to Wales, a very rewarding return to orienteering for many competitors.   Octavian Droobers club members competed very well and secured 10 Midland Championship titles across several age groups from 12 years to 75 years. Max Straube-Roth was M12 champion and 1st on the Orange 2.9km Read More
  • News - 25th May 2021

    News - 25th May 2021

    Hambleden Woods, Results   Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club members competed this weekend, alongside 750 entrants, at an event around the Hambleden Estate, on the Chiltern Hills near Henley, organised by Thames Valley Orienteering Club.  Members experienced the beautiful woods and caught sight of wallabies, deer and the occasional hare whilst navigating through thickets and criss-crossing the paths searching for the checkpoints. Read More
  • News - 27th April 2021

    News - 27th April 2021

    DOUBLE WIN FOR PHILIP VOKES   A large group of Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club members competed this weekend at both the local event at Rough Close Scout Camp, Tile Hill, Coventry and in the regional event at Shoal Hill, Cannock Chase, organised by Walton Chasers.  Philip Vokes M21 was the fastest runner on both long courses at these two events.   At Shoal Hill, Philip Vokes achieved the winning time of 48.06mins on the Brown 8.5km course, Chris McCartney M50 was 10th in 58.12mins, David Leadley M55 11th in 63.02mins and Barry Elkington M65 15th in 68.54mins and all were Read More
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