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.
Join Octavian Droobers today
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

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.  

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  • 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
  • News - 7th September 2021

    News - 7th September 2021

    ORIENTEERING OUT AND ABOUT Events in London and Suffolk attracted Octavian Droobers club members competing in a variety of different orienteering races. On Saturday the annual London City Race which is normally part of the Euro City race was replaced this year, due to Covid, with an Urban race around a residential area in Ham, near Richmond Park. Mike Hampton M75 came 2nd in the Mens Hyper Vets class taking 31.45mins on the 3.9km course, Karin Kirk W70 was 1st in her age class taking 37.22mins on the same course. On Sunday London Orienteering Klub (LOK) staged their 50th anniversary Read More
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