BRITISH MIDDLE DISTANCE CHAMPIONS
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.