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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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Event News

Next OD event... Saturday 11th February 2023, Everdon Stubbs - OD Local League event

A Saturday Local Event with a choice of late afternoon or early evening starts (to allow a practice night event before the British Night champs). Courses suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner (help and advice available) to the experienced orienteer. Note that only the 3 evening courses count towards the OD Local League.

The event will be signed south off the A45 (towards Everdon), 3 miles SE of Daventry at Dodford . Follow O signs for 3 miles. Go through the wood to the top of the hill to the crossroads. Parking to left on the roadside along the south edge of the wood Note this is not the location shown on Google Maps which is a very small parking area in the woods.The roadside parking at Everdon Stubbs is limited so please share transport if possible.

Grid Ref: SP 608563. What3Words: ///elevate.spoke.overruns

Pre-entres via Fabian4 Late entry until Thursday 9th February and entry on the day will be subject to limited map availability.

Late entry & EOD fees: Seniors £6, Juniors (including full-time students) £2, SI card hire (Non SIAC) £1

Afternoon:   15:30 - 16:15    Score course. A supply of Score course maps will be available for Entry on the Day (EOD).
Evening:       18:00 - 18:30   Short, Medium & Long courses. No EOD for these evening courses

The A4 waterproof LiDAR-based map is drawn to ISOM 2017-2 spec by Bruce Bryant. The map is at a scale of 1:5000 with 5m contours and was revised in Jan 2023 to reflect the latest paths and some new cleared areas. Loose control descriptions will not be avaiable. Control descriptions are on the map and here if you want to print your own (Score on page 2).

Courses info:

Score         45 minutes 24 controls (with some easier controls suitable for beginners and text descriptions)
Short:         2.2km / 40m climb / 14 controls             OD Local League
Medium    3.1km / 70m climb / 18 controls              OD Local League
Long          4.7km / 100m climb / 23 controls           OD Local League

Note that there will be no toilets at this small event

Final details: Some m0re info here

    Planner: Mark Rookledge


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