Club News by Karin Kirk

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.



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 awarded Brown Standard status. Anne Straube W45 was the leading lady on the same course taking 77.03mins. On the Blue 6.9km course Kirsten Strain W35 was the top club member taking 59.48mins, 2nd lady and 8th position overall.