Club News by Karin Kirk

Selections for Will, Duncan, Nathan and Felix


Four members of Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club have been selected to represent GB or to attend national training camps. The club wishes all of these talented athletes the very best and hopes they achieve success in their competitions.


The International Orienteering Federation World Cup Final at the end of October takes place in China and Will Gardner, British Orienteering’s top ranked athlete, has been selected to represent Great Britain. The event takes place in Guangzhou in southern China and is the 4th in the World Cup series. He competed in the 1st of these World Cup Series in Helsinki. In China he will run in the Middle Distance, Mixed Sprint Relay and Sprint distances.


Congratulations go to Duncan Birtwistle and Nathan Lawson who have both been selected to represent GB in the Euromeeting 2019 in Estonia on 14 and 15 September. They will be racing on two middle distance courses, the second of which will be a pursuit race.

Weekend Urban and Forest results


Walton Chasers staged a 50th anniversary event this weekend. Jacob Oxtoby M16 was the winner of the Mens Junior 3.4km urban race around the streets of Tamworth taking 26.06mins to find all his controls, David Knott M16 was 3rd and Lewis Oxtoby M14 4th. Chris McCartney M50 was 2nd on the Mens Vet course of 6.7km taking 43.30mins and Rob Bambrook M45 was 6th.  David Lawson M55 was 3rd on the Mens Super Vet course in 46.32mins and Mike Hampton M70 4th on the Mens Ultra Vet course. Peter Carey M75 won the Mens Hyper Vet course of 3.2km in 25.55mins.

Josie Smart W14 won the Womens Junior 3.4km course in 51.52mins. 4th place went to Michelle Oxtoby W45 on the Womens Vet course and Liz Phillips W55 was 2nd on the Womens Super Vet course. Sheila Carey W70 was 2nd and Hilary May W65 5th on the Womens Ultra Vet course.