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Welcome to Octavian Droobers, celebrating 50 years! 1965 - 2015

The Droobers, Octavian Droobers or OD as they are known are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands, UK.

  • Unlike most sports clubs we do not have a fixed weekly meeting point, but instead organise events on a regular basis around the area. See the Events page for details.
  • Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages 5 - 85 years are invited to explore our local woods and parks. We offer help and guidance on how to read maps and use a compass and electronic timer for newcomers at each event.
  • To see a short video explaining what the sport involves, have a look at the Beginners page.
  • For further information about the club please call 01926 632189 or email
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Orienteering - The adventure sport for all.



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This weekend the British Individual Championships and Relay Championships were held at Brown Clee Hill, on the Burwarton Estate, Shropshire. Harlequins Orienteering Club organised the individual race on Saturday. Congratulations to Octavian Droobers club members for some great runs on some very tough terrain and in very inclement weather, snow, hail and wind.

The Men’s champion was Graham Gristwood, an ex Droober who is now a member at Forth Valley Orienteers in Scotland, taking 86.47mins, also on the Mens Open 14.4km course with a massive 635metres of climb was Matthew Elkington who came 6th finding the 35 controls in 1.45.24mins.

Julie Emmerson was crowned W20 Elite British Champion on the 7.175km course taking 52.49mins and Sheila Carey  the British Champion on the 4.25km W70 Long course taking 69.50mins.

Podium places were won by:  Club Captain Alistair Powell 2nd on the M35Long 9.775km course in 84.13mins, Hilary Simpson 2nd on the W75 3.55km course in 100.17mins, Harrison McCartney 3rd on the M18Elite 9.775km course in 73.28mins, Anne Straube 3rd on the W40Long 7.175km course in 79.58mins and Lesley Ross 3rd on the W50 Long 6.125km course in 77.11minscontinued.....

3rd May 2016


Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)




 After surviving the snow on Kilnsey Moor on Day 3, Easter Sunday, these three intrepid Droobers, Peter Carey, Sheila Carey and Barry Elkington, took their place on the podium gaining a 2nd place, on Day 4 at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield, in the Ultra Vets Relay.  




2nd in the Junior Relay Race at the JK2016 Easter International Orienteering Festival. 


Barry Elkington at Compass Sport Cup

Barry at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016




Finn Williams Stein St Augustines RC Kenilworth

Schools Champs runner


 Tabitha Lunn All Saints Primary School

 Schools Champs runner



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FOUND:  A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.