Welcome to Octavian Droobers

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.





Latest Club News


The last of the summer series of events was held at Coundon Park and organised by Richard Gardner and family. Several new orienteers were made welcome and enjoyed the experience of running and navigating to the controls put out around the park. New orienteer Joe Quinney M10, from Harbury ran the fastest around the short Yellow 2.1km course taking 18.26mins. New member Aoife Carey W14 from Coventry was 2nd in 22.23mins and Joel Taylor M10, from Rugby, was 3rd in 21.26mins.

On the Orange 2.7km course Leo Morgado M40 was 1st in 23.03mins; Peter Markham M10 was 2nd in 24.06mins and new member Jane Walker W55 3rd in 38.05mins. Anne Straube W35 was 1st on the 3.6km Short Green Course in 27.29mins, Alfie Bullus M14 2nd in 30.12mins and John Ward M65 3rd in 32.50mins. On the long Green 5.6km course Tony Feltbower M60 was 1st in 33.29mins, John Embrey M55 (Harlequins) 2nd in 33.49mins and Colin Lynch M45 (South Yorkshire) 3rd in 34.41mins.



02nd Sept 2014