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Orienteering for Beginners!
at Ryton Pools Country Park, near Bubbenhall
On Sat 21st May from 11am to 3pm
(A featured activity for Warwickshire’s ‘Big Day Out’)
You are all welcome to come to Ryton Pools Country Park (CV8 3BG) on Sat 21st May to try some Orienteering with map, compass and timer supplied free!
(A returnable £5 deposit for the Emit timer please!)
There will be two courses available – a 1 km ‘Easy’ course for beginners of any age, a walk or jog round the paths; also a 2 km ‘Medium’ course mainly round the paths, but with a few controls to find just off the path, and the odd route choice decision to make following the map.
Bring family and friends. There will be help and advice for all.
Just look for the OD flag and tent up on The Meadow near the northern lake, left at the main car park (£3.00 at the barrier)
Hope to see you there if you are interested!
World Orienteering Day, Summer Training Camps and other results
The World Orienteering Day event at Abbey Fields and around Kenilworth Town was hugely popular with 145 entrants for the 5 park and urban courses. In the UK there were 137 events and from around the world there were 79 countries, 2589 registered events with participation level currently standing at 223,422 with 787 locations still to register. Organiser Rob Smart and Dave Chandler were very pleased to see so many schools, Beavers and Cubs taking part. Winners of the courses were Joanna Leadley W14 in 7.49mins on the Park Easy 1.5km course, Alicia Roberts W16 in 20.49mins on the Park Medium 3.4km course, Felix Lunn M14 in 22.19mins on the Park Long 4.6km course, Paul Quinney M45 in 33.21mins on the Urban Short 3.5km course and Chris McCartney M45 40.25mins on the Urban Long 5.8km course. Full results are on the club website www.octavian-droobers.org.
Congratulations go to Oliver Flippance, Oliver Lunn and Felix Lunn all M14’s who have been selected to go to the week long national training camp at the end of July at Lagganlia, near Aviemore in Scotland. They earned their places by achieving championship standard in at least one of the major events during the past few months and were nominated by the West Midlands Junior Squad Orienteering Association. Congratulations also to Nathan Lawson M20 and Harrison McCartney M18 who have been invited, following successful results at major events, to the pre Junior World Championships training camp in August in Tampere, Finland. continued.....
18th May 2016
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 at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016
Schools Champs runner
Schools Champs runner
FOUND: A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.