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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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The annual British Schools Orienteering Championships saw many junior Octavian Droobers club members competing for Coventry and Warwickshire schools. For several it was the first time they had represented their school at these national championships, staged at the Sandringham Country Park in Norfolk.

Congratulations to top performers: Florence Lunn who came 1st in 11.53mins and Tabitha Lunn 4th in 13.55mins in the Year 6 race, Heather Rogers 2nd Year 13 in 56.18mins, Cameron Williams-Stein 4th Year 8 in 24.44mins, Oliver Flippance 7th Year 9 in 36.27mins, Harrison McCartney 1st in 35.03mins and Stephen Elkington 4th in 52.34mins in the Year 13 Boys class.

Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club A Team came 4th in the national UK Orienteering 2015 League with a score of 5650 points earned from competing throughout the year in major competitions. Congratulations to Anne Straube W40 the leading club member who came top in her age group and 4th overall. The 15 club members earning the points were: Anne Straube W40, Trevor Simpson M75, Hilary Simpson W75, Andy Simpson M40, Lesley Ross W45, Liz Phillips W50, Julie Emmerson W20, Andy Emmerson M55, Matthew Elkington M20, Sheila Carey W65, Peter Carey M70 and Bruce Bryant M55. With so many members travelling to these events the 15 strong B team amassed 3269 points and came a creditable 26th out of a total 107 national club teams. 


17th November 2015


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Roman Kotecky and Jane Stew coming into the finish at Warwick University Westwood Campus event.