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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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Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, was the location for some intricate orienteering, involving some climb, around this well-known country park. The longest course was the Brown 9km course with 240 metres of climb and competitors had to find controls using both sides of the map. Kirsten Strain W21 was the top woman and OD runner taking 78.27mins.

Top woman on the Blue 6.7km course with 180 metres of climb was Lesley Ross W50 who took 65.21mins. Margaret Willdig W60 was 3rd on the Short Green 3.2km course in 49.02mins. Juniors results: Jacob Oxtoby M14 took 45.18mins and Cameron Williams-Stein M14 was just behind in 45.41mins to come 1st and 2nd on the 3.6km Light Green course.

Matthew Elkington M21 won the Brown 8.3km course with 28 controls in 44.34mins at the Hollicarrs, Yorkshire event, organised by Ebor orienteering club.

The mid Wales event at Nash Wood, part of the West Midlands Orienteering League, saw David Leadley M50 coming 3rd on the Brown 6.6km course with 335 metres of climb in 79.57mins and Chris McCartney M45 was 4th in 82.57mins. Mike Snell M60 was 5th in 57.11mins on the Blue 5km course. Pippa Smart W13 was 5th on the Light Green 2.7km course in 66.35mins. Josie Smart was 1st on the Orange 2.3km course with 115metres of climb taking 35.18mins, 5 mins ahead of her nearest rival.continued.....

14th Feb 2017


liz phillips on the podium

Liz Phillips on the podium.


Laurie Bradley Trophy winners 2017

Laurie Bradley Winners 2017 


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Juniors with trophies at West Midlands Orienteering Championships 


Myton School wins Year 9 class in British Schools Score Orienteering Championships

Will Gardner winning the Caddihoe chase Trophy October 2016Max Straube Roth at Caddihoe Chase



OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 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.