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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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Following very successful runs at selection races including the JK2015 three young OD club members have been selected to represent Great Britain at international events this summer. Congratulations go to: Julie Emmerson W20 who will be competing in the World Cup Round 2 in early June in Norway and Sweden: Matthew Elkington M20 and Julie who have both been selected to run in the Junior World Orienteering Championships in July in Norway: Harrison McCartney M18 has been selected for the GB team in the European Youth Orienteering Championship which will be held in Romania at the end of June. This is great news and all club members wish them every success.

The West Midlands ranking event held at Kinver Edge, near Stourbridge, organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club, was well attended by club members and top ten places were achieved by several. On the very short White course youngster Max Straube-Roth came first in 22.13min. Roger Hailey M75 was 1st on the Orange 1.9km course and wife Diana Hailey W70 was 2nd in 30.24mins, Pippa Smart W12 was 5th 32.04mins, Nathan Chapple M14 6th 33.28mins and Tabitha Lunn W12 7th 35.24mins.   continued.....

14th April 2015



Saturday 9th May 2015 - British Orienteering Sprint Championships - Aldershot Garrison

Sunday 10th May 2015 - British Orienteering Middle Championships -  Naphill and Park Wood, High Wycombe

Championship courses MUST be pre-entered before midnight on Sunday 26th April. http://www.fabian4.co.uk/


Sunday 7th June 2015West Midlands League Event and 50th Anniversary BBQ Shuckburgh Park

- Get your food orders in now! - see THIS LINK for updated details




Matthew Elkington had a great JK 2015, coming in 3rd for M20 Elite as well as 2nd in the Relay Trophy (SUOC).