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


Congratulations to the OD team of Harrison McCartney, Stephen Elkington, Julie Emmerson, Ellie Boot, Oliver Lunn, Felix Lunn, Nicholas Buckley and Nathan Lawson who won the coveted annual Peter Palmer Relay Trophy, open to all British Orienteering registered clubs. It has been 5 years since the club last won this trophy.

This year the event was held at Walesby Forest Outdoor Adventure Centre near Newark in Nottinghamshire and competitors ran through semi open parkland and mixed woodland. The juniors, challenged by 19 other clubs, ran the 6 leg relay starting in the dark at 4.30am aided by head torches, and progressed through daybreak into the early morning.

The club’s winning time of 177.03mins was only just enough as last leg runner, Nathan Lawson, had to race from the last control in an almost unprecedented sprint in to punch the finish control to claim victory only 2 seconds ahead of the Manchester and District team. Especial congratulations go to the 4 new members of the team, Oliver and Felix, Nicholas and Ellie. Also both Harrison, on the first leg, and Julie, on the 3rd leg, recorded the fastest times at the event. continued.....


 16th Sept 2014

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The victorius Octavian Droobers Junior Team win the  Peter Palmer National Inter Club Relay Trophy.
L to R
Oliver Lunn, Nicholas Buckley, Felix Lunn, Harrison  McCartney Nathan Lawson, Julie Emmerson, Stephen Elkington and Ellie  Boot.