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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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Latest Club News

Results from Dymock Forest

On the longest course Brown 9.2km with 245 metres of climb, Ben Flippance M35 took 105.53mins to come 9th and David Chandler M21 was 10th in 129.21mins. The event run by Harlequins Orienteering Club in Dymock Forest, used some tough and complex terrain, with much of the area covered by brambles, crisscrossed by a wet, muddy path network, and runners had to negotiate fallen branches searching for controls.

David Leadley M50 won the Blue 7km course with 170 metres of climb in 61.07mins, Chris McCartney M45 was 3rd in 62.20mins and Barry Elkington M60 was 7th in 68.12mins. Bruce Bryant M55 was 5th on the Green 4.4km course in 48.34mins, Stan Alexander M60 7th in 50.20mins and Liz Phillips W50 9th in 51.19mins. Sheila Carey W70 won the Short Green 3.7km course in 45.09mins, Peter Carey M70 was 3rd in 48.58mins, John Bowman M70 6th in 57.04mins..continued.....

06th Dec 2016


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.