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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

The Dukeries at Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood Trophy Results

The popular event attracted well over 400 entries to some very pleasant woods. The Robin Hood Trophy was won by South Yorkshire with a huge entry of 100 competitors and Octavian Droobers team of 38 did well to come in 4th place not far behind Derwent Valley and hosts Nottingham Orienteering Clubs.

Top male club runners were: William Gardner M21 2nd in 73.06mins on the longest course, Black 12.9km with 120 metres of climb averaging 5.7 mins per kilometre only 2 mins behind the winner; Barry Elkington M60 5th in 52.39 mins on the Blue 6.8km course; Mike Hampton M70 4th on the Green 4.8km course in 48.21mins; Peter Carey M70 4th on the Short Green 3.8km. Top OD female runners were: Lesley Ross W50 on the Blue course in 58.46mins,  Margaret Willdig W60 53.23mins on the Green course and Sue Bicknell W70 51.10mins on the Short Green course.

Burton Dassett Night Orienteering results

Bob Brandon, organised an after dark score event with competitors having to find as many of the 30 controls as possible in the 45 minute time limit, armed with head torches. William Gardner M21 was the most successful finding 29 and scoring 290 in a time of 34.58mins, Felix Lunn M16 took 45.47mins and found all the controls but incurred a penalty of 10 points for over running the time limit also scoring 290 points. Jeremy Knott M21 was 3rd in 45.54mins finding 27 scoring 260 points with a penalty of 10 points. The next after dark event will be at Hartshill Hayes, near Nuneaton on Saturday 18th February.  continued.....

10th Jan 2017

Laurie Bradley Trophy winners 2017

Laurie Bradley Winners 2017 


w.mid.2016 junior champions

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.