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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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To mark the club’s 50th anniversary a special orienteering event, organised by Phil Kirk, planned by Sue Hallett and controlled by Kerstin Mitchell, was held at a brand new venue in Warwickshire. The use of Shuckburgh Park, by kind permission of Sir James Shuckburgh, in the east of the county, near Daventry was perfect and offered a variety of terrain, both woodland and open grass areas with significant climb, to challenge the 265 competitors.

This West Midlands League event attracted over 100 club members to maintain their current league leader status. Fastest runner on the longest Brown 8.6km course with 325 metres of climb was Will Gardner M21 who found his 30 controls in 51.39mins ahead of Harrison McCartney M18 63.33mins and Chris MacKenzie M21 from CLOK club 69.24mins. On the Blue 6.5km course with 280 metres of climb, Adrian Pickles M55 from Wrekin Orienteers came 1st in 56.34mins just ahead of fellow club mate Clive Richardson M45 57.27 and David Williams M50 from Harlequins Club 58.17mins.

Richard Windsor M50 from Leicestershire Orienteering club was 1st on the Green 4.5km course with 190 metres of climb taking 50.35mins, Felix Lunn M14 was 2nd in 51.23mins and Jamie Rennie M45 from LEI was 3rd in 52.22mins. Bruce Bryant M55 was 1st on the short Green 3.5km course taking 36.03mins, Jim Prowting M65 from Thames Valley 2nd in 41.12mins and Peter Carey M70 44.58mins. continued.....

9th June 2015



if you've a child who would like to get a Blue Peter Sport Badge, then see the details on the British Orienteering website:



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Kerstin Mitchell, Controller, Phil Kirk, organiser and Sue Hallett planner at Shuckburgh Park Orienteering event.