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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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Several undergraduate members of Octavian Droobers competed in the annual British University and Colleges Championships held this weekend in Scotland in woods near Edinburgh. The students representing various universities competed in the individual championships in Devilla Forest and in the relays at Barr Wood. Top individual results were:  in the girls event, 6th place for Julie Emmerson, representing Durham University, who completed the 7.325km course with 135metres of climb in 1.00.05mins and in the boys, 7th place for Matthew Elkington who completed the 9.6km course with 185metres of climb in 59.16mins and 10th place for Will Gardner 1.01.38mins, both studying at Sheffield University. Representing Coventry University Mateusz Podsiadly was 17th in 1.05.38mins.

In the relays the Sheffield University men’s team of Matt Elkington, Will Gardner and Jonathan Crickmore came 1st in 95.55mins well ahead of nearest rivals Edinburgh and in the women’s event Julie Emmerson helped her team from Durham to a great 2nd place.  continued.....

24th Feb 2015

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Matthew at BUCS Relays 2 220215 1
Matt Elkington at the BUCS champs.