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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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BOK BLAST – TWO URBAN ORIENTEERING RACES

Octavian Droobers joined the 1000 runners to experience two days of racing around Bristol Harbourside from the event centre at the impressive City Hall. Day 1 incorporated the popular Euro Tour and attracted competitors from all over the continent. The courses took the northern part of the Harbourside and Clifton Wood area, a complex under and overpass road system and a start high up at Cabot Tower.

Bruce Bryant M60 was 3rd in 39.51mins on the Ultravet 4.4km course and Mike Hampton was 2nd M70 on the same course taking 44.04mins. Chris McCartney M45 was 4th in 57.45mins on the Veteran Men 6.7km course. Liz Phillips W50 was 5th from a field of 90 entrants, on the Supervet Women 4.6k course in 40.05mins. Hilary May W60 was 5th on the Newcomers 3.2km Short course taking 47.54mins. Nadine Wright W21 was 11th on the Senior Womens 6.7km course in 70.40mins.  continued.....

 

14th June 2017

 

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World Orienteering day 2017

 

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Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle

 

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JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions

 

Interland podium

Interland Podium

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Interland Team

 

Will Gardner with M21 class Midland Championships Trophy 2017

Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy 

 

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Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg

 

Martin Ward at WOW Rugby

Martin Ward at Rugby

 

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Liz Phillips on the podium.

 

Laurie Bradley Trophy winners 2017

Laurie Bradley Winners 2017 

 

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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

 

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OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 2016

 

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)

 

 

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 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.  

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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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.