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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Orienteering - The adventure sport for all.





Latest Club News


After the 8th event in the 2014 league, Octavian Droobers are in a commanding position having now scored a total of 7323 points well ahead of Walton Chasers, Staffordshire, 6563.  From the 15 top scoring club members and scoring the maximum points of 500 awarded after winning 5 out of 8 events in their age class are: Sam Leadley M14, Stephen Elkington M18 Alistair Powell M35, Suzanne Humphries W50, Peter Carey M70, Roger Hailey M75, Florence Lunn W10 and Sheila Carey W65.

The event held at Dudmaston, near Bridgnorth and organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club attracted a good number of club runners including some first timers. Top 5 positions were gained by:  Barry Elkington M55 2nd in 58.02mins on the Blue 6.5km course with 180 metres of climb and Lesley Ross W45 5th on the same course in 63.51mins. On the long Brown 9.5km course with 215 metres of climb, and competing for the first time for the club, Coventry University student Ronja Fell W21 came 4th in 98.54mins.

All gaining 2nd places were: Robert Brandon M65 2nd in 44.38mins on the Green 4.3km course, Jane Feltbower W60 47.11mins on the Light Green 3.8km course, Roger Hailey M75 37.21mins on the Short Green 3.4km course and Thomas Chapple M10 43.25mins on the Yellow 2.4km course. continued.....

21st Oct 2014