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

Lake District 5 Days 2014 - OD Champions

The Lake District 5 Days takes place every four years and this year saw races on very different areas ranging from open fell to intricate forest, but all technically challenging. Over thirty club members travelled to the Southern Lakes to take part.

The races take place on five days with a competitor's best four positions counting towards the final overall results. Anne Straube was the overall winner on W35 Long with two first and two second places, whilst Hilary Simpson had a first, two seconds and a third place to finish as runner-up on W75 Long.

Matt Elkington, competing in the M20 Long class, won the first four days in succession, placing him in first position overall. Younger brother Stephen won three out of the five races and was second on the other two days, giving him first place overall in M18 Short. Harrison McCartney racing on M16 Long alternated between third and first position over the five days, but still managed to take first place overall. continued.....


10th Aug 2014