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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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Octavian Droobers club members travelled to Nesscliffe Army Camp, north west of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, to the annual relay event, this year organised by Wrekin Orienteers. The flat open areas with military structures and small woodland areas produced some fast times.

Four OD teams achieved 1st places and came back with trophies: the Mini Relay team of Pippa Smart, Florence Lunn, Josie Smart and Tabitha Lunn; the Junior Men’s team of Oliver Lunn, Oliver Flippance and Felix Lunn; the Open Men’s team of Alistair Powell, Alistair Gardner and Matthew Elkington; the Super Veteran Men’s team of Trevor Simpson, Gerry Spalton and Dave Marr

Taking second places were two teams: Kirsten Strain, Carolyn Marr and Anne Straube in the Open Women’s Trophy and Tony Feltbower, Barry Elkington and Stuart Heaton in the Veteran Men’s Trophy.


14th July 2015


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 Trevor (Gerry & Dave not pictured!)

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