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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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Over 180 school children from across the West Midlands ran around courses at Park Hall Country Park, Stoke on Trent, organised by the Potteries Orienteering Club. Representing schools around Coventry, Warwickshire and OD areas it was great to see that five OD juniors became West Midlands Schools Champions out of a possible 10 classes.

The champions from primary schools were Florence Lunn Year 5 Girls and Peter Markham Year 6 Boys, and from secondary schools Alfie Bullus Year 9/10 Boys, Aimee Morse Year 11 Girls and Harrison McCartney Year 11 Boys. Full results are on the POTOC website.

Congratulations to Nathan Lawson M18 who has been selected to join the 33 other sixteen, seventeen and eighteen year old athletes at the British Orienteering Summer Talent Camp to be held at Badaguish in the Cairngorms, Scotland at the end of July.

Five club members clocked up second places in the Walton Chasers West Midlands Urban League event around Lichfield: Kin Kwan Kwok M20 42.40mins on the long 6.34km course, Peter Carey M70 32.59mins on the 4.01km course, Oliver Flippance M14 31.47mins on the 3.28km course and Peter Markham M12 15.41mins on the 2.08km course. continued.....

 19th May 2015





West Midlands League Event and 50th Anniversary BBQ Shuckburgh Park

Sunday 7th June 2015 

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Sheila Carey winner Middle Champs 2015

Sheila at the Middle Distance Champs


Matt at Middle champs 2015

Matt at the Middle Distance Champs