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


Congratulations to club member Will Gardner M21 who has been selected to run for GB at the Euromeeting 2014. He will join a team of 7 athletes and compete in Gothenburg, Sweden on 22 – 24 August.

Nine OD juniors have been selected to represent the West Midlands in the annual Junior Inter Regional Championships event to be held in the Lake District on 26 and 27 September. They will be competing against all the English regions and Scotland, Wales and Ireland. We wish Aimee Morse, Rhiannon Cope, Nathan Lawson, Stephen Elkington, Heather Rogers, Harrison McCartney, Will Heaton, Alfie Bullus and Callum Pearman every success.

Julie Emmerson W18, representing GB in the Junior World Championships held in Bulgaria last week, had a great run in the Middle Distance 3.1km ‘A’ final with 130m of climb. After running through the forests in the mountainsshe finished in very creditable11th place out of 60 competitors taking 32.52mins, only 4mins behind the winner from Switzerland.


 29th July 2014