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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 FINISH IN 3RD PLACE

After 20 events the results are in for the UK Orienteering League and Octavian Droobers finished in 3rd place from over 100 clubs. Bristol Orienteering Klub was 1st with a total of 6844 points, South Yorkshire was 2nd with 6418 and OD 3rd with 6415 only 3 points behind. This great result shows the willingness and enthusiasm of club members to compete at events all around the country, from Cornwall to Scotland, and proves that the club has a wealth of talented and excellent orienteers. The contributing team members are: Anne Straube, Hilary Simpson, Lesley Ross, Liz Phillips, Chris McCartney, Oliver Lunn, Felix Lunn, Nathan Lawson, Alistair Landels, Mike Hampton, Sue Hallett, Jill Emmerson, Barry Elkington, Sheila Carey and Sue Bicknell.

Congratulations to individuals in the UKOL who won their age classes: Nathan Lawson M20 class with 467 points, from a possible 500 points, calculated from his best 5 races, Anne Straube won her W40 class with a score of 487 points and Sheila Carey won W70 class with 498 points.continued.....

 

20th November 2017

 

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World Orienteering day 2017

 

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Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle

 

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JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions

 

Interland podium

Interland Podium

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Interland Team

 

Will Gardner with M21 class Midland Championships Trophy 2017

Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy 

 

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Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg

 

Martin Ward at WOW Rugby

Martin Ward at Rugby

 

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Liz Phillips on the podium.

 

Laurie Bradley Trophy winners 2017

Laurie Bradley Winners 2017 

 

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Juniors with trophies at West Midlands Orienteering Championships 

 

Myton School wins Year 9 class in British Schools Score Orienteering Championships

Will Gardner winning the Caddihoe chase Trophy October 2016Max Straube Roth at Caddihoe Chase

 

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OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 2016

 

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)

 

 

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 After surviving the snow on Kilnsey Moor on Day 3, Easter Sunday, these three intrepid Droobers, Peter Carey, Sheila Carey and Barry Elkington, took their place on the podium gaining a 2nd place, on Day 4 at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield, in the Ultra Vets Relay.  

 

 

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2nd in the Junior Relay Race at the JK2016 Easter International Orienteering Festival. 

 

Barry Elkington at Compass Sport Cup

Barry at the Compass Sport Cup March 2016

 

 

 

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Schools Champs runner

 

 Tabitha Lunn All Saints Primary School

 Schools Champs runner

 

 

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FOUND:  A set of (car?) keys found in an EMIT box. Contact Rob for their return.