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.

World Orienteering day 2017
Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle
JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions
Interland Podium
Interland Team
Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy
Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg
Martin Ward at Rugby
Liz Phillips on the podium.
Laurie Bradley Winners 2017
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.
  • 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 information@octavian-droobers.org

 

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RESULTS FROM BUCKINGHAM AND RUGBY

 

Competitors had several options to take part in orienteering this weekend. One was an Urban race around Buckingham and another was an innovative ‘photo’ orienteering competition around Rugby Town Centre.

 

Buckingham Town Centre and surrounding park was the venue for the UK Urban league event organised by South Midlands Orienteering Club. Chris McCartney M50 was 1st on the Mens Vet 5.8km course in 42.38mins, Peter Carey M75 was 1st on the Mens Hyper Vet 3.2km course taking 27.17mins and Sheila Carey W70 was 1st on the Womens Ultra Vet 3.2km course in 28.19mins.

Making their debuts for the club were two new members: Kin Wai Lee M21 who came 3rd on the Mens Open 6.7km course taking 42.43mins and Ka Man Leung W21, 2nd in the Womens Open class taking 51.15mins on the 5.8km course. Nadine Wright W21 was 4th on the Womens Open in 53.06mins.