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Read below for details of a weekend of orienteering in Warwickshire.  Entries now open at www.fabian4.co.uk



Saturday 25th March: Click HERE for the initial Rugby Urban Details updated 14 Jan






Sunday 26th March: Click HERE for the initial Bentley Woods Details  updated 02 Feb


Warwickshire Orienteering Weekend

Rugby Urban, Rugby Town Centre – Saturday March 25th

Midland Championships, Bentley Woods, Atherstone – Sunday March 26th

We are getting close enough to almost taste our first ever Warwickshire Orienteering Weekend that is coming up in March. Consisting of two contrasting and challenging town and country races priced at just £23 for seniors to run both days, including hire of touch free EMITags for everyone to fly through the course, we think it is competitively priced and a must do weekend. We use a simple one price approach without the nonsense of extracting a premium fee if you did not enter months before you ever knew about the event, but, don’t leave it too late!

Rugby town centre will be used for the first time for orienteering and the arena will be in the athletic stadium which provides a great venue for the event. Situated close to the conflux of the M1, M6, M45, A5 and A14, there cannot be an easier place to reach than Rugby from all over the country.

The Midland Championship at Bentley Woods, Atherstone is also extremely easy to reach and, for those of you that have run there before, there is a new twist this year with the arena located in the grounds of Merevale Hall which will give a different slant on a great area.

Have a look at the interim details of both days which are posted on this page, keep an eye out for updates as we get closer and, if you have not already done so, enter at www.fabian4.co.uk .

Finally, there is a closed junior sprint selection race for the summer's international competitions and squad camps taking place at Warwick University, on the morning of March 25th, which is not organised by OD as part of the two events of WOW, but is running in parallel to them. Those juniors wishing to compete in the closed selection event should contact Paul Murgatroyd directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. All others should enter the OD organised WOW Rugby urban race, part of the UK Urban and UK Orienteering Leagues, on the same date – enter via www.fabian4.co.uk . The sprint selection race is timed to start so that juniors taking part, or family/friends supporting or providing transportation, can make the short hop over to Rugby in plenty of time to take part in the urban race in the afternoon.’ 



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Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, was the location for some intricate orienteering, involving some climb, around this well-known country park. The longest course was the Brown 9km course with 240 metres of climb and competitors had to find controls using both sides of the map. Kirsten Strain W21 was the top woman and OD runner taking 78.27mins.

Top woman on the Blue 6.7km course with 180 metres of climb was Lesley Ross W50 who took 65.21mins. Margaret Willdig W60 was 3rd on the Short Green 3.2km course in 49.02mins. Juniors results: Jacob Oxtoby M14 took 45.18mins and Cameron Williams-Stein M14 was just behind in 45.41mins to come 1st and 2nd on the 3.6km Light Green course.

Matthew Elkington M21 won the Brown 8.3km course with 28 controls in 44.34mins at the Hollicarrs, Yorkshire event, organised by Ebor orienteering club.

The mid Wales event at Nash Wood, part of the West Midlands Orienteering League, saw David Leadley M50 coming 3rd on the Brown 6.6km course with 335 metres of climb in 79.57mins and Chris McCartney M45 was 4th in 82.57mins. Mike Snell M60 was 5th in 57.11mins on the Blue 5km course. Pippa Smart W13 was 5th on the Light Green 2.7km course in 66.35mins. Josie Smart was 1st on the Orange 2.3km course with 115metres of climb taking 35.18mins, 5 mins ahead of her nearest rival.continued.....

14th Feb 2017


liz phillips on the podium

Liz Phillips on the podium.


Laurie Bradley Trophy winners 2017

Laurie Bradley Winners 2017 


w.mid.2016 junior champions

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



OD Juniors 3rd in the YBT National Finals 2016


Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion

Julie Emmerson 2016 British Champion (Robert Lines Photography)




 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.  




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




Finn Williams Stein St Augustines RC Kenilworth

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.