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Read below for details of a weekend of orienteering in Warwickshire.  Entries now open at www.fabian4.co.ukIf you wish to run a TD5 course / be competitive for Midlands Champs ensure that you pre-enter.  Entry on the day will be very limited.



RESULTS: http://www.cix.co.uk/~neper/index.htm  Routegadget:  http://www.od.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/


Saturday 25th March: Click HERE for the final Rugby Urban Details updated 22nd March 17



Sunday 26th March: Click HERE for the final Bentley Woods Details  updated 22th March 17


Click HERE for Emit Touch-Free-Instructions_for_O_Events


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 .

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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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Octavian Droobers Orienteers competed in the Championships held in Denmark and Sheila Carey claimed a silver medal in the W70 Sprint Finals held in the heart of Copenhagen around the former royal castle which houses the Danish Parliament. Approximately 4,500 participants from around the world competed in the official world championships for orienteering runners above the age of 35. Classes are divided into men and women and in 5-year age groups from 35 to 100 years, with a total of 28 classes competing in Sprint, Middle and Long distance races and qualifiers.

There were some great results from the OD team, up against some stiff opposition, with several qualifying for A Finals. As well as Sheila in the Sprint A final in their age group there was Sue Bicknell W70, 20th place, Hilary Simpson W75, 28th place, Peter Carey M70, 38th position and Karin Kirk W70, 47th place. In the middle distance race, in the woods in the north of Zeeland, Hilary Simpson qualified for the A Final in the W75 class, and came 41st and Sheila Carey was 29th in the W70 A Final. In the Long Final, in beautiful woodlands, Hilary Simpson W75 came 33rd and both Sheila Carey and Sue Bicknell were qualifiers in the W70 class.

Sutton Coldfield Urban Results

Rob Bambrook M45 was 1st on the Mens Veteran course, Chris McCartney M45 2nd and Mike Wheeler M45 3rd. Barry Elkington M60 was 3rd on the Mens Super Vet course, Keith Willdig M65 was 2nd on the Mens Ultra Vet course, Lesley Ross W50 was 2nd on the Womens Vet course, Margaret Willdig W65 was 1st on the Womens Ultra Vet course and Sheila Carey W70 3rd,  continued.....


17th July 2018


OD WOD Photo

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


JK 2017 Veteran Relay Winners2c Barry2c Sheila and Mike 170417

JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions


Interland podium

Interland Podium

 Interland team 3

Interland Team


Will Gardner with M21 class Midland Championships Trophy 2017

Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy 


Mark Pawsey MPand Mayor of Rugby2c Councillor Sally Bragg

Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg


Martin Ward at WOW Rugby

Martin Ward at Rugby


Max ODSOC2017



liz phillips on the podium

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



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.




It was a busy weekend for Octavian Droobers who travelled around the country to compete in town, city, woods and parkland in pursuit of British ranking points and experience on a wide variety of terrain.

Congratulations to Will Gardner M21 on being selected to represent Great Britain in the European Championships to be held in Ticino, Switzerland from 5th to 13th May. He will compete in the middle distance and will be a reserve in the long distance championship events.

Over 100 participants, including several newcomers from around Rugby, competed at the West Midlands Urban League Rugby (East) event with courses encompassing Hillmorton streets and parks, starting and finishing in Whinfield Park. Benjamin Rauffet, Harlequins, was 1st on the Mens Open 7.7km course finding all 28 controls in a time of 53.46mins, David Leadley was 2nd in 56.41mins and Oliver Lunn 3rd in 60.24mins. On the Womens Open and Mens Veteran courses, Harriet Lawson was 1st in 50.50mins on the 6.4km course, Ian Hopkins, Wrekin, was 2nd in 51.39mins and Mike Wheeler 3rd in 51.47mins. On the Womens Veteran and Mens Super Vet 5.7km course Mike Snell was 1st in 42.08mins Lesley Ross 2nd in 44.42mins and Gordon Parker, South London, was 3rd in 45.11mins.

Ian Prowse, North Gloucester, was 1st on the Mens Ultra Vet and Womens Super Vet 4.6km course in 38.27mins, Paul Graetz, Potteries, 2nd in 40.30mins and Doug Dickinson, Derwent Valley 3rd in 41.39mins. Sheila Carey was 1st in 36.09mins on the Womens Ultra Vet, Mens Hyper Vet and Womens Hyper Vet course 3.5km course taking 36.09mins, Robert Vickers, Harlequins, was 2nd in 44.31mins and Caitlin Chafer, Leicestershire, 3rd in 47.25mins. Mens Junior and Womens Junior 4.4km course was won by Oliver Flippance in 27.04mins, Florence Lunn 2nd 41.11mins and Eoin Hankinson 3rd in 45.14mins. On the introductory 2.7km course for beginners and younger juniors, newcomer Karl Spencer was 1st in 38.45mins, William Newton was 2nd in 39.06mins and Darcy Dunn 3rd in 39.25mins.

At Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, club members ran around the parklands of this National Trust property, organised by Derwent Valley Orienteers, and Joanne Leigh won the Orange 3.2km course in 31.53mins, John Middler was 9th on the Short Green 3.7km course in 37.58mins, Chris McCartney was 5th on the Blue 7.1km course in 46.36mins and Lesley Ross was 10th in 49.14mins, the fastest woman on that course.

Liz Phillips was 2nd fastest woman on the 5.1km course at the Norwich City Urban event taking 54.16mins. Bruce Bryant was 10th on the 4.2km course in 42.02mins