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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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The first West Midlands League of 2019 was held at Beaudesert, the outdoor activity centre at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. It was organised by Walton Chasers Orienteering Club and over 300 competitors from clubs from all over the west midlands ran through the forest, through bracken, up over steep sided ridges, across valleys and open areas to locate controls.

There were several different courses of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. Will Gardner M21 was the fastest runner taking 48.54mins on the longest Brown 7.6km course with 225 metres of climb and Felix Lunn M18 was the fastest junior on the same course taking 66.27mins. On the Blue 6km course with 185 metres of climb Mike Snell was the fastest OD member taking 61.54mins to put him in 9th place and Lesley Ross was the 1st W50 taking 63mins.continued.....

15th January 2019


October edition of British Orienteering's E-Newsletter: CLICK HERE



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