Club News by Karin Kirk news@octavian-droobers.org

WEST MIDLANDS LEAGUE RESULTS AND GB SQUAD

 

The West Midlands League event at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton was very well attended by runners from around the midlands, including many new families. On the shortest course Imogen Allen W10 from Walton Chasers was 1st in 21.05mins. First timer Philip Ainsley M21 raced around the Yellow 2.1km course in 18.32mins. Newcomer Radovan Pekarovic M35 was 1st on the Orange 2.7km course in 35.48mins and junior Rupert Powell M12 was 4th in 51.44mins. The winner in 38.04mins on the Light Green 3.2km course was Oscar Barnby M14 from Walton Chasers and Sian Gardner W60 was 2nd in 57.34mins.

WEST MIDLANDS LEAGUE, EDINBURGH BIG WEEKEND AND GUILDFORD RESULTS

 

Wrockwardine Wood, near Telford was the venue for the Wrekin organised West Midlands league. Octavian Droober juniors were on good form: Luke Cherry M16 had a great run coming in 1st on the Green 4.4km course in 36.05mins, Adam Landels M12 was 2nd on the Orange 2.5km course taking 37.24mins, only 43 seconds behind the winner and Rupert Powell M14 was 5th in 46.04mins also on the Orange course.

 

Top adult runners for the club were: Alistair Landels M50 1st in 44.15mins and Chris McCartney M50 2nd in 47.22mins on the Blue 6km course and Pippa Smart W18 3rd woman also on the Blue taking 70.24mins; Alistair Powell M40 2nd on the 7.6km course taking 51.28mins. Keith Willdig M70 4th in 41.34mins and new club member Stuart Turnbull M50 8th in 43.53mins on the 4.4km Green course; Peter Carey M75 was 1st in 46.47mins, Sheila Carey W70 4th in 48.29mins and Joanne Leigh W50 6th in 54.48mins on the Short Green 3.4km course.