DROOBERS ON PODIUM IN NATIONAL FINALS
A team of nearly 70 represented Octavian Droobers in the Compass Sport national inter club final and thanks to brilliant efforts running in the Forest of Dean the club took second place. Vice Captain, Suzanne Humphries, was very pleased with this great achievement and thanked everyone who ran.
She also congratulated the winners of the Golden Boot trophy, awarded to the fastest runners on the run in to the finish. OD have won this for the third year running and this year it was awarded to Nathan Lawson, Matthew Elkington was second and Will Gardner third. Julie Emmerson won the inaugural Ladies Golden Boot and Rachel Emmerson was third. Suzanne paid tribute to our ’pretty zippy Droobers’.
Of the 25 runners in the final who counted towards the overall points scored, in top 5 places in their races were: Will Gardner who won the Blue Men course, Julie Emmerson who won the Green Womens course with Lesley Ross second on the same course, and on the Light Green Mens course Matthew Elkington came 1st and brother Stephen Elkington came 5th. Ella-Rose McCartney was 2nd on the Orange Womens Course, Aimee Morse 4th and Harriet Lawson 5th on the Light Green Womens course, Sheila Carey 4th on the Short Green Vets course, Sophie Kirk 4th on the Blue Womens course and Mike Hampton 4th on the Green Mens course. Several members were making their first appearance in a national event and first timer Ian Prowse had a great run on the Green Mens course to score for the club.
Bristol Orienteering Club organised the event and were declared winners with a score of 2333 points ahead of Octavian Droobers 2202 points and Lakeland Orienteering Club 2119. Full results are on the Bristol Orienteering website.
Alongside the main event on two courses for non competitors youngster Pippa Smart came 1st on the Yellow course and sister Josie was placed 3rd on the short White course.
22nd October 2013
On a very wet weekend club members travelled to many locations around the country competing on some highly technical and difficult terrain at various championships.
At the West Midlands Championships in Bucknell Woods, Shropshire there was four first places: Daniel Kotecky M18, Sheila Carey W65 Kjetil Sekse M21 and Lesley Ross W21. Pippa Smart W10 came 2nd as did Ondrej Bajgar M21 and John Middler M60.
The British Schools Score Championships were held on Saturday at Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland, and great results were achieved by club members: Hamish Rogers won the Year 12/13 class and sister Heather Rogers came third in Year 10/11, both representing Kenilworth School and Sports College.
On Day 1 of the October Odyssey, also held at Druridge Bay, Mike Hampton came 2nd in the Ultra Vets event scoring 400 points in the score event and Thelma Spalton was 2nd woman. Day 2’s classic race at Chibburn and Hadston Links, Northumberland, Nathan Lawson M16 won the Short Brown 7.2k course in 51.03mins and Hamish Rogers M18 came 3rd in 54.01mins. This was a good result for our juniors as it was an England selection race.
The Welsh championships took place at Newborough on the Isle of Anglesey, Julie Emmerson was 3rd on the 5.2k W18 course taking 52.02mins and Anne Straube W35 2nd on the Green 3.8k course in 44.20mins.
Harriet Lawson W18 was top girl on the 6.7k Blue course at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire and Sophie Kirk W21 top woman on the Brown 8.1k course at Penn Wood, Buckinghamshire in 1.19.20mins.
15th October 2013
|Sun Mar 9th|
OD Regional ( Level B) Event ,Bentley Woods, Compass Sport Cup Heat
|Sat Mar 15th|
OD Quiz Night,The Wardens,Kenilworth
|Sat Mar 22nd|
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