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JUNIORS THROUGH TO FINAL

Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club junior team competed in the preliminary round of the national interclub Yvette Baker Trophy competition. The round was played out at the East Midlands event at Cademan Woods, Thringstone, Leicestershire. Congratulations to OD, with a much smaller team due to half term commitments, who managed to score 890 points to see them through to the National Final to be held on 1 July at Arrow Valley, Redditch. Top scorers achieving 100 points were Oliver Flippance and Nathan Chapple, and scoring 99 were Finn Williams-Stein, Lewis Oxtoby, Florence Lunn and Felix Lunn.

Alongside this competition several OD Club members had some great results on the courses planned by Leicestershire Orienteering Club. Nathan Lawson M21 was 2nd in 58.25mins and Alistair Landels M50 5th in 65.18mins on the longest course, Brown 7.9km with 220 metres of climb. Rob Bambrook M45 was 6th, top OD, on the 5.2km Blue course in 61.35mins.

Harrison McCartney M20 was the fastest runner at the Egypt Wood and Burnham Beeches event on the Chiltern Hills, organised by Herts Orienteering Club. His time of 73.26mins was over 5mins ahead 2nd placed runner on the 12.82km course with 280 metres of climb. Kin Kwan Kwok M21 was 2nd in 7.45mins and Alfie Bullus M18 3rd in 60.09mins on the Blue 7.45km course.

Competing in the British Night Championships at Merthyr Mawr in Wales, Felix Lunn was 4th on the M16 class course, Anne Straube was 2nd on the W45 course, Sheila Carey 2nd on the W70 course, Liz Phillips 4th on the W50 course, Mykyta Chubynsky was 1st on the M40 Short course and Heather Phipps 2nd on the W45 Short course.  On the following day at the event at Pembrey Forest 4th place went to Sheila Carey W70 on the Short Green 3.4km course in 45.39mins and Max Straube-Roth M10 was 2nd on the Yellow 2.1km course in 24.15mins, only 3 seconds behind the winner.

 

Compton Verney Results

The winner of the Green 4km course was Benjamin Rauffet M21 from Harlequins Orienteering Club who found the 22 controls placed around the grounds of Compton Verney in 21.17mins. David Steele M21 new club member and Warwick University student was 2nd in 22.34mins and Ben Green M40 from Thames Valley was 3rd in 22.44mins. Paul Quinney M45 won the Light Green 3.2km course in 22.25mins, Eoin Hankinson M14 was 2nd in 26.31mins and Charlie Manning M50, Thames Valley was 3rd in 28.48mins. Imogen George W14 was the winner of the Orange 2.7km course taking 22.18mins, James Thompson M14, Harlequins, was 2nd in 22.42mins and Ifan Dow M14 and George Gawthorpe M16 were 3rd in 25.29mins. Andy Gawthorpe M45 was 1st on the Yellow 1.3km course in 10.27mins, William Newton M10 2nd in 13.06mins and Fin Flippance 3rd in 13.44mins.

 27th February 2018

SHEFFIELD AND SHROPSHIRE RESULTS

The West Midlands league event at Lizard Hill, near Telford, Shropshire, was very popular and the results should help the club maintain its lead. Club Captain, Alistair Powell M40 was the fastest runner on the day taking 53.26mins on the Brown 8km course, David Leadley M50 was 3rd in 58.17mins and new club member Nick George M45 was 9th in 79.36mins. Blue course successes included 5th for Tom Jeffries M45 57.30mins, 6th Lesley Ross W50 57.37mins and 9th Rob Bambrook M45 in 60.25mins on the 6.5km course.

Pete Carey M70 was the winner on the Short Green 3.8km course taking 43.10mins, Margaret Willdig W65 was 2nd in 46.37mins, Roger Hailey M80 9th in 56.46 mins and John Bowman M75 10th in 57.46mins. Florence Lunn W14 was 2nd on the Light Green 3.4km course, Tabitha Lunn W14 was 3rd in 47.21mins, Rachel Alexander W60 7th in 62.52mins, Diana Hailey W75 9th in 78.30mins and Matt Bambrook M14 10th in 79.24mins.

New club junior Imogen George W14 was 3rd on the Orange 2.6km course in 32.44mins, Joanne Leigh W50 was 5th in 34.25mins and Kimberley Lunn W45 was 7th in 39.43mins. On the Yellow 2.2km course Rupert Powell M10 was 3rd in 21.44mins.

At Tankersley Wood, near Sheffield, several Octavian Droober members competed in the middle distance event. Felix Lunn M16 was the winner of the 5.3km Brown course taking 37.11mins to find the 24 controls averaging 7 mins per km. The event took place a day after training in the Sheffield area with other club juniors and they had some great runs too. Oliver Lunn M16 was 4th in 40.04mins and Oliver Flippance M16 was 8th in 43.27mins on the same course. Barry Elkington was top M60 taking 47.43mins also on the Brown course. Bruce Bryant M60 was 10th on the Blue 4.8km course in 49.48mins

After Dark Series

 

The last in the series was held at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton. Bob Brandon, organiser, welcomed experience night orienteers as well as some newcomers. He especially thanked the country park staff who helped make the event so successful.  Sam Leadley M18 scored 290 points having found 29 control points in 59.19mins, just under the maximum time limit of 60 minutes. Richard Gardner M60 was 2nd scoring 250 and David Lawson M55 3rd scoring 250 with a 10 point time penalty. Harriet Lawson W21 was top woman scoring 240 points.  

SHEFFIELD AND SHROPSHIRE RESULTS
 
 
 
The West Midlands league event at Lizard Hill, near Telford, Shropshire, was very popular and the results should help the club maintain its lead. Club Captain, Alistair Powell M40 was the fastest runner on the day taking 53.26mins on the Brown 8km course, David Leadley M50 was 3rd in 58.17mins and new club member Nick George M45 was 9th in 79.36mins. Blue course successes included 5th for Tom Jeffries M45 57.30mins, 6th Lesley Ross W50 57.37mins and 9th Rob Bambrook M45 in 60.25mins on the 6.5km course.
 
Pete Carey M70 was the winner on the Short Green 3.8km course taking 43.10mins, Margaret Willdig W65 was 2nd in 46.37mins, Roger Hailey M80 9th in 56.46 mins and John Bowman M75 10th in 57.46mins. Florence Lunn W14 was 2nd on the Light Green 3.4km course, Tabitha Lunn W14 was 3rd in 47.21mins, Rachel Alexander W60 7th in 62.52mins, Diana Hailey W75 9th in 78.30mins and Matt Bambrook M14 10th in 79.24mins.
 
New club junior Imogen George W14 was 3rd on the Orange 2.6km course in 32.44mins, Joanne Leigh W50 was 5th in 34.25mins and Kimberley Lunn W45 was 7th in 39.43mins. On the Yellow 2.2km course Rupert Powell M10 was 3rd in 21.44mins.
 
At Tankersley Wood, near Sheffield, several Octavian Droober members competed in the middle distance event. Felix Lunn M16 was the winner of the 5.3km Brown course taking 37.11mins to find the 24 controls averaging 7 mins per km. The event took place a day after training in the Sheffield area with other club juniors and they had some great runs too. Oliver Lunn M16 was 4th in 40.04mins and Oliver Flippance M16 was 8th in 43.27mins on the same course. Barry Elkington was top M60 taking 47.43mins also on the Brown course. Bruce Bryant M60 was 10th on the Blue 4.8km course in 49.48mins
 
After Dark Series
The last in the series was held at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton. Bob Brandon, organiser, welcomed experience night orienteers as well as some newcomers. He especially thanked the country park staff who helped make the event so successful.  Sam Leadley M18 scored 290 points having found 29 control points in 59.19mins, just under the maximum time limit of 60 minutes. Richard Gardner M60 was 2nd scoring 250 and David Lawson M55 3rd scoring 250 with a 10 point time penalty. Harriet Lawson W21 was top woman scoring 240 points.  

 

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