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

GET ACTIVE THIS SUMMER

 

Achieving the guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week can be difficult to fit into our busy lives. Taking up a sport that the whole family can do can make it simpler to schedule. One destination and just once a week can go some way to meet this.

Orienteering takes place around Coventry and Warwickshire most weeks and Will Gardner the top ranked British orienteer who competes for GB is a great role model.

 

His success he says comes from being out and about, from an early age, having a really enjoyable and fun adventure time in parks and woods with his two brothers and parents. Getting faster and learning how to find your way using a map and compass can be compared to a treasure hunt on the run, but walking is best when starting out in the sport.

 

Octavian Droobers welcomes newcomers of all abilities, and ages 5 – 85 years, to its summer Wednesday evening events. One advantage is that there is no need to pre-book your place, just turn up, anytime between 6 and 7.30pm, instructions will be given and compasses can be borrowed.

2nd July 2019

 

URBAN AND SPRINT RACING WEEKEND

 

Running around streets and parkland in towns and cities is increasing in popularity and orienteers had many opportunities this weekend in which to compete. Becoming adept at taking short sharp directional changes to select the best route to each control at a fast pace is a skill that Will Gardner M21 was making this weekend at the Sprint Scotland triple event, around Bo’ness and Denny, competing against many overseas competitors. After racing into 2nd, 5th and 11th places respectively he earned an overall 7th place taking 44.23mins which was only 1 min 20 seconds behind the winner from Norway in the Mens Elite class.