Welcome to Octavian Droobers!

Octavian Droobers – also known as The Droobers or OD - are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands (UK)

New to Orienteering?
Want to learn more about orienteering and how you can get involved in the sport? Check out our Newcomers - About Orienteering section before trying a Permanent Course or coming along to our next event.
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Find out the locations of our permanent orienteering courses. The perfect way for Beginners to go orienteering.
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Find out how to become a member of OD today and enjoy all the benefits of Club and British Orienteering membership.
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Go Orienteering on our MapRun Courses
Take part in "virtual" OD MapRun courses at more than 15 locations using the MapRunF app.
OD MapRun results
All the Summer Series 2020 MapRun results are available here
The other extreme of orienteering...
OD Elite orienteers: Will Gardner and Matt Elkington but also Duncan Birtwistle, Nathan Lawson and Phil Vokes

ELITE CLUB RUNNERS EXCEL IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

 

 

Octavian Droobers top 5 M21 orienteers competed in the exclusive national Elite competition weekend in the Lake District. The event was run with full Covid compliance and was one of the last prior to lockdown. The terrain was very testing with rocky and steep slopes and the relentless downpours made it even more challenging.

 

Will Gardner was the fastest club member on all three of the courses staged over the weekend including a night event on Bishops Wood. Looking at the total results it was clear that these club members are currently one of if not the most successful group of M21 orienteers from any club around the UK.

 

On Saturday at Burnt Wood & Thwaite Head a middle distance course of 5km with 180metres of climb saw Will Gardner take the lead in 28.49min, Matt Elkington was 6th in 31.03mins, Nathan Lawson 7th in 31.18mins, Duncan Birtwistle 9th in 32.18mins and Phil Vokes 15th in 35.37mins.

 

The night race, 5km with 220m climb, saw Will Gardner 4th in 34.05mins, Nathan Lawson 5th 36.06mins, Phil Vokes 9th 37.48mins Matt Elkington 11th 38.17mins and 18th place went to Duncan Birtwistle.

 

On Sunday at Blind Lane on the Long Distance 7.7km race, Will Gardner was 4th in 65.43mins, Matt Elkington 5th in 65.47mibns, Phil Vokes 7th in 66.47, Nathan Lawson 8th in 67.55mins, Duncan Birtwistle 13th in 72.34mins.

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  • News 23rd June 2020

    News 23rd June 2020

    DISCOVER THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SPORT   STOP PRESS – NEW VIDEO LAUNCHED     Orienteering is an adventure sport enjoyed by families, runners and walkers. A new video* has been launched to encourage newcomers on how to get started in this sport on a Permanent Orienteering Course. Download video from:
    Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club have introduced permanent orienteering courses in country parks in 10 locations around Coventry, Warwickshire and Daventry, Northamptonshire. It is a great way to discover our lovely parks in a socially distanced way. Searching and locating the checkpoint posts placed around the parks, using specially drawn maps, a Read More
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