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)

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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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Take part in "virtual" OD MapRun courses at more than 25 locations using the MapRun6 app.
OD MapRun results
All the 2020 / 2021 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

Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Redditch Orienteering Results

This weekend the club members enjoyed some urban orienteering in towns and cities staged around the midlands. The Cambridge race saw several first places for Octavian Droobers: Peter Carey M75, Liz Phillips W55 and Sheila Carey W75 all won their classes, Mike Hampton M75 was 2nd and Bruce Bryant M60 3rd in their classes too.

At the Great Linford event, Milton Keynes, Peter and Sheila were also in great form winning their classes and Mike was 3rd in his class.

Results from the Church Hill event in Redditch, organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club saw more 1st places: Chris McCartney M50 on the Vets Men course, Mike Baggott M70 on the Ultravet Mens course, Joanne Leigh W50 on the Ultravet Womans and Sue Hallett W75 on the Hypervet Womans courses.

Next local race – Cracks Hill, Crick

The Autumn local programme of events start on Saturday 25th September with several orienteering races around Cracks Hill, between Crick and Yelvertoft. To enter these visit the club website www.octavian-droobers.org..  Contact the organiser to reserve a place or enter online to experience this fun outdoor adventure sport for all ages. For more information tel: 01926 632189.  

Events Calendar

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  • News - 7th September 2021

    News - 7th September 2021

    ORIENTEERING OUT AND ABOUT Events in London and Suffolk attracted Octavian Droobers club members competing in a variety of different orienteering races. On Saturday the annual London City Race which is normally part of the Euro City race was replaced this year, due to Covid, with an Urban race around a residential area in Ham, near Richmond Park. Mike Hampton M75 came 2nd in the Mens Hyper Vets class taking 31.45mins on the 3.9km course, Karin Kirk W70 was 1st in her age class taking 37.22mins on the same course. On Sunday London Orienteering Klub (LOK) staged their 50th anniversary Read More
  • News - 23rd August 2021

    News - 23rd August 2021

    University of Warwick Campus Orienteering Event The resumption of orienteering races has been welcomed by orienteers around the midlands and many runners competed around the campus of Warwick University, organised by Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club, partly to train for the upcoming British Sprint Championships held last weekend. On the long course Oliver Flippance M20 was the winner taking 42.12mins just ahead of John Owens M50, British Army Orienteering Club 43.15mins and Alistair Landels M50 44.30mins. On the medium course Brian Ward M55 from HALO club was 1st in 26.55mins, Joel Taylor M16 Thames Valley Orienteering Club 2nd in 27.20mins and Read More
  • News - 8th June 2021

    News - 8th June 2021

    BRITISH MIDDLE DISTANCE CHAMPIONS     This weekend Octavian Droober Orienteering Club members competed at two events in the Lake District: the British Middle Distance 2021 Championships, staged at Summer House Knott, and the 2021 Northern Championships at High Dam near Newby Bridge.   Three Club members achieved the great accolade of becoming a British Champion – Max Straube-Roth won the M12 title in 21.29mins on the 1.8km course with 110 metres of climb, Alistair Landels was 1st in 38.13mins in the M50 class 3.9km course with 265 metres of climb, Kirsten Strain 1st in the W35 class taking 39.07mins on Read More
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