NEW BRITISH NIGHT ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONS
Braving some extreme conditions, with strong cold winds high up on Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire, several Octavian Droobers competed for the prestigious title of British Night Orienteering Champion. Congratulations to the new Champions - Philip, Anne and Sheila.
Armed with a head torch, map, timer and a cagoule, Philip Vokes was first on the M21 11.2km course with a massive 430 metres of climb taking 62.57mins to win the M21 title, 36 seconds ahead of Joe Woodley from AIRE Orienteering. Anne Straube was 1st on the 6.3km course with 220 metres of climb in 61 mins to take the W40 trophy. Sheila Carey won the W75 title in 63.27mins on her 3.1km age class course.
Liz Phillips was placed 2nd on the W55 Long 4.6km course taking 63.11mins, Bruce Bryant was 4th on the M65 Long 4.9km course in 55.08mins and Peter Carey 5th on the M75 3.9km course in 88.38mins.
For details of how to take part in this fun outdoor active sport see website, www.octavian-droobers.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Karin Kirk 01926 632189.