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

West Midlands League Results

 

Oldacre, near Brocton on Cannock Chase was the venue for the West Midlands League event organised by Walton Chasers. Droobers of all ages competed for the club, including the youngest 9 year old Ruben Jeffries who was 7th on the Yellow 1.5km course and Roger Hailey who won the M80 class on the Short Green 3.1km course..

 

On the Brown 7.7km course Alistair Landels was top M50 taking 67.27mins, Kin Wai Lee 2nd M21 taking 69.09mins, Tony Feltbower 1st M65 in 91.13mins and top woman Anne Straube W40 taking 73.54mins.  Tom Jeffries M45 was 4th in 58.53mins and Chris McCartney M50 6th in 60.28mins on the Blue 6.4km course. Sheila Carey W70 was 6th in 54.40mins and Juliette Soulard W45 9th in 57.13mins on the 4.8km Green course. Mike Baggott M65 was 4th on the Short Green 3.1km course and onn the Orange 2.6km course Adam Landels M10 was 4th in 46.51mins.

Results from Retford, Caddihoe Chase and Oceania Championships

Mike Snell M60 won the Super Vet 5.1km men’s course in 39.57mins at the Urban race around Retford in Nottinghamshire and Mike Hampton M70 was 5th in 46.48mins on the 4.5km Mens Ultra Vet course.

 

Devon Orienteering Club staged the annual Caddihoe Chase weekend at Burrator, south west Dartmoor. On Day 1 Jill Emmerson W55 was 2nd on the W50 class 4.44km course taking 62.58mins and Margaret Willdig was 5th on the W65 3.31km course in 60.01mins. Barry Elkington was 5th in 57.33mins and Andy Emmerson 8th in 59.18mins on the M60 class 5.81km course with 135 metres of climb. On the M65 class 4.44km course with 155 metres of climb Tony Feltbower was 6th in 50.34mins. On Day 2 with a chasing start based on Day 1’s performance Barry was 3rd (overall 5th) Andy Emmerson 5th (overall 7th), Tony Feltbower 3rd (overall 4th), Jill Emmerson 6th (overall 4th) and Margaret Willdig 2nd (overall 2nd).