Two junior teams from Octavian Droobers competed in the junior national inter club night relays held this weekend at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. For several of the juniors it was their first experience of competing in the dark and early dawn using with headtorches. Captain Andy Emmerson said he was very happy to report that both teams successfully completed the relay with no disqualifications and praised the performances of all the competitors especially the ‘Wizards’ who came second.

The team ‘Wizards of OD’ came second out of twenty three teams from around the country and took 174.01mins to complete the six legs behind the winners from South Yorkshire in 165.52mins. Team members in leg order were Harrison McCartney M14 38.21mins, Hamish Rogers M16 33.05mins (night runners), Julie Emmerson W16 31.56mins (dawn), and in daylight: Aimee Morse W16 25.05mins, Patrick Roddy M18 11.59mins with Daniel Kotecky M18 14.58mins and Mathew Kermode M12 26.53mins all on leg 5 and on leg 6 Matthew Elkington M18 33.35mins.

The younger ‘OD Owls’ finished in 18th place in 281.43mins and team members were Stephen Elkington M16 56.33mins, Rachel Emmerson W16 45.13mins, Heather Rogers W14 41.22mins, Ella-Rose McCartney W12 39.09mins, William Heaton M14 42.39mins and Alex Bailey M14 47.59mins both on leg 5 and Jeremy Knott M16 on leg 6 in 56.47mins.

11th September 2012


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