OD MEMBERS HELP ENGLAND WIN
The Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club congratulates senior members, Lesley Ross and Sheila Carey, juniors - Harriet Lawson, Matt Elkington, Nathan Lawson, Harrison McCartney and reserve Aimee Morse who all contributed to a fantastic win in the annual Interland 6 team European event in Breda, Netherlands this weekend. This was the largest ever number of representatives from one English club and would have been 8 if Riina Kuuselo had not been taken ill. England scored a total of 247 points recording their 19th successive win ahead of the Belgian VVO Orienteering team with 198 points.
Nathan Lawson was 1st and Harrison McCartney 2nd in the M17 class, Matt Elkington was 5th in the M20 class, Harriet Lawson was 2nd W20, and Sheila Carey 3rd W60.
Bagworth Heath and Woodlands, the Leicester East Midlands Regional Orienteering event, attracted several club members. Chris McCartney M40 came 3rd on the long Brown 9.2k course in 77.31mins; Hamish Rogers M18 was joint second in 53.53mins and Anne Straube 5th in 58.15mins both on the Blue 6.5k course. On the Short Green 3.3k course Roger Hailey M75 was 2nd in 50.30mins and Sue Bicknell W65 in 52.52mins.
12th March 2013