Saturday was spent running on the sand dunes at Ainsdale and Sunday saw competitors pounding the streets of Liverpool searching for control points. This weekend proved popular with several club members including some great runs by club juniors.

On the sand dunes, Oliver Flippance M14 was 2nd in his age group on the Blue 7.15km course with 190 metres of climb and 10th overall in a time of 74.19mins, youngest competitor Max Straube-Roth M10 was 1st on the White 1.7km course in 21.31mins and Pippa Smart W14 was 9th in her age group on the Light Green 3.7km course taking 55.36mins.

Anne Straube W40 was 1st in her age group on the Blue course in 80.55mins and also on this course were Andy Emmerson 3rd M60 77.16mins, Ben Flippance 3rd M35 in 104.52mins, Rob Smart 3rd M45 in 112.02mins and Bruce Bryant 7th M55 in 85.48mins. On the Short Blue 5.8km course Liz Phillips W50 took 66.21mins to finish 2nd in her age group and on the same course Daniel Roth was 2nd M45 in 69.46mins.

Andy Emmerson was 2nd on the Men’s Super Veteran 5.4km course around the City of Liverpool taking 35 mins, Liz Phillips was 5th on the Women’s Veteran 5.4km course in 41mins and Mike Hampton was 10th in a time of 35.09mins on the Men’s Ultra Veteran 4.35km course.

Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club members have so far managed to put the club into a fantastic 3rd place, from nearly 100 clubs registered, in the UKOL (UK Orienteering League). This result is compiled from the 10 best performances by a maximum of 15 individuals from a total of 21 events planned throughout the year. Club members who have contributed to the current score of 5453 points are: Margaret Willdig W60, Anne Straube W40, Hilary Simpson W75, Liz Phillips W50, Harrison McCartney M18, Chris McCartney M45, Nathan Lawson M20, Mike Hampton M70, Ben Flippance M35, Julie Emmerson W20, Jill Emmerson W50, Andy Emmerson M60, Sheila Carey W70, Peter Carey M70 and Bruce Bryant M55. With several more races still to come across the country OD may well increase this lead. The B team is also doing well, in 30th place.

6th Sept 2016

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