Octavian Droober orienteers took advantage of several super events scheduled this past weekend. The popular two day event organised by Harlequins Orienteering Club was the favourite with many running around the town of Malvern on Saturday and at Castlemorton Common, near Welland, also in Worcestershire, on Saturday. 

The 9th West Midland league event at Castleton Common saw OD totting up league points to remain leaders. On the Blue 6.8km course with 80m of climb, Felix Lunn M14 found the 19 strategically placed controls in 43.49mins closely followed by two more juniors taking 2nd, and 3rd places: Oliver Flippance M14 45.47mins and Oliver Lunn M14 47.19mins, a great triple result. David Leadley M50 was 4th on the Brown 10km course in 1.09.06min, Sheila Carey W70 was 3rd on the Green 4.7km course in 47.53mins and Peter Carey M70 5th in 49.12mins. Junior Tabitha Lunn W12 was 3rd in 48.15mins and Florence Lunn W14 5th in 52.37mins on the Light Green 3.5km course. Tilly Flippance W10 was 2nd on the White 2.1km course taking 26.28mins.

At Malvern Alfie Bullus M16 won the M16 and under class taking 13.33mins on the 2.4km course, Oliver Flippance M14 was 2nd in 14.59mins and Christian Roberts M14 5th in 22.49mins. Mateusz Podsiadly M21 was 3rd on the Mens Open 7.8km course in 55.28mins. Chris McCartney was also 3rd on the M40 6.6km course taking 42.42mins less than a minute behind the winner. Keith Willdig was 4th M65 on his 4.9km course in 45.47mins.

Racing around the town of Bourne in Lincolnshire proved popular too using club mapper Mike Hamptonā€™s new map.  Chris McCartney was 3rd on the Mens 6.59km Veteran course in 43.49mins, Keith Willdig was 2nd on the Mens Ultravet 4.22km course in 35.47mins and Mike Hampton 3rd in 37.26mins, Margaret Willdig was 3rd on the Womens Super Vet 4.22km course in 45.39mins.

At the Senior Home Internationals staged at Newborough forested dunes in Anglesey, the England team narrowly missed out with Scotland retaining the trophy by a single point. Club members representing England, Matthew Elkington and Harrison McCartney were in the England Relay team which came 3rd. In the individual races, Harrison was 2nd in the M20 class.

25th Oct 2016

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