Octavian Droober juniors entered two teams in this prestigious national inter club relay team race. This year it was held at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield and organised by City of Birmingham Orienteering Club. ODs top team of Oliver Lunn, Felix Lunn, Oliver Flippance, Pippa Smart, Josie Smart, Tabitha Lunn and Sam Leadley had some great runs. The team finished in 4th place taking 203.44mins overall only a minute behind 3rd placed South Yorkshire. The event started in the early morning with competitors wearing headtorches and continuing into the dawn, and daylight. The West Cumbrian team was 1st and MAROC from Scotland 2nd.

The Senior Home International orienteering championship was this year held in Northern Ireland and Octavian Droober club members, Julie Emmerson and Nathan Lawson helped England to a great win in the individual and relay competitions.

The City of London annual race was staged around the city and the multi-level Barbican Centre. This popular European event attracted 1000 competitors. On course 1, Mens Elite, 8.93km with 32 controls points to find, Harrison McCartney was 3rd in 52.25mins. On the Mens Open, 7.17km, Alfie Bullus M18 was 7th in 54.37mins and Bruce Bryant was 8th on the Mens Ultra Vet course in 38.35mins.

At the John Bennison Long ‘O’ race, on the Long Mynd, Shropshire, Andy Heath was 6th on the 8.56km course taking 96.18mins.

Congratulations to Harrison McCartney who has been selected to the 2017/2018 British Orienteering Talent Squad

14th Sept 2017

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