Welcome to Octavian Droobers!

Octavian Droobers – also known as The Droobers or OD - are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands (UK)

New to Orienteering?
Want to learn more about orienteering and how you can get involved in the sport? Check out our Newcomers - About Orienteering section before trying a Permanent Course or coming along to our next event.
Go Orienteering on our Permanent Courses
Find out the locations of our permanent orienteering courses. The perfect way for Beginners to go orienteering.
Join Octavian Droobers today
Find out how to become a member of OD today and enjoy all the benefits of Club and British Orienteering membership.
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Go Orienteering on our MapRun Courses
Take part in "virtual" OD MapRun courses at more than 25 locations using the MapRun6 app.
OD MapRun results
All the 2020 / 2021 MapRun results are available here
The other extreme of orienteering...
OD Elite orienteers: Will Gardner and Matt Elkington but also Duncan Birtwistle, Nathan Lawson and Phil Vokes

Event News

Next event... Kenilworth Informal MapRun: Monday 30th May 2022

OD Local League Informal MapRun courses using the streets and parks of Kenilworth. Choice of morning or evening starts. Note that this event is on a Monday.

Venue and Parking:Castle Farm Leisure Centre.   Fishponds Road. Kenilworth.  CV8 1EY.

Start times:10:30 - 11:00 or 18:00 - 18:30
    Short          3.o km. / 15m / 17 controls     (optimum ~4.9km)         (no unaccompanied Under 16's)  
    Medium     4.5 km / 35m / 25 controls    .(optimum ~6.6km)         (no unaccompanied Under 16's)
    Long           6.6 km / 70m / 36 controls    (optimum ~9.6km)         (no unaccompanied Under 16's)

Waterproof SRA3 map for all courses. LiDAR based ISSprOM map at 1:5000 with 2.5m contours.

To reserve a map you need to pre-enter by email totony.feltbower(at)yahoo.co.ukby Saturday 21st Maywith name, club, age class, course that you want to run and whether you want a morning or evening start.

Entry fee: £2 payable on the day (with correct cash if possible).

Once maps are printed there may be a few spare maps available for late entry.

Organiser/Planner: Tony Feltbower

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  • News - 17th May 2022

    News - 17th May 2022

    JUNIORS EXCEL AT WEST MIDLANDS SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS Pupils from Coventry and Warwickshire schools competed in the West Midlands Schools Orienteering Championships at an event organised by City of Birmingham Orienteering Club and held at Sandwell Valley Country Park. Congratulations to Octavian Droobers juniors who represented their schools and  achieved some great individual top 3 results:  Andrew Tang, Park Hill Junior School, Kenilworth, won the Year 5 Boys class and Henry Jeffries, Princethorpe College, was  1st in the Year 9/10 Boys class. In second places were:  Richie Mack, representing Kineton High School, Year 9/10 Boys class; Rupert Powell, Alcester Grammar School, Read More
  • News - 3rd May 2022

    News - 3rd May 2022

    WILL AND NATHAN SELECTED FOR GB TEAMS Congratulations to Will Gardner and Nathan Lawson who will be representing GB at the World Cup 1 in Sweden, 26 – 29 May. This event is a sprint series, with Individual, Knock-out and Mixed Sprint Relay races. They will be joining 11 other selected men and women. Following this the World Sprint Orienteering Championships will be taking place a month later in Denmark from 26 – 30 June. The club wishes them well at both events. For details of how to take part in this fun outdoor active sport, ideal for beginners, runners and families Read More
  • News - 19th April 2022

    News - 19th April 2022

    ANNUAL EASTER WEEKEND OF ORIENTEERING IN WALES This year the annual multi-day Easter Weekend of Orienteering was held in Wales. The JK2022 event, comprising three racing disciplines, sprint, middle and long distance, and a relay on Day 4, attracted over 2000 entries. A large team of Octavian Droobers Club members enjoyed the fine weather and some great locations. At the sprint event on Day 1 around Swansea University Campus and Singleton Park several earned top 3 places in their respective classes:  William Gardner was 2nd on the 3.9km M21 Elite course, 11 seconds behind the winner, taking 14.51mins and Nathan Read More
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