ORIENTEERING: Octavian Droobers

Record numbers at Coombe Abbey event

Phil Kirk, organiser, was delighted to welcome so many competitors and visitors to the BBQ and event at Coombe Abbey. It was pleasing to see so many of the newer members of the club come along with their families to run and walk the four courses. He also thanks the many helpers from the club that helped to make the event such a great success.

On the short Yellow 2k course Nirmal Mistry M12 from King Henry VIII School, Coventry, came in 1st in 15.10mins ahead of new member Daniel Hague M12 17.36mins and Isabella Fowler W12 also from King Henry School in 19.38mins. Bill Nicolson M45 won the Orange 3.4k course in 18.37mins, Richard Lowe M40 IND was 2nd in 20.18mins and Will James M21 SMOC 3rd in 20.40mins.

Club member Hamish Rogers M16 easily won the Green 4.6k course in 27.27mins, Peter Carey M65 was 2nd in 33.50mins and Suzanne Humphries W45 3rd in 35.08mins. International orienteer Riina Kuuselo W21 won the Blue 5.3k in 32.44mins just beating John Embrey M50 HOC into 2nd place in 33.29mins and visitor Ian Jones M40 from EYRI Wales was 3rd in 38.58mins. Full results are on the club website.

Octavian Droobers will be welcoming new and experienced orienteers to Burton Dassett Country Park on Sunday. If you and your family would like to experience running or walking around the Park using a large scale map come along, help will be provided, start times are from 10.30 – 12.30pm. To find out more see website www.octavian-droobers.org or (01926) 632189.