ORIENTEERING: Octavian Droobers

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Event at Gamecock Barracks

Sheila and Peter Carey, organisers, thanked Major Richard Wilson and other military personnel of 30th Signal Regiment for their help and co-operation at the event held at Gamecock Barracks, near Nuneaton. The successful event gave competitors an opportunity to run around the barracks and out into surrounding fields and wooded areas.

On the short 1.9k course with 11 controls the winner was visitor Rebika Rai W10 who won in 23.34mins. Olivia Bailey W10 came 2nd in 30.51mins and Eve O’Sullivan W14 was 3rd in 43.22mins.

Harrison McCartney M14 easily won the 3.6k course in 21.44mins, Suzanne Humphries W45 was 2nd in 27.53mins and Stuart Heaton M45 was 3rd in 28.19mins. On the Long 6k course with 21 controls and 24 competitors, Chris McCartney M40 came 1st in 33.15mins, John Liston M40 from RAF Orienteering Club came 2nd in 38.27mins and Mike Hampton M65 was 3rd in 39.21mins.

This weekend several club members will be travelling to the annual White Rose Weekend in Yorkshire. The autumn and winter Saturday morning local event series will start on 15th September at Brueton Park, Solihull. Beginners and families will be especially welcome to come along and try out this outdoor adventure navigational sport.