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Join the club’s special 50th anniversary event on Saturday at Warwick University

NATIONAL INTERCLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Congratulations to the two top runners, Matthew Elkington M20 and Harrison McCartney M18 who both earned the maximum 100 points by winning their classes in the final of the Compass Sport National Inter club championships. At the championships held on open limestone ridge terrain at Helsington Barrows, just south of Kendal in the Lake District, Octavian Droobers came 8th in the large club section of the event with 1928 points accrued by the top 25 highest scoring competitors from a total team of 45 club members.

Kirsten Strain W21 was top club woman points earner with 98 points, coming 3rd in her class, and Sheila Carey W65, came 4th, scoring 97 points, in her class. Nathan Lawson M18 scored 96 points, Iain Embrey M21 93, Peter Carey M70 89, Richard Gardner M60 85, Barry Elkington M55 82, Stephen Elkington M18 82 and Lesley Ross W45 82.

Competing at this event for the first time was junior, Oliver Flippance M14 who scored 78 points. Anne Straube W45 scored 77, Rachel Emmerson W20 76, Chris McCartney M45 71, Dave Marr M60 68, Bob Brandon M65 68, Club Captain Alistair Powell M35 67, John Bowman M70 67, Andy Emmerson M55 65, Roman Kotecky M65 62m Bruce Bryant M55 58, Jill Emmerson W50 57, another first timer junior Pippa Smart W12 56 and Liz Phillips W50 55.

At the Tockholes, steep sided, stream crossed and wooded, event in Lancashire, organised by Pendle Forest Orienteers, Bruce Bryant M55 won the Short Green 3.1km course in 36.51mins, Peter Carey M70 came 3rd in 45.13mins and Sheila Carey 4th in 49.41mins. Junior Max Straube-Roth M10 was 2nd on the Yellow 2.5km course in 40.06mins and Liz Phillips W50 was 5th on the Green 4.1km course in 49.39mins.

Next Event

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club a special event has been organised at the University of Warwick Westwood Campus on Saturday 24th October, with starts from 10.30 until 1pm. Runners will have the opportunity of trying to find up to 50 controls around the campus on the 5km and 3.5km courses and an easy beginners 1.4km course with 20 controls.

Full details are on the club website. Runners and walkers of all ages, 5 – 85 years, and abilities are always welcome to come along to try out this outdoor adventure navigation sport. Help is available to all newcomers. A large scale map and electronic timers are provided; bring a compass if you have one.

To find out more see website www.octavian-droobers.org or call (01926) 632189.