Torch event a great success

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There were over 120 entries to the Olympic Torch Introductory Orienteering event at Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, on Sunday.

Volunteers from Octavian Droobers and Kenilworth Sports and Science School were kept busy encouraging juniors and adults on the three maze and two cross country courses.

n The Kenilworth Primary Schools competition was staged on the Maze course C and the result was a dead heat between Thorns and St Nicholas schools. The outright primary schools champion was Matthew Kermode from All Saints.

The winners of the cross country events were David Leadley on the easy 0.7k course 4.29mins, Sean Leadley M12 was 2nd in 5.49mins and William Heaton M14 3rd in 6.39mins. David Leadley also won the longer 1.1k course in 6.37mins, Luke Cherry M8 2nd in 8.48mins and E & S Jewsbury 3rd in 8.57mins.

Next Events

On Wednesday, July 11 Octavian Droobers will be staging an event at Itchington Holt, Harbury, with start times from 6pm – 7.30pm. Runners and walkers of all ages, 5 – 85 years, and abilities will be welcome to come along to try out the adventure navigation sport.

Help is available to all newcomers. A large scale map and electronic timers are provided, bring compass if you have one. To find out more see website www.octavian-droobers.org or call (01926) 632189.

(Right) Simon Baker, 7, receives his certificate on completing the Easy Orienteering course from Councillor George Illingworth, Mayor of Kenilworth, with Andy Emmerson, Captain of Octavian Droobers organiser of the event.