ORIENTEERING: Octavian Droobers

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Julie wins Northern Night Championships

Several intrepid club members travelled up to Canklow Woods, near Rotherham, to compete in the Northern Nights Championships organised by South Yorkshire Orienteering Club. With snow already on the ground and 4 centimetres falling during the early evening competition on Saturday Julie Emmerson, competing in her first night event using a head torch, won the W18 class running 4k with 180m of climb in 63.03mins.

Disappointingly two major events scheduled for Sunday: Coombe Country Park, Coventry and an Interland selection race at Chesterfield were cancelled due to the snow.

Next Event

On Saturday, February 11 Octavian Droobers will be staging an event at Borough Hill, Daventry. Runners and walkers of all ages, 5–85 years, and abilities will be welcome to come along to try out the sport, help is available, large scale map and electronic timers are provided, bring compass if you have one. Start times are from 10.30am until 12noon. To find out more see website www.octavian-droobers.org or call (01926) 632189.