ORIENTEERING: Octavian Droobers


Latest club news and results

England and regional selections: Congratulations to club members who have been selected to represent England in the forthcoming Home Internationals.

The England Orienteering Council have announced both the Junior and the Veteran teams and Harrison McCartney M18 will represent England in the Junior Home International team event taking place in October in Northern Ireland.

Andy Simpson M40, Anne Straube W40 and Lesley Ross W45 will be wearing their England kit at the Veteran Home International to be held in Wales in October. Sheila Carey W65 is a reserve.

Several club juniors have been selected to represent the West Midlands Region at the Junior Inter Regional Competition.

The West Midlands team will be competing against the rest of the country, Wales and Scotland on Cannock Chase in September.

Congratulations to Felix Lunn, Oliver Lunn, Oliver Flippance, Alfie Bullus, Sam Leadley, Stephen Elkington, Nathan Lawson, Harrison McCartney, Aimee Morse, Heather Rogers and Rhiannon Cope.

With six events to go Octavian Droobers are currently in 3rd position, with 4,917 points, in the national UK Orienteering League.

Leading club individual in 3rd place in the league with 491 points is Anne Straube W40.

After seven events Octavian Droobers top the West Midlands League with 7077 points well ahead of Wrekin’s 6256. Peter Markham M12, Sam Leadley M16, Lesley Ross W45 and Roger Hailey M75 have all scored the maximum 500 points each, having won their class in five events.

The next league event is on October 4 at Chatterley Whitfield, organised by the Potteries Orienteering Club.

Details about next local events, venues, start times, courses and costs 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

Results from Cawston Park: Rugby orienteer, Mike Hampton, organised 4 courses for the local club event held at Cawston Park.

On the Short Park course of 1.8km Tabitha Lunn W12 came in first taking 17.31mins to finding the 13 controls. John Ward M70 was 2nd in 17.58mins and Finley Flippance M10 3rd in 19.14mins.

The Medium Park course of 2.9km with 18 controls was won by Felix Lunn M14 in 18.05mins, 2nd were Ian Prowse and Suzanne Harding 21.23mins and Oliver Flippance M14 was 3rd in 22.17mins. Keith Willdig M65 won the Urban Medium 4.1km course taking 39.56mins to find 16 controls, Chris Dwyer M60 2nd in 47.04mins and Margaret Willdig W60 3rd in 49.37mins.

The Long Urban, 5.6km with 21 controls, was won by William Gardner M21 in 32.59mins; Nathan Lawson M18 was 2nd in 35.39mins and Chris McCartney 3rd in 39.55mins.