ORIENTEERING: Octavian Droobers


News from their latest events

Saturday afternoon saw over 1,000 competitors pounding the streets of London searching for control points. This proved popular with several club members including some great runs by club juniors. Harrison McCartney was the first M18 on the Men’s Elite 9.0km course in a time of 53.09 minutes. Pippa Smart W14 was 2nd in her age group on the Junior course 3.0km course taking 26.45min while younger sister Josie was 4th on her course.

They then returned home to join other youngsters from the club to take part in the Peter Palmer relays in Leicestershire.

Starting at 5am on Sunday morning the Droober first team of six, with some outstanding performances, finished third in their race for the handicap trophy. The second less experienced team all ran well but were beaten by more experienced teams.

Next Events

The Autumn series of local and West Midlands League events start on Sunday, September 18 at Elmdon Park, Solihull. This score event is suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers with starts from 10.30am until 12noon. Runners and walkers of all ages, 5–85 years, and abilities are 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.