ORIENTEERING: Have a go around Daventry Country Park

Octavian Droobers

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 9:34 am

A great fun handicap competition to mark the end of the year was held at Rough Close Scout Camp, Tile Hill, near Coventry. Octavian Droobers club members and guests made up 23 teams competing on four legs traversing across the extremely wet fields and through the woods.

Andy Emmerson completed all four legs himself to win the handicap prize in 85.27mins. The fastest person around the course was Matt Elkington who took only 47.12mins (handicap time of 87.12mins) also running solo. With the team name of ‘Get Brexmas Done’ Guy Ross, Stephen Elkington, Rachel Emmerson and Helen Elkington were the top relay team, who each ran a leg, with a total handicap time of 103.30mins.

Octavian Droobers welcome newcomers of all abilities to this fun adventure outdoor sport, runners and walkers of all ages 5 – 85 years, to their next event on Saturday, January 11. It will be centred around Daventry Country Park, with registration and starts near the ICON centre and a variety of length courses from 1.5km up to more than 5km. Families especially enjoy this activity as it is often likened to a treasure hunt. There is no need to pre-book your place, just turn up, anytime between 10am and 12noon, instructions will be given and compasses can be borrowed. For full details see www.octavian-droobers.org or call 01926 632189.