ORIENTEERING: Octavian Droobers


News from their latest events

Lancashire Hot Pot & Elmdon Park

Saturday saw a number of Octavian Droobers club members travelling north to compete on very challenging terrain near Burnley. Youngster Max Straube-Roth ran well on his 1.9km course and while mother Anne Straube ran her 4.7km course in a time of 39.27 both finishing 4th on their respective courses .Harrison McCartney was the first on the Men’s Open 7.3km course in a time of 40.22 minutes. Sheila Carey competing on her 2.8km course finished first in a time of 25.11minutes.

Sunday was a family affair for the Straubes with Max coming in second on his 2.4km course in a time of 32.32 while both of his parents Anne and Daniel won their respective courses. Sheila Carey maintaining her current form won her 4km course on Sunday in a time of 78.46 minutes.

Meanwhile more locally at Elmdon Park a large number of club members competed against each other in a 45-minute score event. The event saw new member Alistair Landels come in second overall with a score of 310, closely followed by junior Oliver Lunn who scored 290 points. Aleksandrs Ivanovs and Sam Leadley both on 280 points were not far behind them.

Next Events

The second in the autumn series of local and West Midlands League events is on Saturday, September 24 at Ryton Pools, Ryton on Dusmore. 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.