Droobers Selected for England

Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2015 06:43pm
Frankton, Rugby
By Karin Kirk
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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 6 events to go Octavian Droobers are currently in 3rd position, with 4917 points, in the national UK Orienteering League. Leading club individual in 3rd place in the league with 491 points is Anne Straube W40. After 7 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 5 events. The next league event is on 4th October 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 or tel: 01926 632189




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