Epping Forest Michael Brandon Mitre

Octavian Droobers Orienteering ClubD

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016 05:23pm
Frankton, Rugby
By Karin Kirk
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Snow on the access roads forced the cancellation of the event at Eyam Moor, near Chesterfield on Sunday, but the Epping Forest Michael Brandon Mitre in Essex provided a great area for running. Kirsten Strain W21 was top woman and was 4th overall on the Brown 9km course finding the 20 controls in 1.07.59mins and Chris McCartney M45 was 5th in 1.08.52mins on the same course. Carolyn Marr W65 was 2nd on the Short Green 3km course taking 32.34mins and Sue Hallett W70 was 5th in 39.07mins.   

It was icy on Saturday morning at the Kingsbury Water Park local event organised by Carolyn and Dave Marr. Many club juniors and new members enjoyed the three courses. Winner of the Short 2km course with 9 controls was Sam Leadley M16, fresh from the earlier Park Run, taking only 11.08mins, 2nd was Florence Lunn W12 15.39mins and new junior member Bethan Dunn W14 was 3rd in 17.21mins. 

Felix Lunn M14 was 1st in 37.57mins on the Medium 4.3km course, Oliver Lunn M14 2nd in 40.09mins and Sam Leadley M16 3rd in 40.17mins. The Long 6km course with 17 controls took David Bennett M40 from Derwent Valley Orienteers 44.03mins to complete, Kirsten Strain W21 was 2nd in 47.17mins and David Dunn M35 3rd in 48.24mins.


West Midlands League Event Hartshill Hayes

Octavian Droobers are hosting the second West Midlands League at Hartshill Hayes, nr Nuneaton, on Sunday 24 January with starts from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Several courses, of varying lengths have been planned by organiser Chris McCartney for beginners as well as experienced orienteers. The club extends an invitation to runners and walkers of all ages, 5 – 85 years, to try out this fun 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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