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Juniors Narrowly Miss Podium Finish

Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2015 10:40am
Frankton, Rugby
By Karin Kirk
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Octavian Droobers Junior Captain, Harrison McCartney, led his 35 strong team to a very well deserved 4th place at the annual Yvette Baker Trophy national inter club final. Competing against fifteen qualifying clubs, on 4 orienteering courses, staged around Nottingham University campus OD scored 861 points. The top placed club this year was Devon with 877 points, Lakeland OC was second with 869 and Bristol OK third 868.

There were some exceptionally good runs by the relatively new and inexperienced team which will give the juniors a great boost in future team and individual events. The nine best counting scorers across all 8 classes from the club were: Harrison McCartney M18 who came 1st on the Green 4.4km course finding all 22 controls in 23.58mins scoring the maximum 100 points and Nathan Lawson M18 who scored 97 points taking 27.23mins; Aimee Morse W18 scored 95 points taking 38.07mins and Heather Rogers 94 taking 38.15mins in the Girls class on the Green Course. 

Felix Lunn M14 faced some strong opposition but came back in 5th place, only just over a minute behind the winner, scoring 96 points and taking 23.38mins in the Boys class on the Light Green 3.4km course. Oliver Lunn M14 scored 96 points, with a great 5th place, and Oliver Flippance M14 91 points in the Boys class on the Orange 2.9km course and Pippa Smart W12 scored 94 points in the girls class on the same course. Florence Lunn W12 had a very fast run coming in 3rd place, to score 98 points, taking 20.32min in the girls class on the Yellow 2.5km course.    

At the same venue senior club members were able to compete on several courses: Chris McCartney M45 came 2nd on the Long Open 6.2km course taking 38.19mins, Bruce Bryant M55 also came 2nd on the Medium Open 4.4km course in 31.26mins.

 

Next events

The next club event takes place on Wednesday 15th July at Tudor Grange, Solihull, with starts from 6 until 7.30pm. Full details about start times, courses and costs will be on the club website. Runners and walkers of all ages, 5 – 85 years, and abilities will be 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 or tel: 01926 632189