Octavian Droobers League Leaders

West Midlands Orienteering League

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014 08:28pm
Frankton, Rugby
By Karin Kirk
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After 6 events Octavian Droobers are leading the West Midlands Orienteering League with 6702 points ahead of Walton Chasers 5827 and Harlequins 5703s.

The next league event, organised by the club, is also the West Midlands Park Championships which will be held on Sunday 13 July at Brueton & Malvern Park, Solihull.

Competitors will be running on 5 different age related courses with distances of between 1.3km to 5.1km using a specially drawn large scale map and an electronic timer. Courses are available for beginners from 5 – 85 years and a ‘follow the string course’ for toddlers and under 5 years will feature too. Start times for the event are from 10.30 until 12 noon and courses close at 2pm. Presentations will be at 1.00pm  

Next event

The next local event is at Elmdon Park, Solihull, on Wednesday 16 July with starts from 6pm until 7.30pm.

Full details about start times 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 or tel: 01926 632189.