Welsh 5 & World University Championships

Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2016 07:41pm
Frankton, Rugby
By Karin Kirk
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At the World University Championships in Hungary, club member Will Gardner, representing GB and University of Sheffield, has had a great start coming 6th, in the sprint Race in 15.02mins behind a terrific performance by fellow team member, Kris Jones, Ulster University, who took the Gold for GB in a time of 13.49mins. 

The Welsh Five Day Orienteering event centred around Margam Park, provided some testing and varied terrain, from high sand dunes to parkland forests and Brecon moorland.  The overall results taking the best 4 results from the 5 saw two club members win their class to take 1st places: Anne Straube W40 who was 1st on Days 1, 4 and 5 and 2nd on Days 2 and 3 and Sheila Carey W70 who was 1st on the first 4 days.  

Liz Phillips came 4th overall having been placed 2nd, 3rd 5th and 9th in 4 of the events. Competing for the first time in a multi-day event in an age class was Max Straube-Roth who came 2nd overall in the M10B category, achieving 3rd, 4th, 5th and 2nd places. 

Top 10 places overall were earned by Sue Bicknell 7th on the W70L courses Nathan Lawson 9th on the M21L courses, Daniel Roth 9th on the M45Short courses and Margaret Willdig 9th on the W60L course 

Other results at the event included: in the M14 class Felix Lunn’s 3rd place on Day 3, Oliver Lunn’s 4th place on Day 1 and Oliver Flippance’s 7th place on Day 4 in the M14 category. A 6th place for Alexandrs Ivanovs M35Short on Day 1, Bruce Bryant M55 L 6th on Day 1, and 6th on Day 3 on the M55 short course, Andy Emmerson M60L 8th on Day 1, Peter Carey M70L 8th on Day 1, Mike Hampton M70L 3rd Day 1 and Tilly Flippance débuting on W10B 5th on Days 2 and 3 and Jill Emmerson W50L 8th on Day 1. 


Next Events 

On Wednesday 10 August at Hillfield Park, Solihull, the club is organising an event suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers with starts from 6pm until 7.30pm. 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



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