ORIENTATION – Octavian Droobers finishes second in Compass Sport Cup qualifiers

OCTAVIAN DROOBERS ORIENTEERING CLUB finished second in the Compass Sport Cup qualifiers, missing out on first place by just 16 points.

Droobers scored 2421 points at the Harlequins Orienteering Club event, finishing just 16 points behind Trophy leaders North Gloucester who scored 2439 points.

Five club members scored the maximum 100 points after coming first on their respective age class courses: Bruce Bryant M60+, Alistair Landels M45+, Kirsten Strain Women Open, Juliet Soulard W45+, Philip Vokes Men Open.

The club’s other 20 goalscorers were: Alistair Powell 99, Keith Willdig 99, Richard Gardner 99, Adam Landels 98, Luke Cherry 98, Andy Emmerson 98, Sheila Carey 98, Anne Straube 98, Harriet Lawson 97, Tom Jeffries 97, Liz Phillips 96, Henry Jeffries 96, Max Straube-Roth 96, Mark Rookledge 94, Ruben Jeffries 94, Jill Emmerson 94, Russell Finch 93, Tony Feltbower 93, Gerry Spalton 92 and Mykyta Chubynsky 92.

The event took place in the Postensplain area of ​​Wyre Forest in Worcestershire and despite the muddy terrain, crossing streams, through ferns, brashings and showers, several Droobers achieved fantastic results.

And the event served as the qualifying round for the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy domestic finals with hosts Harlequins Orienteering Club and Wrekin Orienteers heading into the Small Club Trophy final.

The next local event will take place in the woods at Everdon Stubbs, near Daventry, on Saturday February 19.

For more details on how to participate in this fun outdoor active sport, especially for beginners and families of all ages, please visit the Droobers website at: www.octavian-droobers.org or email at: [email protected] or contact Karin Kirk at: 01926 632189.

Dino J. Dotson