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29th Jun, 2022

ORIENTEERING - Octavian Droobers become British TrailO champions

OCTAVIAN Droobers Orienteering Club won all three classifications at the 2022 British TrailO Orienteering Championships.

Held in the forest at Hogsmoor Inclosure in Hampshire, Droobers won all the gold medals on offer with Anne Straube becoming British Open Champion for a record-equalling third time, achieving a fully correct score of 20 points.

Graham Urquhart won the physical challenged class and Max Straube-Roth, Anne’s son, won the junior class whilst Urquhart has been selected to compete with the British team in the European TrailO Championships in Finland in May next month.

The competition allowed all abilities and ages to compete and included people with limited mobility as speed is not part of the competition.

The discipline involves correct identification of visible control points on the ground as shown on a map from a series of fixed vantage points. This allows able bodied and participants with disabilities to compete on level terms.

The next local event, ideal for newcomers, takes place at Coombe Abbey Country Park, near Coventry, on Wednesday, April 13 and begons at 6pm to 6.45pm.

For details of how to take part in this fun outdoor active sport, ideal for beginners, runners and families of all ages visit the website at www.octavian-droobers.org or email: information@octavian-droobers.org or contact Karin Kirk on: 01926 632189

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