17th Oct, 2019

Big weekend of orienteering action hosted by Octavian Droobers coming up in Coventry

Ben Tyler 4th Jun, 2019

OCTAVIAN Droobers Orienteering Club have announced that they are to host a weekend of urban orienteering in Coventry, which will celebrate the city’s status as the European City of Sport for 2019.

Being hosted this coming weekend, the first day will take place around the University of Warwick campus on Saturday, with registration being held at the brand new University Sports Centre.

On Sunday, the club will host another packed day of orienteering at Whitefriars Pocket Park in the centre of the city, with event organisers Phil Kirk and Keith Wildig set to welcome orienteers from 75 clubs worldwide to the two-day event.

The event has been awarded national status since being announced, with plenty of points up for grabs that will go towards the UK Orienteering and Urban Leagues.

Several numbered control points will be placed at 70 different locations each day, with detailed maps highlighting streets and landmarks being provided for both the UoW campus and the city centre to participants, along with electronic timers.

Saturday’s action will get underway from 11am, whilst Sunday’s event will take place between 10am until 12 noon.

Limited entry for newcomers on the day is expected, therefore the club ask interested orienteers to head to www.octavian-droobers.org for more information.

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