Bryant stars in rain-sodden outing for Droobers - The Coventry Observer

Bryant stars in rain-sodden outing for Droobers

Coventry Editorial 6th Oct, 2020 Updated: 6th Oct, 2020   0

A CAMBRIDGESHIRE downpour did little to dampen the spirits of the Octavian Droobers in their latest outing last weekend.

The club’s orienteers raced around the streets of Cambourne in treacherous conditions, at an event organised by West Anglia Orienteering Club, with some impressive showings throughout.

Bruce Bryant (M60) was first in the field on the 5km Green course with a 37:57 time, almost five minutes faster than his nearest rival – Stu Levene from Happy Hertfordshire Orienteering Club.

Also competing on the course was Liz Phillips (W55, 44:26) and Mike Hampton (M70, 48:15), who finished fourth and ninth respectively.

The longest event of the day was the Blue course, competed over 7.2km, with Sophie Kirk (W21) the shining light for the Droobers as the fastest-female runner with a finish of 48 minutes and 32 seconds.

She located 18 controls in all, enough to earn her fifth place overall.

Meanwhile, on the Short Green 3.5km course, John Middler (M65) ranked seventh with a 46:37 finish, joined by Sue Hallett (W70) in eighth in 47:30.

Future COVID-safe events around the Midlands are being planned for the coming months for club members, with entires needing to be pre-booked.

To join in the fun, contact the club at, or on 01926 632189.

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