Quintet impress in Ashridge Forest - the latest from Octavian Droobers - The Coventry Observer

Quintet impress in Ashridge Forest - the latest from Octavian Droobers

Coventry Editorial 17th Oct, 2019   0

WET conditions at Ashridge Forest failed to dampen the spirits of five Octavian Droobers members.

Coming home in second in Hertfordshire was William Gardner in a time of 1:08:25, while Duncan Birtwistle (both M21) was sixth in 1:17:53 and Anne Straube (W40) the second-fastest woman in 1:25:53 on the 10.7km course.

In the 7.9km event, Lesley Ross (W50) was fourth overall and the fastest woman with her 1:05:58 time while in the shorter 2.9km race, Max Straube-Roth (M10) took second in 31:56.

At an urban race around the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Margaret Willdig (W65) recorded the club’s best result by completing the women’s Ultra Vet 3.1km event in 31:13 to finish second.

Just behind was Jane Stew (W60, third) in 37:20 and Hilary May (W65, sixth) in 48:11.

Sheila Carey (W70, third) was just as impressive in the women’s Super Vet 4.7km course, which was completed in 44:39.

In the men’s Ultra Vet 4.7km race, Keith Willdig was fourth in 40:59 and Mike Hampton (both M7) seventh in 43:22. Peter Carey (M75) finished ninth in 44:35.

Octavian Droobers host their next event on Sunday October 27 at Brandon Wood near Coventry. It will be open to orienteers of all ages and abilities.

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