18th Sep, 2019

Straube and Carey lead the way for Octavian Droobers

Ben Tyler 31st Aug, 2019

MEMBERS from Octavian Droobers descended upon Burton Dassett Country Park for a packed day of races.

A number of orienteers from the club came out on top, including Roger Hailey (M80), who won the 1.7km course in a time of 20:07, Anne Straube (W40), winner of the 3.2km course in 26:19, and Will Gardner (M21) in the 5.5km event, finishing in 27:15.

Straube added another race win in the annual Yorkshire White Rose Weekend, triumphing in the W40 long distance race, followed by Lesley Ross in second.

Sheila Carey finished first, with Sue Bicknell in seventh, in the W70 event, while Hilary Simpson was the winner of the W75 course.

Also impressing in Scarborough were John Bowman (second) and Trevor Simpson (seventh) in the M75 contest, Kirsten Strain (second) in the W21 race, and Paul Gregson, Daniel Roth and Kevin Ross (all second) on the M35, M40 and M55 courses respectively.

The club celebrated a relay winning team during the weekend of racing, with Kevin and Lesley Ross, and Trevor Simpson triumphing with more than 160 years of age between them.

Sheila Carey returned during the night races to win the ultra vet women’s course, while Peter Carey impressed with a second place in the men’s equivalent.

A second place for Straube followed in the veteran women’s race, while Max Straube-Roth took a third in the young junior men’s course.

Octavian Droobers host their next event at Tudor Grange Park in Solihull on Saturday September 21, between 10am and noon.

For more details, visit www.octavian-droobers.org, or call 01926 632189.

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