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26th Oct, 2021

Kirsten leads successes for Droobers in New Forest

Correspondent 22nd Sep, 2021

KIRSTEN Strain, Barry Elkington and Hilary Simpson led a successful and enjoyable weekend for Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club members in the New Forest.

Organised by Wimborne and Wessex Orienteering Clubs, the popular two day Caddihoe Chase Weekend at Godshill, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire attracted nearly 600 entries from around the country.

Strain won her W35 class on day one and took second place on day two while Elkington was second on both days in the M65 category.  Simpson (W80) also clocked up second places.

Full club member results in age classes were:

On Day 1, the middle distance:

Paul Gregson 3rd M40 in 84.44mins on the 6.1km course,

David Lawson 4th M55 in 41.16mins on the 4.525km course

Barry Elkington 2nd M65 on the M60 course in 54.33mins on the 4.525km course,

Dave Marr 5th M70 in 48.34mins on the 4.025km course

Trevor Simpson 4th M80 in 58.56mins on the 3.875km course

Kirsten Strain 1st W35 in 39.05mins on the 5.05km course

Jill Emmerson 3rd W55 on the W50 course in 66.31mins on the 4.525km course

Hilary Simpson 2nd W80 in 83.57mins on the 3.875km course

Day 2, Long Distance, OD results were:

Paul Gregson 4th M40

David Lawson 9th M55 on the 6.8km course

Barry Elkington 1st M65 on the M60 6.825km course (2nd overall) on the course

Tony Feltbower 9th M65 in 51.22mins and Andy Emmerson 10th M65 in 54.04mins on the 5.825km course

Dave Marr 5th M70 in 60.28mins on the 4.95km course

Trevor Simpson 3rd M80 in 68.39mins on the 4.1km course

Kirsten Strain 2nd W35 in 58.22mins on the 6.825km course

Jill Emmerson 2nd W55 in 60.58mins on the 4.95km course

Hilary Simpson 2nd W80 in 66.17mins on the 3.4km course.

The autumn local programme of events start on Saturday (September 25) with several orienteering races in the afternoon around Cracks Hill, between Crick and Yelvertoft.

To enter, visit the club website www.octavian-droobers.org

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