Inverness Orienteering Club, or INVOC as we are better known, is the local orienteering club for the Inverness area and much of the rest of highland Scotland. If you are new to orienteering, our New to orienteering? page offers a starting point  to find out a bit more about the sport, and our About INVOC page tells you a little bit about the club.

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 Welcome to the INVOC website.

Recent website updates:

7th Dec: Craig Leach - amended final results correcting an error - apologies for the confusion

6th Dec: Craig Leach updated results and event report added to home page

4th Dec: Update to parking info for Craig Leach and notice of timber operations in the wood - for Weds event

Our next event(s):  

 Weds Dec 6th - Craig Leach. Thanks to Johannes Peterson for a great event. Here is a report from Johannes.

Post Event Report

Thanks to everyone who came along to Craig Leach last night to open Season 4 of the Northern Night Cup.


Can I first of all give my special thanks to the following people: Alexander Baillie (Dochfour Estates) for giving us permission. Alison Smith who gave up her evening to ensure the parking did eventually run smoothly. Alec & Megan Keith who sorted all the SI timing – I don’t think anyone could tell that was their debut SI performance! James Laird who advised on event safety. Wullie Nicolson, Iain Shepherd and especially visiting BAOC runner Dougal MacEwan for collecting controls.

Control 157

Having reviewed GPS tracks from a couple of runners who were kind enough to share them with me, it is evident that control 157 was not in the right place. It looks like I put it approximately 50m to the west of the mapped site.

My apologies to everyone whose run was affected by this. By the looks of it most people actually hit 157 pretty easily, but then struggled more with 166 or 162, which isn’t surprising given that you would have been starting from wrong place! Again, my apologies.


The best solution is to void all legs involving that control, and the amended results have now been added to the website.

Tues Jan 1st: New Years Day Event - social and event cancelled - short of a organiser/planner. We will look into arranging a social later in the year.

Our next Team INVOC races:

Compass Sport Cup, March 2019.    Well all the team competitions are done and dusted now for 2018.  The first of 2019 is the Compass Sport Cup in March.  More details to follow in early 2019.     

The next few 'local' events 





Weds Dec 5th INVOC  Local night event - NNC1 Craig Leach
Sat Dec 8th MOR Local event Cooper Park, Elgin
Weds Dec 12th BASOC  Local night event - NNC2  Loch Vaa North
Weds Dec 19th  MOR  Local night event - NNC3  Roseisle North 
Tues Jan 1st INVOC New Years Day bash Craigmonie.  Still looking for an organiser.
Weds Jan 9th BASOC Local night event - NNC4  Tolqhuhonie, Carrbridge
Weds Jan 16th INVOC Local night event - NNC5  Littlemill
Weds Jan 23rd MOR Local night event - NNC6  Roseisle
Sun Feb 10th INVOC Regional Event Anagach

See the Events page for all forthcoming INVOC fixtures and links to other clubs' and national fixture lists.   

Club League - Final Standings for 2018

[posted 26th Nov]

Congratulations to all those who took part in the club league (even if you didn’t realise you were doing so!) and congratulations to the podium places, plus commiserations to those who lost places in the final event of the league. In all four leagues positions were up for grabs going into Loch of Boath, but as it turned out decisive and strong running by the pre-race favourites Megan Keith and Laurence Cload in their respective leagues ensured that they justified their favourites tag, and Marsela McLeod's lead was just too big to close.

The junior boys league was the most intriguing. With the top 4 before the race all choosing to run up. Angus Laird and Norbert Otreba in an effort to get more points challenged themselves and attempted their first competitive TD5 course (short green – with their scores weighted by 130%), whilst Finlay Raynor and Oscar Shepherd were running blue despite only being M14s (with their scores weighted by 140%). Well done to all of them, but it was tough in the forest and when all was done and dusted only 90 points off almost 5,500 separated the top 3, with Oscar despite his lead going into the race and his good run on the blue dropping out of the podium places.

How close is 90 points? Well it constitutes about 45 seconds gap for each of the 5 counting events. Interesting to see that James Laird is also just 90 points behind Laurence Cload – seconds do matter…… Full results are on the website, but the podium places are below.

Junior Female League 

1st place with 5671 points is Megan Keith

2nd place with 5531 points is Eilidh Simpson

3rd place with 4680 points is Iona Scott

Junior Male League 

1st place with 5410 points is Angus Laird

2nd place with 5360 points is Finlay Raynor

3rd place with 5321 points is Norbert Otreba

Senior Female League 

1st place with 4205 points is Marsela Mcleod

2nd place with 3886 points is Susan Blackwood

3rd place with 3874 points is Jacquie Laird

Senior Male League 

1st place with 4583 points is Laurence Cload

2nd place with 4493 points is James Laird

3rd place with 4274 points is Finlay Todd

Thanks to Jon Shepherd and Wullie Nicolson for doing the league calculations in 2018.

Sun Nov 25th - Loch of Boath - results

[posted 25th Nov]

What a lovely crisp, sunny day at Loch of Boath today!☀️ Big well done to Gilly, Guy & Marsela  for planning and organising a great event, to Alasdair for yummy cake and tea and to all the volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly!  This  was the final event of the club league and Wullie brought his laptop along.  Provisional results are that the winners are: Megan (girls), Angus Laird (boys), Marsela McLeod (womens) and Laurence Cload (mens).  Congratulations to everyone who took part.


Loch of Boath results uploaded

Visionteering - Monday 12th November

[posted Nov 14th]

Thank you Run4It for hosting. We had a brilliant time. Thank you to all the volunteers as well, especially Colin Salisbury for planning and organising, and Susan and Ronan Blackwood for handling the event timing.  Sorry about the control in the locked car park..... some things don't always go to plan.  Congratulations to the sock winners and also lucky number 69 who won the choice of a running jacket or petzl headtorch. 

Results for Vizionteering

Inter-Areas Relays and Individual, Forres & Roseisle.  October 26th/27th.    

Well done to Team North for the win and all the INVOC juniors who contributed. 

Big thanks to Jenny Hall who co-ordinated Team North. Big get well to Catherine Todd who broke her foot celebrating (well not quite - she broke it in the youth hostel on Saturday night).