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:

15 Jan: Lochardil West Maprun added

03 Jane: Junior training dates added - homepage and coaching page

02 Jan: Xmas Maprun Results.


Please note that Mainland Highland is now in level 4 COVID19 protection level - you must not travel outside your local council area so should not use INVOC's activities if you do not live in Highland area.

All of INVOC's 2020's fixtures including iROMPs and MAPRUNs can be found by clicking the link here

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.

Athletes' COVID-19 Code of Conduct: here


INVOC is pleased to let you know that our latest Maprun urban event, Lochardil West, with two courses – Long and Short - is ready to run from 16th Jan 2021.  Event details and the lock codes for map run are available from the BOF website. We hope that you enjoy yourselves on these courses in these days of limited things to do!  Any problems / queries please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (apart from techie questions please – that is a joke -  though I would try to find a techie person for those!).


CHRISTMAS COURSE - BUGHT PARK

The Christmas 2020 Maprun event was a success with a high number of entries, and lots of pictures of Xmas Jumpers submitted!

 Xmas Maprun Results.


DARROCH WOOD iROMP

INVOC invites you to our latest iROMP activity (INVOC  Regular Orienteering Mapping Programme) at Darroch Wood, available from now until the end of January.  This isn't an organised event -the controls have been laid out discretely in the wood, so just print a map and go and run the courses in your own time.  There is no timing equipment - self-time if desired and submit your time via the form on the website.  As ever please read the Event Details carefully before going.  The iROMPs take quite a lot of work to put on, so for the committee to know if they are worthwhile and so we can gauge members' interest in the iROMPs generally, please can you either submit a time or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you have been out.

Details here.

Results: Submit your time here; Compare your time to others  here 

MOR & BASOC members should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for copies of the maps.


BUGHT PARK POC AND MAPRUN

We are pleased to announce that the Permanent Orienteering Course at Bught Park has been updated with new physical markers and new courses. To celebrate we have put the next Maprun courses onto Bught Park using the new POC markers. A big thank you to Johannes Petersen for repositioning the markers and updating the POC, plus to Dave Hall for updating the map.

There are three virtual Maprun courses set up for Bught Park: 

1) Long Urban 5.0km

2) Short Urban 3.4km

3) Score Urban 2.2km

Details of these are available with the download for each course, which is available from the BOF website. The Short and Score courses just use the POC physical control markers, the Long includes some additional virtual controls. Distances by route choice. The courses have been set up to run using MaprunF or MaprunG. Lockcodes are required and these are given in the details - due to an error, the lockcodes of Long and Score courses have been swapped at present (03/Nov/2020)


Training and Coaching:

Technique training:  2020 Training Groups. Junior training re-starts following Christmas break on:

  •  Saturday 9th Jan 10.30am iJOS & Talons (monthly thereafter); ON HOLD DUE TO LOCKDOWN
  •  Weds Jan 13th 6.30pm for iJOS Dark (fortnightly thereafter); ON HOLD DUE TO LOCKDOWN and
  •  Weds Jan 20th 7pm for iJOS online (fortnightly thereafter). [WEEKLY DURING LOCKDOWN]

All subject to Scottish Govt guidelines on organised sport - maybe subject to cancellation at short notice.

Details and sign up via Spond. If you are not already in a training group (and using Spond) and wish to join one of them contact Jacquie Laird. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to covid restrictions additional spaces may be limited.

 

iROMP (forest) & MAPRUN (urban) :

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

Running training: The park run is a regular for many INVOCs including our best runners  ***** park run is on hold due to Covid-19 ****. For those using Strava as a training log join the INVOC Strava club. This week's Strava training league table is here 


Our next Team INVOC races:

  • To be announced once Covid restrictions ease

The next few 'local' events 

See this spreadsheet at this link   for all forthcoming INVOC events in 2021

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.