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:

25th Jan: Craig Phadrig Details & Entry

21st Jan: Craig Dunain event report

21st Jan: Craig Dunain RouteGadgetWinsplits & results


Our Next Event

Craig Phadrig, Local Event on Sunday Feb 6th

Our next weekend event is on 6 February at Craig Phadrig on the western edge of Inverness. This is a mixed woodland on fairly steep slopes, with a lot of rock features but also a dense path network, so there’s something for all technical levels. On the top of the hill are the remains of the fort of Pictish King Brude (or Bridei). Courses (with provisional distances) will be:

  • Yellow – 1.9km, 90m
  • Orange – 2.6km, 115m
  • Light Green – 2.7km, 100m
  • Green – 3.0km, 125m.

Due to the constraints of the area, Green is shorter than normal but the climb should make up for that, and it is poth technically and physically harder than Light Green.

Full details click here.

Online Entry


Northern Night Cup

Latest league positions: Northern Night Cup League

Tues 23rd November Spey Valley Golf Course (BASOC).  

Weds 1st December: Culbin (MOR) (postponed)

Weds 15th December: Nairn East Beach (INVOC)

TUESDAY 12th January: Tolquhonie, Carrbridge (BASOC)

Weds 19th January: Craig Dunain, Inverness (INVOC) includes a night novice course

Weds 26th January: Findhorn Beach, Findhorn (MOR)

Weds 9th February: Culbin (MOR) (re-arranged)

Latest league positions: Northern Night Cup League


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


Training and Coaching:

Technique training:   Junior training has re-started following summer holidays with a new Eagle Eyes group: 

  •  iJOS and Talons Weds evenings alternating in terrain and online.  
  •  Eagle Eyes every fortnight in terrain

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  . For those using Strava as a training log join the INVOC Strava club. This week's Strava training league table is here 


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.


Craig Dunain, NNC on 19th January 2022

Craig Dunain results

The event will be based at the Duckpond.  Parking on the streets of Westercraigs, please park considerately of local residents.  Long, Short and Novice courses. The Novice is orange standard.  Long and Short count towards the NNC leagues. All those aged 13yrs and younger on the day must be accompanied by a responsible adult unless express permission from the organiser has been obtained.  Organiser - Alec Keith


Inshes Park - Sunday Jan 2nd New Years

Happy New Year!  

New Years get together for O in Inshes Park with MapRun timing. 40 INVOC club members joined in. Snowman competition (minimum two adjoining circles) for best drawn snowman in the GPS trace gave a few laughs! Thanks to James and Laurence for organising & planning. and the bakers.

Happy New Year!!

Inshes Park Timings

Snowman drawings

Long course route choices

 


Results - Nairn East Beach, NNC on 15th December

Thanks to Dagmar Borrowman and Steve Smirthwaite (MOR) for organising and planning a nice Night O event at Nairn East Beach on what was a benign December evening - no storms, no wind, no rain, no sleet. The long course was hotly contested with the first 5 runners all within a minute of each other, and on analysis of the splits, the lead changing hands three times in the last kilometre of the course. The night novice course gave those looking for adventure, but within certain bounds, a great opportunity to get out at night. It was probably our best attended night O event ever! Thanks to the event officials and the volunteers.

Results, winsplits and routegadget 

 

Northern Night Cup League


Results - Littlemill Local event on 5th December

Thank you all for coming to our event at Littlemill today, we hope everyone enjoyed it, it certainly was lovely to see everyone.  Results, winsplits and routegadget are now available at Littlemill Results 

 

Many thanks to Guy Seaman for planning great courses, Steve Scott for organising and Iain Shepherd for overseeing it all, as well as to the many other helpers involved to ensure the event ran smoothly.


Evanton Local event on 31st October

Details     Provisional results Routegadget

Sorry, we did have an issue with faulty syncing of one of the Finish units and also Control 171, meaning some people registered negative times for that leg. Total times have been corrected meaning some people who dibbed on the left-hand Finish unit, early on, had to have 2min 53 sec added to their total time.

 


Anagach, Grantown-on-Spey - Junior Cup Round 3: Sunday Sept 19th

Not strictly speaking our event, but organised by Alison, planned by Jon and on our area with a lot of our club members helping - so almost our event.  It went very smoothly - thanks to all the helpers from Alison.

Results here