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:

17th May: Homepage - Message from INVOC President Jon Shepherd, update to virtual O fixtures

29th April: Homepage updates: virtual orienteering fixtures

22nd April: iJOS Lockdown coaching materials - coaching page.


Our next event(s): 

All of INVOC's 2020's fixtures can be found by clicking the link here

******* ALL INVOC EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 **********

 ***** STAY LOCAL, STAY HOME, STAY SAFE, TRY ORIENTEERING ON YOUR SOFA  **********

Virtual Orienteering event(s) on your sofa: 

Thursday 21st May to Sunday 24th May.  Team Competition on your sofa with Lockdown Orienteering.  We have a senior and junior team entered.  Anyone else interested contact Alison Matheson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Each team has to be pre-entered (there is a cost of £5 per person if entering early, which riises if entering nearer the event)

 


Training and Coaching:

***** STAY LOCAL, STAY HOME, STAY SAFE, DO YOUR O TRAINING ON THE SOFA WITH VIRTUAL O'ING **********

Technique training:  On hold.  2020 Training Groups

iJOS Lockdown Coaching materials

iROMP: On hold   iROMP distribution list.

Running training: The park run is a regular for many INVOCs including our best runners  ***** park run is on hold dur 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:

  • Sun May 31st.  Jamie Stevenson Trophy.  Falkirk area, hosted by FVO. Big event for the juniors.  CANCELLED
  • Sun Aug 21st: Scottish Championships Relays
  • Sun Oct 18th. Compass Sport Cup Final.  Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
  • Sat/Sun Oct 24/25: Junior Inter-Areas Stirling and Glasgow.  

The next few 'local' events 

******* ALL INVOC EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 **********

DATE

CLUB

TYPE

AREA

Sat 23rd May MOR Local Culbin, Forres
Weds 27th May INVOC Local evening incl schools Craigmonie, Drumadrochit


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

For 2020 Scottish Orienteering League fixtures: SOL1 Feb 15th Darnaway, others to follow.  2020 Scottish Championships: to follow


MESSAGE FROM INVOC PRESIDENT, JON SHEPHERD

[posted Sunday May 17th]

Hello everyone. I hope you are all keeping well. Maybe orienteering isn't the top thing on your minds just now - or maybe you can't wait to return to some normality and get back out there in the forest with a map. Unfortunately there is no immediate sign of orienteering competitions starting up again in the near future. That is perfectly understandable for so many reasons, not least of which is that orienteering events only take place due to the hard work of lots of volunteers - like all of you. As a club we have to consider the safety of club members before anything else and it would only be sensible to for us to start putting on events again when there was more certainty of how we could do that safely. We would also of course have to wait until BOF has formally lifted the ban on orienteering activities.

Rest assured though that the committee has not been sitting idly. A lot of thinking has been going into what a resumption of orienteering might look like for INVOC. When that does happen, we would expect a gradual introduction probably with some MapRun and iRomp type activities to start allowing you all to get your head back into it again. These activities do not need a lot of organisation and can be carried out individually. After that we would probably be looking at some lower key local events - again with the emphasis on minimal organisation and taking into account whatever social distancing might still be required.

At the moment it does not look likely that any larger or national events are likely to place before the autumn - with our planned SOL at Anagach in September in doubt at the moment.

As the situation progresses, we will provide more information. In the meantime, stay safe, keep as active as you can and enjoy the online Lockdown Orienteering if that interests you.

All the best

Jon Shepherd, INVOC President


Sunday Mar 15th: Compass Sport Cup at Errochty, Blair Atholl area.

[posted 15th March]

INVOC finished 3rd in the Compass Sport Trophy earlier today!!! That’s the good news, particularly as we only just had the right number of counters and were depleted of two thirds of our ScotJOS runners and some of our better seniors. The bad news 😜 is that we have qualified for the GB Final !!!! (which is some time in October and somewhere down in England).

With only 13 runners competing and 13 counters being needed no mis punches could be incurred. Everyone survived! And with the way the scoring works with only 13 runners some people had to run up or run courses they find a bit hard. Special mention to Erica Cload getting INVOC 98 pts on the orange, and Blair and Callum Hudson scoring good points for INVOC as well as those running up: Alec Keith, Megan Keith, Alison Matheson and Angus Laird.

Roll on October. Imagine what we might do if we can field a full team.....

Team results here.

All results here


Sunday Mar 1st: Littlemill, Inverarnie, Regional  Event 

Posted 1st March 2002

Many thanks to the event team of Kevin Holliday (organiser), Dave Summers (planner), Ronan Blackwood (SI) and Colin Matheson (MOR) (controller) for today's Littlemill regional event.  Thanks to Veronica Vargas for organising the pizzas and social before the AGM and many congratulations to the club league prize winners and other trophy winners.  It was a lot snowier in Inverarnie than in Inverness and the water table in Littlemill had risen even further than it was thought possible.  Picturesque it was, but dry it was not.  Littlemill is not the easiest of areas.  It is technical and rough in places - which throws one's direction out, making it confusing.  A few people were caught out.  Well done to Dave for planning some thoughful courses that made the most of the area.

Littlemill results 

 

Controller's comments


Sunday Feb 2nd: Culloden Woods, Local Event

Thanks to the Nicolson family for putting on a great little event in Culloden, with this being Zoe's first time as organiser.  Good turn out of nearly 130 people, for our first (daylight) event of the year.  Thanks also to The Hudson family who ran the SI timing for the first time and Laurence Cload on his first time controlling! A lot of firsts!  

Culloden  Wood results, winsplits and routegadget