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:

21 Oct: Achtemarack iROMP info

20 Oct: Urban Series Leagues final results after RD4. Well done to our winners and huge thanks to all Planner / Organisers.

19 Oct: Homepage updates incl. fixtures

Our current event(s):  Urban Series and iROMPs 

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

Athletes' COVID-19 Code of Conduct: here


Oct 17th to end of Nov. Achtemarack, Drumnadrochit iROMP.  Achtemarack is a mature coniferous forest with some steep hills and a lot of interesting contour detail and many rock features. There is one main track and very few other paths.  It was used in the Scottish 6 Day in 1999 and has been used very little since then except for training.  The map has been recently updated by Jon Musgrave, but there has been a bit of thinning since then.  There is an orange, light green, green and blue course.  Thanks to Dave Summers. 

Course and safety info here. Maps sent by email in eNews. 

******** Craig Phadrig iROMP remains out until the end of the month.  Course and safety info here. Maps sent by email in eNews. **************

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


Urban Series - RESULTS

Congratulations to Johannes Petersen winner of the long course INVOC urban league 2020. Rita Riberio was first lady and Angus Laird first junior. On the short course David Cerioli was the winner, with Rhona Fraser the first lady and Esme Sime the first junior. Well done to all participants, and many thanks to the planners: Laurence, Oscar, Colin and Alison, the safety sign offs and Will Nicolson the leagues guru. Any queries on the leagues please email Will : leagues@... etc.


 Our next event(s): 

mid-October to end of November: Achtemearck iROMP. More details to follow.

Training and Coaching:

Technique training:  On hold.  2020 Training Groups

iJOS Lockdown Website

iROMP (forest) & MAPRUN (urban) :   iROMP distribution list.

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:

  • Sun Oct 18th. Compass Sport Cup Final.  Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands CANCELLED
  • Sat/Sun Oct 24/25: Junior Inter-Areas Stirling and Glasgow.  CANCELLED

The next few 'local' events 





Sept 13th to  end of Oct iROMP Craig Phadrig
mid-Oct to end of Nov iROMP Achtemarack, Drumnadrochit
mid-Nov to end of Dec iROMP Carse of Ardesier
mid- Dec to end of Jan iROMP Darroch
Christmas holidays MAPRUN Festive Fun - to be confirmed
mid-Jan to end of Feb iROMP Craig Leach
mid-Feb to end of March iROMP Lochandinty

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

2021 SOLs and Scottish Champs dates will be published when we know them - subject to Covid.

Lochardil Urban.  25th Sept (for 2 weeks).  

The final event of the urban series was in the suburbs of Lochardil.  Thanks to Alison Matheson for planning and organising and Marsela McLeod for course reviewing. Fast running and fitting end to the series.  Hope you all enjoyed the series.  You can still run the course until Nov 1st.

Event details here.          Urban Leagues current standings 

Long Course:  download map (A4)    Current leaderboard    Routegadget

Short course:   download map (A4)  Current leaderboard    Routegadget



UHI & Raigmore Urban - Sept 11th to Sept 27th

[posted 24 Sept 2020]

3rd of four events making the urban series.  Thanks to Colin Salisbury for planning and organising and Johannes Petersen for course reviewing.  Once again just under 30 people taking part on the short and long courses.

Event details here.          

Long Course:  download map (A3)   download map (A4) double sided     Current leaderboard     Routegadget

Short course: download map (A3)   download map (A4) double sided   Current leaderboard    Routegadget


Kinmylies Urban - Aug 22nd to Sept 11th

[posted 17 Sept 2020]

Thanks to Oscar Shepherd for planning,  Jon Shepherd for organising and Guy Seaman for course reviewing our second urban event using MapRun.  Again more  than 30 people took part.  MapRun courses remain open until Nov 1st if you would like to have a go.  

Event details

Long Course:  Map  Leaderboard  Routegadget  Route choice analysis

Short course:  Map  Leaderboard  Routegadget


 Inshes Park Urban - Aug 7th to 21st

[posted 30th August 2020]

Thanks to Laurence Cload for planning and Steve Scott for course reviewing our first urban event using MapRun.  More than 30 people took part.  MapRUn courses remain open until Nov 1st if you would like to have a go.  ***** From Aug 24th maps available from website and courses open to MOR and BASOC *****

Event Details. 

Long course: Download map   Leaderboard  Routegadget     Route Choice Analysis

Short course: Download map   Leaderboard  Routegadget  Route Choice Analysis

Ord Hill iROMP - July 20th August 31st

[posted 30th August 2020]

Thanks to Oscar Shepherd and Jon Shepherd for our first forest orienteering for a long time.  With yellow, orange and green courses on Ord Hill.  Not everyone who did it posted their times, but for those who did you can see the results here.  For those that didn't you can still add your time for others to see and to add to their enjoyrment.

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