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:

18th March: Covid-19 fixtures update - all events cancelled

15th March: Compass Sport Trophy event report, home page tidy up.

6th March Inverness Campus-Raigmore Estate Urban event preliminary details added and online entry.


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 **********


Saturday March 28th: Inverness Campus & Raigmore Estate, Local Urban Event

********* In line with government advice this event is cancelled.  Refunds will be issued to those pre-entered.  Apologies for any inconvenience. **************


Training and Coaching:

Technique training:  Our February coaching block has finished.  A lot of our coaches are now involved with school's clubs until May, but we intend to run a couple of iJOS and STS sessions on iROMP areas.  Training groups will be notified when plans firm up. 

iROMP:  Controls are now out in Achnasoul near Marybank.  Maps have been distributed to the training groups.  If you haven't received one and want a map for own training please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

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 


Our next Team INVOC races:

Sun May 31st.  Jamie Stevenson Trophy.  Falkirk area, hosted by FVO. Big event for the juniors.  More info soon, contact the coaches.


The next few 'local' events 

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

DATE

CLUB

TYPE

AREA

Sat 21st March MOR Local Brodie Castle, Brodie
Sat March 28th  INVOC Local urban

Inverness Campus-Raigmore

Sat April 18th MOR Local Quarrelwood, Elgin
Weds Apr 29th INVOC Local evening incl schools Craig Phadrig, Inverness
Weds 13th May INVOC Local evening incl schools Ord Hill, North Kessock
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


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